WCO Workshop on Risk Management held in Colombia

13 December 2019

Within the framework of the SECO-WCO Global Trade Facilitation Programme (GTFP), the WCO delivered a national workshop on risk management to support the efforts of the Customs Administration of Colombia, Dirección the Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales (DIAN), in enhancing its Risk Management System and on the features that the proposed new model should contemplate.  Additionally, this capacity building activity helped to further DIAN´s capacities on designing a Risk Management Strategy. The workshop was conducted from 2 to 6 December in Bogota, the capital of Colombia.

During the mission, the WCO’s experts presented and explained the theory and methodology of the WCO Customs Risk Management Compendium and other tools and instruments. Management and operational staff in the Risk Management Coordination Unit of DIAN were fully engaged in discussions and exchanged ideas, bearing in mind the particularities and specific needs of Colombia. This capacity building support is expected to further enhance DIAN´s Risk Management functions taking into account international standards and best practices.

This activity took place following a specific request from DIAN that emphasized the importance of WCO support in the implementation of its technological transformation plan. Risk Management is one of the topics of interest, alongside post clearance audit, that will be supported by the GTFP during the following three years, as identified during the WCO Mercator Programme diagnostic and agreed with DIAN.

For more information on the GTFP please contact capacity.building@wcoomd.org