Costa Rica Hosts Customs Brokers Forum

The fourth annual meeting of the Association for Customs Academic Research and Development will be held starting today to September 30.

Monday, September 28, 2009

250 people are expected to participate in the meeting, which will take place at Hotel San José Palacio.

"This forum is intended for high ranking customs executives, investigators from universities and institutions engaged in customs research, and representatives of international organizations", explained newspaper Prensa Libre.

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