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April 2024

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This Pencast features Part 2 of my conversation with Dr. Zsolt Dézi, Senior Training Expert at the National Tax and Customs Administration in Hungary -- a fascinating look at a career that has spanned EU accession, and consistently looks both to identify areas of innovation, and to transmit that forward-thinking mentality to the next generation of Customs practitioners and leaders.  https://open.spotify.com/episode/2TVImOrFm9fcdB0eV1MiuB?si=5d42eaea35eb4bf6&nd=1&dlsi=19a591a57c974c69 

 

Dr. Dézi's career showcases the kind of innovation-boosting thinking and networking at the core of PEN-CP.

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This Pencast features Part 1 of my conversation with Dr. Zsolt Dézi, Senior Training Expert at the National Tax and Customs Administration in Hungary -- a fascinating look at a career that has spanned EU accession, and consistently looks both to identify areas of innovation, and to transmit that forward-thinking mentality to the next generation of Customs practitioners and leaders.  https://open.spotify.com/episode/5XTsZ8vucFFu71silpNoRA?si=f2a99128c4644668 

 

Dr. Dézi's career showcases the kind of innovation-boosting thinking and networking at the core of PEN-CP.

March 2024

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 “The Future of Customs: The Role of AI in Enhancing Efficiency and Resiliency”, by Greg Pilkington – Customs GPT website (requires subscription): https://chat.openai.com/g/g-1NsV70Tl9-customsgpt 

Penday Mar

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“Experiences of the Dutch Customs during the first EBSI ELSA blockchain pilot”, by Elliot Donata, Dutch Customs administration; & “Next phase of the project”, by Nicolas Hauw, EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office).

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Today's Pencast features the third and final segment of my conversation with Ash Bell, Assistant Secretary for Customs and Border Modernization at the Australian Border Force.  Prior to joining the ABF, Ash served in important roles in Australian Treasury, including director and senior advisor in the markets group; and as a senior Treasury representative and senior economic diplomat in New Delhi.

 https://open.spotify.com/episode/04kpZWUuHTHDxVTl7S41PF?si=vCOQvVplQnyrL7ua6Znwrg 

 

Among other matters, Ash discusses the role of AI, machine learning and big data in tomorrow's cutting-edge customs administration.  AND the importance of interdisciplinary, innovation-boosting projects and networks like the EU-funded PEN-CP!

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This Pencast features Part 2 of my conversation with Ashley Bell, Assistant Secretary for Customs and Border Modernization at the Australian Border Force.  Prior to joining the ABF, Mr. Bell served in important roles in Australian Treasury, including director and senior advisor in the markets group; and as a senior Treasury representative and senior economic diplomat in New Delhi.  

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7gkPRMzKYP65ZnkUfQ6ILQ?si=c5d45a210aee4d0f 

 

Among other matters, Mr. Bell discusses the role of AI, machine learning and big data in tomorrow's cutting-edge customs administration. His commentary suggests why the ABF is widely considered a border force at the forefront of customs innovation.

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This Pencast features Part 1 of my conversation with Ashley Bell, Assistant Secretary for Customs and Border Modernization at the Australian Border Force.  Prior to joining the ABF, Mr. Bell served in important roles in Australian Treasury, including director and senior advisor in the markets group; and as a senior Treasury representative and senior economic diplomat in New Delhi.  

 

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6n57di8VtjBYykQcPKTHo5?si=5b7zER0XSFaZYI9bSEnx1w 

 

Among other topics, Mr. Bell discusses the role of AI, machine learning and big data in tomorrow's cutting-edge customs administration. His commentary suggests why the ABF is widely considered a border force at the forefront of customs innovation.

February 2024

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This Pencast features Part 2 of my conversation with Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, former Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, and high-level member of the Japanese Ministry of Finance.  Earlier in his career, Dr. Mikuriya served as Counsellor in Japan's Mission to the WTO, and as a negotiator for Japan during the GATT Uruguay Round negotiations.

