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Certificate of Customs Competency                                                            Duration: 5 Days
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Our Certificate of Customs Competency course is Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and includes one year's e-membership of the Institute.  The CILT will issue the Certificate at the end of the course.

The programme is taught by an experienced industry professional from a pragmatic and practical view point and is designed to meet the requirements of the EU Customs Competency Framework for the Private Sector.   It aims to give delegates the knowledge and tools needed to fulfil a commercial customs role in any international supply chain efficiently and effectively, making full use of the available customs processes and procedures to obtain the best outcomes for their organisation and customers. 

Uniquely the emphasis is placed on understanding requirements and options, being able to assess whether or not they apply to a given situation and what benefits and drawbacks the use of the different options will produce.  

This allows delegates to use their knowledge in any environment or business sector and in conjunction with any computer system used by their organisation or customers.


This exciting new course sets the standard for professional competence in commercial operational customs compliance.  This is important as under the new Union Customs Code (UCC) a company’s access to customs simplifications, priority treatment and reduced cost will be based on external risk assessment.

Successful delegates will be able to prove to employers that they have the essential knowledge and skills needed to work in this field without placing their organisations at risk.

Companies having achieved or seeking to achieve AEO(C) or AEO(F) status will be able to demonstrate that their employees engaged in customs work have the level of knowledge expected by the Standard.

This vocational course is designed with business in mind, covering the full range of essential customs knowledge in a concise and targeted manner, keeping time away from the workplace to a minimum.

Delegates are assessed on their knowledge and their ability to apply that knowledge in business situations rather than on their capability to write lengthy essays or memorise legislation.    


Customs in Action, Practical Compliance:              The Customs Environment         

                                                                                         Controls, Audits, Appeals, Tribunals, Penalties, Record Keeping

                                                                                         European Union – Intrastats, Export Sales Lists, VAT Return

                                                                                         Third countries – import duty, taxes

                                                                                          Reading and checking a customs entry

                                                                                          Customs Procedure Codes

                                                                                          Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)


Customs Tariff Classification:                                     The straightforward ‘how to’ guide

                                                                                          The Global Harmonised System (HS)

                                                                                          Selecting the correct tariff code

                                                                                          General Rules of Interpretation

                                                                                          Harmonised System Explanatory Notes (HSENs) etc.


Customs Valuation:                                                       The impact of valuation

                                                                                           How to arrive at the correct valuation for the most
                                                                                           common shipment types

                                                                                           Methods of Valuation

                                                                                           First / Earlier / Prior Sale process


Origin & Preference:                                                   
  The impact of origin and preference

                                                                                           Calculating Origin

                                                                                           Gaining the benefits

                                                                                           Free Trade Agreements

                                                                                           Managing the paperwork - EUR1 forms etc.

Specialist Customs Procedures / Assessment:         Paying the ‘right’ amount of import duty            

                                                                                            Avoiding expensive pitfalls

                                                                                            Picking the best procedure

                                                                                            ATA Carnets

                                                                                            Inward Processing Relief (IP)

                                                                                            Outward Processing Relief (OP)

                                                                                            Returned Goods Relief (RGR)

                                                                                            Temporary Admission (TA)

                                                                                            Processing Under Customs Control (PCC)

                                                                                            End Use

                                                                                            Customs Warehousing


A multi-choice assessment will be undertaken at the end of the final day

Candidates must attend all five days of the programme and attain the pass mark in the assessment to be awarded the Certificate of Customs Competency.  Candidates who do not attain the pass mark will receive a certificate of attendance. 

The programme is suitable for those involved in the use of customs procedures at an operational and/or supervisory/management level.  It is equally applicable to exporters, importers, traders, customs brokers and freight agents of any size from SME to global corporations.


Currently the programme is offered as public sessions in London, other locations may become available so if you would like to take the Certificate course elsewhere please do get in touch.  

It can also be provided as cost effective in-house training on different dates, in different locations depending on delegate numbers (Prices on application).

To allow flexibility for business need, delegates may choose to attend days from a mix of the public sessions (prior notice is required) but it is recommended that where possible delegates attend the courses in the order shown and in a single session.

Course Fee:
£1,950 (no VAT payable)

CILT & IOM members:  £1,765 (please quote membership number when booking)


Course Dates:                            Book Now


Early Spring Session:

Customs in Action, Practical Compliance                             13th February 2017

Customs Tariff Classification                                                   14th February 2017

Customs Valuation                                                                    15th February 2017

Origin & Preference                                                                  16th February 2017

Specialist Customs Procedures / Assessment                      17th February 2017


Late Spring Session:

Customs in Action, Practical Compliance                              26th April 2017

Customs Tariff Classification                                                    27th April 2017

Customs Valuation                                                                    28th April 2017

Origin & Preference                                                                  18th May 2017

Specialist Customs Procedures / Assessment                      19th May 2017

Summer School:

Customs in Action, Practical Compliance                              7th August 2017

Customs Tariff Classification                                                    8th August 2017

Customs Valuation                                                                     9th August 2017

Origin & Preference                                                                  10th August 2017

Specialist Customs Procedures / Assessment                      11th August 2017

Autumn Session:

Customs in Action, Practical Compliance                              20th November 2017

Customs Tariff Classification                                                    21st November 2017

Customs Valuation                                                                    22nd November 2017

Origin & Preference                                                                  23rd November 2017

Specialist Customs Procedures / Assessment                      24th November 2017