Trade and Customs Education
Minimise costs and mitigate risk

Trade and Customs training and education to improve operational efficiency, minimise costs and mitigate risk.

KGH leading-edge education and training programs in EU customs law and procedures provide you with the most comprehensive suite of learning options available. This includes the flexibility of self-paced online learning, scheduled in-class training, or a combination of both.

For maximum benefit, we also tailor training programs to meet your specific business requirements. We help you develop a fully skilled workforce that meets the Authorized Economic Operator requirements while minimizing the risk of non-compliance.

Brexit Capacity Building
Customs tools & courses – survival kit

With Brexit on the horizon, it is important to understand the customs procedures required for trading goods between mainland Europe and the UK. For many years this has involved the simple transportation of goods from one country to another, but things are about to change. In future customs will treat such sales as imports and exports and you will be expected to comply with the associated legal requirements and procedures. A good understanding of Customs processes will be key to the success of your business and its bottom-line. Get started today!

Tools & courses

Online education programs
Studying online provides maximum flexibility, and is both time-efficient and cost effective.

Studying online is a convenient way to increase knowledge and skills. It provides the flexibility to meet ongoing work commitments without the need to attend lectures or workshops, which often involves costly travel expenses away from work and home life. Work your way through the course material at a pace and time that best suits your needs.

Our flagship online program, the European Customs Law Accredited Training program – ECLAT – represents the most inclusive, innovative training program of its kind. It provides a comprehensive, unrivalled coverage of all aspects of EU customs law and procedures. The program utilizes the latest in learning techniques and draws on the curricula of world’s leading customs university.

We also offer Certificate programs through the UK Institute of Export and International Trade.


Online learning

In-class education programs

For many years KGH has been offering quality classroom based training and education to help its customers increase their compliance, efficiency and competitiveness. Our suite of practical courses brings you an extensive range of leading edge, technically sound in-class training, capably presented by our team of leading European experts.

Our scheduled courses are open to all participants, and specially tailored courses are also offered to meet the individual training needs of our customers.


Program accreditation

Pathway In addition to meeting the Union Customs Code criteria for Authorized Economic Operators, KGH courses also represent an entry point into university programs that are formally recognised by the World Customs Organization. Consequently, our programs provide you with a range of learning pathways that are capable of leading to internationally accredited certificates and degrees.


Learning approach

We adopt a proven LPA learning approach to customs education:

Detailed study of the relevant legislation

Comprehensive coverage of the relevant principles

Exercises that test a person’s understanding of the topic in order to demonstrate their knowledge of how
the legal principles are applied in practice

Professional faculty

Trainers 1140X600KGH Trade and Customs Academy is supported by an unrivalled team of expert practitioners, teachers and academics, including the leading professionals in their field. These include Mr Michael Lux, the author of the Union Customs Code, highly respected customs academics such as Professor Wes Czyżowicz and Professor David Widdowson, leading customs paractitioners such as Mr David Hesketh and Mr Vidar Gundersen, and the founding WCO Director of Capacity Building, Mr Lars Karlsson.


Academic partnerships

KGH has formed a strategic partnership with the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) at Charles Sturt University in Canberra Australia, which is widely recognised as the world’s leading academic institute in the highly specialised area of customs and cross-border regulation.

Our partnership with CCES has enabled us to further expand our suite of courses and to ensure that our curriculum meets the highest international standards. Further, our programs are regularly reviewed and updated as a result of ongoing CCES research activities, to ensure they reflect contemporary and emerging issues in the field of international trade and customs.

This partnership also provides successful students of our flagship ECLAT program with credit towards the academic programs of Charles Sturt University.