Session 1 - Opening Ceremony

 Opening address:

       - Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General

       - H.E. Ahmad Abdullah Bin Lahej Alfalasi, Director General of Federal Customs Authority, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

       - Mr. Chris Martin, UK HMRC, Co-chair of the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade (TF-CIT)


Session 2 – High level Round table: Meeting the SDGs- Ensuring Customs involvement for FZs’ competitiveness, safety and sustainability

 Moderator: Mr. Ricardo Treviño Chapa, Deputy Secretary General, WCO

 Key Presentation: Ms. Rosine Kemi Onabanjo, Associate Partner in McKinsey’s Lagos office, McKinsey & Company See presentation

 -Customs involvement to ensure competitiveness, safety and sustainability in FZs

 -Ensuring safe and secure storage of goods, including Dangerous Goods in FZs

 Panellists (3): Customs administrations, Free zone authority

       - Ms. Tayra I. BARSALLO, Director General, Panama Customs See presentation

       - Mr. Richard Kilborn, National Director of Investment, Ministry of Commerce and Industries of Panama See presentation

       - Mr. James Swanson, Director over Cargo Security and Controls, U.S. Customs and Border Protection See presentation

       - Mr. Hisham Abou Ibrahim, Senior advisor to the President of Higher Council of Lebanese Customs


Session 3 – Panel Session: Resilience, Recovery and Renewal of FZs - Ensuring safety and security requirements

 Moderator: Mr. Pranab Kumar Das, Director, Compliance and Facilitation, WCO

 Keynote Presentation: Mr. Michael Morantz, Policy Analyst, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) See presentation

 -Are lighter Customs controls still necessary for FZs?

 -Money Laundering vulnerabilities of FZs

 Panellists (3): from International Organization, Private Sector and Customs administration

       - Mr. Yasuhiro Yoshida, Assistant Manager, Toyota Motor Corporation See presentation

       - Ms. Sophie Peresson, Director, ICC BASCAP (Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy) See presentation

       - Mr. Nidal Salameh, Head of Clearance Unit, Al- Zarqa FZ Custom House, Jordan Customs See presentation


Session 4 – Panel Session : Rules of Origin and FZs

 Moderator: Mr. Ping Liu, Director, Tariff and Trade Affairs

 Key Presentation: Mr. Stefano Inama, Chief, Technical Cooperation and Enhanced Integrated Framework Section, UNCTAD See presentation

 -Free Trade Agreements and Free zones

 -Origin determination of goods manufactured in FZs

 Panellists (2): from Private Sector and Customs administration

        - Mr. Jean-Michel GRAVE, Head of Unit E5 (International Affairs II), DG TAXUD, European Commission See presentation

       - Mr. Shubhendu Misra, Alliance Global Director, Customs & Trade, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi


Session 5 - Closing Ceremony

 Closing Remarks:

 Mr. Ricardo Treviño Chapa, Deputy Secretary General, WCO