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2008 WCO PICARD Conference - Partnership in Customs Academic Research and Development

DATE: Held 14-16 May 2008
PLACE: Shanghai Customs College, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

ORGANIZER: World Customs Organization

CO-ORGANIZERS: International Network of Customs Universities (INCU), PICARD Advisory Group and Shanghai Customs College

2008 WCO PICARD Conference Participants
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The Conference was attended by over 100 delegates representing WCO Members, universities, donors and other interested parties. It provided excellent networking opportunities and delegates expressed high satisfaction with the outcomes which included suggestions on how to stimulate more academic research into Customs matters and many potential research topics.

Also the guidelines were presented at the Conference that establish a process by which universities meeting the requirements of the WCO international standards for Customs profession (WCO PICARD Professional Standards) may attain WCO recognition of their academic programmes.

PICARD 2008 Conference Presentations

-Capacity Building in China Customs

- Ms.Bai Xueyan, Director of the National Education and Training Center of GACC


-Presentation on PICARD developments

- Mr. Alan Hall, WCO Capacity Building Directorate


-Presentation on Global Customs Capacity Building - The WCO Strategy

- Mr. Alan Hall, WCO Capacity Building Directorate,



-Summary of the INCU questionnaire


- Mr. Mikhail Kashubsky, International Network of Customs Universities (INCU)

-Implementation in Universidad de Costa Rica


- Prof. Jhon Fonseca, Universidad de Costa Rica



-The Place and Role of Implementing WCO Professional Standards into Curriculum of the Ukrainian Academy of Customs



- Dr. Olena Pavlenko, Ukrainian Academy of Customs


-Customs Independent PICARD Centre for Customs and Excise Studies University of Canberra


- Adj. Prof Stephen Holloway, Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, University of Canberra



-Customs Education at Riga Technical University


- Prof Aivars Krastins, Riga Technical University


-The Master Programme in Customs at the University of Munster


- Dr. Frank Altemoeller, University of Munster



-China Customs Higher Education and PICARD Standards


- Dep. Prof Yu Shen, Shanghai Customs College


-Presentation on WCO Recognition of University Customs Curricula & WCO Guidelines


- Prof David Widdowson, International Network of Customs Universities (INCU)

-China to EU secure and efficient trade lane research project and Cross-Border Research Association (CBRA)


- Mr. Juha Hintsa, Cross-Border Research Association (CBRA)


-The Theoretical Framework of Customs Risk Management and Control Strategy under the Condition of Non-Traditional Security



- Prof Zhong Ning, Department of Economics, Shanghai Customs College, School of Management, Fudan University


-The Application of Artificial Neural Network in the Classification of Common Woven Fabrics


- Mr. Hongbin Jin, Shanghai Customs College



-Study from the University of Le Havre on Global logistic Chain Security: Economic Impacts of the US 100 % Container Scanning law



-Introduction for the workshops Research Interests and needs


Outcomes of the workshops

- Single Window

-Strategic performance measures


- Adj. Prof Stephen Holloway

- Prof. Jhon Fonseca

PICARD 2008 Conference Agenda on the WCO website


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