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02 septiembre 2015

The World Customs Organization PICARD Conference will start soon.

The PICARD Conference will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 8-10 September 2015 and will include communications by Customs officers, policymakers, and academics.

The agenda includes communications by :

  • Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization
  • Dr. Finn Kydland (2004 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics), University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Dr. Eric Maskin (2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics), Harvard University
  • Dr. Mick Moore, CEO, International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD), United Kingdom
  • Dr. Edward C. Prescott (2004 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics), Arizona State University

The Conference will welcome communications from a broad spectrum of institutions, including but not limited to:

  • Agence Française de Développement (French Development Agency), Aix-Marseille University (France)
  • Anti-Atlas of Borders (France)
  • Asian Development Bank (The Philippines)
  • Auvergne University – School of Economics (France)
  • Baku International Sea Trade Port (Azerbaijan)
  • Birmingham Business School (United Kingdom)
  • CEPII (France)
  • Cross-Border Research Association (Switzerland)
  • French Institute for the Middle East (France)
  • Global Trade and Customs Journal (United States)
  • The Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation (Russian Federation)
  • International Network of Customs Universities (Australia)
  • ITMO (Russian Federation)
  • Journal of Borderlands Studies (Canada)
  • Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (Belgium)
  • University of Münster (Germany)
  • Norwegian Police University College (Norway)
  • Shanghai Customs College (China)
  • University of Toronto (Canada)
  • University of Victoria (Canada)
  • World Customs Journal (Australia)
  • WCO Regional Office for Capacity Building for East and Southern Africa (Kenya)
  • WCO Secretariat and WCO Member Customs administrations

For those unable to attend the Conference, it can be viewed on YouTube at