 

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4nxgC8p9E5eRSffGSCya5A?si=i0VQVcolSEeLG4kXjOkvDQ&nd=1&dlsi=39bd28e0befd46c2 

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This Pencast features Part 1 of my conversation with Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, former Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, and high-level member of the Japanese Ministry of Finance.  Earlier in his career, Dr. Mikuriya served as Counsellor in Japan's Mission to the WTO, and as a negotiator for Japan during the GATT Uruguay Round negotiations.  

 

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4aW9QPTcC11AZkeoSS8XqP 

Penday Feb

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PEN-CP Global Customs Innovation Award GCIA-2022/23, 1st place in Track-2 innovation ideas,  “Customs Eye – Connecting the Dots - An innovative vision on nearby customs operation”, presentation by Ms. Mariël Zwaagstra, Dutch Customs Laboratory

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Horizon Europe-project ARIEN “Artificial IntelligencE in fighting illicit drugs production and traffickiNg” by Ernesto La Mattina, DIGITECH-R&I, Head of AI & Data Analytics Research Unit, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (Italy) - project website: http://www.arien-euproject.eu/

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Latest and greatest with CELBET, updates by András Bartha, Head of CELBET - https://www.celbet.eu/

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This Pencast features an interview with Dragoş Tudorache, Member of the European Parliament and key force in writing the EU's new AI act.  Mr. Tudorache shares fascinating insights on the future of AI in customs, warfare, migration, the essential importance of EU funding for innovation like Horizon programmes, and much more!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/66a5t8pSK88GMQtuYSHix4?si=ojRmax_dS0O_b1XmF-lJ6g

January 2024

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Horizon Europe project PERIVALLON – “Organised Environmental Crime as a Source of Financial Crime: Challenges and Innovations”; by Eduardo Villamor, ETRA (Spain) and Konstantinos Gkountakos, CERTH (Greece) – project website: https://perivallon-he.eu/

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Horizon Europe project ODYSSEUS – “Aiming to enhance the experience of border crossing for travelers and border authorities’ staff while keeping secure and tracking the movements across external water and land borders of the EU.” – by Dana Oniga & Monica Florea & Iacob Crucianu, Simavi (Romania) – project website: https://odysseusproject.eu/

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This Pencast looks at the dark, mysterious world of antiquities trafficking, with Axel Kerep, an archaeologist who's developing new technologies to detect and halt illicit trade in cultural property. Axel is the head of the Arti-Fact Project at PARCS Solutions, an organization devoted to cultural property protection via multiple technologies.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1IYZUXh6hHZQcqs31M2LuK

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Community for European Research and Innovation for Security (CERIS) annual event on Disaster-Resilie

https://www.pen-cp.net/post/community-for-european-research-and-innovation-for-security-ceris-annual-event-on-disaster-resilie

December 2023

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Here's part 1 of a 2-part Pencast with Edward Kieswetter, Commissioner of SARS (South Africa Revenue Service) and Chairperson of the World Customs Organization.  

Part 1

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1neTqBRCyeuf0xvYHH7MVd?si=i7EpKnmvQUmIfjqxYCa_8g

Part 2

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0i3SjqlKYnFV1dp35FQjWQ?si=vsxQKShFTOeGQ-ZuyUtRnQ

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We feature Dr. Damien Romestant, Head of Economic Sanctions at the Corporate Crime Observatory, an international expert in financial crime, economic sanctions, export controls and compliance.

https://rb.gy/0kb5ex

November 2023

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“Satellites & Customs” - updates by Michael Doherty (CBRA) from the EU Space Week 2023 / User Consultation Platform (UCP) plenary (7-9.11.2023) - 
https://www.euspaceweek.eu/programme/08-11-2023/eu-space-users-user-consultation-platform-plenary

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PEN-CP Global Customs Innovation Award GCIA-2022/23, 2nd place in Track-2 innovation ideas, “Innovation in the control of border traffic - the creation of a law enforcement-related embedded/built-in screening system in the control of entry of goods”, presentation by Maj. Szilvia Kovács Simon, Law Enforcement Department of the Hungarian Customs / NTCA Central Management.

