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Syllabus of the Subject: New Customs Code of the European Union.

  1. Introduction to the New Customs Code of the European Union
  2. Main novelties of the New Union Customs Code
  3. Analysis of the New EU Customs Code
  4. EU product classification system
  5. Tariff Nomenclature
  6. Customs Debt and Guarantees
  7. Goods Receipt, Declarations and Simplifications
  8. Customs Status, Transit and leave the EU Customs Territory
  9. Special Regimes
  10. Authorised Economic Operators
  11. Exporter Registration System
  12. Analysis of the New Union Customs Code

The objectives of the subject “New Union Customs Code” are the following:

  1. To understand the New Union Customs Code
  2. To analyse the new simplified customs procedures of the EU
  3. To know the EU special regimes
The Subject (e-learning) “EU Customs Code” is part of the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business:
  1. Doctorate: Europe
  2. Online Masters: Europe, International Business
  3. Course: Export to the EU

Languages of study Higher Education in English or Tertiary Education in Spanish Código Aduanero UE Post-secondary Education in French Code des douanes de l’UE Study in Portuguese Código Aduaneiro da UE.

Sample of the subject - New Union Customs Code:
Union Customs Code

Description of the Subject - Union Customs Code (European Union):

The new Customs Code of the European Union and its complementary rules have been in force since 1 May 2016. The fundamental objective is to consolidate the European economic integration by optimising the customs procedures of the EU (Customs Union) as well as enhancing the foreign trade.

The complementary rules of the new European Customs Code define the European customs procedures.

The new European Customs Code enhances the use of new information technologies and the role of economic operators. The concept of customs value and exporter has been redefined.

The Customs regimes are referred to as special regimes and can be:

A) General

  1. Release for free circulation
  2. Export

B) Specials

  1. Storage (customs warehouse and free zones)
  2. Transit (external or internal)
  3. Special destination (temporary importation and final destination)
  4. Improvement (passive and active).

In the New Customs Code, the free warehouses, free zones (type II) or reimbursement system for inward processing are eliminated.

A new exporter registration system is defined for the beneficiaries countries of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) .

How to export to the EU

This new code replaces the previous one.

How to export to the EU

The Union Customs Code belongs to the European Economic Area (Western Civilisation).



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