A common theme in the 21st Century has been converting information from a physical format into a digital one. The same is true for customs and trade-related matters, in that cross-border trade can now occur with fewer documents and procedures than ever. Indeed, information sharing can now occur at the touch of a button – connecting many different role players from all levels throughout the supply chain.
Unfortunately, the level of digitalization and connectivity is not yet uniform across the region. Therefore, this webinar will shed some light on some lessons learned, as well as share some success stories on digitalization and connectivity in the ESA region.
The 90-minute webinar brings together expert speakers to discuss several key topics surrounding the topic of digitalization and connectivity in the ESA region. The proposed speaker program is as follows:
|14h00–14h05||Welcoming and housekeeping||Dr Juanita Maree Chair, WCO ESA RPSG|
|14h05–14h25||Zambian trade facilitation measures: Streamlining borders through coordination||Patricia MwelaZambia, NTFC, Ministry of Commerce & Industry|
|14h25-15h00||Connecting Customs to Business through Digitalization||Rajnish Hawabhay (MNS) Charansingh Dabeesing (MACCS) & Afzal Delbar (CHBA)|
|15h00–15h20||Global Standards for a Connected World: Enhancing Digitalization and Interconnectivity in Customs and Trade||Christian Lembke|
WCO, Technical Attaché
|15h20-15h30||Question & Answer Session|
|Closure||Closing remarks||Larry Liza Director WCO-ESA-ROCB|
The presentations to the webinar are available here: