WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANISATION IT SYMPOSIUM 2002

Opening 
Monday 11 February 2002, 09.30 - 9.40

WAA	Welcome address
WS1	Michel Danet, Secretary General, World Customs Organization, Brussels
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A	The e-commerce vision
	Monday 11 February, 09.40 - 11.00

AQ1	How can industries and government entities of all sizes employ e-business 
	technologies to increase efficiency and maximize performance? 

AQ2	What can be done to remove or rationalize barriers, form-based and otherwise, 
	to capitalize on online environments. 

AQ3	What are some of the efforts already underway in achieving this goal?

ASa	Sergio Giacoletto, Executive Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, 
	Oracle, Switzerland
ASb	Denby Probst, Counsellor, World Trade Organization, Geneva 
ASc	Valerie Wutti, Director, Systems Design and Development, Canada Customs and 
	Revenue Agency 

Moderated by:
AM1	Mike Eland, Director General, H M Customs & Excise, United Kingdom

a	Sergio Giacoletto - Suggested focus: 
	1	The industry/private sector perspective.  
	2	Oracles' view on e-commerce. 
	3	What are the trends coming up? 
	4	After the "dot-com hype" what is left? 
	5	How does Oracle support general growth of the global economy?

c	Valerie Wutti  - Suggested focus: 
	1	The customs perspective. 
	2	How Canada Customs are applying the latest technology to develop an 
		effective IT strategy to complement and improve traditional customs
		practice.

b	Denby Probst - Suggested focus: 
	1	The trade policy perspective. 
	2	The WTO work; the regulatory point of view.

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B	Global logistics and the supply chain
	Monday 11 February, 11.20 - 12.30

BQ1	What role do logistics and global supply chain management play in global trade, 
	particularly in the e-commerce environment? 

BQ2	What are the global industry trends which Customs need to take into account in 
	elaborating future strategies? 

BQ3	What kinds of technologies are available to support these trends?

BSa	Michael Byrne, Director, Customs Processes and Operations, 
	Delphi Automotive Systems, USA

BSb	Kevin Dillon, Managing Director, Microsoft European Operations Center, Ireland; 
	Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Microsoft

BSc	Michael Picard, Director, IT Strategy, Deutsche Post, Deutsche Post World Net, 
	Germany  

Moderated by: 
BM1 Jouko Lempiäinen, Director, World Customs Organization, Brussels 

a	Kevin Dillon - Suggested focus: 
	1	Microsoft's view on the global supply chain management and security. 
	2	Information Technology - Solutions for balancing supply chain security and 
		trade facilitation. 
	3	Microsoft's security product offerings. 
	4	Partnering across the supply chain.

c	Michael Picard - Suggested focus: 
	1	The "transporters" perspective.  
	2	How is a global transport company applying IT and technology to provide 
		complete door-to-door information and tracking facilities.

b	Michael Byrne - Suggested focus: 
	1	The manufacturing industry perspective.
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C	The digital divide
	Monday 11 February, 14.00 - 15.20

CQ1	What are some of the high-technology tools being developed and implemented to
	facilitate the speedy and efficient transfer of goods across borders? 

CQ2	As customs procedures are streamlined and transactions are moved "online", what 
	can be done to ensure that developing countries are not left behind?

CSa	Susumu Fujimoto, Deputy Director General, Customs and Tariff Bureau, 
	Ministry of Finance, Japan

CSb	Samia Melhem, Senior Informatics Officer, The World Bank, Washington DC

CSc	Jean-François Soupizet, Deputy Head of Unit, International Aspects, 
	Information Society DG, European Commission, Brussels 

Moderated by: 
CM1	Jouko Lempiäinen, Director, World Customs Organization, Brussels

a	Susumu Fujimoto - Suggested focus: 
	1	Overview of customs development of the past years.
	2	How in general Japan is supporting the digital divide (G8/G7 Okinawa Summit). 
	3	Examples of concrete measures to overcome problems.

c	Jean-François Soupizet - Suggested focus: 
	1	International capacity building and digital divide initiatives including the 
		G8 DOT Force and the UN ICT Task Force initiatives. 
	2	What are the concrete steps and measures they offer not only to governments 
		but also to the private sector, in particular the SMEs.

b	Samia Melhem - Suggested focus: 
	1	The World Bank programmes and initiatives. 
	2	How they interface with other governmental and inter-governmental programmes.

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D	Keynote address: New Zealand Customs Service E-Strategy
	Monday 11 February, 15.20 - 15.40

DSa	Allen Bruford, National Manager, Goods Management, New Zealand Customs Service
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E	Customs IT strategies and prototypes for cargo clearance
	Monday 11 February, 16.00 - 18.00

QE1	How do Customs administrations currently apply information technology to properly 
	manage the flow of goods across borders, generate reliable trade statistics, and 
	apply effective and efficient controls? 

QE2	What are some examples of "best practice"? 

