Registration for Conference

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The 3rd ESA Regional Research Conference is scheduled to take place on 16th and 17th March 2020 and will be hosted by the WCO Regional Training Centre (RTC), Mauritius. The conference will focus on opportunities presented by emerging issues in Customs and Trade.

Theme: The effect of emerging issues on the role of Customs and Trade’.


The World Customs Organization, East and Southern Africa, Regional Office for Capacity Building (WCO ESA ROCB) launched the ESA Regional Research Programme in 2013, aiming to build institutional capacity and the body of knowledge in Customs through research. The programme aims to enhance the region’s capacity to showcase its research globally. The 1st WCO ESA Regional Research Conference was hosted by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority in 2014 in Harare, Zimbabwe, themed “Customs and Trade Facilitation: Building Institutional Capacity and the body of knowledge in Customs through research”. The 2nd conference took place in 2017, hosted by the Regional Training Centre (RTC), Kenya. The theme of the conference was “Impacts and Implication of the Trade Facilitation Agreement and the WCO Mercator Programme to the ESA region”. It was attended by more than 200 participants from 20 nations.

Are you planning to attend the conference? Register Here.