The regional seminar was the first activity launched in support of the training component of the Common Action Plan. The seminar was coordinated by a team including ECGF Director Shamshad Akhtar, Jeffrey Liang, Ying Qian, and Loreli de Dios, under the overall supervision of Akhtar. Participants came from Azerbaijan, the People’s Republic of China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The purpose of the seminar was to help the participants gain knowledge on modern customs practices and on major international efforts to facilitate trade to strengthen institutional capacity of customs administrations. Among the issues discussed were
- customs integrity and the Arusha Declaration,
- the revised Kyoto Convention,
- the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement, and
- risk management.
The seminar was coordinated by East and Central Asia Department and brought together about 35 customs officials from the participating ADB’s developing member countries.
- 01 Achieving Customs Integrity
- 02 The Revised Kyoto Convention Presentation
- 03 Chapters and Key Provisions of the General Annex
- 04 Guidelines to Specific Annexes
- 05 WTO Valuation
- 06 Article 8: Additions to Transaction Value
- 07 Methods of Valuation
- 08 Implementing the WTO Valuation System
- 09 The Trade Compliance and the Risk Management Process
- 10 Foundation Building Data Collection, Primary Inspection, and Compliance Verification
- 11 Foundation Building: Data Collection and Enforcement Data
- 12 Foundation Building: Data Collection Regional and International
- 13 Analysis and Assessment Significance, Materiality, and Risk Categories
- 14 Enforcement Impact Levels and Account Management Evaluations
- 15 Action Plans Informed Compliance and Enforcement Compliance
- 16 Tracking and Reporting
- 17 Due Diligence Concepts