Between 23-25 May, EUBAM delivered a workshop for Moldovan and Ukrainian Customs officials on the approximation of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) legislation with EU standards and the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement requirements.
The workshop, which took place in Chisinau, provided practical examples and shared experiences on PCA from EU experts and EUBAM specialists from Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Germany and Finland. 24 PCA officials from Moldova’s Customs Service and Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service discussed the individual steps of PCA, including the preparatory, execution, reporting and follow-up audit phases.
Post Clearance Audit allows the accuracy and authenticity of Customs declarations to be verified through the examination of an economic operator’s records and business systems. The approach reduces the need for lengthy checks at Border Crossing Points, thereby facilitating trade and enabling Customs Services to more efficiently target their resources.
EUBAM plans a continuation of this workshop in June for Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service, focused on identifying and drafting legislative amendments to strengthen the country’s PCA function.