Customs Environment

28, 29 September and 1 October 2020

Global customs environment – The relation between administrations and business

What is customs all about and what are the objectives at stake for all actors involved within the supply chain? Customs legislation and decisions have significant impact on the business environment. This training module brings the whole of the sector in perspective, respecting all relevant stages of policy creation. The module will be concluded with a business game.

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 on September:

- 28 and 29 September 2020 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

- 1 October 2020 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

All classes are taught in English and involve a high degree of interaction. Participants who attend all classes and pass the exam at the end of the advanced module receive a certificate.


The exam will take place on Thursday 8 October 2020 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Foreign participants are offered the opportunity to take the exam from a distance.

Competence level

This advanced module is designed to ensure participants achieve an advanced level of competence (Level 2 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.


The classes will continue at the University of Antwerp, City Campus, Building xxx, room (to be determinated), Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp.

The exam will take place at the University of Antwerp, City Campus, Builing xxx, room (to be determinated), Prinstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp.

Tuition fees

The fee is EUR 900 EUR and covers registration, study materials, lunches and coffee.

CBR 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 CBR Antwerp’s SME portfolio is DV.O100321.


A request for recognition concerning OVB, IAB and IGO has been submitted.

This training is recognized by the Flemish government concerning het 'Vlaams opleidingsverlof' and within PC 226.


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 Steve Mees - Attaché, FOD Financiën, Algemene Administratie Douane en Accijnzen.



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