October 2023

Event 25-26 Oct

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European Customs Training Network event in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The event was organized by PEN-CP, joint with the EU Customs Programme, and hosted by the Dutch Customs administration.


PEN-CP brought the training representatives together and built up a network by sharing good practices, modern training methods and innovative solutions in customs training activities.
PEN-CP leaflets were handed to the 30 officers across 15 administrations (of which 6 were non-PEN-CP countries)

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This Pencast features Satya Prasad ("SP") Sahu, senior trade facilitation specialist at the World Bank.  SP has decades of experience in trade and finance, both with the Indian Ministry of Finance and as Senior Technical Officer at the World Customs Organization.

 

Part 1 

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5RaMdEy4UvgTKaey06d3dG

Part 2

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7gHdV8sz21K0e109AbRQIa


Part 3

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3cCfVkt3kWMQzffPyOqDKa

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The World Customs Organization Technology Conference 2023 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam - “Embracing the Digital Age: Leveraging Technology, Fostering Innovation, and Nurturing the Next Generation of Customs Professionals”

https://wcotechconf2023.wcoevents.org

PEN-CP was represented at the event by partners UKBF, Dutch Customs, and CBRA. Contributions included moderating the opening session; one formal presentation; and engaging with event participants during various breaks.
Around 60 PEN-CP leaflets were handed out (on-site and online: total over 1000 registered participants).

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New Horizon Europe project CONNECTOR: “Customs Extended Interoperable Common Information Sharing Environment”, by Giorgos Kampas, Project Manager, with Pantelis Michalis, Satways, Greece - https://www.satways.net/ 

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“WCO Green Customs action plan”, by Sophany Ramaen, Policy Officer, EU Customs Affairs, Belgian Customs Administration - https://bit.ly/46DwuG9

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PEN-CP Global Customs Innovation Award GCIA-2022/23: 3rd place in both GCIA-tracks, presentations by South African Revenue Service (SARS) expert team - Michael Yates (Area Head: Vendor Management, Digital Solutions and Services), co-presenting with Hanno Van Tonder, Siphiwe Mkhwanazi and William Blackwell

  • GCIA-Track1 Customs innovations in use: “SARS Customs Risk Engine”

  • GCIA-Track2 Ideas for Customs innovations: “Blockchain - Transforming Customs Border Management”

September 2023

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This Pencast is with Jose Luis Perez Diaz, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alcalá and coordinator of MELCHIOR, a Horizon Europe funded project to rapidly detect drugs, explosives, weapons and illicit goods concealed on or inside people, employing a range of novel, noncontact technologies.

Part 1

https://open.spotify.com/episode/24UYAkqGqiEXbJp1R6x4Of?si=462189ce5ff44ff0

Part 2 

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7kJgSTcKT7eTOvzg0scYlE?si=21ee4d595f7c46b1

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INCB - 3rd international expert group meeting on “Expanding International Narcotics Control Board lists of dangerous substances with no known legitimate use and novel approaches for their identification in falsified or illicitly manufactured pharmaceuticals” - closed door event in Vienna, Austria
https://www.incb.org/incb/en/index.html 

PEN-CP partners UKBF and CBRA, topped with experts from the PARSEC project, delivered a 1 hour 45 minute session titled “Two European research and innovation projects bridging Customs and Pharma sectors in the fight against illicit trade: PARSEC for detection and material identification and PEN-CP for innovation boosting partnership”
In addition, PEN-CP leaflets were handed to all participants (a pack of 50 leaflets total).

