Customs Valuation Intermediate Course (Manila)

24 Sep 2019 @ 10:00am PST
26 Sep 2019 @ 5:00pm PST

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Event Details

“Understanding import values through the eyes of customs”
“Talk the Talk”

Valuing goods for Customs purposes is a key area of trade compliance. A lack of knowledge often results in the submission of declarations with incorrect Customs values because all the elements necessary for their determination were not taken into consideration. When such incorrect declarations are identified during or after the Customs valuation control process, adjustments are made to the declared value with an additional assessment of duties and taxes and sometimes penalties.

This three-day interactive session provides a practical look at the different valuation methods; adjustments to the price paid or payable, using case studies and WCO reference material gives practical insights in dealing with the different methods of valuation and ensuring reasonable care is taken at time of making declarations to Customs.

Your trainer:

Douglas Mackay, Director of Indirect Tax & Customs at a major multinational company. 


Douglas has a career spanning more than 30 years in which he has been a customs officer, a broker, worked on reform and modernization projects and in the private sector.


While working on reform projects he was responsible for developing and setting up a modern valuation and classification department in a developing country. He has trained customs officials in the art of valuation in different parts of the world including BOC Cebu in 2014 as well as in his own organization and is a frequent speaker on valuation topics at various seminars in Asia. He has participated in meetings of the Technical Committee on Customs Valuation [2001-2006] at the World Customs Organization as well as participated in theme meetings.

Why Attend?

In efforts to meet revenue targets and combat valuation fraud customs are conducting more audits, where they will inspect an importer’s records for the purpose of ascertaining the correctness of the goods valuation and determining the liability of the importer for duties, taxes and other charges, including any fine or penalty.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Can you defend your landed cost when faced by an audit?
  • Do you know all the elements that should be added/or deducted from the customs value for duty purposes?
  • Do you now if any non-trade related payments are dutiable under customs valuation rules?
  • Are indirect payments to the supplier or a third party dutiable under customs valuation rules?
  • Are you prepared for a valuation audit?

If you answered no to any of the above, then this course is for you.


  • The course will provide a historical view into the Agreement and its defining principles
  • The course will provide an insight into the different valuation methods.
  • Case studies and practical applications
  • Identifying all the elements necessary for determining customs value
  • At the end of the session participants will understand the definition of price paid or payable for goods when sold for export and how it applies in practice.
  • To safeguard the interactive nature of the course, including group discussions and case studies, a maximum of 20 participants will be accepted. Early registration is therefore recommended

Who Should Attend?

GSCC’s continues to be a leader in supply chain management offering a unique combination of education in global trade regulations that will help achieve supply chain excellence in organizations across Asia to improve compliance, reduce financial burdens from audits, penalties, additional duties and achieve cost savings.

This course is designed for finance, purchasing, supply chain, and other professionals responsible for negotiating purchase contracts with suppliers, importing into Philippines and customs clearance according to BOC valuation rules.

Introduction – Assessment

Introduction to Customs Valuation

  • Structure of the WTO Valuation Agreement
  • *Associated Articles
  • WCO Technical Committee on Customs Valuation
  • WTO Valuation Committee

Complexities in the Application of Valuation Methods Article 1

  • Restrictions, Conditions and Related Parties
  • Practical Examples
  • Article 8 Adjustments – Packing and Assists

Complexities in the Application of Valuation Methods Article 8

  • Article 8 Adjustments – Royalties and Proceeds
  • Article 8 Adjustments – Transport costs; Objective and Quantifiable Data
  • Practical examples and Case studies
  • Review Article 1 and 8

Complexities in the Application of Other Valuation Methods

  • Transaction Value of Identical and Similar Goods
  • Deductive Method
  • Computed Method
  • Fall-back Method
Ticket Name Membership Type Sale Ends Price Quantity
Individual Pass (in US$) - Fee include snacks and coffee/tea breaks (but no lunch) 26 Sep 2019 $300.00
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24 Sep 2019 @ 10:00am PST
26 Sep 2019 @ 5:00pm PST

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