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Syllabus of the Subject: European Customs Union (European Union)

  1. Introduction to the Customs Union of the European Union
  2. Need for the EU Customs Union
  3. The Pillars of the European Customs Union
    1. Common Customs Tariff
    2. Common rules of origin
    3. Customs transit
    4. Common customs valuation system
  4. EU product classification system
  5. Case study. How to classify computers and software, fruits, vegetables, footwear, plastics and textiles
  6. Integrated Tariff of the European Union (TARIC)
  7. Value Added Tax in the European Union
  8. Special taxes
  9. Fraud Prevention
  10. Customs co-operation agreements and mutual administrative assistance
  11. New Union Customs Code (formerly: Community Customs Code)

The objectives of the subject “European Customs Union (EU)” are the following:

  1. To understand the pillars of the European Customs Union (EU)
  2. To analyse the functioning of the European Customs Union
  3. To know the New Union Customs Code

NOTE: points 5 and 6 are also discussed in the subject: How to export to the EU

Sample - European Customs Union (EU):
European Customs Union (EU, Master, Course)

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): European Single Market

E-learning Course Master Doctorate, Asian Student, International Business

The Subject “European Customs Union (EU)” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate (DIB): European Business, World Trade

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Masters (MIB): Business in Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Course: EU Single Market

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Unión Aduanera UE Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Union douanière UE Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese União Aduaneira UE.

Masters and Doctorate in International Business adapted for the Students from the European Union, Masters, Doctorate, Courses, International Business, Foreign Trade European Union

European Classification of Goods

The four pillars of the European Customs Union are:

  1. The absence of customs duties between the EU member countries
  2. The adoption of common tariff to the imports from the non-EU countries
  3. The introduction of common rules of origin for all the goods imported from a third country
  4. The use of a single customs valuation system

The EU Customs Union has been in force since 1 July 1968 (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands).

The remaining countries have been progressively incorporated: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (Ceuta and Melilla are not part), the Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden (Europe).

  1. The Third-country customs revenue accounted for 11% of the EU budget (EUR 15.3 billion)
  2. The EU customs manage approximately 16% of the world's trade
  3. The EU customs seized 36 million of products (25% of which were counterfeit medicines)
  4. Andorra, San Marino and Turkey have a Customs Union with the EU
  5. All the countries of the European Union are part of the EU Customs Union

The European Union has customs cooperation agreements and mutual administrative assistance with the United States, Canada, India, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and China. These customs cooperation agreements simplify and harmonise the customs procedures, reducing the export-import costs.

Training program recommended for the students from Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Eswatini (Swaziland), Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

European Economic Area (Western Civilisation).

Atlantic Transport Corridor (Portugal-Spain-France-Germany)

Trans-European Transport Corridors. Online Education (Course, Doctorate, Master)

Trans-European Transport Network Corridors

  1. Atlantic Transport Corridor
  2. Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor
  3. North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor
  4. North Sea-Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  5. Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  6. Eastern Europe-Eastern Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  7. Scandinavian-Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  8. Rhine-Alpine Transport Corridor
  9. Rhine-Danube Transport Corridor
  10. Strasbourg-Danube Transport Corridor
  11. Pan-European Corridor II
  12. Pan-European Corridor IX

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