Study Mission on Risk Management and Post-Clearance Audit between the General Administration of Customs of Mexico (AGA) and the Direction of Taxes and National Customs of Colombia (DIAN)

21 May 2021

From 11 to 14 May 2021, as part of the SECO-WCO Global Trade Facilitation Programme (GTFP) and under the auspices of the WCO Mercator Programme, a Virtual Study Mission was held between the Mexican General Administration for Customs (AGA) and the Directorate of Taxes and National Customs of Colombia (DIAN).

The core objective of the mission was to provide technical assistance to the DIAN officers in charge of the strengthening of the risk management structure in Colombia, using Mexico’s experience on risk analysis and Post-Clearance Audit (PCA).

During this four-day mission, AGA virtually hosted nine DIAN officers from different departments, offering a wide-range of insightful presentations delivered by the experts of each field, who not only introduced their Colombian audience to the matter, but also offered valuable experience and the best practice for the design, use and improvement of multiple virtual platforms and electronic tools used for Customs cargo processing and automated risk management.

A total of 26 Mexican specialists gathered to contribute with valuable contents regarding the Risk Management Process of the Mexican Customs presented to the Colombian Delegation during the Mission. This mission allowed to identify key elements for the DIAN’s transformation efforts in risk management, PCA, cargo monitoring and overall automatisation of customs procedures.

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