WCO National Workshop on Time Release Survey for India Customs
15 December 2014, Faridabad, India
Responding to a request from Central Board of Excise and Customs Department of Revenue, India (India Customs), the ROCB A/P, in cooperation with the WCO Secretariat, conducted the National Workshop on Time Release Study (TRS) for India Customs from 15 to18 December 2014 in Faridabad, India, under the sponsorship of the CCF/Japan which is supporting their TRS to be conducted in the coming year 2015. Mr. Takayuki Miyoshi, CCF/Japan Operation Manager and Program Manager for South Asia of ROCB A/P, and Mr. Samson Bilangna, Technical Officer of WCO, as TRS experts, facilitated the workshop.
A total of 27 Customs officers from 5 regions where the TRS is being planned attended the workshop. During the workshop, they learned details of TRS such as objectives of TRS, possible use of TRS results, how to design TRS, etc., and created a draft of TRS questionnaires by using the WCO internet-based TRS software in line with the importation procedure in India and with support from the 2 TRS experts. They also developed the National Action Plan for the implementation of TRS in 2015.