WCO Global Origin Conference 2021

Day 1: Wednesday 10 March 2021



Session 1: Regional Integration and its Impact on Global Economy

Moderator: Ms. Gael Grooby, Deputy Director, Tariff and Trade Affairs Directorate, World Customs Organization

Speaker 1: AfCFTA

Dr. Francis Mangeni, Head of Trade Promotion and Programs with the AfCFTA - AfCFTA Secretariat see presentation

Speaker 2: USMCA

Ms. Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group see presentation

Speaker 3 : Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and Mercosur

Ms. Bernadita Palacios Scheggia, Head of the Technical Department of the National Customs Service - Chile Customs see presentation

Speaker 4 : Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Mr. Cuong Ba Tran, Assistant Director, Trade Facilitation Division, Market Integration Directorate ASEAN Secretariat



Session 2: The impact of non-preferential rules of origin in today’s trading Environment

Moderator: Mr. Brian Staples, President of Trade Facilitation Services (TFS), consulting group – Ottawa – Canada

Speaker 1: The situation seen from a private sector perspective

Mr. Robert S. Smith, Americas Global Trade Leader, EY see presentation

Speaker 2: The situation seen from a legal perspective

Mr. Pablo MUÑIZ, Head of the customs practice at VAN BAEL & BELLIS (Brussels - London - Geneva). see presentation

Speaker 3: The situation seen from a Customs perspective

Mr. Zakaria ASMAMA, Head of the Rules of Origin Service in the Kingdom of Morocco’s Administration of Customs and Indirect Taxes and WCO Accredited Expert in Rules of Origin. see presentation