Connecting the World through Efficient Supply Chains

30 August 2012
Title: Connecting the World through Efficient Supply Chains

- Smart Customs Enforcement, International Harmonization and Security Cooperation -
Date: 5 November 2010
Venue: WCO Headquarters, rue du Marché 30, B-1210 Brussels, Belgium

Objectives The Connecting the World conference will discuss the status of customs as it pertains to facilitating trade in the global supply chain, enhancing security and protecting intellectual property rights. The goal is to bring focus on how the EU and US customs systems currently work, promote the further deployment of risk management principles, push for better harmonization and address other challenges facing businesses, citizens, and government.
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  • Customs administrations;
  • International organizations;
  • Private sector;
  • Other interested organizations.


Connecting the World through Efficient Supply Chains Conference

Please note that presentations are available in the original language only!


  • Panel Discussion: Information Sharing, Small Consignments and Combating the Flow of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods - Mr. J. Scott Ballman, Deputy Director, National IPR Coordination Center, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
  • Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges to Customs Harmonization - Mr. Carlos Grau, Global Express Association
  • Presentation: A Vibrant Supply Chain in a Modern Economy - Mr. David Anderson, British American Tobacco (BAT) Head of Supply Chain Service Centre (Western Europe)