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Deputy Director


         Dr. Susanne Aigner is Deputy Director Compliance and Facilitation at the World Customs Organization, where she is responsible for relations with the Private Sector Consultative Group with respect to initiatives such as the SAFE Framework, Globally Networked Customs, the WCO Data Model, the Revised Kyoto Convention and the Time Release Study.

         Upon completing her Doctorate in Law, she worked at the Austrian Ministry of Finance in Vienna for several years.  She then moved to Brussels in 1995 and joined the European Commission to work on international customs matters and customs legislation, most recently as Acting Head of the Risk Management and Security Unit in DG Taxation and Customs Union.  At the EU, Susanne was extensively involved in the development and implementation of EU customs policy and legislation, including the Modernized Customs Code, the Common Risk Management Framework and the Authorized Economic Operator system.  

         She has given many conference presentations and University lectures on customs legislation, supply chain security and management, risk management, AEO and mutual recognition with third countries. She has been published in several books as well as international and national specialized journals.