2013 Knowledge Academy

2013 WCO Knowledge Academy for Customs & Trade

WCO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

2 – 11 July 2013

A two-week intensive academy focusing on the development of technical skills for Customs and Trade practitioners

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This initiative brings together the foremost experts in Customs matters to meet the demands of a complex international and cross-border trading system. Business professionals, Customs managers and administrators, border agency officials, international organization representatives and academia will benefit from the intensive interactive discussions of the most pertinent topics in the Customs environment today.


The courses will be led by technical experts widely respected in their various fields and will also include instructors from private sector companies, government institutions, and academia. The primary objective of the WCO Knowledge Academy for Customs and Trade is to provide an intense training for Customs and Business practitioners.


The Academy is open to all interested participants. Registration is free for one participant from each WCO Member administration. Additional participants from Member administrations, and non-WCO Member participants are subject to a fee. The Member-only learning track will have interpretation in English and in French. 

Who will attend?

Customs authorities, the IT sector, the broader business community, governmental and trade organizations, lending institutions, border regulatory agencies, and others involved in the international trade arena.

Why attend?

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the WCO’s tools and instruments
  • Express business needs and expectations on core Customs issues
  • Share knowledge, know-how and expertise with participants
  • Be part of a vital Customs-Business knowledge network