Customs debt and litigation

9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 September 2019

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The incurrence of a customs debt and the recovery of customs duties play an important role in daily customs practices. Often disputes arise on these matters. The purpose of this program is to explore these areas. The module will be supervised by Eric Van Dooren, Antwerp Court of Appeal judge and UAntwerp associate professor.

Target audience

This advanced module can be taken by participants who have already passed the basic programme or can prove that they have obtained an equivalent degree of experience.

Course information

This module consists of three days of classes (9, 10 and 11 September 2019) from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. after lunch. All classes are taught in English and involve a high degree of interaction. Participants who attend at least 80% of the classes and pass the exam at the end of the advanced module receive a certificate.

Additional to this module two extra days on the subject 'Betwistingen en vervolgingen in België inzake douane en accijnzen' (September 12 and 13) are organised. Further information on this optional two-day program, which will be taught in Dutch, can be found here. Participants receive a cerfticiate of attendance when they participate in these two days

Competence level

This advanced module is designed to ensure participants achieve an advanced level of competence (Level 3 of the EU Customs Competency Framework).

Course materials

Digital course materials are provided (e.g. PowerPoints, court bundles (legal doctrine, case law)). These digital course materials will be made available through the university’s electronic learning environment.


city campus, room C.104
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerp

Tuition fees

The fee is EUR 900 (3 days) or EUR 1.500 (3 + 2 optional days) and covers registration, study materials, lunches and coffee.

Nexus is recognised as a training provider in the SME Portfolio (KMO portefeuille) system. Using this system could enable participants to save up to 30% of the registration fee. SME Portfolio applications must be submitted no later than 14 days after the course start date. The participant undertakes to respect the rules set out by the Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The accreditation number for Nexus Antwerp’s SME portfolio is DV.O100321.


  • The Flemish Bar Association has accredited the programme and allocated it 27 credits.
  • The Institute of Accountants and Tax Consultants has accredited the full programme as a continuing education programme (9, 10, 12 & 13/9: 6h/day, 11/9: 3.30h).
  • This training is recognized by the Flemish government concerning het 'Vlaams opleidingsverlof'.
  • IGO recognized this session for magistrates, judicial trainees and members of staff of the judicial order in the event of effective attendance and the signing of the signature list. For those who register but are not actually present, the IGO does not cover any costs. However, replacement by a colleague is permitted, who then signs with the name and position next to the name of the replaced colleague.


The module is taught by a team of lecturers with relevant expertise from the academic world, the government sector, the private sector and the legal profession. The module will be supervised by Eric Van Dooren, Antwerp Court of Appeal judge and UAntwerp associate professor.



Antwerp Tax Academy Stadscampus
S.V. 091
Venusstraat 23
2000 Antwerp
Tel. + 32 3 265 31 15

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