26 November 2018

Freight Forwarders Forum 2018 - 15 November - WCO Brussels

'Customs, Trade and Skills - What's the deal?'

On the 15th November, CLECAT returned to the World Customs Organization for its 2018 Annual Freight Forwarders’ Forum with the theme “Customs, Trade and Skills - What’s the deal.” This year's Forum, which gathered more than 130 industry experts, policy makers and stakeholders, highlighted the importance of connecting trade, customs and skills across the EU and addressed challenges freight forwarders, customs agents and others in the logistics supply chain are facing.

Please find below the presentations of the panel speakers.

 Morning: Future Proofing the Customs Profession

Session 1: Factors Changing the Customs Profession.

Session 2: Education in Customs and Trade Compliance

Session 3: How to Measure and Provide Proof of Customs Competence

 Afternoon: A Changing Customs and Trade Landscape Setting the Scene

Session 1: Politics and Populism Influencing Trade and Customs

Session 2: Implementing the EU Strategy for Risk Management

  • Prof. dr. Albert Veenstra, Scientific Director, Dinalog
  • Dora Gaspar, ICS2 Team, European Commission DG TAXUD
  • Lothar Moehle, Director AVSEC + Governance Global Air Freight, Schenker AG
  • Hong Nguyen, Technical Officer, World Customs Organization

Session 3: E-Commerce and Low Value Consignments 

The Forum also celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of CLECAT. From an association of 5 Members in 1958 CLECAT has expanded to become the largest organisation of its kind in Europe, with 25 members in Europe and truly multimodal. 

A summary of the event is available here.

The FFF2018 was supported by: