Dominican Republic will be host country for the 7.º World BASC Congress 2017 denominated “Trade Facilitation and Security – Pathway for Global Prosperity”, this event will be held on September 14th and 15th at the Hotel Embajador, located in the beautiful city of Santo Domingo.
With the celebration of the 7.º World BASC Congress 2017 we mark the twentieth anniversary of BASC program, and it will represent a unique opportunity for all members and world-trade related organizations, where businesspeople from different countries and authorities will analyze the main challenges and opportunities ahead cooperation agreements for their business strategies, impact on local legislations, and other supply chain actors over the world, from the trade facilitation and security perspective, for global prosperity.
Participants at 7th. World BASC Congress will have the opportunity of learning about the new trends, best practices, global and regional regulations, thematic and sectoral coverage, regularity and degree of integration for trade security and facilitation to gain global prosperity.
- Logistics Operators
The activities will officially begin on Sept. 14th with a series of conferences and panels with national and internationals speakers at the highest level integration to discuss new trends about international trade and security. Participants are also invited to visit one of the most important seaports in Santo Domingo. For more details please visit the event schedule.
Sponsors and Partners
September 14th y 15th
All the sessions will be held at Hotel Royal Hideaway, El Embajador.
Trade Facilitation and Security
... equal opportunity and global prosperity
Against the background of the ratification of World Trade Organization (WTO) – Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) a far-reaching reform is necessary in the concept of regional integration, standardization of international trade processes, with an increasingly importance for trade facilitation and security, in order to ensure the efficient flow of goods through all distribution channels and actors os the supply chain.
This is the main reason why World BASC Organization (WBO) and BASC Dominicana welcome this opportunity to celebrate the 7.º World BASC Congress 2017 held on September 14th and 15th at the Hotel Embajador, located in the beautiful city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
… after 9/11 has change the way the world trade good and services, and those countries that can’t adapt to the trade facilitation and security initiatives shall be excluded from developed markets sooner or later.
… With the announce of WTO TFA entering into force is even more necessary to modify and harmonize our business strategies, considering security as a priority for the future of international commerce.. and our country…
BASC represents a security guarantee for exporters…
BASC has created a security culture all over cargo sector…
BASC provide risk management for our supply chain…
Trade Facilitation in a controlled environment will provide richness for nations.
We feel confortable and secure at BASC …
The trade facilitation agreement does not mean that customs will verify more or faster, it means that custom control will be more efficient and base on risk management…
Confirmation of pre-check process on webpage, QR code and reservation, new participants can also register at this time. The WBO staff will provide name badges, schedule and various other material to enhance your experience in our congress.
note: please present an official ID for the confirmation process.
♣ Remarks by Alvaro Alpizar, President, Board of Directors, WBO
♣ Remarks by Erik Alma, President, BASC Dominicana
♣ Introduction by Erik Alma of Distinguished Guests:
– Board of Directors – WBO & BASC Dominicana Chapter
– US Embassy Representatives
– Dominican Republic Customs Officials
– Other Distinguished guests: City, Ports and Law Enforcement officials
– Robert Perez, Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner, Operations Support
Coffee Break and Networking
Moderator: Al Gina, Founder of CT-Strategies and Assistant Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection, (Former)
♣ Karolyn Salcedo, Technical Attaché, Compliance & Facilitation Directorate, and Regional Development Manager for the Americas and the Caribbean, World Customs Organization(WCO)
♣ Sheri Rosenow, WTO Secretariat – Trade Facilitation Agreement
♣ Carol West, President of the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers;
Secretary of the International Federation of Customs Broker
Associations (IFCBA); and Former Chair, WCO Private Sector
Mr. Fonseca will explain the Central American Digital Platform, a tool through which the commitments of the Bali Agreement will be implemented and modernizing customs, migratory and single window processes throughout the region.
Moderator: Fermin Cuza, International President, WBO
♣ Alvaro Alpizar, Rex Cargo – President Consejo Directivo WBO
♣ Eduardo Rodriguez, Asist. Director General (DGA), Dominican Republic
♣ Alexander Shad, Chair of AMCHAMDR TFA Committee, Dominican Republic
Moderator: Alfonso Rojas, President, ASAPRA (Moderator)
♣ William Malamud, Executive Vice President AMCHAMDR, Dominican Republic
♣ Francisco X. Santeiro, FedEx Express LA & Caribbean Division
Moderator: Suzanne Lemaitre, Director of Communications, World BASC
♣ Fermin Cuza, International President, WBO
♣ Robert Perez, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Operations Support, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (A)
♣ Al Gina, Founder of CT-Strategies & Asssistant Commissioner CBP (Former)
♣ Mayra Hernandez, President, WBO (Former)
♣ Fernando Duque – Executive Director, WBO
♣ Alvaro Alpizar WBO President, President, Board of Directors (WBO)
♣ Erik Alma, BASC Dominicana Chapter President, Board of Directors (BASC Dominicana Chapter)
Verification process will consist on confirmation of your pre-register process, please bring confirmation sheet with QR code!
The congress will provide private transportation for pre-registrated attendees. Please bring confirmation sheet.