2018 Knowledge Academy

2018 WCO Knowledge Academy for Customs and Trade


A week-intensive academy focusing on the

development of technical skills for

Customs and Trade practitioners


WCO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium


2 to 7 July 2018




This initiative brings together the foremost experts in Customs matters to meet the demands of a complex international and cross-border trading system. Business professionals, Customs managers and administrators, border agency officials, international organization representatives and academia will benefit from the intensive interactive discussions of the most pertinent topics in the Customs environment today.

The courses will be led by technical experts widely respected in their various fields and will also include instructors from private sector companies, government institutions, and academia. The primary objective of the WCO Knowledge Academy for Customs and Trade is to provide an intense training for Customs and Business practitioners.

The Academy is open to all interested participants. Registration is free for one participant from each WCO Member administration. Additional participants from Member administrations, and non-WCO Member participants are subject to a fee. The Public Sector learning track will have interpretation in English and in French.


Who will attend?


Customs authorities, the IT sector, the broader business community, governmental and trade organizations, lending institutions, border regulatory agencies, and others involved in the international trade arena.


Why attend?


          Gain in-depth knowledge of the WCO’s tools and instruments

          Express business needs and expectations on core Customs issues

          Share knowledge, know-how and expertise with participants

          Be part of a vital Customs-Business knowledge network