Workshop on Risk Management for Nepal Customs
8-10 Aug 2022
The Department of Customs (DOC), Nepal with support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized a Risk Management Workshop for customs officials of Nepal from 8 to 10 August 2022 in Pokhara, Nepal. The objectives of the workshop were, (i) to build a foundation for the effective risk management in customs, (ii) develop risk register and risk profile to use in the ASYCUDA World Selectivity Module, and (iii) train customs officials in risk management to develop them as a pool of experts.
There were 15 customs officials from DOC and field offices who participated in the training. The workshop covered sessions on identifying gaps and recommended measures, experience sharing on the development of the risk management in Nepal, review the risk management framework and standard operating procedure to pave the way for its effective implementation, selectivity module in ASYCUDA World and the possibility on the use of machine learning in risk management. Outputs produced in the workshop are risk register, risk profile, and a work plan to strengthen the risk management in customs.
The training program was inaugurated by Mr. Yagya Raj Koirala and Mr. Ananda Kafle, Deputy Director Generals, DOC, in virtual mode. Both Deputy Directors attended the concluding day program and provided guidance for way the forward.
The workshop is part of long-term ADB support to DOC in further improving its services as well as helping DOC to comply with the policy actions of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Customs and Logistics Reforms Program. The workshop is supported by TA 6847-NEP: Supporting Implementation of SASEC Customs and Logistics Reforms Program.