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Narrowing the Borders: Trade Facilitation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Agenda


Monday, December 7
08:00 – 08:45 Registration (and breakfast)
08:45 – 09:00 Welcoming Remarks

Antoni Estevadeordal (Manager, IDB/INT)
Heike Barczyk (Deputy Director Compliance and Facilitation, World Customs Organization) 

Robert Teh (Counsellor, World Trade Organization)

 

Morning Session
09:30 – 10:30 Moderation: Antoni Estevadeordal (Manager, IDB/INT)
  Out of the Border Labyrinth: Trade Facilitation under Impact Evaluation

Christian Volpe Martincus (Lead Economist, IDB/INT)
Discussants:
Meredith Broadbent (Chairman, USITC— United States)
Jhon Fonseca (Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Trade – Costa Rica)
Robert Teh (Counsellor, World Trade Organization) 

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Moderation: Fabrizio Opertti (Unit Chief, IDB/INT-TIU)
 

The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Robert Teh (Counsellor, World Trade Organization)

Discussants:
Virginia Brown (Director, Office of Trade and Regulatory Reform, USAID— United States)

Russell Hillberry (Lead Economist, World Bank) 

Mauricio Mesquita Moreira (Sector Economic Advisor, IDB/INT)

12:00 – 13:00 Moderation: Carolyn Robert (Lead Specialist, IDB/INT-TIU)
 

Single Window
Evdokia Moise (Senior Trade Policy Analyst, OECD)
Discussants:
Heike Barczyk (Deputy Director Compliance and Facilitation, World Customs Organization)

John Mein (Executive Coordinator, PROCOMEX– Brazil)

Ángela Ospina Enciso (Trade Advisor, MINCIT— Colombia) 

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

 

Afternoon Session
14:30 – 15:30 Moderation: Juan Blyde (Lead Economist, IDB/INT)
 

Coordinated Border Management and Transit Trade
Alan Fox (International Economist, USITC - United States) and Pilar Londoño-Kent (International Trade and Development Consultant)
Discussants: 

Jaime Granados (Lead Specialist, IDB/INT-TIU)
Kala Krishna (Professor, Pennsylvania State University)
Fabián Ronquillo (Advisor, SENAE — Ecuador)

15:30 – 16:30 Moderation: Sandra Corcuera Santamaría (Specialist, IDB/INT-TIU)
 

Authorized Economic Operator
Toshihiko Osawa (Technical Officer, World Customs Organization)
Discussants:
Eric Miller (Senior Executive and Policy Leader, Canadian Council of Chief Executives— Canada)
Elizabeth Schmelzinger (C-TPAT Acting Director, CBP-CTPAT – United States)

María Elena Sierra Galindo (Central Administrator of International Affairs for Foreign Trade Audit,SAT— Mexico) 

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 – 18:00 Moderation: Isabel Mejia Rivas (Specialist, IDB/INT-TIU)
 

Postal Trade and eCommerce
Francisco Estrázulas (Consultant, IDB/INT-TIU)
Discussants:
Rose Mary Antunes (Senior Post Analyst, Ministry of Communications – Brazil)
Arnaldo Alvarado Burga (Major, Postal and Air Customs, SUNAT – Peru)

Maritza Castro (Customs and Regulatory Affairs Executive, DHL Americas)
Wendy Eitan (Economics and Markets Coordinator, Universal Postal Union) 

18:00 – 18:45 Panel: Capacity Building in Trade Facilitation
Panelists:
Joaquim Tres Viladomat (Principal Specialist, IDB/INT)
Gabriel Aqueveque Calderón (Chief, Capacity Building, National Customs Service–Chile) 
Matthew Wilson (Chief of Staff, International Trade Center)
18:45 – 19:00 Closing
Antoni Estevadeordal (Manager, IBD/INT)
José Raúl Perales (Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector, Department of Homeland Security – USA)

 

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