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"Environmentally friendly recycling service on the site where cigarettes are stored and destroyed by Customs authorities”, by Michael Wylde, CEO of Rezero -

https://cigarettewaste.com/

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"The future of combating counterfeit - No parcel goes unchecked”, by Karolina Zhytnikova, Legal Manager (Brand Protection & IP),Countercheck -

https://www.countercheck.com/

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H2020-project ALIGNER: “A research and policy roadmap for AI in support of law enforcement " by Daniel Lückerath, Project Manager, Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS -

https://aligner-h2020.eu/about/

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"How to use traceability to combat illicit tobacco trade”, by Sébastien Spanneut, Head of Global Track & Trace Delivery, Worldline -

https://worldline.com/

August 2023

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Today's episode features Marek Helm, the CEO of GScan, an Estonia-based producer of vehicle and cargo scanning technology that uses recent developments in atmospheric ray tomography. Data provided by muons, electrons, positrons and neutrons that pass through objects, once processed by AI and machine learning, allows the non-intrusive identification of cargo contents.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygd1FiC08pE&ab_channel=CBRA

July 2023

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Today's Pencast conversation is with Micha Slegt, a senior scientist in the customs laboratory of the Customs Administration of the Netherlands. After earning a PhD in chemistry, Micha has worked for Dutch Customs for 17 years as senior chemist and researcher. He's currently in Brussels for a year, furthering his education via a posting with Belgium Customs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eAhrnWtK2M&ab_channel=CBRA

June 2023

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Meet AELER, a forward thinking logistics innovation firm that brings advanced technologies to the container, the building block of our global economy, and to the ecosystem that surrounds the container. AELER scored second in the recent PEN-CP Innovation Prize. Today’s interview features company founder and co-CEO Naik Londono, and Port Network Lead Gadi Benmoshe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz0ws14KzBk

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TAPA EMEA, RESILIENCE@RISK Conference & Exhibition, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 100 PEN-CP leaflets were made available at a TAPA stand, for the 500 delegates who attended the event.

https://conference.tapaemea.org/welcome-to-the-tapa-emea-resiliencerisk/

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Projects to Policy Seminar (PPS), co-organised by DG HOME and REA, in Brussels, Belgium. Table at the Border Management dedicated booth was used to pass 60 PEN-CP leaflets to the PPS event participants.

https://home-affairs.ec.europa.eu/whats-new/events/projects-policy-seminar-2023-06-14_en 

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PHARMAP 2023, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packaging Congress, in Geneva, Switzerland. PEN-CP delivered a joint presentation with PARSEC: “Fighting trade in illicit medicines through technological innovation and cooperation between customs and the pharmaceutical industry.” 
And, 80 PEN-CP leaflets were made available for over 250 pharmaceutical sector professionals.

https://pharmap-congress.com/

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CUSTOMS AND PHARMA SECTORS - A NEW INFORMATION SHARING 
PARTNERSHIP ABOUT USEFUL AND PROMISING INNOVATIONS
An 18-month pilot program begins between European Customs administrations and 
Pharmaceutical companies, aimed at sharing information and learning from each other on 
innovations particularly in material anomaly detection, anti-counterfeit measures, and 
risk assessment tools and databases

https://www.pen-cp.net/_files/ugd/8fecfb_46aa8e9cfbbc4556b67cc0440abdac08.pdf

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Today's Pencast features Dawn Wilkes, Program Manager of the Security Group at the Universal Postal Union, the primary forum for postal cooperation between governments, Posts, regulators and other stakeholders, whose membership spans 192 countries.  Previously, Ms. Wilkes worked at the Global Security Group of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the federal law enforcement branch of the U.S. Postal Service.  This recording is the second half of our conversation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnqlG39TDbQ

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WCO-UPU Global Conference, specifically Session 4 “Cross-border e-commerce in postal items-what data work and how it can be utilized?”, in Tokyo, Japan. PEN-CP presented the annual study “Customs Innovations for Fighting Fraud and Trafficking in Cross-border Parcel Flows”. And, some 30 leaflets were handed to the event participants.

https://www.upu.int/en/Press-Release/2023/WCO-and-UPU-boost-e-commerce-through-enhanced-Customs%E2%80%93Post-cooperation

