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Benefits of the Authorized Economic Operator Program (AEO) for Border Control Officials in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

  • 7/1/2021 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Event date: 7/1/2021 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Export event

Persons in charge of the presentations:

Violanda Botet, Deputy Executive Secretary, Inter American Committee against Terrorism, Secretary of Multidimensional Security (SSM), Organization of American States
Melvin Enrique Redondo, Secretary General, Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA)
Ricardo Treviño, Adjunct Secretary General, General Secretariat of the World Customs Organization (WCO)
Werner Ovalle, Customs Intendant, Intendancy of Tax Administration of Guatemala
Doris Alicia Madrid, Deputy Executive Director, Honduras Customs Administration
Carlos E. Ochoa, Head of Trade Negotiations and Communications, Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Jovanny Feliz Villar, AEO Manager, General Directorate of Customs Dominican Republic
Fabiano Queiroz Diniz, Head of the AEO National Center, Receita Federal of Brazil 

This virtual workshop seeks to  share with national customs and border control officials in  El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras regional experiences regarding in the implementation of AEO programs by national authorities within the context of the “SAFE Framework Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade”, a key international instrument that seeks to promote and facilitate international trade.

The workshop will highlight key features of AEO programs and also will focus on current trends regarding such programs with a view towards increasing benefits for trade operators in the region.   The workshop will also take stock of proposals now pending before the World Customs Organization to modify AEO programs in the future.  Various international organizations are expected to share capacity building opportunities among border control officials within the region. Finally, participants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras will be encouraged to share their perspectives and propose specific actions to take in the future with a view towards creating a capacity building roadmap supported by  entities sponsoring this virtual seminar.