PCA diagnostic mission conducted in Cambodia

03 February 2016

Supported by the Japan Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF/Japan), a diagnostic mission, specifically covering post-clearance audit (PCA), has been conducted in Cambodia, from 18 to 22 January 2016, by a team of representatives from the WCO, Japan Customs, and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The team was warmly welcomed by the staffs of the General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) of Cambodia.

The diagnostic team was encouraged by the General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) continuous efforts towards modernization. In the field of PCA in particular, the experts witnessed the GDCE’s determination to move towards more effective implementation in line with international standards.

The team also conducted a one-day workshop on practical audit techniques covering issues such as targeting auditees and tackling uncooperative traders. Upon completing the workshop, participants demonstrated a high degree of motivation and readiness to address future challenges.

Dr. Kun Nhem, Director General of the GDCE, welcomed the interim report’s initial conclusions which were shared at the end of the mission.

The team would like to express its sincere appreciation to the GDCE’s management and staff for their constant support throughout the mission, and wishes the Department every success in its modernization process.