Regional Office for Capacity Building for the World Customs Organization Europe Region

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The 13th annual WCO PICARD Conference will take place in Malatya, Turkey, from 9 to 11 October 2018 in partnership with the World Customs Organization and the Ministry of Customs and Trade of the Republic of Turkey. Additional donor support is being provided by the Korea Customs Service.



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.

The PICARD Conference Call for Papers was issued in February 2018 and welcomes submissions on any topic directly or indirectly related to Customs or international trade, such as: Securing the business environment; Data Analysis; Trade Facilitation; Cross-border e-Commerce; Connectivity in Customs and Customs and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The deadline for paper submissions is 22 June. Selected authors will be notified by 13 July. The Conference Agenda will be updated accordingly.


More information and can be found in the WCO Announcements page of the ROCB Europe web site member section as well as on the Conference Web Site.

➥ Click here to review the Conference Brochure