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2010 WCO PICARD Conference - Partnership in Customs Academic Research and Development

2010 PICARD Conference highlights the value of networking with academic partners on research and professional education


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Abu Dhabi, 23-25 November 2010

At the invitation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Customs Authority, the 5th annual WCO PICARD Conference was held in Abu Dhabi from 23 to 25 November 2010. Around 200 participants from Customs and the academic world gathered to share their research outcomes relevant to the WCO agenda as well as developments in Customs professional education.

The conference was jointly organised by the WCO and INCU (International Network of Customs Universities) and co-hosted by the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies of the University of Canberra and the Abu Dhabi University Knowledge Group.

The conference was co-chaired by INCU President, Prof. David Widdowson (University of Canberra) and INCU Vice-President, Prof. Hans-Michael Wolffgang (University of Muenster) and included a range of speakers from Customs, academia, the World Bank and business.

At the opening session Director General Khalid Ali Al Bustani welcomed participants and stressed the importance of capacity building and its linkage to the PICARD Conference.

Announcing the 2011 WCO theme for International Customs Day, namely "Knowledge, a catalyst for excellence in Customs", Secretary-General Kunio Mikuriya explained the link between the current WCO working agenda and the topics of the PICARD Conference: revenue collection, the Customs-business partnership, the protection of the environment, and performance measurement.

Mr Lars Karlsson, Director of the WCO Capacity Building Directorate was admitted as an Honorary Fellow of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) and was awarded an official INCU Certificate of Membership.  

Two universities, the University of Costa Rica and the International Business and Law Institute of Saint Petersburg, Russia were awarded WCO Certificates of Recognition certifying that their customs curricula comply with WCO Professional Standards for the Customs profession.

The 2010 PICARD Conference focused on the following specific issues:

 

·       Customs Business partnerships – examining the objectives and expectations of such partnerships, and ways to improve public and private sector performance through partnerships;

·       Performance measurement – with a view to identifying appropriate methods to measure and benchmark Customs performance;

·       Customs and Revenue Collection derived from Customs Duties, VAT, and other taxes on traded goods– with a focus on ways of mitigating revenue risks caused by misclassification and misdescription, under-valuation, over-valuation, origin fraud, informal trade, and corruption;

·       The Impact of Climate Change on International Trade and Customs Management in the post-Copenhagen Era – the consequences of climate change policies on trade facilitation, revenue collection, and supply chain security with a focus on issues such as Border tax adjustments (BTAs), carbon leakage, VAT fraud on carbon credits, trade barriers to Clean Development Mechanisms (especially clean technologies).

 

Presentations delivered at 2010 PICARD Conference

 

PRESENTATION

SPEAKER(S)

English

Arabic

French

Spanish

DAY 1 – Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Update on WCO Capacity Building Initiatives

Ms. Heike Barczyk, WCO Deputy Director

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AR

FR

SP

Developments under the WCO PICARD Programme

Ms. Riitta Passi, PICARD Programme Manager

 

EN

 

AR

 

FR

 

SP

PICARD Programme Initiatives, Americas and Caribbean Region

Prof. Jhon Fonseca, Universidad de Costa Rica

 

EN

 

 

 

 

 

PICARD Programme Initiatives, Europe Region

Prof. Hans-Michael Wolffgang, University of Muenster

 

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PICARD Programme Initiatives, Asia-Pacific Region

Prof. David Widdowson, University of Canberra

 

EN

 

AR

 

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SP

PhD Research Proposal: the effects of implementing a VAT System in the UAE as a whole, and Ras Al Khaimah Emirate specifically

Mohammed Abdullah Al Mehrezi, Director General, Customs & Port Department, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

 

EN

 

AR

 

FR

 

SP

Concept of Enhancing Capacity at Customs

 

Mr. Vanco Kargov, Director General, Ministry of Finance, Customs Administration, Republic of Macedonia

 

EN

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 2 – Wednesday, 24 November 2010

INCU – Recent Developments and New Initiatives

Mr. Mikhail Kashubsky, INCU Secretariat

 

EN

 

AR

 

FR

 

SP

The WCO Management Development Programme

Mr. Ernani Checcucci, Programme Manager, WCO

 

EN

 

AR

 

FR

 

Development of a global e-Customs index, in collaboration with INCU Members

Mr. Juha Hintsa, Cross-Border Research Association

 

EN

 

AR

 

FR

 

SP

 

Club De La Reforme (CDRL)

 

Mr. Thomas Cantens, Technical Attaché, Research and Strategies Unit, WCO

 

 

 

 

 

Towards Customs valuation compliance through corporate income tax

Prof. Santiago Ibanez Marsilla, University of Valencia, Spain

 

EN

 

AR

 

FR

 

SP

Large traders’ Customs units (by Leonardo Correia Lima Macedo)

Mr.Ernani Checcucci, Programme Manager, WCO on behalf of Receita Federal do Brasil, Brasilian Customs

 

EN

 

AR

 

FR

 

SP

Information exchange among Customs, effective tool for Customs valuation

Mr. Santiago León Abad, President, Ecuadorian Customs Corporation

 

EN

 

AR

 

FR

 

SP

Trade beyond new customs and security requirements- Challenges for the Postal World

Mr. Olivier Tsalpatouros, International Trade, Vice Chair of the Customs Group of the Universal Postal Union, La Poste Group, France

 

 

EN

 

 

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SP

Electronic Transit Tracking and Facilitation system (Jordan model)

Dr. Eng. Aref Ahmad Alfitiani, Director of Telecommunication and Control, Jordan Customs

 

EN

 

AR

 

FR

 

SP

Customs and climate change: a preliminary examination of the implications for Customs of global climate change mitigation and adaptation policy options

Mr. Robert Ireland, Policy Analyst, Research and Strategies Unit, WCO

 

EN

 

AR

 

FR

 

SP

World Customs and Border Management Practice Group: Opportunities for Co-operation

Mr. Gerard McLinden, Senior Trade Facilitation Specialist, International Trade Department, World Bank

 

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Trading with the EU on ICS and ECS

Mr Conor O’ Riordan, CEO, Tradefacilitate

 

EN

 

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SP

DAY 3 – Thursday, 25 November 2010

Performance measurement: identifying appropriate methods for measuring and evaluating the performance of Customs

Mr. Lionel Pascal, Customs Expert, University of Le Havre

 

EN

 

AR

 

FR

 

SP

Measuring the Effectiveness of Border Management

Adjunct Professor Stephen Holloway, Dean of Studies, Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, University of Canberra

 

 

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SP

Reforming Customs by measuring performance – reflections based on the Cameroon example

Mr. Thomas Cantens, Technical Attaché, Research and Strategies Unit, WCO & Mr. Samson Bilanga, Cameroon Customs

 

 

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Do Customs Trade Facilitation Programmes help reduce Customs-related corruption?

Dr. Bryane Michael, Senior Fellow, Stockholm School of Economics

 

EN

 

AR

 

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SP

Performance Measurement in Customs

Dr. Prabodh Seth, Director, Research, Policy and Planning, Mauritius Revenue Authority

 

EN

 

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SP

Excellence in Public Service Delivery & Performance Measurement

Ms. Kameswari Subramanian, Additional Director General, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, India

 

 

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Conference Brochure:   English    Arabic    French   Spanish

 

Conference Agenda:     English    Arabic    French   Spanish       

Conference Report:      English

Conference Photos:      View Photos


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