Customs Leaders to Seek Partnership at Seoul AEO Conference
The WCO Global AEO Conference will begin its three-day run on Tuesday at Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul, jointly hosted by the Korea Customs Service and the World Customs Organization.
It will be the largest-ever gathering on the Authorized Economic Operator program, with some 800 guests including WCO secretary general Kunio Mikuriya in attendance.
Since the 9/11 terror attack in 2001, the global customs administration has focused on balancing the AEO’s two main goals: improving the efficiency of trade flow and tightening surveillance on security threats at the same time.
Under the theme “AEO, The Way Towards Secure and Competitive Growth,” the Seoul conference will offer opportunities for participating nations to discuss ways for the settlement and expansion of the AEO program.
Key agenda include sharing AEO experiences of individual countries to improve the existing programs and encourage other developing countries to join the new initiative. Read more here.
Date: April 16, 2012