14th Annual PICARD Conference
Skopje, North Macedonia
22-24 October 2019
The World Customs Organization and the Customs Administration of the Republic of North Macedonia are pleased to announce that the 14th annual WCO PICARD Conference will take place in Skopje, North Macedonia, from 22 to 24 October 2019.
Additional donor support is being provided by the Korea Customs Service.
The Conference
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.
2019: The Fourteenth Edition
Now firmly established in the Customs academic calendar, this pivotal Conference was first unveiled in Brussels in 2006 and in 2008, before assuming a more international dimension and welcoming participants to the following cities:
2008 - Shanghai, People's Republic of China
2009 - San José, Costa Rica
2010 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2011 - Geneva, Switzerland
2012 - Marrakesh, Morocco
2013 - Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
2014 - Puebla, Mexico
2015 - Baku, Azerbaijan
2016 - Manila, the Philippines
2017 - Hammamet, Tunisia
2018 - Malatya, Turkey
Building on the success of previous Conferences, the 2019 edition of the WCO PICARD Conference will focus on high-level exchanges on international trade, Customs professionalism and topics integral to the Customs function.
Call for Papers
The PICARD Conference Call for Papers was issued in March 2019 and welcomes submissions on any topic directly or indirectly related to Customs or international trade, such as: Big Data Analytics, Coordination and Cooperation at Borders, Cross-border E-commerce, Special Economic Zones, Technology at the Border, Predominance of Protectionism.
The deadline for paper submissions has been extended until mid-July. Selected authors will be notified by end of July. The Conference Agenda will be updated accordingly.
Simultaneous interpretation will be available throughout the Conference in English and French.
Questions? Comments? Contact the PICARD Team: picard2019 (at) wcoomd.org