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First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference

An innovative, inclusive, strategic and collaborative approach to

sustainable cross-border E-commerce

(Co-organized by the WCO and China Customs)

China National Convention Center

Beijing, China

9 – 10, February 2018

Who will attend:Customs administrations, other government agencies, international organizations, e-vendors/e-platforms, postal operators,

express service providers, regional economic communities, academia and other stakeholders in the cross-border E-Commerce supply chain.

8 February 2018 (Thursday)


Registration(Venue: Lobby, L1)


Welcome Reception(Venue: Function B & Function C, L1)

Day 1: 9 February 2018 (Friday)


Admission(Venue: Lobby, L1)


Session 1 - Opening Ceremony

(Venue: Plenary Hall A, L4)

Chair of Conference:  China Customs

VIP of the Chinese Government

Dr. Kunio Mikuriya

WCO Secretary General

Mr. Yu Guangzhou

Minister, General Administration of China Customs


Session 2 - Keynote speeches

(Venue: Plenary Hall A, L4)

Mr. Jack Ma

Chairman, Alibaba Group

Mr. Bishar A. Hussein

UPU Director General

Mr. Yi Xiaozhun

WTO Deputy Director-General


Coffee break  (Venue:L4)


Session 3 - Panel Discussion

New face of trade – How can we all benefit?

(Venue: Plenary Hall A, L4)

Moderator: Ms. Tian Wei ,TV Host of Chinese Global Television Network

Dr. Kunio Mikuriya

WCO Secretary General

Mr. Alexander Mora

Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica

Ms. Sabine Henzler

Director, International and General Affairs,

Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, EU

Mr.Stephen Groff

Vice-President, Asian Development Bank

Ms. Chen Xinying

Deputy General  Manager, Ping An Group


Networking Lunch(Venue: Plenary Hall B, L4)


Session 4 - Panel Discussion

(Venue: Plenary Hall A, L4)

Status quo is not a strategy – What should be doneto adapt regulatory procedures?

Moderator: Ms. Ana B. Hinojosa, WCO Director Compliance & Facilitation

Mr. Li Guo

Vice Minister of  General Administration of China Customs

Ms. Dana Meager

Vice Minister of Finance, Slovakia

Ms. Therese Mattsson

Director General of Customs, Sweden

Mr. Atsushi Iizuka

Director General  of Customs, Japan

Mr. Ruslan Davydov

First Deputy Head, Federal Customs Service Russia

Ms. Marianne Rowden

President and CEO of American Association of Importers and Exporters


Coffee break(Venue:L3)


Session 5 - Breakout Sessions : Round Tables


Facilitation and Control

4 different intensive tracks with leading experts, discussing key features of the draft WCO Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce

Track A



Track B



Track C



Track D



Trade Facilitation & Simplification of Procedures

Safety & Security

Revenue Collection


& Analysis

What are best practices?

Mantra for safe and secure E-Commerce?

Role of e-vendors/platforms and intermediaries?

Who has Big Data and how to use it?


Mr. Dietmar Jost

Customs and Security Advisor, Global Express Association


Mr. Michael Walsh

Director, IPR Policy and Programs



Mr. Norm Schenk

Chair, ICC Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation


Ms. Hongman Jin

Deputy Director General of Statistics Department of GACC

Mr. Gerard Rodrigues

Counsellor, (Europe and Africa) Australian Border Force

Ms. Carol West

Secretary, IFCBA

Ms. Annegret Rohloff

Policy officer Supply chain security,

European Commission(DG TAXUD)

Ms. Megan Imrie, Regional Director, CBSA, Canada

Mr. Wang Wei

Director General of Customs Control and Inspection Department of GACC

Mr. Hans Günther Kersten

Director General, FIATA

Mr. J.C. van Slobbe

DeputyDirector Enforcement, Policy & International affairs

Netherlands Customs

Ms. Junko Shimura

Programme Management Officer

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Ms. Brigitte Acoca

Consumer Policy Analysis

E-Commerce Product Safety, OECD

Mr. Wang Yanchun

Deputy Director General  of Audit-based control and Risk Management Department of GACC

Ms. Zhang Li

Chief Scientist

Nuctech Company Limited

Ms. Suzanne Devallet

France Customs

Mr. Robert Lake

Customs Counsellor

New Zealand Customs Service

Mr. Piet Battiau

Head of Consumption Taxes, OECD

Mr. Kevin Willis Director, Global Trade Services


Mr. Marjan Osvald


Slovenia Post

Ms. Xu Huijun

Deputy Director General of Duty Collection  Department of GACC

Mr. Ge Jizhong

CEO, Shanghai Xinhai Customs Brokerage Co. Ltd.

