Bolivia develops its capacities to implement the WCO Time Release Study

03 October 2022

As part of the national work plan for Bolivia, the SECO-WCO Global Trade Facilitation Programme (GTFP) delivered a Time Release Study (TRS) National Workshop from 29 August to 2 September 2022 in Bolivia to build capacities to undertake a Time Release Study.

During this mission, the 25 participants from the Customs Administration and the relevant stakeholders from the public and private sectors of Bolivia increased their understanding of the implementation of the TRS and became acquainted with the benefits and challenges of implementing such a tool.

Participants were highly motivated, and important progress was made toward undertaking the TRS in Bolivia. By the end of the mission, the Bolivian participants had worked on mapping the business processes for the TRS, and an implementation roadmap was completed and presented to Ms. Karina Serrudo, Executive President of the Bolivia National Customs Administration.

As the next steps, the Bolivian Customs Administration will officialize the TRS National Working Group and begin the implementation later this month.

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