ESA Region Enhances its Capacity in the area of the WCO ECP

27 November 2018

The 2nd Regional Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on the WCO Economic Competitiveness Package (ECP) was held at the Regional Training Centre (RTC) in Mombasa, Kenya from 19 to 23 November 2018, under the WCO-ESA Project II.

The WCO-ESA Project II, “To progress the Trade Facilitation agenda within the framework of the WCO Mercator Programme in the East and Southern Africa (ESA) Region, 2016 - 2019” is funded by the Finnish Government. 

A total number of 14 Customs Officers who previously attended the 1st ToT Workshop held in February 2018, from across the ESA Region (Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) participated in the workshop.

During the workshop the participants, in order to enhance their training and presentation skills acquired in the previous workshop, were provided further techniques and methodology in the delivery of effective training.

The participants were also provided information and training materials relating to the technical aspects of the ECP including the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC),  the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and the WCO Mercator Programme. The participants also had the opportunity to make presentations on certain ECP tools and TFA articles and were provided feedback on the activities conducted during the workshop.

This workshop will be followed by a final assessment workshop which will be held in the first quarter of 2019 where the participants will have the possibility to become qualified as a Regional ECP Trainer or to become pre-accredited as a WCO Mercator Programme Advisor (MPA).