IFCBA 2022 Conference - Presentations

Following our successful conference in Singapore, we’re pleased to share the presentations that were made over the two days.  The presentations are listed in the order that they occurred.

Video greeting from Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization

A global market transportation update
Barthul Hoefnagels, Expeditors Regional Vice President for Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia 

HS Classification Group Challenge
The following three case studies were shared with delegates, each representing challenges with the application of the Harmonized System of Tariff Classification. Delegates worked in groups to come up with the “correct” classification. Needless to say, there were differences of opinion in the room of customs broker tariff experts! This was an excellent way to kick off the conference, with business experts applying their knowledge and analytical skills, together. 
Case study - Apple Watch
Case study - Garden Flags
Case study - Kitchen Table and Chairs set

The Harmonized System of Tariff Classification
Customs brokers are experts in tariff classification. IFCBA is participating in a review study on HS being conducted by the World Customs Organization. This presentation sets the stage for this study, and for the results of a survey conducted by IFCBA of its members (the survey results will be distributed to WCO and IFCBA members following the conference).
Ding Ye, Tariff and Trade Affairs, WCO

Focus on Education and Professional Development
Clive Coke, Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica (CBFFAJ)
Vikrant Gogia, Federation of Freight Forwarders' Associations in India (FFFAI)
Angela Collins, Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB)

Revisiting Regulation of Customs Brokers
Carol West, IFCBA Secretary presents the IFCBA Best Practices Model on Customs Broker Licensing
Wang Min, China Customs Brokers Association (CCBA) presents the experience in China