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WCO PICARD Conference 2012 - Partnership in Customs Academic Research and Development

The 7th WCO PICARD Conference was held from 25 to 27 September 2012 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The annual PICARD Conference is a joint initiative of the WCO and INCU, and this year's conference was hosted by the University of Cadi Ayyad with support from the Customs Administration of Morocco.

Over 230 delegates representing WCO Members, the academic world, the private sector, other international organisations and other interested parties attended the conference. The Conference was co-chaired by the Vice-President of INCU, Professor Michael Wolffgang (University of Muenster), and Professors M’barek Benchanaa and Abdullah Ait Ouahman (University of Cadi Ayyad).

As a platform for Customs research, the PICARD Conference 2012 continued the theme of “Promoting Research-based Knowledge to Support Customs Decision-making” and focused on the following three main topics: The Impact of Regional Economic Integration and Preferential Trade Arrangements on Customs Services; Emerging and Evolving Risks; and Customs Strategic Human Resource Management.

In examining and analysing these issues, Conference participants were encouraged to identify a range of solutions to address identified concerns, with a particular emphasis on capacity building, improving performance and research opportunities.

In his welcome speech, the WCO Secretary General, Dr Kunio Mikuriya, stated that the annual PICARD Conference is aimed at promoting high level exchanges on Customs education and professionalism and to encourage more research in cooperation with universities and research institutes.

Head of INCU Secretariat, Dr Mikhail Kashubsky, updated delegates on recent INCU developments and current membership base, and announced new INCU membership structure, which now allows individuals to become members of INCU in their own right.

During the Conference, a draft PICARD 2020 strategic document on the future of the PICARD Programme was introduced and discussed. The WCO advised that the draft strategic document will be further updated in the course of the coming months and then presented to the next Session of the WCO Capacity Building Committee for consideration.

It was also announced that the next year’s PICARD Conference will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, in September 2013.

For more information about the conference please visit the official 2012 PICARD Conference website.

 

Conference Reports :  Report English   Report French

 

WCO Summary Report on PICARD 2012 :   http://www.wcoomd.org/reports/

 

 

 

 

Presentations delivered at the 2012 PICARD Conference

 

PRESENTATION

SPEAKER(S)

English

French

Update on WCO Capacity Building Initiatives

Mr. Erich Kieck, WCO Director, Capacity Building

EN

    FR F

Rapport sur le commerce et l’investissement direct etranger pour le partenariat de Deauville

Jean-Pierre Chauffour, World Bank

EN

FR

The role of Customs in the economic integration of East

Asia: Problems and proposals

Dr. Feiyi Wang Shanghai Customs College

EN

FR

Regional Academic Initiatives: Asia-Pacific Region

Mr. Mikhail Kashubsky, INCU Secretariat

EN

 

Règles d'origine et préférences tarifaires: La douane à l'épreuve du régionalisme économique

M. Anouar ALLALI Administration des Douanes et Impôts Indirects (ADII) Maroc

 

FR

Transit Facilitation for Regional Economic Integration and Competitiveness

Mr. Tadashi Yasui

EN

FR

Keywitness: Towards security  crossborder supply  chains – research framework to support assessment

of research gaps and setting up of priorities, in the context of customs risk management & future threats

Dr. Juha Hintsa Cross-border Research Association Lausanne, Switzerland

EN

 FR

RILO for Western Europe Overview of results of WCO risk analysis, including the WCO global Reports on Drugs/Tobacco/IPR

Mr. Linn Thier

 EN

FR

Customs risk management: Towards a new paradigm of management in Brazil

Cristiano Morini, Paulo Hayashi,

Luis Antonio Santa-Eulalia

 EN

 FR

Risk Management for goods imported into the customs territory of the customs union

Mr. Peter Afonin

EN

FR

Customs Competence development and Professional

Education Recognition

Riitta Paalanen Finnish Customs Training

EN

FR

Customs Competence Development and Professional Education Recognition

Mr. Mark Goodger

EN

BuildingnewCustomsIT Systems:  Challengesfor StrategicHRM a small CustomsForce

Mr. Unnur Yr Kristjansdottir

EN

 

 

WCO Leadership and Management Development Programme

Ms. B. Meille

EN

FR

The WCO PICARD Programme a PICARD 2020 strategic document

Ms. Heike Barczyk, WCO Deputy Director, Capacity Building

EN

FR

Open Data

Jhon Fonseca

EN

 

 

A Case Study of Leadership and Management Development at Kenya Revenue Authority, with a

specific focus on Women in Leadership

Ms. Beatrice Memo

 EN

FR

Development in China Customs: Review on Leading Board Regime

Mr. ZHANG Shujie

 EN

GIZ Contribution to Human Capacity Development for African Customs Administrations

Ms. Birgit Hahn

 EN

 

WCO Office of the Secretary General Research and Strategies Unit (RSU)

Mr. Robert Ireland

 EN

 FR

 

Why PICARD Should Adopt Cultural Intelligence

as Part of Its Professional Standards

Mr. Anthony Cambas, Mrs. Valérie Berset-Price

 EN

 

 

 

 

INCU Updates 2012

Mr. Mikhail Kashubsky, INCU Secretariat

EN

 

 

 

 

 

 


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