Customs Compliance

The European Commission recognises The Master’s of specialisation in Tax Law - Customs Compliance academic programme, delivered by the University of Liège, Belgium, as a high-quality customs-specific study programme, that is in line with the EU Competency Framework for the Customs profession (CustCompEU) and its associated EU Reference Training Programmes for Academic Customs Education.



Anchored in international tax law and applied to global operations, customs compliance has become strategic to the development of international trade operations. The considerable increase in the logistical flows in recent years and the changes pertaining to the regulations and the environment of global trade have led to the need for economic operators to develop new skills in customs and excise.


The programme covers European and international taxation, operations management and international trade law. The courses offered in customs legislation are taught in a pragmatic way by numerous guest experts from international organizations (WCO, WTO, European Commission) and from administrations and the private sector.

Who is it for?

This programme provides in-depth skills in customs compliance and international trade operations at a global level. It is aimed at public and private sector professionals wishing to develop their customs expertise as well as to students wishing to acquire it.


Certifications / Title awarded

The candidate who has registered for one or more modules receives a certificate of attendance and/or success for the courses attended and/or passed. These certificates are accepted by the ITAA (Institute of Tax Advisors & Accountants) and the OBFG. They allow the obtention of training points (60 OBFG points for the 1-year Master of Specialization).

Title awarded: Specialization Master in Tax Law or University Certificate in Customs (Executive Master in Customs).



Je suis enchanté d’avoir participé à ces cours de spécialisation. J’ai apprécié l’organisation de ces cours ainsi que la composition du corps professoral - le top des professionnels du secteur ! - apte à transmettre à ses éleves l’essentiel pour les faire devenir des experts du secteur, comme requis par le EU Customs Competency Framework . L’expérience du Brexit a démontré, une fois de plus, que la présence d’un spécialiste fiscal en orientation en douanes est nécessaire pour accélérer le processus d’importation/exportation et réduire les coûts et les risques de la conformité associés à ces opérations. Il est temps de fournir à nos entreprises des jeunes spécialistes en droit fiscal orientés vers le droit douanier communautaire !

Antonino CARRABETTA Customs Affairs & Export Control officer - SONACA 



This programme was developed by HEC Liège and the Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology of the University of Liège with the support of Liège Airport and the Walloon Export Agency (AWEX).

Last update :03/09/2021