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INCU Seminar Series

The INCU is pleased to announce the launch of new online seminar series called “INCU in conversation with”. These seminars series focus on various current and fundamental customs topics and will feature prominent guest speakers. The seminars typically run for 60 minutes including presentation and discussion with the audience and are open to INCU members free of charge. The following seminars have been held to date:

  • In Conversation with Dominik Schnichels, Director of Customs Directorate of TAXUD – “Current developments in the European Customs Union.”
  • In Conversation with Valentina Ferraro & Maka Khvedelidze, WCO – “Performance measurement in Customs and key performance indicators (KPIs).”
  • In Conversation with Virginie Bohl, Coordinator of IMPACCT Working Group – “Customs and Its Role in Disaster Relief Operations. IMPACCT Activities and How to Lend Input.”

The following future seminars have been arranged so far and additional seminars are being planned:

  • 19 Nov 2021, 10:00am CET – In Conversation with Steven Pope, DPDHL  – “GoTrade: Why private sector companies might want to invest in developing trade and customs capacity?”
  • 21 Jan 2022, 10:00am CET – In Conversation with Poul Hansen, UNCTAD – “Do National Trade Facilitation Committees work?”
  • 25 Feb 2022, 10:00am CET – In Conversation with Sue Probert, Chair UNCEFACT – “Why are standards so important for facilitating trade and customs”
  • 25 Mar 2022, 10:00am CET – In Conversation with Mohammad Saeed, International Trade Centre – “Are the needs of SME businesses well enough articulated in trade and customs policy?”

INCU members receive invitations and registration details by email. In case of questions, please contact our Membership Affairs Officer, Ms Henrike Lobeck (

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