15th Annual PICARD Conference

START DATE 23 November 2020
END DATE 26 November 2020
LOCATION Web Conference



Call for paper


The 15th edition of the WCO’s PICARD Conference will take place as a ‘Web Conference’ from 23 to 26 November 2020. The Conference will focus on the presentation of research and policy analysis by practitioners and academics.

This year’s Call for Papers was disseminated in June 2020, and invites practitioners, academics and anyone with a keen interest in Customs to submit research on one of the following topics (non-exhaustive list):

  • Lessons learned regarding Customs’ response and role in supply chain continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Customs fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet; and
  • Organizational Performance Measurement.
  • In addition to the authors selected based on the aforementioned Call for Papers, authors of the papers selected for the World Customs Journal special edition 2020, which will feature the topic of “the WCO and Customs and trade community: past and future”, will also be invited to this Conference.

    Further information concerning the Conference will be made available soon.



    Web Conference