eCustoms Agenda

Time is what keeps everything from happening at once. Ray Cummings
October 3, 2022
  • Joint WCO-WTO launch of the Study Report on Disruptive Technologies 2022

    October 3, 2022 @ 14:00 - 15:30
    Online session

    There has been a significant uptake of disruptive technologies, in particular blockchain, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and machine learning, over the past few years, including in the Customs domain. However, there are still opportunities for broader implementation of these new technologies that can support Customs administrations in fulfilling their objectives, such as ensuring trade facilitation, safety, security, and fair revenue collection.

    The WCO partnered with the WTO in the work on disruptive technologies that resulted in the development of the WCO/WTO Study Report on Disruptive Technologies 2022, which is the second joint publication in this area after the joint paper that was published at the beginning of this year.

    The global use of seven technologies by Customs will be highlighted through a presentation of the joint Study Report.

    On 3 October 2022 the Study Report will be officially launched by the Secretary General of the WCO and Director General of the WTO. This will be followed by a panel session that will discuss how new technologies have been used by Customs, based on a number of use cases provided in the Study Report, including the opportunities and challenges in this journey.


    Moderator: Brendan O’Hearn, Deputy Director, Compliance and Facilitation, WCO

    14:00-14:15 OPENING

    · Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General
    · Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, WTO Director General


           · WCO / WTO joint presentation

    Emmanuelle Ganne, Senior Analyst, Economic Research and Statistics Division, WTO
    Özlem Soysanlı, Technical Officer, Compliance and Facilitation, WCO


        · Alejandro Gimenez, Project Leader, Development Division, Development and Quality Systems Directorate, Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP), Argentina Customs

        · Norbert Kouwenhoven, Strategy and Innovation Advisor, The Netherlands Customs

        · Ibrahim Maifada Aboubacar, Principal Inspector, Head of the Customs Cooperation Division, Regulations and Customs Cooperation Directorate, Niger Customs

        · Kyeyeong Kim, Assistant Director, ICT and Data Planning Division, Korea Customs

        · Q and A

    15:25-15:30 CLOSING REMARKS

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October 18, 2022
  • WCO Technology Conference and Exhibition

    October 18, 2022 - October 20, 2022 @ 
    Maastricht, NL (live event)

    Under the theme “Driving Customs performance with data and technology in the changing landscape of global trade”, the Technology Conference is aimed at exploring technology-supported solutions enabling Customs to operate in a fully digital environment and create an operating model that captures and exploits data from across the trade ecosystem.

    More details at:


November 23, 2022
  • NielsonSmith Trade Compliance Tech Forum 2022

    November 23, 2022 - November 24, 2022 @ 
    Munich, Germany

    Compliance software already exists but still needs human review, the use of Trade ComplianceTech will lead to compliance executives having more time to focus on the grey areas leading to greater efficiency all around. Also, as the remit for compliance officers continues to expand, they are increasingly looking at technology to augment their capabilities. Artificial intelligence powered by machine learning and big data has the potential to completely revolutionise the compliance world.

    Organised by Nielsonsmith Ltd.

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