In application of Article 13.1 of the EU Council Directive 2006/112/CE on the common system of the value added tax, all orders for goods and services provided by the WCO are invoiced exclusive of VAT since the WCO is regarded as non-taxable person in respect to the activities or transactions in which it engages as public authority within its scope of activity defined in the Convention of 15 December 1950 establishing a Customs Co-operation Council, even where it collects dues, fees, contributions or payments in connection with those activities or transactions.

Customs Valuation – First Method of Valuation



Two modules on the First Method (Article 1, Article 8) will help you become familiar with and understand the concept of transaction value, i.e. how to determine the price actually paid or payable. Also, various elements which must be added to the price actually paid or payable as well as those that WCO Members may choose to include or exclude are presented. A quiz is also included to test your knowledge.



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Duration: 90 min


Screen resolution: 1020 x 768 (or above)
Internet connection: 4Mb (megabits) or above

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Windows XP or higher

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