In response to a request with a view to building its capacities in the field of post-clearance audit (PCA), the WCO organized a national workshop for Royal Malaysian Customs Department from 5 to 9 March 2018 with the financial support of the Japanese Customs Co-operation Fund (CCF/Japan). The workshop was held in Royal Malaysian Customs Academy (AKMAL), Regional Training Center in Melaka.
In total 19 Malaysian Customs officials from PCA/GST Audit units and other related units benefited from participating in the workshop. The participants were introduced to the WCO’s concept on PCA in order to increase the efficiency of controls and promote trade facilitation.
The workshop also provided exercises which thoroughly cover auditing practical knowledge and technics of targeting, Customs valuation, pre-audit research, making an audit strategy and conducting of audit, as well as several case studies from the experts’ home countries, Japan and China. Through the exercises and case studies, the participants were able to learn practical techniques and develop the ideas to conduct audits effectively.
The participants are expected to utilize their newly acquired skills in their daily operations as well as to share them to other officials in their branches.