IFCBA Seminar and Meeting - August 2017 - Bangkok

The 2017 IFCBA Seminar Series and Meetings, took place August 28-29 at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok, Thailand.

Click here to view presentations from the event. 


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Registration is now open for the IFCBA 2017 Seminar Series and Meetings, 28-29 August in Bangkok, Thailand. Click here to view the program details.

It is very important that attendees book their hotel rooms as soon as possible through the following secure webpage.  Our room block will not be available after July 18, 2017.


Questions regarding this event should be sent to the IFCBA Secretariat, ifcba@ifcba.org


The meeting of the WCO’s Private Sector Consultative Group was held on July 3-4 in Brussels, followed by a joint meeting with the WCO Policy Commission.  The IFCBA delegation was composed of Carol West, IFCBA Secretary;  Jaime King, IFCBA Past Chair and Mary Jo Muoio, IFCBA representative from the United States NCBFAA.

The IFCBA is delighted to have been invited to continue its PSCG membership in the coming year, when the agenda will include subjects of critical interest such as customs broker regulation and e-commerce. We look forward to the opportunity to review these issues in detail at the IFCBA meeting in Bangkok in August.




WTO members gathered on 16 May for the inaugural meeting of the Committee on Trade Facilitation, the body responsible for overseeing implementation of the WTO’s historic Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

Concluded at the WTO’s 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference, the TFA entered into force on 22 February 2017 following its ratification by two-thirds of the WTO membership. In line with the Agreement, the Committee on Trade Facilitation was established in order to provide WTO members a forum to consult on matters related to the operation of the TFA and the advancement of its objectives.

At the inaugural meeting, members elected Ambassador Daniel Blockert (Sweden) as chair of the committee.

“Having the committee now in session marks an important milestone in our longstanding efforts to foster the facilitation of trade around the globe,” Ambassador Blockert said. “We have finally reached the stage where our collective engagement over the past years is bearing fruit. In doing so, we are testimony of what can be achieved – even under challenging circumstances – when working in coalitions of a common cause.”

This was excerpted from a 16 May 2017 news item by the World Trade Organization.

The WCO has a busy calendar of meetings and this past week, its Trade Facilitation Agreement Working Group held its sessions.  IFCBA Past Chair Jaime King and IFCBA Secretary Carol West were in attendance.

For more details on the meeting, please read this article, which appeared in the WCO News today.