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15th Annual PICARD Conference

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


Only the registered participants can join the conference via the following link


The WCO PICARD Conference provides a platform for academics and policymakers from around the world to present their research, interact, and discuss vital policy issues that impact Customs and international trade. This year, for the first time, the four-day conference will be organized virtually.

Despite the ongoing concern regarding the global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that Customs administrations continue to facilitate the seamless flow of goods, especially relief goods, to help mitigate the overall impact of the pandemic. It is in this context that four key topics have been selected to be covered during the conference, namely:

  • -   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;
  • -   Organizational Performance Measurement; and
  • -   Data Analytics and data-driven Customs.


Additionally, papers published in the World Customs Journal Special Edition 2020, featuring the topic of ‘the WCO and Customs and trade community: past and future’, will be presented during the event.

Registration is free of charge for all participants, including participants from Member administrations, academia, private sector and international organizations.


Call for paper (Closing date was 13 September 2020)


To see the conference presentations both in English and French, please visit the Event’s Website.



Web Conference