Customs Strategy & International Trade

23, 24 and 26 November 2020

In a world where International Trade has never been more volatile or impacted by geopolitical events (Brexit, Trade Wars, …), it is of the utmost importance for businesses professionals to prepare and develop a clear Customs Vision and Strategy on International Trade. These efforts will enable you to be agile and swiftly react to any hurdle that could be thrown your way. 

Defining a Customs & International Trade Strategy for a business not only implies understanding the needs and vision of local and central authorities, but also understanding the specific needs and relevant regulatory framework for your supply chain  and products. Taking the time to setup your Customs and Trade function will also enable you to fine-tune your strategy wherever necessary based on a set of tools that support companies in managing these daily challenges.  

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: 

-  23 and 24 November 2020 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

-  26 November 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 Friday 4 December 2020 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 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 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.


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, Builind 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 Lionel Van Reet  - EMEA Customs & International Trade Compliance Lead Partner at PwC.



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