Educating the next generation of customs professionals

F. Heijmann, M Lutterop, Y.H. Tan, B Giesbers, RA Zuidwijk, J Hulstijn

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    Are there ways to improve compliance, safety, security,
    operational efficiency and information quality in
    international trade? Reduce the administrative burden
    for business and government? Foster the uniform
    application of Customs legislation? Encourage mutual
    understanding between the public and private sector,
    and even share responsibilities in the fight against
    smuggling, terrorism and criminal organizations?
    We believe there are, but to do so there is a need for
    people who are knowledgeable in various disciplines.
    The Master Degree in Customs and Supply Chain
    Compliance developed by the Rotterdam School of
    Management offers this type of education by integrating
    three disciplines: Customs regulations; supply chain
    management and logistics; and information technology
    and auditing. In this article, we discuss the objectives
    of the degree and the educational philosophy of the
    programme, and reveal some of the lessons learned in
    setting it up.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number78
    Pages (from-to)56-59
    Number of pages3
    JournalWCO News
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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