WCO conducted a National Workshop on Post Clearance Audit (PCA) for the Islamic Republic of Iran

09 May 2018

Following a request from the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), WCO experts conducted a National Workshop on Post Clearance Audit (PCA) from 15 to 19 April 2018 in Tehran under the sponsorship of the Japanese Customs Co-operation Fund (CCF/Japan).

More than 30 Customs officers from PCA and PCA-related sections attended this workshop.  The participants were introduced to WCO’s concept on PCA in order to increase the efficiency of controls and promote trade facilitation.

The workshop also provided exercises which covered practical audit knowledge and technics of targeting, pre-audit research, development of an audit strategy, conducting audits, as well as several case studies on PCA implementation.  During the workshop, the participants actively engaged in practical exercises.  A number of questions on legal, methodological and technical aspects of PCA were raised in highly interactive and fruitful discussions.

The workshop was successfully completed and received positive feedback from the participants.  The participants were encouraged to utilize the newly gained experiences in their daily operations as well as to share them with their fellow colleagues.