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Specific vocational training of customs officials under the MATTHAEUS programme

A Commission Decision establishing specific common programmes for the vocational training of customs officials, with regard to inward processing, temporary admission and transit (93/15/EEC of 16.12.1992) sets out details of three specific common training programmes in this fie...
A Commission Decision establishing specific common programmes for the vocational training of customs officials, with regard to inward processing, temporary admission and transit (93/15/EEC of 16.12.1992) sets out details of three specific common training programmes in this field. The contents of these programmes are described in Annexes to the Decision.

The training, rendered necessary by the current diversity of teaching in the customs schools of the Member States, will concern officials already having some vocational experience. Its aim is to ensure the uniform application of Community law at the external frontiers of the Community,

Member States shall apply the three programmes (inward processing relief (IPR), temporary importation procedure, and transit regime) with effect from 1 January 1993. The application of these programmes does not effect the teaching of supplementary national programmes in customs schools.

Note: The multiannual Community action programme for the vocational training of customs officials of national administrations (MATTHAEUS) established by Council Decision 91/341/EEC of 20 June 1991 (91/341/EEC) seeks to improve the efficiency of the Customs Union and to prepare customs officials for the implications of the internal market. Measures shall include exchanges of officials between national administrations, training seminars, the implementation of common vocational training programmes in Member State's customs schools, and the organization of language training courses. Details of these measures are set forth in an Annex to the Council Decision establishing the programme. Expenses shall be shared by the Member States and the Commission.

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