Mr. Wu Dongming

CEO of  China Region, DHL

Mr. Sainarayan Ananthanarayan

Chief, Aviation Data and Analysis,


Mr. Igbal Babayev

Chief of Performance Management and Development Programmes,

Azerbaijan Customs

Mr. Quan Zhao

Trade Policy Advisor,

International Trade Centre

Mr. Huang Songping

Director General of Statistics Department of GACC

Mr. Wang Dequn

Chairman of the Board, Jinbo Investment Holding Group

Mr. Li Xiaowen

General Manager of China Cuslink Co. Ltd.


Gala Dinner (Invited Guests Only) (Venue: Function B & Function C, L1)

Day 2: 10 February 2018 (Saturday)


Session 6 - Keynote Speeches

(Venue: Plenary Hall A, L4)

Transformative technologies driving E-Commerce

Moderator: Mr. Chai Yueting, Head of the Modern Logistics and E-Commerce office of the National CIMS Engineering Technology Research Center

Mr. Wu Youyi

General Engineer of GACC

Mr. Tang Min

Counselor of the State Council

Mr. Li Yuanjing

Vice President, Nuctech Company Limited


Session 7 - Round Table

(Venue: Plenary Hall A, L4)

New challenges - new solutions

Moderator: tbd

Mr. Enrique Canon Pedragosa

Director General of Customs, Uruguay

Mr. Murray Young

Chief Information Officer

New Zealand Customs Service

Mr. Tae-il Kang

Director General Information Management and International Affairs Bureau

Korea Customs Service

Mr. Philip Kucharski

Chief Operating Officer

International Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Zhang Lei

CEO, NetEase Kaola


Coffee break(Venue:L3)


Session 8 - Breakout Sessions: Round Tables


Cooperation and Development

Track E



Track F



Track G



New opportunities for fostering partnerships

Enhancing capacities and facilitating E-Commerce

The Belt and Road: Opportunities for E-commerce


Ms. Cynthia Whittenburg

Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, US CBP

Moderator: tbd


Ms. Xu Ping, CEO of Henan Bonded Logistics Center

Mr. Tim Dyce

Deputy Commissioner, Indirect Tax

Australian Taxation Office

Ms. Christelle

Defaye Geneste

Director, Customs and Institutional Affairs,

La Poste

Mr. Hu Dongsheng

Deputy Director General of The Processing Trade and Customs Bonded Operation Department of GACC

Mr. H. Pambudi

Director General of

Customs and Excise,


Mr. Vladimir Zubkov

Secretary General, TIACA

Mr. Jose Guilherme Reis

Manager, Global Trade and Regional Integration, World Bank Group

Mr. Mor Talla DIOP


African Alliance for E- Commerce

Ms. Li Jinling

Chairman of the Board, Top Ideal SCM

Christian Bock

Director General

Federal Customs Administration, Switzerland

Mr. Geoffrey Hamilton,

Director, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, UNECE

Mr. Qi Ming

Director,  Audit –Based Control and Risk Management Department Of GACC


Networking Lunch(Venue: Plenary Hall B, L4)


Session 9-Round Table

(Venue: Plenary Hall A, L4)

What Next – futuristic vision?

Moderator: Ms. Zhao Yang

, Host of China Radio International

Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna

Chairperson, Central Board of Excise and Indirect Taxes, India

Ms. Pilar Jurado Borrego

Director General of Customs, Spain

Mr. Zhang Dawei

Vice Chairman,China Center for International Economic Exchanges, CCIEE

Mr. Kristian Vanderwaeren

Director General of Customs, Belgium


Session 10- Closing Ceremony

(Venue: Plenary Hall A, L4)

Joint Declaration on Cross-Border E-Commerce

Mr. YU Guangzhou

Minister of GACC

Dr. Kunio Mikuriya

WCO Secretary General


Session 11- Press Conference

(Venue: 402, L4)

China Customs and the WCO


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