Nepal DOC Mid-term Review of the Customs Reform and Modernization Strategies and Action Plan 2013-2017
The Nepal Department of Customs (DOC) is conducting a Mid-term Review of its 4th Customs Reform and Modernization Strategies and Action Plan (CRMSAP), under implementation from July 2013 until July 2017. This Seminar presented the methodology and findings of the Review, including proposed revision to its targets.
Presentations were also delivered on
- The World Customs Organization's (WCO) Mercator Program, an initiative to increase global interconnectivity, expand trade volumes and enhance economic competitiveness by providing tailor-made assistance to implement trade facilitation measures and support members’ preparation for implementing the World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement; and
- Coordinated Border Management, with the future formulation of the 5th CRMSAP, to be implemented in 2017-2021, in mind.
This Mid-term Review is part of a week-long program organized by the Nepal DOC in observance of International Customs Day. The activities were co-financed by the Nepal DOC, the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded Subregional Transport Enhancement Project, and Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction technical assistance, administered by ADB.
International Customs Day is observed in honor of the establishment of the WCO, an independent intergovernmental body, on 26 January 1952. It is recognition of the mission of WCO members to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations around the world.