Seminars for foreign trade

As an independent company within the Beck Group the AWA FOREIGN TRADE ACADEMY offers seminars, in-house training, distance learning courses and webinars on a variety of foreign trade topics including customs and export control, rules of origin and preferential treatment, VAT as well as contract law and compliance.


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AWA offers an extensive range of training courses. They take into account the individual level of knowledge of beginners, advanced learners and professionals.


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Our webinars expand the classic AWA training courses and are available in compact, online and live formats. You can follow them from your home PC or workstation.


In-house Training

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If you opt for in-house training, our trainers will come to your company. You will determine the time and, the duration of the training and number of participants.

Distance Learning

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More distance learning.

AWA’s distance learning courses in customs practice, export control and VAT allow you to participate in training courses alongside your job. They are certified by the State Centre for Distance Learning (ZFU) in Germany.

Customs Specialist

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Together with partner universities, the AWA organizes two master's programs in customs law. The Master's courses provide intensive specialist knowledge on customs and foreign trade with a focus on the subject of compliance.


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More service.

AWA publishes German-language newsletters and factsheets on new developments. It also advertises job vacancies for customs and foreign trade practitioners.

Customer Feedback

"The knowledge acquired at AWA seminars is very practical and can be used in everyday tasks. The price, performance and quality are excellent.“

Lars Bastemeyer
Logistics / Customs clearance // adp Gauselmann GmbH

“We rely on AWA’s outstanding know-how and excellent training.“

Marc Melin
Head of Global Trade Organization // SGL CARBON GmbH

“AWA’s expert trainers clearly explain complex topics in foreign trade law. The courses therefore offer valuable support in implementing legal requirements.“

Dr. Renate Becker-Arnold
Head of Global Trade Control // BASF SE

“Professional competence, practical examples, understandable explanations of complicated facts and a pleasant atmosphere are the cornerstones of every AWA seminar.“

Carsten Zimmermann
Export Control Officer // OTTO FUCHS KG

"If you need training in customs and foreign trade law, best to go to AWA.“

Konrad Raible
Manager Customs & Export Compliance // Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG


"AWA training courses provide up-to-date customs and VAT knowledge at the highest level. They are therefore a must for employees in responsible positions.“

Thomas Müller
Managing Director // ALS Customs Services GmbH

"The knowledge we acquire at AWA seminars enables us to maintain the necessary customs compliance in an increasingly complex global business environment. 

Holger Gardoll
Dispatch Manager/Customs Officer // A.M. Ramp & Co GmbH RUCO Druckfarben