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Advancing Research and Innovation in Security with Horizon Europe - hybrid event organised by the Euresearch Network Office, in Lausanne, Switzerland. PEN-CP delivered an online presentation showcasing the project as “EU Framework program grant enabling true boosting of Customs innovations”. 

https://www.euresearch.ch/en/our-services/inform/events/advancing-research-and-innovation-in-security-with-horizon-europe-807.html

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The PEN-CP YouTube channel, originally launched by the Cross-border Research Association (CBRA) in December 2017, reaches the 30.000 views/listens milestone

https://www.pen-cp.net/_files/ugd/8fecfb_ca5b1a1aabd644018a93fcfaafbd9494.pdf

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Today's Pencast features Dawn Wilkes, Program Manager of the Security Group at the Universal Postal Union, the primary forum for postal cooperation between governments, Posts, regulators and other stakeholders, whose membership spans 192 countries.  Previously, Ms. Wilkes worked at the Global Security Group of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the federal law enforcement branch of the U.S. Postal Service.  This recording is the first half of our conversation - the second half will appear next week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9QdCFvvdko

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The winner of the 1st PEN-CP Innovation Prize (PIP-2022/23)* - “Advanced cargo scanner image analysis and threat object recognition training” - by Donatas Limantas, INTA, Lithuania -

http://inta.lt/en/

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The World Resources Institute (WRI) & Open Timber Portal (OTP) - by Sophie Lebaste -

https://www.wri.org/initiatives/open-timber-portal

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Live video-streaming by AELER,  the 3rd place participant in the 1st PEN-CP Innovation Prize (PIP-2022/23)* - “Smart containers with real-time track-and-trace and cargo monitoring, and software that identifies normal and atypical cargo behavior” - by co-CEO David Baur - 

https://www.aeler.com/

May 2023

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RISE-SD 2023, EU Research and Innovation show in the field of Civil Protection & Defense, in Rhodes, Greece. Some 50 PEN-CP leaflets were made available for  approximately 200 participants and 20 RDI projects in Disaster and crisis management; Critical Infrastructure protection, and Border security.

https://rise-sd2023.eu/event/main-event-rise-sd-2023/

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Rupa Ganguli is an Indian social entrepreneur and campaigner for sustainable development and equality within the textile industry. She has founded a series of organizations, including SPINNA Circle and most recently Inclusive Trade, which aims to be the Amazon of fair trade.  Inclusive Trade was named "Small Business Champion 2022”, a joint award of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), International Trade Centre (ITC) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).  Inclusive Trade  recently received a prestigious GOLD Investibility rating from Capital Pilot, the investment rating agency.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibe66Av8s2Q

Press Conference

WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN THE 1ST PEN-CP INNOVATION PRIZE

Prize winners are innovators in cargo scanner image analysis, subatomic

particle scanning and smart container technology

 

https://www.pen-cp.net/_files/ugd/8fecfb_51827e1fc6954035a1b12699bdc724da.pdf

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Enrika Naujokė is co-founder of CustomsClear, an E-learning platform for customs practitioners that aims to engage customs practitioners in continuous professional growth and lifelong learning, and to contribute to the seamless and sustainable movement of goods across borders -

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pxXTmlpiqM&list=PLwiRBCj7ddoKP5rfa0Yv7KKJAiFwzBiGo&index=5

April 2023

Conference

CERIS SSRI “Networks of Practitioners” Workshop: Exploitation of outcomes, capability requirements, and future perspectives, Brussels, Belgium - PEN-CP joined a panel session “Planning for the Future: Forward-looking methodologies for identifying and assessing capability requirements”

 

https://home-affairs.ec.europa.eu/whats-new/events/ceris-ssri-networks-practitioners-workshop-exploitation-outcomes-capability-requirements-and-future-2023-04-27_en

Conference

PEN-CP Year 4 Annual Event, Tirana, Albania - Approximately 45 participants (customs officers over 50%); Keynote speech: “Customs Inside Anywhere, Insights Everywhere” by Frank Heijmann, Dutch Customs, author of the bestselling book available here:

