World Customs Forum 2010

30 August 2012


Globally Networked Customs and the Private Sector

Conference co-chaired by:

Riza Mehmet Korkmaz, Director General for the EU and External Relations, Turkish Customs

Susanne Aigner, Deputy Director, World Customs Organization

Bryce C Blegen, CEO, Trusted Trade Alliance


Opening session

2010: The WCO Year of Customs-Business Partnership

  • Hayati Yazici, Minister of State, Republic of Turkey
  • Mustafa Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey
  • Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization
  • Walter Deffaa, Director General, Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission

Session I: “Customs in the 21st Century” Globally Networked Customs: Concept, Key Elements and Goals

Moderator: Virginia S. Cram-Martos, Director, Trade and Timber Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

  • Nöel Colpin, Administrator, Belgian Customs and Excise
  • Tai Bok Lee, Deputy Commissioner, Korea Customs
  • Mike Norgrove CBE, Director Customs and Excise HMRC
  • Carol West, Secretary International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations, Chair of the WCO Private Sector Consultative Group

Session II: “Customs in the 21st Century” contd. Coordinated Border Management and Intelligence-driven Risk Management

Keynote: Mark Roland Thomas, Lead Economist, World Bank, Turkey

Moderator: Gareth Lewis, WCO

  • Juan Jose Bravo, Director General, Aduana Mexico
  • Rıza Mehmet Korkmaz, Director General for the EU and External Relations, Turkish Customs
  • Stephen Holloway, Associate Director, Asia-Pacific, Trusted Trade Alliance & Dean of Studies, Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, University of Canberra

Session III: Customs-Business Partnership: New Perspectives for Trade

Keynote: Ömür Gebeş, General Manager & Sinem Şenkaya, Foreign Affairs Expert, Customs and Tourism Enterprises Co. Inc.

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Hans-Michael Wolffgang, Chairman, European Forum for Foreign Trade (EFA) and Dean, University of Münster School of Law

Session IV: Partnership Paradigms: Time for a Course Adjustment?

Keynote: Antonis Kastrissianakis, Director Security & Safety, Trade Facilitation & International Coordination, European Commission

Moderator: Zhaokang JIANG, Chair, Customs & Trade Committee, American Chamber of Commerce, China

Session V: The role of information and data in Trade and Transport Logistics

Keynote: Miguel Lopera, President & Chief Executive Officer, GS1

Moderator: Valentina Mintah, Senior Solutions Specialist Customs & Trade Facilitation -IT, Crown Agents

  • Alan Long, Managing Director of MCP plc & Member of the IAPH Trade Facilitation and Port Community Systems Technical Committee,
  • Pascal Ollivier, Head of Corporate Development, SOGET & Member of IAPH Trade Facilitation and Port Community Systems Technical Committee
  • Igbal Babayev, Chief of Head Department for Statistics & Information Technologies, Azerbaijan Customs
  • Jean Acri, Special TIR Advisor – Legal Affairs & Customs Policy/Head Customs Affairs, IRU
  • Cahit Soysal, Chief Advisor, International Transporters’ Association of Turkey

Session VI: Global Best Practice Round-Up: Making Partnership Work

Keynote: Alan Bersin, Commissioner, CBP, US

Moderator: Gareth Lewis, WCO

Session VII: Customs in the 21st Century: Building Momentum Towards Progress

Keynotes: David Widdowson, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Trusted Trade Alliance & President, International Network of Customs

  • Ali Nural, Deputy Undersecretary, Turkish Customs

Additional documents

  • Agenda (Türkçe versiyonu mevcuttur)
  • Background paper