WCO Workshop on Customs Valuation held in Mauritius

19 十二月 2019

The World Customs Organization organized, with the support of the Customs Cooperation Fund of China, a national workshop on Customs valuation for the benefit of the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA). The workshop was held in Port Louis, Mauritius, from 9 to 13 December 2019, and was attended by 40 Customs middle management officials from different units within the MRA.

At the opening ceremony, the Director of Customs of the MRA, highlighted the importance of Customs valuation in revenue collection and encouraged the participants to enrich their knowledge during the event. He also thanked the WCO for providing technical assistance in this regard.

The workshop was co-facilitated by an expert from the WCO Secretariat and one from the General Administration of China Customs. The five days' programme consisted of refresher sessions on the provisions of the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement and presentations on a number of key technical valuation topics such as transfer pricing, assists, royalties and licence fees, as well as Customs valuation control initiatives including the use of valuation database and mirror analysis.

The participants studied and discussed actively a number of case studies to deepen their understanding of the practical application of the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement.