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Start up, Basic, Expert and more

Customs, export control, origin of goods and preferences - no easy topics to read up on. Our seminar participants often have a very different level of knowledge, which depends both on their education and their individual professional experience. The seminars of the AWA FOREIGN ACADEMY take this into account and are designed in such a way that you can easily select the seminar based on your knowledge requirements.


The start-up seminars are the first level of customs and foreign trade knowledge. In these seminars you are at the right place if you have little or no knowledge of customs and foreign trade law and would like to get an overview of the respective topic. 


Level 2 are the basic seminars. They follow immediately after the start-up seminars. Alternatively, you can of course attend the basic seminars directly without having to attend a corresponding start-up seminar, e.g. if your professional activities have already given you previous knowledge of customs, export control, the law of origin of goods and preferential treatment or VAT. By participating in an AWA basic seminar, you consolidate and expand your knowledge of customs and foreign trade law.


The seminars for experts form the third seminar level. In the expert seminars, you prepare yourself intensively for the professional management of complex customs and foreign trade processes. In this seminar level, you also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with the other participants and the lecturers at a particularly high professional level.


If you have attended a start-up seminar or basic seminar some time ago but would now like to attend a seminar at a higher level, we recommend that you first attend one of AWA’s refresher seminars. These seminars provide an overview of applicable legislation and recent amendments, thereby refreshing and updating your knowledge. The refresher seminars therefore prepare you for the more advanced seminars. 


Customs and foreign trade law is generally dealt with in the AWA's start-up, basic and expert seminars. These seminars focus on the most important topics in customs, export controls, VAT, as well as the rules of origin and preferential treatment. Learning materials and learning outcomes vary from level to level. AWA special seminars examine foreign trade topics in detail and take account of current developments. You can choose from a variety of special seminars and our list of topics are being constantly updated.


Customs and foreign trade law changes from year to year and companies must implement legal amendments quickly and with minimal disruption. Our update seminars provide you with an overview of the major and minor changes and inform you of important amendments thoroughly, practically and to the point.

Your contact persons

Martina Brüggemann

Export Controls VAT

T+49.251.83 275 76

Tanja Glaß

Customs  Origin of Goods and Preferences

T +49.251.83 275 06

Edina Faulhaber

Union Customs Codex  Excise
Contract Law Management Customs

T +49.251.83 275 84