 

https://www.trichisboeken.nl/product/customs/

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Frank Heijmann is a senior executive in the Customs Administration of The Netherlands, with over 35 years of customs experience. He wrote CUSTOMS: Inside Anywhere, Insights Everywhere, the most complete and up-to-date introduction to the complex world of Customs available in print, published in October 2022 by Trichis Publishing in Rotterdam https://bit.ly/3UFEIbR. Frank is now Head of Trade Relations at the Customs Administration of the Netherlands, and guest lectures at several universities

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgnMag0nGe0&list=PLwiRBCj7ddoKP5rfa0Yv7KKJAiFwzBiGo&index=4

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Final submission deadline extension until 19 May 2023. Call texts are available at the PEN-CP website. PEN-CP-2022-ER7: Electronic seals for curtain sided transport — State-of-play & market review

 

https://www.pen-cp.net/_files/ugd/8fecfb_9bc1a78ca61e4628919b4791bf6e27d0.pdf

PEN-CP-2022-ER8: Sensor systems as e-seals for curtain-sided transport — customs requirements and future priorities -

 

https://www.pen-cp.net/_files/ugd/8fecfb_149339fd719343c2aed688cb32d44597.pdf

March 2023

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Hurricane’s goal is to create a unified data highway that calculates duty and taxes in real time, while screening out prohibited and restricted goods and denied parties. Company leaders David Spottiswood and Martin Palmer share some of their views of the future of data, and explain how their unified vision of data consistency and transparency will benefit all stakeholders, public and private, in the customs universe. - 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3dwVZlpPcg&list=PLwiRBCj7ddoKP5rfa0Yv7KKJAiFwzBiGo&index=3

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On this episode we meet Carlos Grau Tanner, the Director General of the Global Express Association (GEA), who discusses the association’s work on issues such as international trade policy, trade facilitation and customs, e-commerce and air cargo security; highlights some of the valuable resources that GEA makes available to the industry and the general public; and speculates on what the future may hold for customs and express carriers, in a world of ever-growing e-commerce traffic.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1oJMt82AbQ&list=PLwiRBCj7ddoKP5rfa0Yv7KKJAiFwzBiGo&index=2

Conference

Security & Policing Event, Farnborough, UK - PEN-CP promoted alongside UK Governmental Agencies & one dozen leaflets handed out (CBRA & UKBF participating) - 

 

https://www.securityandpolicing.co.uk/news/record-breaking-success-for-security-policing-2023/

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On the first episode of our Pencast re-launch, we speak with Ricardo Treviño Chapa, Deputy Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, whose diverse background in finance, revenue collection, social security and in customs for Mexico and the Caribbean Region provides invaluable skills and allies for his current role at the WCO. Ricardo’s wealth of previous experiences, and his current leadership of an energetic modernization programme at the WCO, give him unique perspectives on the future of customs innovation.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp4DIfgPRbw&list=PLwiRBCj7ddoKP5rfa0Yv7KKJAiFwzBiGo&index=1

Conference

CERIS Workshop: “Methods and examples of piloting and validation of innovative border management solutions”, Brussels, Belgium - PEN-CP joined one of the panels, presenting: “Project introduction; Spectrum of PEN-CP innovation instruments; and Piloting & testing online & e-learning tools” -

https://home-affairs.ec.europa.eu/whats-new/events/ceris-workshop-methods-and-examples-piloting-and-validation-innovative-border-management-solutions-2023-03-09_en

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Radiation detection & video streaming, by Marco Panniello & colleagues, Arktis Radiation Detectors Ltd

 

https://www.arktis-detectors.com/  

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Update on CELBET activities, by Andras Bartha, Head of CELBET

 

https://www.celbet.eu/

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Border management standardization roadmap, by Pertti Woitch, PEN-CP Ethics Advisor

