The WCO PICARD Programme aims to be

  • indispensable to the professional development for all Customs practitioners,

  • influential to Customs decision makersby knowledge-based research, and

  • successful by partnering with academia and other relevant [...]



Established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council, the main mission of the WCO is to secure the harmonization and standardization of Customs procedures [....]


As a platform for Customs research, the PICARD Conference 2016 will focus on the following 3 topics.

  • Digital Customs
  • Security
  • Taxation and other revenue matters
  • Illicit Trade
  • and other


  • Senior Customs executives responsible for Customs reform, modernization and policy issues, and human resource development;
  • Universities and research institutions with an interest in Customs or trade-related research and education;
  • Business executives and service providers;
  • Representatives of international and regional organizations.