Customs English Online

For Upper-Intermediate Students

Online, mehrtägig

This webinar is being held in co-operation with AWA AUSSENWIRTSCHAFTS-AKADEMIE.

This English course is designed to help customs practitioners improve their mastery of customs terminology and expression. The focus of the course is customs English within an EU context.

Besides the UCC and its procedures, topics include international agreements and instruments, contracts and business correspondence.

By encouraging discussion, the course will explain language errors and improve idiomatic expression using practical examples. Overall, the course will provide participants with a sound basis for continuing to develop and improve their English skills.

The trainer is a native English speaker and jurist, well acquainted with customs legal terminology.

This language course consists of 10 webinars of 60 minutes each, which are structured as follows:

  • discussion of topics and related themes
  • recapitulation of language points
  • Q&A

Your benefits

As the world language, a sound command of English is an essential requirement for an international career. The higher your level of English, the greater the opportunities for utilising the latest publications by international organisations and academia thereby ensuring your trade strategies are accurate and forward-thinking.

It will also expand your opportunities for self-development, enabling you to participate in international conferences or postgraduate programmes as well as maintain effective dialogue with colleagues from other countries.

Webinar subjects

The following plan covers the major topics of international trade and EU customs law as a starting point for discussion. However, participants are also free to suggest their own topics and materials.

  1. International trade and regulation

Topics: international organisations, regions and trade blocs, embargoes and sanctions

  1. Public and private sector

Topics: customs and economic operators, their activities and regulation of the supply chain

  1. Goods

Topics: types of goods (incl. dual-use goods), classification, determination of origin and valuation

  1. Contracts

Terminology, parties, common law concepts, major clauses, disputes and legal remedies

  1. Customs debt

Topics: incurrence and discharge, joint and several liability; guarantees, repayment and remission

  1. Import

Topics: describing the procedure for release into free circulation

  1. Transit

Topics: intermodal transportation, describing the transit procedure

  1. Storage of goods

Topics: customs warehouses, free zones (UK), describing the warehousing procedure

  1. Export

Topics: export controls, describing the export procedure


  • 14.08.2024, 12 pm - 1 pm CET
  • 21.08.2024, 12 pm - 1 pm CET
  • 28.08.2024, 12 pm - 1 pm CET
  • 04.09.2024, 12 pm - 1 pm CET  
  • 11.09.2024, 12 pm - 1 pm CET
  • 18.09.2024, 12 pm - 1 pm CET
  • 25.09.2024, 12 pm - 1 pm CET
  • 02.10.2024, 12 pm - 1 pm CET
  • 09.10.2024, 12 pm - 1 pm CET
  • 16.10.2024, 12 pm - 1 pm CET

Required English level:

Upper Intermediate (B2 CEFR)

Further information on this English level is available here:

Global scale - Table 1 (CEFR 3.3): Common Reference levels - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (

Customs practitioners, officials, lawyers, consultants and lecturers who wish to practice, refine and expand their customs English. Required English level: Upper Intermediate (B2 CEFR)
Christopher Dallimore

Dr. Christopher Dallimore

Head of Studies - Master of Customs Administration Studiengang




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Seminarbeschreibung als PDF Download
€ 1.099,00 zzgl. MwSt. *
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