QE3	How does business benefit from these various strategies?

a	Pierre Li San Cheung, Principal Customs Officer, Mauritius Customs

b	Jorge Montoya Castro, Information Technology Central Manager, General Customs, Mexico

c	Carl Ström, Regional Director, Developments, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

d	Guy Westhead, Policy Analyst and Head of Freight Policy Team, Customs and International
	Trade Division, H M Customs & Excise, United Kingdom

Introduced and moderated by: 
EM1	Woody Hall Jr, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information and Technology and Chief 
	Information Officer, United States Customs Service 

ESc	Carl Ström - Suggested focus: 
	1	The Swedish "Stairway Concept". 

ESa	Pierre Li San Cheung - Suggested focus: 
	1	Presentation of the Mauritius' Customs Management System (CMS). 
	2	The integrated Single window approach.

ESb	Jorge Montoya Castro - Suggested focus: 
	1	Introduction of the latest IT developments in Mexico (with reference to the
		G7 initiative and other developments)

ESd	Guy Westhead - Suggested focus: 
	1	Blueprint: The new approach for handling Cargo.

EM1	Woody Hall Jr - Suggested focus: 
	1	ITDS (International Trade Data System). 
	2	The US approach to Single window.

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F	Digital divide and capacity building
	Monday 11 February, 16.00 - 18.00

FQ1	What are some examples of effective collaborations being built to help bridge the
	digital divide?

FQ2	What are international financial institutions, particularly the World Bank, doing to 
	contribute in this regard? 

FQ3	What kinds of results can we see from programmes that have been specifically implemented
	to help foster growth, expand connectivity, and increase access to training for customs 
	administrators and businesses in the developing world?

FSa	Coll M. Hunter, Principal Adviser and Advance Cargo Information System (ACIS) 
	Coordinator, UNCTAD, Geneva

FSb	Robert E. Mall, Deputy Director, Human Resource Development, World Customs 
	Organization, Brussels

FSc	Samia Melhem, Senior Informatics Officer, The World Bank, Washington DC

FSd	Ake Nilson, Chairman, ICC Special Advisory Group on e-Business; 
	Director, Marinade Limited, United Kingdom

FSe	Luciano Pugliatti, Information Technology Director Customs and Tax Division,
	Crown Agents, United Kingdom

Moderated by: 
FM1	Mervyn Kemp, Deputy Director, World Customs Organization, Brussels

b	Robert E. Mall - Suggested focus: 
	1	The WCO's strategy on Custom Reform.

e	Luciano Pugliatti - Suggested focus: 
	1	Delivering technical assistance - Crown Agents' long term strategies for 
		bridging digital divide.

a	Coll M. Hunter - Suggested focus:
	1	The ACIS (Advanced Cargo Information System) and the overarching UNCTAD
		policy (coordinated overseas development aid; the digital divide)

d	Ake Nilson - Suggested focus: 
	1	The private sector perspective on digital divide and capacity building.  
	2	IT and technology is a big investment. 
	3	What are the needs in particular of SMEs to close the technological gap.

c	Samia Melhem - Suggested focus: 
	1	Policy related issues. 
	2	Practical programmes of the World Bank.

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G	Keynote address: 
	The new supply chain and the role of customs in an e-business world 
	Tuesday 12 February, 09.30 - 10.00

GSa	David Wakeford, Chief Executive, Simpler Trade Procedures Board (SITPRO), United Kingdom
	Suggested focus: 
	1	The new supply chain and the role of customs in an e-business world. 
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H	Private industry internal supply chain solutions
	Tuesday 12 February, 10.30 - 12.30

HQ1	What supply chain management solutions are available to ensure the competitiveness
	and efficiency of business? 

HQ2	What role does Customs play in providing these solutions? 

HQ3	How can business best take advantage of such tools for streamlining international
	trade transactions?

HSa	Garry Grant, Director, E-commerce, Australian Customs 

HSb	Peter Guldentops, Director, boleroXML, bolero.net, United Kingdom

HSc	Sam Okpro, Assistant Director, Cargo Procedures and Automation, International Air 
	Transport Association (IATA), Montreal

HSd	George Weise, Vice President, Global Trade Compliance, Vastera, USA

Moderated by: 
HM1	 David Wakeford, Chief Executive, Simpler Trade Procedures Board (SITPRO), United Kingdom

a	Garry Grant - Suggested focus: 
	1	APEC's "Paperless Trading" Initiatives. 
	2	What projects are underway in the Asia Pacific region to streamline and 
		facilitate traders' compliance with regulatory processes?

b	Peter Guldentops - Suggested focus: 
	1	The BOLERO project establishing an electronic system to replace the paper 
		bill of lading.

c	Sam Okpro - Suggested focus: 
	1	IATA's "Cargo Paperless Transportation Project" establishing an electronic 
		system to replace the paper airway bill.

d	George Weise - Suggested focus:
	1	Vastera - partner with Nortel in the UK G7 Prototype.