 

 https://www.cencenelec.eu/news-and-events/events/2023/2023-02-17_workshop-border-management-standardisation-roadmap/

February 2023

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“Global Textile Scheme (GTS) and Digital Product Pass – details of a new data exchange standard for textile product data and its potentials for European Customs” – by Andreas R. Schneider, CEO, Global Textile Scheme GmbH 

 

http://www.globaltextilescheme.org/

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“Muon FLUX: a safer, more automatic, and penetrating inspection scanner technology by GScan” - by Andi Hektor, PhD | Chair of the Board | GScan OU

 

https://gscan.eu/

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“From a Blockathon to a production-grade project on counterfeits”, European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, EUIPO - by Nicolas Hauw, Project Lead

 

http://www.euipo.europa.eu/

January 2023

Conference

Workshop Swiss and EU start-up support, hybrid online & @Lausanne, Switzerland - PEN-CP used as an example of a EU-funded network of practitioners -project -

 

https://www.epfl-innovationpark.ch/

 

https://trustvillage.ch/

December 2022

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“Horizon Europe Project iFLOWS : Advanced technologies for scanning and detection of illicit material for postal services and express courier flows”, by DI Dr. Thomas Staffenberger, iFLOWS Coordinator, Austria,

 

http://www.recendt.at/

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“The future of global trade data”, by Peter Bulters, CEO of CATTS, the Netherlands, Winner of the WCO Hackathon 2022 

 

http://www.catts.eu/

November 2022

Conference

The 25th Administrative Meeting for National Contact Points of WCO Regional Liaison Office Eastern and Central Europe (RILO ECE), online - PEN-CP introduced to approximately 40 Customs officers across RILO ECE member administrations -

https://www.gov.pl/web/national-revenue-administration/the-regional-intelligence-liaison-office-for-eastern-and-central-europe-rilo-ece

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“Muon imaging overview and opportunities for customs”, by Dezso Varga, Head of High Energy Physics Department, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary

 

https://wigner.hu/

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“The solution for the mandatory requirement for complete, accurate and compliant advanced electronic data (AED) in cross-border eCommerce”, by Co-Founder David Spottiswood, Hurricane Commerce

 

http://www.hurricanecommerce.com/

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“Global Express Association (GEA) Customs Capability Database: Tracking trade facilitation implementation from express delivery industry perspective”, by GEA Customs and Security Advisor Dietmar Jost & Director General of the GEA Carlos Grau Tanner, Switzerland

 

https://global-express.org/index.php?id=31

October 2022

Conference

EU High-level Customs Risk Management event - during CZ PRES the High-Level Seminar focused on the area of risk management and risk analysis - Prague, Czech Republic - 50 PEN-CP leaflets handed out to all participants, primarily intelligence and risk management directors across all Member States - 

https://czech-presidency.consilium.europa.eu/en/events/high-level-seminar-for-directors-general-of-the-customs-administrations/

Conference

WCO Technology Exhibition, Maastricht, the Netherlands - PEN-CP presented to a wide audience during lunch break slot & 100 PEN-CP leaflets handed out (at partner-UNIL booth) -

 

https://na.eventscloud.com/website/35016/home/

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“Horizon Europe project MELCHIOR - MECHANICAL IMPEDANCE and MULTIPHYSICS CONCEALED AND HIDDEN OBJECTS INTERROGATION” (started on 1.9.2022, 3 year duration), by Project coordinator Professor José Luis Pérez Díaz, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain. 

 

https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101073899

June 2022

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Global Customs Innovation Award co-winner UK Border Force (UKBF) & GCIA-2021 submission titled “Designed and embedded carrier connectivity dashboards, to identify carriers importing freight into Great Britain that are not submitting mandated pre-arrival safety and security declarations”, by Chris Hodges and Pardeep Bilkhu

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/border-force

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Global Customs Innovation Award GCIA-2021 co-winner Australian Border Force (ABF) & “Innovation activities at ABF”, by Alison Graham

 

https://www.abf.gov.au/

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