This regional seminar was organized by the Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It is part of the three-year technical assistance programme (2017-2019) financed by Japan with the Technical Assistance Centre for Central Africa (AFRITAC Centre). This assistance programme aims to strengthen customs procedures and controls in West African ports. It is designed for six countries, including three English-speaking countries (Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria) and three French-speaking countries (Benin, Côte d'Ivoire and Togo).
The seminar held in Abidjan from 25 to 27 September 2018 focused on three main themes: (1) the use of mirror data by Customs; (2) the automation of risk analysis for pre-release verifications; and (3) the monitoring and surveillance of goods in transit. See programme.
Anne-Marie Geourjon, FERDI Head of programme, was an IMF expert attendee. Her intervention focused on :