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I	Legal issues for electronic data exchange
	Tuesday 12 February, 10.30 - 12.30

IQ1	What are the challenges to customs in establishing a secure and reliable legal
	environment for transactions over an open network? W

IQ2	hat are the legal implications and requirements of the online environment and for
	Customs-to-Customs data exchanges? 

IQ3	How are certification authorities approaching the problems of cross-recognition for
	Public-Key Infrastructure?

ISa	John Bullard, Managing Director, Participant Relations and Sales, Identrus,
	United Kingdom

ISb	David Marsh, Legal Rapporteur, United Nations CEFACT; 
	E-commerce Legal Specialist, Wragge & Co Solicitors, United Kingdom

ISc	Mark Traas, Director and Senior Consultant, EC Partners, Malaysia; 
	Technical Advisor, AFACT Internetworking Implementation Committee

Moderated by: 
IM1	Christopher Kuner, Senior Counsel, Morrison & Foerster, Belgium

A	John Bullard - Suggested focus: 
	1	What are the issues involved in the context of digital signatures and 
		international trade?  
	2	What solutions is Identrus providing?

B	David Marsh - Suggested focus:  
	1	Cross-border certification is becoming an important component of e-commerce and
		open networks.  
	2	What are the international efforts at the UN level to establish a legal instruments
		for cross-border certification?

C	Mark Traas - Suggested focus: 
	1	The AFACT IIC Asia Region Customs Project.  
	2	Which were the legal obstacles in establishing an inter-governmental electronic
		exchange of Customs data?

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J	Passenger clearance systems
	Tuesday 12 February, 14.30 - 16.30

JIa	Customs and industry may have different priorities when it comes to dealing with passenger 
	clearance systems. 

JQa	How can the demands for both air travel security and system facilitation be reconciled? 

JQb	How can advance information and state-of-the-art identification technology contribute? 

JQc	What's next in the pipeline?
 
JSa	Dennis Benjamin, Team Leader, Air/Sea Team, Passenger Programs Division,
	Office of Field Operations, United States Customs Service

JSb	Beverly Boyd, Director, Travellers Programme, Canada Customs and 
	Revenue Agency (CCRA)

JSc	Mike O'Brien, SPT Program Director, International Air Transport Association (IATA),
	Montreal

Moderated by: 
JM1	Allen Bruford, National Manager, Goods Management, New Zealand Customs Service

a	Dennis Benjamin - Suggested focus: 
	1	The Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) of the US Customs Service. 
	2	Latest developments in the US with regard to passenger clearance and risk 
		management after the terrorist attacks of 11 September.

b	Beverly Boyd - Suggested focus: 
	1	The Electronic Passenger Processing System (EPPS) of the Canadian Customs 	
		Service.  
	2	How has Canada implemented API to improve both Customs controls and passenger 
		clearance?

c	Mike O'Brien - Suggested focus: 
	1	IATA's Global Aviation Security Action Group (GASAG) and the Simplifying Passenger
		Travel (SPT) project.  
	2	What are the industry initiatives to respond to the increased security requirements 
		in air travel?

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K	International harmonization of business and customs processes 
	and information requirements
	Tuesday 12 February, 14.30 - 16.30

KQ1	How do standardization efforts in the international domain achieve greater trade 
	efficiencies? 

KQ2	What specific initiatives are being developed in this regard? 

KQ3	How can business and Customs best cooperate to communicate their needs and harmonize
	their procedures?

KSa	Michael A. Doran, Senior Administrator, European Organisation for Nuclear Research 
	(CERN), geneva; Chairman, UN/CEFACT Business Process Analysis Working Group

KSb	Larry Hahn, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Livingston International, Canada

KSc	Dietmar Jost, Senior Technical Officer, World Customs Organization, Brussels

KSd	Sue Probert, Senior Director, Document Standards, Commerce One Labs, Commerce One;
	United Kingdom

Moderated by: 
KM1	Carol West, Secretary, International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations (IFCBA), 
	Ottawa

a	Mike Doran - Suggested focus: 
	1	The global supply chain and business process analysis.  
	2	What are the international initiatives to harmonize and standardize 
		the global supply chain?

c	Dietmar Jost - Suggested focus: 
	1	The WCO Customs Data Model.  
	2	What are the potentials of this emerging global Customs standard developed
		by the G7 Customs Initiative?

d	Sue Probert - Suggested focus: 
	1	Harmonized and standardized trade and business information is crucial for 
		e-commerce applications.  
	2	What are the projects underway at international and industry level to establish 
		a global repository of business data?

b	Larry Hahn - Suggested focus: 
	1	The WCO Unique Consignment Reference (UCR) number.  
	2	What is it?  
	3	What are the potentials for trade and business?  
	4	How it can contribute to security programmes by providing a complete door-to-door 
		audit trail. 

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Y	Closing 
	Tuesday 12 February, 16.45 - 17.15

YS1	Michel Danet, Secretary General, World Customs Organization will summarize the key 
	outcomes of the conference.






















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