WCO Regional Accreditation Workshop for Expert Trainers on Rules of Origin

18 May 2015

Abu Dhabi, 3--7 May 2015

As part of its Capacity Building strategy and under the sponsorship of the Korean Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF Korea), the WCO and the ROCB- MENA have jointly organized a Regional Accreditation Workshop for Expert Trainers on Rules of Origin from 3 to 7 May 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in which eleven Customs Officials from the Region took part.

This event gathered pre-selected participants from two preparatory workshops, held previously on 1-5 June 2014 in Abu Dhabi and on 22-26 February 2015 in Doha, Qatar, in order to develop a regional pool of qualified trainer experts on rules of origin, capable of conducting training activities at international level following the WCO standards.

During a 5-day intensive programme, experts from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates demonstrated their skills and abilities as expert-trainers in the area of Rules of Origin. The session was facilitated by two Secretariat’s representatives.

The sessions consisted of discussions on topical and key issues related to rules of origin and training concepts recommended by the WCO. The participants were also refreshed on tools and instruments available for them as WCO experts and different techniques for trainers in Rules of Origin. The participants were assessed on the 4th day when each of them led a WCO training session on Rules of Origin.

6 expert-trainers have been accredited to lead WCO-branded training activities in the region.. All participants profited from the Workshop and received guidance on their personal performance throughout the whole workshop and also on human resource development.

The WCO Secretariat appreciated the commitment shown by the participants and the ROCB, and is convinced that the newly accredited trainers will bring benefits to the Rules of Origin training in the region.

For additional information on the WCO Experts Trainers Accreditation on Rules of Origin, you may contact: mette.azzam@wcoomd.org