MENA - Regional Accreditation Workshop for Expert Trainers in Customs Valuation

17 abril 2015

In order to increase the assistance provided to its Members and to develop its external resources, the WCO organized, under the sponsorship of Qatar customs Authority, a regional accreditation workshop for expert trainers in Customs Valuation in Doha, Qatar from 22 to 26 March 2015.

The main objective of this workshop, which was intended for all Members within the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Region, was to set up a regional pool of high-level experts in Customs Valuation, qualified in capacity building and the training domain and capable of conducting training activities at regional level following the WCO standards.

Twelve candidates from eight different administrations from the MENA Region attended the event and a total of two officers were successfully accredited. As a result, new capacity has been created in this Region which will facilitate the understanding of technical matters related to Customs Valuation and the use of the WCO Revenue Package material by Members. All participants profited from the Workshop and received guidance on their personal performance throughout the whole workshop and also on human resource development.

The workshop was also a great opportunity for the Customs Valuation experts of MENA Region to network, exchange experience and establish informal working contacts with each other. The participants highly appreciated the information and the insights received from the WCO facilitators and from each other.