Virtual Customs & Global Trade Marathon 2020
We are delighted to invite you to the first-ever entirely virtual conference covering the latest developments and innovation on customs, trade agreements and export controls for the US & EU.
7 Reasons to take part
No matter if you are in the US or the EU, we have got you covered!
You Just Need A PC or Laptop
All you need to participate is a suitable end device (PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone) and an internet connection.
Dip-In and Out OR Mathaton? The Choice Is Yours
No kidding, over 11 hours, we offer you an extensive programme covering customs, export controls and trade agreements across EU and US timezones. Best of all, you can dip in and out as you please. Or you can run the virtual marathon! Take part in some or all of the sessions - with maximum flexibility.
Low Pricing - Affordable for Every Global Trade Professional
Our goal is to create the worlds' largest community of empowered customs managers. To do this, we offer the most reasonable participation rate, to let more global trade professionals join us.
AGENDA (subject to change and confirmation of speakers)
The following times are in CET
10.00 - 10.15 Welcome by the Host, Arne Mielken, Founder of Customs Manager
The following blocks are delivered by experts, practitioners and policy specialists in the field. Names will be provided in the following weeks. Participants are free to join proceeding at any time.
EU Customs and Global Trade Specialisation
BLOCK I: EU Customs
10.15 - 10.45 Update on latest changes to the Union Customs Code (inc. 15 Q&A)
11.00 - 11.45 EU Customs Preparations for Brexit (inc 15 min Q&A)
BLOCK II EU Trade Agreements
12.00 - 12..45 Latest Update on EU FTA where are we and where are we going? (inc. 15 Q&A)
12.45 - 13.00 Rules of Origin under JEFTA and other challenges with "modern" FTAs (inc. 15 Q&A)
BLOCK III EU Export Controls
14.00 - 14.45 What's left of the EU Dual-Use Regulation? A critical look (inc. 15 Q&A)
The following times are in EST
10 am - 10.30 am (3 CET) Welcome to the US audience by Arne Mielken and Keynote address by the WCO - Customs priorities for the global community
US Customs and Global Trade Specialisation
BLOCK IV: US Customs
10.30 - 11.15 An end to additional duties under Section 301 - A state of play (inc. 15 Q&A)
BLOCK V: US Trade Agreements
11.15 - 12.00 Time for USMCA. Are you ready? A look at the final preparations and what's different. (inc. 15 Q&A)
BLOCK VI US Export Controls
13.00 - 14.00 BIS update (inc. 15 Q&A)
14.00 - 14.45 OFAC update (inc. 15 Q&A)
Global Trade Specialisation
BLOCK VII From around the world
15.00 - 15.45 Chinese Export Controls - What has changed in the second version?
15.45 - 16.00 (9pm CET) Conclusion and closing by Arne Mielken