In close cooperation between the WCO Secretariat and the Regional Office for Capacity Building for the World Customs Organization Europe Region (ROCB Europe), practical training for the National Customs Laboratory of Bosnia and Herzegovina was held from August 31 to September 3 in Banja Luka, HQ Indirect Taxation Authority (ITA) Bosnia and Herzegovina.
One expert from RCL Europe and two experts from the Customs Administration of Croatia led the training that was divided in two parts: theoretical and practical. During the practical part all participants had a chance to practice with the sampling equipment.
The theoretical part was led by the project leader of the SAMANCTA Sampling Project Group. Participants were introduced to general information on SAMANCTA (Sampling Guide for Customs and Tax Authorities), published by the EU.
The practical part allowed participants to take real samples from a company that produces motor oils and fuel additives. This part of the training was demonstrated by the sampling experts from the Customs Administration of the Republic of Croatia.
The event was co-ordinated and financially sponsored by the ROCB Europe.