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Ernani Checcucci

Senior Trade Facilitation Specialist, World Bank

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Ernani Checcucci

Ernani Checcucci is an engineer with over 24 years of solid experience on customs and border management, capacity building and development…
both at national and global levels and has recently joined the World Bank Group to provide support and advisory services to the implementation of trade facilitation, customs, and border management reforms.

From 2016 to January 2019 Ernani served as Director Capacity Building for the World Customs Organization (WCO), leading a dynamic team responsible for multiple capacity building initiatives, providing support to more than 110 beneficiary countries, mobilizing expertise in a global scale and addressing various agendas, as trade facilitation, integrity and fight of corruption, customs professionalism, enforcement and revenue collection.

From 2011 to 2015, he served as Undersecretary of Customs and International Relations for the Secretariat of Federal Revenue of Brazil (RFB) and was responsible for major development initiatives as the Brazilian Trade Single Window, business process reengineering in partnership with the private sector, the establishment of National Targeting Center and enhancement of risk management function.

Ernani worked for the World Customs Organization (2005-2011) and his international experience includes diagnostic missions, technical consulting, strategic and project planning and training in more than 40 countries in the Americas, Africa, Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. He also took part in joint missions organized by the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization.

He joined the Secretariat of Federal Revenue of Brazil in July 1995, as Customs and Tax Auditor. He started his career working at ports, airports and border points in the northern region of Brazil, and from 1998 to 2005, held various management positions within the Organization.

Ernani Checcucci Sessions

  • June 19, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am

    Invisible Borders and the Movement of Goods: AEOs and the Future of Government/Private Sector Partnerships

    This panel will discuss border development and government-private sector partnerships to facilitate movement of goods, including Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) programs and progress under the SAFE Framework. The panel will include a discussion on the Iceberg Theory of border control, i.e., alternative compliance measures, inspections and controls away from the frontier in the light of major Customs challenges like Brexit....

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