Conference Agenda

18-19 September, AmCham Conference Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tuesday, 18 September, 2012

  • 7:30 - 8:30 Registration & Welcome Coffee
  • 8:30 - 8:40 Welcome
  • 8:40 - 9:00 Opening Remarks
  • 9:00 - 9:30 Keynote 1-Building Capacity for Secure Processes through Trade Facilitation and Partnerships

Lars Karlsson
Director, Swedish Customs

  • 9:30 - 9:45 Q&A Keynote 1
  • 9:45 - 10:15 Coffee & Networking
  • 10:15 - 11:45 Panel 1 – Impact of Global Customs Trends in Latin America
    (Moderator: Greice de Rezende-Khuri, BASF, Brazil)

o    1.1 Customs as a Partner in Economic Development
(John Edwin Mein, Procomex, Brazil)
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o    1.2 Mercosur: Recent Developments and Future Prospects
(Enrique Barreira, BRSV Abogados, Argentina)
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o    1.3 The View from the Latin American Private Sector
(Rogelio Cruz Vernet, Basham, Ringe & Correa, S.C., Mexico)
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  • 11:45 - 12:15 Keynote 2 - The Future of Trade Facilitation: What’s Next for the Doha Round?

Alejandro Gamboa-Alder
World Trade Organization
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  • 12:15 - 12:30 Q&A Keynote 2
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Panel 2 - Securing the International Supply Chain
    (Moderator: Eriel Minelli, Hyundai Motors, Brazil)

o    2.1 The Future of AEO in Latin America
(Omar Rached, CCS/AIV Auditoria, Brazil)
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o    2.2 Would Customs Administrations Meet the AEO Criteria?
(Prof. David Widdowson, CCES, University of Canberra, Australia)

o    2.3 Establishing Effective Public-Private Sector Partnerships
(Jayme Archinto, Omnia Consultoria, Brazil)
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o    2.4 A Latin American Strategy for Supply-Chain Security
(Carlos Eduardo Farfan, Asociación de Empresas Seguras, Columbia)
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  • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee & Networking
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Panel 3 - Building Efficiency and Integrity into International Trade
    (Moderator: David Evans, Bull SAS, France)

o    3.1 Recent Developments in Argentina Affecting Imports and Exports: What to Do?
(Alejandro Daniel Perotti, Estudio Alais & de Palacios, Argentina)
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o    3.2 New Methods of Risk Management in Brazil
(Prof. Cristiano Morini, State University of Campinas, Brazil)
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o    3.3 Facilitation Payments: the Extraterritorial Effect of National Law
(Prof. Bartosz Makowicz, University of Muenster, Germany)
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  • 17:30 Conference Adjourns
  • 17:30-19:00 Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Integration Point

Wednesday, 19 September, 2012

  • 8:00 - 8:20 Registration & coffee
  • 8:20 - 8:30 Opening Remarks
  • 8:30 - 10:00 Panel 4 - The Globalization of Corporate Compliance Management
    (Moderator: Mr. Clay Perry, Integration Point, United States)

o    4.1 Global Trends in Export Controls
(Barbara Heil, Johnson ControIs International, United States)
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o    4.2 Managing Cross-border Regulation
(Douglas Browning, General Motors, United States)
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o    4.3 Customs Valuation & Transfer Pricing in the Latin American Related-Party Environment
(Dr. Pablo Gonzales-Bianchi, Gonzales Bianchi y Asociados, Uruguay)
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o    4.4 Globally-Networked Customs: A New Era of Enforcement or an Opportunity for Traders?
(Bryce Blegen, Trusted Trade Alliance, United States)
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  • 10:00 - 10:30 Coffee & Networking -- Sponsored by Bull
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Keynote 3 - Brazil: Creating Economic Growth through Efficient Border Management

Ernani Argolo Checcucci Filho
Undersecretary of Customs & External Relations,
Brazilian Revenue Authority

  • 11:00 - 11:15 Q&A Keynote 3
  • 11:15 - 13:00 Panel 5 - Preparing Business for the 21st Century Intl Trading Environment
    (Moderator: Francisco D'Angelo, Brazil)

o    5.1 The Transformation of Corporate Trade Compliance in Latin America
(Alexandre Lira de Oliveira, Lira Associados, Brazil)

o    5.2 Building Capacity Through Education: Creating the Trade Professional
(Prof. Andres Rohde Ponce, Instituto Interamericano de Fronteras y Aduanas, Mexico) [Download presentation...]

o    5.3 The Evolution of the Trade Service Provider
(Steve Morris, FIATA, Australia)
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o    5.4 Best Practices in Managing Customs Compliance
(Ana Luísa Poiani, General Electric, Brazil)
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  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Keynote 4 – Customs in the 21st Century: The Experience of Mexico

Georgina Estrada Aguirre
Administrator of Customs Regulation
General Customs Administration, Mexico
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  • 15:00 - 15:15 Q&A Keynote 4
  • 15:15 - 15:45 Keynote 5 - Trade Facilitation in Latin America: A Regional Vision for Customs Modernization

Eduardo Garcia-Godos
USAID/Facilitando Comercio, Peru
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  • 15:45 - 16:00 Q&A Keynote 5
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Closing Remarks
  • 16:15 Conference Closes