Risk & Compliance

This module has been postponed to 25, 26 and 27 January 2021!

In order to avoid unnecessary corona infections, it was internally decided to postpone the advanced module 'Risk & Compliance' to a later date. Interaction is necessary for this training, which is not so obvious with streaming. All participants who have already registered for this course will remain registered.

Customs and international trade is constantly evolving towards a digital, risk-based and system-based approach.  Economic operators are not only expected to stay informed of legislative and regulatory changes in a dynamic customs and trade environment but they also need to ensure that their internal operations incorporate the necessary internal controls, based on an assessment of their risk profile. 

A profound knowledge of Risk & Compliance is, in this respect, a key requirement of any future Customs & Trade professional. The Risk & Compliance module appears to be the ideal opportunity to gather the necessary regulatory, legal, operational knowledge as this Special Module will be multi-disciplinary, interactive and will cover the following key aspects & topics.

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:

-  25 and 26 January 2021 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

-  27 January 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 4 February 2021 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. The room will be determined later. 

Tuition fees

The fee is 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.



Antwerp Tax Academy Stadscampus
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2000 Antwerp
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