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News article21 March 20221 min read

Join WCO-WTO Webinar on the role of advanced technologies in cross-border trade: a custom perspective

WCO - Webinar

29 March 2022 – 15:00 – 16:30 CET (Geneva/Brussels time)

 

REGISTER HERE to attend: https://worldtradeorganization.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wF2ODcYBTzOiTOzObnV_KQ

This webinar will focus on Customs Administrations' use of advanced technologies to facilitate trade and enhance safety, security, and fair revenue collection.

The global use of advanced technologies such as blockchain, the internet of things, data analytics, and artificial intelligence will be shared through a presentation of the findings of a survey of Customs use of these technologies as set out in a joint WCO/WTO publication titled: The Role of Advanced Technologies in Cross-border Trade: A Customs Perspective.

The webinar will feature presentations by Brazil, Nigeria, Singapore, and the Inter-American Development Bank on opportunities and challenges faced by Customs in deploying technologies.

Programme

Moderator: Emmanuelle Ganne, Senior Analyst, Economic Research and Statistics Division, WTO

15:00-15:10 OPENING

  • Anabel González, WTO Deputy Director General
  • Ricardo Treviño Chapa, WCO Deputy Secretary General

15:10-15:20 KEY FINDINGS FROM THE WCO/WTO PAPER

  • Milena Budimirovic, Senior Technical Officer, Procedures and Facilitation, WCO
  • Sheri Rosenow, Counsellor, Market Access Division, WTO

15:20-16:25 PANEL DISCUSSION OF ONGOING PROJECTS

  • Elton Carlos Busarello, Technical Specialist, Brazil Customs
  • Aliyu Galadima Saidu, Assistant Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs
  • Sin Yong Loh, Director, Infocomm Media Development Authority, Singapore
  • Sandra Corcuera, Customs and Trade Facilitation Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Q and A

16:25-16:30 CLOSING REMARKS

Details

Publication date
21 March 2022