Give the students a clear picture of the Customs Union among the Member States and of the EU common customs tariff. Make the students aware of the EU customs’ procedures (classification, declaration, representatives, warehousing, incoterms, temporary admission...).
Relations between customs and trade. Role of the Customs Union within the Single Market. Coordination of the Member States’ administrations. Functioning of the Customs Union in relation with the European external trade policy and in the light of the WTO legal framework and of the preferential trade agreements. Role of the Customs Union as a protective tool in international trade. Study of the EU Customs Code.