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Post-Master in EU Customs Law (in English)

EFS is the only institute to offer a post-master in EU customs law in English. The interactive programme, focusing on international business and with opportunities for international networking, will ensure you are completely up-to-date with the world of EU customs law. Module 1 will be held from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September 2018, and module 2 from Monday 5 to Friday 9 November 2018.

Key benefits

  • In-depth education
  • International business focus
  • Bridge between theory and Practice
  • Interactive (25 participants)
  • Visits to Port of Rotterdam
  • International networking

The programme introduces you to the Union Customs Code and provides you with a detailed understanding of general issues in EU customs law, as well as in-depth training in relevant strategic and business issues.

The first module will discuss general issues within EU customs law. It also includes a tour of Rotterdam Harbour so that you can experience one of the world’s largest ports in all its glory!

The second module focuses on strategic and business issues in customs.

You will also complete a course examining the influence of customs law on multinationals, and visit the Dutch Customs Authorities at the APM Terminals Maasvlakte II site in Rotterdam.

All programme topics are discussed from the perspective of the Union Customs Code. Rulings under EU Court of Justice cases issued under the Community Customs Code (applicable until 1 May 2016) will also be discussed in detail, given that most of these rulings remain relevant under the Union Customs Code.

Successful completion of the post-master will require you to write and defend a thesis. EFS modules are taught by renowned professors and prestigious guest speakers, whose experience, expertise and reputation in their specialised fields guarantee high educational standards.

PMC participants work in a variety of fields, including for multinationals, in international trade and consultancy, in legal practice or the academic world or judiciary, and for tax or customs authorities.

The programme is designed for those specialising in customs and indirect taxes with at least two years of professional experience and who want to increase their knowledge of EU customs law in both breadth and depth. Customs and indirect tax professionals working for multinationals, involved in international trade or working in consultancy, legal practice, the academic world, the judiciary or for tax or customs authorities are welcome to take part in the programme.

MODULE 1

DAY 1: 24 SEPTEMBER 2018

13.30 – 14.00 Lunch/Kick-off meeting
14.00 – 17.00 Introduction to EU Customs Law
18.00 – 21.00 Customs tasks (fiscal/non fiscal) in international, multilateral and regional perspective / EU decision makers/institutions; Legislative powers of the EU and Member States;
Dispute settlement in customs matters

 

DAY 2: 25 SEPTEMBER 2018

14.00 – 17.00 Formal Customs Law – selected topics
18.00 – 21.00 Dutiable basis I: Customs Value

 

DAY 3: 26 SEPTEMBER 2018

14.00 – 17.00 Dutiable basis II: Origin
18.30 – 19.30 Dutiable basis II: Origin (case study)
19.30 – 21.00 Dutiable basis III: Tariff classification

 

DAY 4: 27 SEPTEMBER 2018

10.00 – 13.00 Dutiable basis III: Tariff classification
14.00 – 17.00 Customs approved treatment, customs procedures and customs processes, formalities
18.30 – 22.00 Informal meeting and dinner with the speakers during a boat trip in the port of Rotterdam

 

DAY 5: 28 SEPTEMBER 2018

10.00 – 13.00 Suspension regimes
14.00 – 17.00 Excise duties

 

MODULE 2

DAY 1: 5 NOVEMBER 2018

14.00 – 17.00 Restructuring of the supply chain and customs
18.00 – 21.00 Origin management

 

DAY 2: 6 NOVEMBER 2018

14.00 – 17.00 Customs valuation in complex supply chains
18.00 – 21.00 VAT and customs

 

DAY 3: 7 NOVEMBER 2018

09.00 – 13.00 Visit to the Dutch Customs Authorities, APM Terminals Maasvlakte II
14.00 – 17.00 VAT and customs (sequel)
18.00 – 21.00 Customs duty management from a business perspective

 

DAY 4: 8 NOVEMBER 2018

14.00 – 17.00 Trade facilitations and developments
18.00 – 21.00 Customs function and role various stakeholders

 

DAY 5: 9 NOVEMBER 2018

10.00 – 13.00 EU strategic controls and sanctions
14.00 – 17.00 Wrap-up

 

PROF. WALTER DE WIT

Professor – Erasmus School of Law,
Partner EY, Programme Director/
EFS Board member

‘Excise duties’
‘Customs valuation in complex supply chains’
‘VAT and customs’
‘Wrap-up’

RUUD TUSVELD LLM

Partner – Customs, Excise & International
Trade – PwC

‘Introduction to EU Customs Law’
‘Dutiable basis I: Customs Value’
‘Suspension regimes’
‘Customs function and role of various
stakeholders’

PATRICIO DIAZ GAVIER LLM

Customs Lawyer and Litigator –
Diaz Gavier

‘Customs tasks (fiscal/non fiscal) in
international, multilateral and regional
perspective’
‘EU decision makers/institutions;
Legislative powers of EU and Member States;
Dispute settlement in customs matters’
‘Formal customs law – selected topics’

DAVIDE ROVETTA LLM

Of Counsel Grayston and Company

‘Customs tasks (fiscal/non fiscal) in
international, multilateral and regional
perspective’
‘EU decision makers/institutions;
Legislative powers of EU and Member States;
Dispute settlement in customs matters’
‘Formal customs law – selected topics’

