Central Board of Customs and Excise: National Expert Mission
The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) conducted a national workshop on Customs valuation on 28 September-01October 2015 in Faridabad, India in collaboration with the World Customs Organization Asia Pacific Regional Office for Capacity Building (WCO ROCB A/P) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
A total of 36 Customs officials participated in the CBEC-led workshop, which was designed to enhance CBEC's in-house experience in delivering effective and sustainable training on Customs valuation control in India, ideally through post-clearance audit. WCO ROCB A/P and Sri Lanka Customs provided technical support to CBEC for the workshop.
Main outcomes of the workshop included:
- Delivery by CBEC core project members of a training-of-trainers course on the topic of onsite post-clearance audit.
- Identification of areas for potential enhancement and/or improvement in India's Customs valuation and post-clearance audit systems.
- Agreement on the outline for a model training course and training materials to be used by CBEC Customs valuation trainers.
- Agreed draft of the program and preparation schedule for the final CBEC workshop under the WCO-ADB multi-year initiative, during which CBEC will deliver training sessions on Customs valuation control using the model training course and materials.
In 2013, ADB and WCO ROCB A/P launched a joint subregional train-the-trainer on Customs valuation multiyear assistance initiative to support participating countries’ efforts to strengthen efficient management of Customs valuation control through the use of post-clearance audit. The first WCO-ADB Joint Subregional Workshop was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in February 2014, and the second Joint Subregional Workshop was held in Male, the Maldives 22–24 October 2014. The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Program provides a regional platform for this multiyear initiative through implementation of the SASEC Trade Facilitation Strategic Framework, approved by members in 2014.