WCO conducts Experts Group Workshop on Post-Clearance Audit (PCA) in Canada

20 September 2017

The Secretariat is currently preparing Phase III of the Revenue Package which was created in 2009 to assist Customs administrations in fair and efficient revenue collection.  At the heart of the programme is a series of practical and diagnostic tools designed, in particular, to strengthen Post Clearance Audit, classification, valuation and origin.

In this regard, the WCO organized a second Experts Group Workshop on Post-Clearance Audit (PCA) in Ottawa, Canada from 11 to 15 September 2017.  The objective of the Workshop was to look at and review the 2012 WCO PCA Guidelines. All 6 regions of the WCO were represented with 10 Customs officers from the Administrations of Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Japan, Jordan, Liberia, Mauritius and Peru present for the meetings.   All 10 officers were able to provide their knowledge and expertise towards the revision of the WCO PCA Guidelines.  The workshop was a mutually beneficial exercise; it assisted the WCO in revising Guidelines and enabled the participants in improving their knowledge and techniques by exchanging information among participants from all the regions of the WCO. During the five day meeting, participants actively shared their knowledge and experiences through presentations and group discussions.

The Secretariat will continue working on the outcomes of this workshop.  The participants are expected to continue to discuss the draft tool and exchange their knowledge and experience utilizing the WCO CLiKC! platform.