RAOUL RAMAUTARSING MSC

Director – Deloitte

‘Dutiable basis II: Origin’

TONY LINDSEN MSC

Senior Manager – Deloitte

‘Dutiable basis II: Origin’

JOS VERSTRATEN

Director Customs & International
Trade – PwC

‘Dutiable basis III: Tariff classification’

JOHAN STOOPEN MPM

Dutch Customs Authorities

‘Customs approved treatment, customs
procedures and customs processes,
formalities’
‘Trade facilitation and developments’

JEROEN SCHOLTEN MSC

Partner Indirect Tax – EY

‘Restructuring of the supply chain and
customs’

ASHISH SINHA MSC

Global Trade and indirect tax
Senior Manager – EY

‘Origin management’

RISHI GAINDA LLM

Head of Global Indirect Taxes –
Unilever

‘Customs duty management from a
business perspective’

MARC GORTER LLM

Global & EMEA Customs manager –
Unilever

‘Customs duty management from a
business perspective’

FRANK HEIJMANN LLM MBA

Head of International Trade Relations at
Dutch Customs

‘Customs function and role various
stakeholders’

TIM HESSELINK LLM

Director – Attorney-at-Law Meijburg & Co

‘EU strategic controls and sanctions’

PROF. WALTER DE WIT

Programme Director /
EFS Board Member

Walter de Wit is Professor of European and International Customs Law at the Erasmus School of Law. He is also a partner at EY, advising clients on indirect taxation and international trade, including customs duties.

MARTIJN SCHIPPERS LLM

Programme Coordinator
Martijn Schippers teaches EU customs law at the Erasmus School of Law and is part of EY’s Global Trade and Customs
Group in the Netherlands. He is currently also working on a PhD on customs valuation from an EU law perspective.

DATES
Module 1: Monday 24 – Friday 28 September 2018
Module 2: Monday 5 – Friday 9 November 2018

TIME
Lectures and tutorials will be held from 14.00 – 21.00 on Monday to Thursday and from 10.00 – 17.00 on Friday. Each day comprises four sessions of one and a half hours each.

LOCATION
The programme will be given at the Erasmus University Rotterdam campus.

Erasmus University Rotterdam,
Campus Woudestein
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3000 DR Rotterdam
tel +3110 408 14 76
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ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation is available at the Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark, which is at walking distance from the campus

LANGUAGE
The programme is taught in English.

TUITION FEES
Module 1 and 2: €6,600 (includes course materials, meals and eight nights of accommodation).

Module 1 or 2 separately: €3,550 (includes course materials, meals and four nights of accommodation).

WORKLOAD
In addition to attending at least four of the five days of each module, you will need to allow time for proper preparation (on average, this will involve a morning for each day of tuition), as well as for writing and preparing to defend your thesis.

GROUP SIZE
As groups comprise a maximum of 25 participants, you can be assured of optimal and active participation.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
In view of the high standards set for this programme, participants are required to have an academic level of intellectual ability and at least two years of relevant work experience.

DISCLAIMER
EFS reserves the right to change the policy, programme, fees and other items referred to in this flyer.

ACCREDITATION / CONTUINING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The programme is accredited and you will therefore be eligible for continuing professional development (‘Permanent Education’) points, certainly if you are a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB) or the RB organisation of tax advisers. We consider the completed postmaster to count for 60 hours of professional development (30 hours per module). You can find more information about this on the EFS website and on the website of your professional organisation.

CERTIFICATE
You will be awarded a certificate for the module(s) after successfully defending your thesis. This will be awarded at the ceremony held to mark the end of the programme.

APPLICATION
Please use the application form to register. After you register, you will be sent an invoice. It is not possible to attend only certain individual subjects or days within the one or two-week programme. In exceptional circumstances, the EFS board will consult on the possibility of refunding tuition fees or allowing a replacement if a student is no longer able to attend the course.

CONTACT
For more information, please contact:
Martijn Schippers
PMC Programme Coordinator
schippers@law.eur.nl
+31 (0)6 290 84 186
www.eur.nl/efs

Please use this application form to apply for the Post-Master in EU Customs Law 2018.
You can click on the fillable form fields to fill in the form digitally. Once completed, please send your application form by mail to the address specified therein, or e-mail it to pmc@europeanfiscalstudies.eu

For more information

Martijn Schippers
Programme Coordinator
+31 (0) 6 290 841 86
schippers@law.eur.nl

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Testimonials

Michel Anliker
previously Customs and International Trade Manager
PwC

“I decided to study in Rotterdam because it’s a big trading hub and a door opener into the EU.”

Bart Caluwé
VAT Manager
HP International Sarl

“I chose EFS because of the truly international audience, which allows a great debate between the participants both in and outside the course, and because of the high level of expertise of the teachers, coming not only from advisors but also from customs authorities and industry.”

Hillary Dragtenstein
previously Research Assistant Section Tax
Supreme Court of the Netherlands

“I think what makes the EFS programme unique is that it is international, exciting and diverse.”