From 27 to 31 March 2017, at the headquarters of General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) in Hanoi, two short-term experts from Japan Customs conducted support activities for Output 2 of the Project, "Operation of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) is streamlined and enhanced".
For the first 3 days, PCA workshop was held for about 50 officials including PCA officials of GDVC, local Customs and Vietnam Customs School representatives, and the short-term experts shared experiences and techniques in Japan with the participants regarding difficult cases such as undervaluation. Vietnam Customs also conducted case studies, and the discussions by the participants followed.
For the latter 2 days, the meeting was held among JICA long-term and short-term experts, and Vietnam Customs officials in charge of PCA and a Vietnam Customs School representative. During the meeting, the possible ways to improve the PCA operation and update of training course/training materials were discussed based on the result of the workshop.
Based on the results of this mission and the study visit in May 2017, the actions to improve PCA operation and update training course/materials for PCA will be continuously considered.