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.
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.
This module consists of three days of classes: dates will be communicated soon.
All classes are taught in English and involve a high degree of interaction.
All classes are recorded. Participants can listen to the recordings afterwards in preparation for the exam.
Individual attendance is expected to be at least 75% (digital in real time) and a maximum of 25% participation in deferred relays (including force majeure situations). This only applies to online teaching. In a physical setting, where lessons are held on campus, an individual attendance rate of 80% is required (including force majeure situations). Participation in the examination is only possible after the minimum attendance requirement has been met.
The exam will take place at the University of Antwerp.
Foreign participants are offered the opportunity to take the exam from a distance.
This advanced module is designed to ensure participants achieve an advanced level of competence (Level 2 of the EU Customs Competency Framework).
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.
This training will be taught online.
The exam will take place on the Stadscampus, University of Antwerp.
The price depends on the format (physical or digital) in which the lessons will be given.
- online: EUR 1350 (covers registration, study material and exam)
- physically: EUR 1550 (covers registration, study material, exam, lunch and catering).
Registration will become available soon.
The registration fee is paid within 30 days of receipt of the debit note to KBC account number BE91 7360 6389 5176 of Nexus, CST-UAntwerp, Venusstraat 23, 2000 Antwerp. Each application/registration is binding and cannot be cancelled. Replacement by a colleague is possible with simple written notification to the organizers.
The prices mentioned are prices excluding VAT (Exemption VAT due to article 44 §2 4°), as the University of Antwerp is, in the current state of legislation, a legal entity not subject to VAT. Nexus/ATA reserves the right, however, in case VAT is still due on the registration price, to pass this VAT on to the participants.
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 required approvals are requested from the competent authorities (OVB, ITAA, IBJ and IGO).
- The training is eligible for the Flemish training leave and training cheques.
- Recognition paid educational leave under the PC226 is applicable.
- Training premium (PC336): after you or your employee(s) have followed a training course, you can apply to Liberform for a training premium. The premium is a financial intervention to employers or companies that pay for the training: more info and application.
- It is required that participants are effectively present. Replacement by a colleague is possible; the organization will be informed in writing in advance.
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 Ward Lietaert, Lawyer at Customs Legal.