WCO PICARD Conference 2018

“Partnership in Customs Academic Research and Development”

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The 13th annual WCO PICARD Conference will be held from 9 to 11 October 2018 in Malatya, Turkey and is organised by the World Customs Organization (WCO) in patnership with the Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Customs and Trade.

Conference Description

The WCO PICARD Conference provides a platform for academics and policymakers from around the world to present their research, interact, and discuss vital policy issues that impact Customs and international trade.

2018: The Thirteenth Edition

Now firmly established in the Customs academic calendar, this pivotal Conference was first unveiled in Brussels in 2006 and in 2008, before assuming a more international dimension and welcoming participants to the following cities:

2008 – Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
2009 – San José, Costa Rica
2010 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2011 – Geneva, Switzerland
2012 – Marrakesh, Mexico
2013 – Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
2014 – Puebla, Mexico
2015 – Baku, Azerbaijan
2016 – Manila, the Philippines
2017 – Hammamet, Tunisia

Building on the success of previous Conferences, the 2018 edition of the WCO PICARD Conference will focus on high-level exchanges on international trade, Customs professionalism and topics integral to the Customs function.

Call for Papers

The PICARD Conference Call for Papers was issued in February 2018 and welcomes submissions on any topic directly or indirectly related to Customs or international trade, such as: Securing the business environment; Data Analysis; Trade Facilitation; Cross-border e-Commerce; Connectivity in Customs and Customs and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The deadline for paper submissions was 22 June 2019. The Call for Papers is not closed.

Interpretation

Simultaneous interpretation will be available throughout the Conference in English, French and Turkish.

Questions? Comments?

Contact the PICARD Team: picard2018(at)wcoomd.org

Conference Documents

Conference Presentations

Presentations and photos will be available soon after the conference.

Conference Photos