Training Offer

8th Edition Hands-on Customs Representative Course


Course title: 8th Edition Hands-on Customs Representative Course

Format: Presence-based

Date: 19th January - 25th March

Timetable: Thursday 18:30 - 21:00; Friday 16:00h - 21:00 h and Saturday 9:00h - 14:00h

Language: Spanish

Timetable Hands-on Customs Representative Course (during the week) Brochure Hands-on Customs Representative Course (during the week)

Course objectives

Following the publication in May 2014 of the latest amendments to Spanish Royal Decree 335/2010, the document that governs the activities of Customs Representation, by 2020 all freight forwarders and customs agencies must ensure that their customs management staff member and/or legal representative are accredited “Customs Representatives”.

The resolution of 21 July 2016 from the Presidency of the AEAT published in Spanish Official State Bulletin of 28 July, called for proficiency tests for Customs Representative training. Pursuant to the provisions of Spanish Royal Decree 335/2010, these tests are to be held every two years, with the last scheduled for 2020.

After this date, companies wishing to engage in customs representation will be required to have at least one accredited person, either in management or a staff member. It is also highly recommended for all companies with Authorized Economic Operator status to have one accredited person, due to the changes implemented as a result of the new EU Customs Code.

ATEIA OLT and Fundación Valenciaport are organizing this preparatory course for the exams using a clearly defined methodology, the primary aim of which is to prepare students to successfully pass the exam. As such, the course is entirely practical, with teaching staff who are experts in their respective subjects.

Students who have successfully passed earlier editions of this course have been exempt from sitting the theory part of the official exam: above and beyond the knowledge acquired, this recognition is a distinguishing feature and a clear advantage relative to others seeking to become accredited Customs Representatives.

Who it is aimed at

It is aimed at all those with ties to foreign trade and logistics interested in obtaining this professional accreditation, but it is primarily for current customs managers and legal representatives of Freight Forwarders and Customs Agencies from the sector who have yet to obtain it.


The course is divided into modules and the modules are further divided into topics of different length and intensity:

Module 1: Customs Representative and responsibilities
Module 2: The European Economic Community, mission and strategic aims. The customs territory of the Union, customs status of goods
Module 3: Basic regulation of sales and international freight transport contracts and regulations concerning international payments
Module 4: Entry of goods into the customs territory of the Union
Module 5: EU tariff
Module 6: Customs value
Module 7: Origin of goods

Topic 1: Customs declaration
Topic 2: Release for free circulation
Topic 3: External transit
Topic 4: Common regulations governing special regimes
Topic 5: Inward processing, temporary admission
Topic 6: Outward processing
Topic 7: Exports
Topic 9: Free zones
Topic 10: Re-export and disposal

Module 9: The Single Administrative Document (SAD)
Module 10: Customs Debt
Module 11: General Tax Law
Module 12: Import duty exemption. Passenger regimes
Module 13: Smuggling, brands and penalty system
Module 14: Excise duty
Module 15: VAT in foreign trade
Module 16: Exempt areas
Module 17: Special regulations for the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla
Module 18: Claims made to TEAR (Regional Economic Administrative Court), administrative litigation and appeals
Module 19: Authorized Economic Operator
Module 20: Decision-making theory

Teaching team

Professionals with over 25 years’ experience and excellent teaching skills, from Customs and Tax Administrations, as well as professionals currently working in the port-logistics sector.

Course data

Total hours: 100

Number of places: 25

Grants: No


Spanish Tax Administration Agency. Spanish Ministry of Finance and Public Administrations


Fundación Valenciaport
Sede APV - Edificio III
Avda. Muelle del Turia, s/n, 46024 Valencia (España)
Classroom: NEPTUNO


The course fees are €1,800. The fees include enrolment, class attendance and specific learning materials for the course.

Method of payment: once the registration has been made, you will have to wait for the reception of an e-mail with the confirmation of admission to the course and where the bank details will also be attached. Payment will be made by a single bank transfer before the start of the course. The companies will be able to receive a discount on the training credits from the Tripartite Foundation. Consult the possibilities of discounts.



Admission requirements:

To be able to properly follow the course, students should be familiar with aspects of the syllabus: customs rules and regulations, customs procedures, foreign trade taxes, basic regulations on ground, maritime and air transport and international methods of payment.


The registration process is currently closed, for more information, please go to the "Request for Information" or "Ask for Information" section of the website.

Sede APV - Edificio III, Avda. del Muelle del Turia, s/n · 46024, Valencia (Spain) · Tel.: +34 96 393 94 00


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