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CUSTOMS VALUATION: SEMINAR — 6-7 NOVEMBER 2002
Seminar on Technical Assistance on Customs Valuation

In 2001, the Committee on Customs Valuation tasked the Secretariat with organizing a Seminar on “Technical Assistance On Customs Valuation”. The seminar was intended to provide a platform for countries to share their views on how technical assistance can be improved. The seminar allowed countries that had benefited from technical assistance and countries with specific needs to highlight their perspectives. Donor countries and other organizations that provide technical assistance on customs valuation also provided their perspectives. Each of the 4 sessions concluded with a panel discussion.

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Wednesday, 6 November 2002

10:00-13:00 
Opening Statements: back to top

  • Welcoming remarks — Mr. Roderick Abbott, Deputy Director-General, WTO
    > download MS word document, 6 pages, 51KB
      

  • Opening remarks Mr. Raimundas Karoblis, Chairman, Committee on Customs Valuation
    > download MS word document, 3 pages, 29KB
      
      

Session I: Challenges to implementing the Agreement on Customs Valuation
Moderator: Mr. Luc de Wulf, Lead Economist, The World Bank
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  • “Issues and strategies for technical assistance to developing countries” — Mr François Corfmat, Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund
    > download MS word document, 6 pages, 73KB
      

  • “Challenges to implementing the Agreement on Customs Valuation” — Ms. Deloree Staple-Chambers, Director, Jamaica Customs Department
    > download PowerPoint presentation, 254KB
    > download MS word document, 8 pages, 194KB
      

  • “Challenges to Implementing the Agreement on Customs Valuation” — Mr. Francis M. Thuranira, Senior Deputy Commissioner, Customs and Excise, Kenya
    > download MS word document, 1 page, 24KB
      

  • “Challenges to implementing the agreement in developing countries” — Mr. Ian Cremer, Trade Policy Group, HM Customs and Excise, United Kingdom
    > download PowerPoint presentation, 56KB
      

  • “Challenge to implement the Agreement on Customs Valuation” — Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, Deputy Secretary-General, World Customs Organization
    > download PowerPoint presentation, 71KB
    > download MS word document, 4 pages, 31KB
      

  • “Challenges to implementing the agreement on customs valuation” — Mr. Reuben Kamanga Kunda, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Zambia Revenue Authority
    > download PowerPoint presentation, 32KB
      
      

15:00-18:00 
Session II: Defining/Developing Capacity-Building in the Area of Customs Valuation
Moderator: Mr. Michael R. Jordan, Director General, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
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  • “Developing capacity building in the area of customs valuation — a perspective from the Commonwealth Secretariat” — Ms. Angela Strachan, Chief Programme Officer, Special Advisory Services Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
    > download PowerPoint presentation, 43KB
      

  • “Defining/developing capacity building in the field of customs valuation” — Mr. John Malone, Customs Valuation Division, European Communities Commission
    > download PowerPoint presentation, 444KB
    > download MS word document, 9 pages, 34KB
      

  • “Antecedentes y Puntos a Fortalecer para la Creación de Capacidad para la Aplicación del Acuerdo de Valoración de OMC” — Mr. Juan Ortega, Chief Technical Department, Guatemala Tax Administration Authority (SAT)
    > download PowerPoint presentation (in Spanish), 3518KB
      

  • “Defining/developing capacity-building in the area of customs valuation” — Mr. Serafino Marchese, WTO, on behalf of the Inter-American Development Bank
    > download MS word document, 2 pages, 23KB
      

  • “Implementing the WTO valuation agreement in developing countries” — Mr. Luc de Wulf, Lead Economist, The World Bank
    > download PowerPoint presentation, 64KB
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Thursday, 7 November 2002

10:00-13:00 
Session III: Capacity Building in practice: Experiences and Challenges met
Moderator: Mr. Roger Darwin Angel Hernandez, Chief, El Salvador Customs Administration
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  • “Capacity building in practice: experiences and challenges met” — Mr. Michael R. Jordan, Director General, Trade Policy Interpretation Directorate, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
    > download PowerPoint presentation, 124KB
      

  • “Capacity building in practice: experiences and challenges met” — Ms. Zeinab Gaber Salem, General Director Economic Research, Ministry of Finance, Egyptian Customs
    > download pdf document, 13 pages, 487KB
      

  • “Séminaire sur l'assistance technique en matière d'évaluation en douane” — Mr. Lucien Mazzega, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of France to the WTO
    > download MS word document (in French), 7 pages, 41KB
      

  • “Japan’s Experiences of Technical Assistance” — Mr. Jitsuya Hasegawa, Deputy Director, Japan Office of International Trade Organizations
    > download PowerPoint presentation, 340KB
      

  • “Capacity Building in Practice: Experiences and Challenges” — Mr. Ricardo R. Belmonte, Deputy Collector for Assessment, Philippine Bureau of Customs
    > download MS word document, 11 pages, 54KB
      

  • “Towards a ‘Framework’ for the Development of Organisational Capacity in Customs and Revenue Administrations” — Mr. Joe Kelly, Business Manager, HM Customs and Excise, United Kingdom
    > download PowerPoint presentation, 66KB
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15:00-18:00 
Session IV: Promoting Cooperation, Coordination and Scheduling in Technical Assistance/Capacity Building
Moderator: Mr. Raimundas Karoblis, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the WTO, Chairman of the Committee on Customs Valuation
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  • “Promocion de la cooperacion, la coordinacion y la programacion en materia de asistencia tecnica/ creacion de capacidad” — Mr. Roger Darwin Angel Hernandez, Chief, Valuation Department, El Salvador Customs Administration
    > download PowerPoint presentation (in Spanish), 164KB
      

  • “Promoting Cooperation, Coordination and Scheduling in Technical Assistance/Capacity Building” — Mr. Ziga Vodusek, Senior Economist, Inter-American Development Bank
    > download MS word document, 3 pages, 25KB
      

  • “Promoting cooperation, coordination and scheduling in technical assistance/capacity building” — Mr. Aziz El-Kassimy, Deputy Director, Tariff and Trade Directorate, World Customs Organization
    > download PowerPoint presentation, 103KB
    > download MS word document, 5 pages, 37KB
      

  • “WTO Technical Assistance” — Ms. Sheri Rosenow, Counsellor, World Trade Organization
    > download PowerPoint presentation, 625KB
    > download MS word document, 4 pages, 44KB
      
      

Concluding Remarks: back to top

  • Concluding remarks  — Mr. Raimundas Karoblis, Chairman, Committee on Customs Valuation
    > download MS word document, 3 pages, 37KB
      


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