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2009 WCO PICARD Conference - Partnership in Customs Academic Research and Development

The fourth conference on the Partnership in Customs Academic Research and Development (PICARD 2009) was held in San Jose, Costa Rica from 28 to 30 September 2009 and hosted by the University of Costa Rica. It was attended by almost 140 delegates representing WCO Members, the academic world and other interested parties. The conference was co-chaired by Prof. David Widdowson, President of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) and Prof. Jhon Fonseca from the University of Costa Rica.

 

This hugely successful event was dedicated to academic programmes focused on Customs and research on Customs-related topics. It brought together many academics and Customs representatives from all six regions of the WCO. Most participants came from the Americas and Caribbean region; representing 35% of the total number of attendees.

 

The main discussion items for the 2009 conference were:

 

  • The WCO recognition procedure for University Customs Curricula based on PICARD Professional Standards;
  • The growth of the INCU network and existing Customs-oriented academic programmes;
  • Customs-related research projects.

Conference Participants

 


Group Photo #1 - 29.09.09
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Group Photo #2 - 29.09.09
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Presentations delivered at 2009 PICARD Conference

 

PRESENTATION

SPEAKER(S)

English

French

Spanish

Message from WCO Secretary-General

Mr Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary-General

ENG

FRA

SPA

WCO Capacity Building Strategy and programmes

Mr Lars Karlsson, Director, WCO Capacity Building Directorate

 

ENG

 

FRA

 

SPA

PICARD Professional Standards and WCO recognition procedure

Mrs Riitta Passi, WCO PICARD Programme Manager

 

ENG

 

FRA

 

SPA

WCO Management Development programmes

Mrs Riitta Passi, WCO PICARD Programme Manager

 

ENG

 

FRA


SPA

International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) - Update

Mr Mikhail Kashubsky, INCU Secretariat

 

 

ENG

 

 

Proposed Chapter of the INCU in Central America

Prof Jhon Fonseca, University of Costa Rica

 

 

 

CCLEC/CCES Certificate and Executive Diploma Program

Mr Paul Hilaire, Permanent Secretary, CCLEC

 

ENG

 

FRA

 

SPA

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in Customs Educational Programme – perspectives from three universities:

 

 

 

 

RPL at the University of Le Havre

 

Mr Stephane Lauwick, University of Le Havre, France

 

ENG

 

 

RPL at the University of Costa Rica

 

Prof Jhon Fonseca, University of Costa Rica

 

 

SPA

RPL at the University of Canberra

 

Prof David Widdowson, CEO, Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, Australia

 

ENG

 

 

Green Customs Initiative - “Operation Demeter”

Ms Mariya Polner, WCO Research Analyst

 

 

ENG

 

FRA

 

SPA

Of Regional Trade Agreements: An African Perspective of Challenges for Customs Policies and Future Strategies

Mr Chiza Charles N. Chiumya, Policy Officer–Customs, African Union Commission

 

ENG

 

FRA

 

SPA

The EU Customs Union: from regional economic integration to single action on the world trade scene

Mr Jean-Michel Grave, Head of Unit, DG TAXUD of the European Commission and Ms Tiina Satuli, Policy Officer, DG TAXUD of the European Commission

 

ENG

 

FRA

 

SPA

Recent stimulus packages and WTO law on subsidies

Dr Santiago Ibáñez Marsilla, Professor, University of Valencia, Spain

 

ENG

 

FRA

 

SPA

Supply Chain Security Programmes and Border Administration

Dr Maureen Irish, Professor of Law, University of Windsor, Canada

 

 

 

Academic Reform for the training of International trade professionals

Dr Guillermo Vilanova, Federal Administrator, Federal Administration of Public Revenues, Argentine Republic

 

 

 

Customs Risk Management – preliminary results of a global survey

Mr Juha Hintsa, Senior Researcher, Cross-Border Research Association, Switzerland

 

ENG

 

FRA

 

SPA

Cross-border control of radiological, biological and chemical active and harmful terroristic devices

Dr Carsten Weerth, Senior Official, Main Customs Office, Germany

 

ENG

 

FRA

 

SPA

Achieving Resource Efficiency by Customs Administrations in a Constrained Economic Climate: A Critical Examination

Michael Haughton, Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University

 

ENG

 

FRA

 

SPA

TRS as Measure of Trade Facilitation: Customs Experience in Asia Pacific

Mr Shujie Zhang, Technical Attaché, WCO Asia Pacific Regional Office for Capacity Building

 

ENG

 

FRA

 

SPA

Exchange rate impact on origin of goods – can one be sure of accuracy of proof of origin in economic turmoil?

Mr Cezary Sowinski, PhD student; Warsaw University of Economics, Poland

 

ENG

 

FRA

 

SPA

 

Conference Agenda                ENG                FRA                SPA

 

Conference Report                 ENG                FRA                SPA

 

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