Regional Train-the-Trainer Workshop on Customs Valuation in the Dominican Republic

23 November 2023

The WCO conducted a Train-the-Trainer workshop on Customs valuation for the South America, North America, Central America and the Caribbean (AMS) region from 13 to 17 November 2023, funded by the Customs Cooperation Fund of China (CCF China).

The workshop was held in the Dominican Republic at the WCO Reginal Training Centre (RTC), aiming to develop a pool of expert trainers to ensure that Customs administrations have competent staff to deliver training at national level for proper application of the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement.

During the five-day workshop, 16 participants from 13 Member administrations received updates on the latest developments in specific valuation technical topics, including transaction value, reason to doubt, and royalties and licence fees, along with relevant instruments adopted by the Technical Committee on Customs Valuation.

The training methodology part ensured that the participants were updated on the approach for the design, development and delivery of training, and facilitation techniques to enhance their role as expert trainers who are expected to contribute to Customs competencies development and performance.  

Participants were also provided with the opportunity to deliver presentations on specific technical topics, enabling them to apply the core knowledge and facilitation skills acquired during the workshop.

The workshop concluded successfully with positive feedback from the participants who greatly appreciated the information shared by the facilitators.