In times of Brexit and tariff wars (also called customs war), it may never have been so relevant to attract, retain and celebrate the skills, the knowledge and the talent of those who deal with international customs and trade compliance. These specialists make the international trade flow and help the company flourish. They deserve this special recognition.

YOU ARE WORTH IT, apply now!

The International Chamber of Commerce in Belgium partners with Customs4trade, with the sponsorship of KPMG and Microsoft and the support of the Belgian General Administration of Customs and Excise Duties, the Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium to invite all professionals from the logistics, supply chain management, trade compliance and other import-export departments to celebrate and get an opportunity to get theirs skills and achievements under the spotlight.


from now until 15 October 2019


between 15 November and 31 December 2019


23 January 2020 16:00-20:00
Microsoft 1K Zaventem Airport

24 January 2020 10:20-12:00
Brussels Town Hall

Skills and knowledge in customs and trade compliance deserve to be celebrated!

Between now and 15 October 2019, you are invited to submit your own application or the one of your preferred colleague to be celebrated with the Customs Professional Award 2020!


  • Working in Belgium, in-house for activities or operations directly related to international customs and/or trade compliance.
  • Recently involved in a exceptional project or demonstrates a remarkable track record (ia successful participation in a specialised education programme)
  • A passion for international trade, trade compliance and customs affairs
  • A vision on performance improvement and innovation
Yes, I apply now!

You know someone outstanding with passion, skills and knowledge in solving regulatory, customs and trade compliance challenges? Please let us know, as we would love to provide her/him the opportunity to compete!

I recommend a colleague/someone

The winner of the Customs Professional Award will receive a gift certificate worth Eur 500,- to be used for a trip of his or her choice, as well as a package, offered by the WCO Academy (World Customs Organization), of 17 online courses on relevant topics such as the Harmonized System, customs valuation, the WCO data model, rules of origin, the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and the SAFE AEO.


A unique opportunity to put the best in-house experts for international customs, regulatory and trade compliance under the spotlight. The two (free) events are organised alongside the International Customs Day 2020, and will provide for the community of customs specialists an exceptional moment of celebration.

More than ever today, in Belgium and everywhere, skills and knowledge in customs and trade compliance deserve to be celebrated!

If you participate to both events, please don’t forget to register for each event separately, using both the two registration forms hereunder.


23 January 2020 16:00-20:00
Microsoft 1K Zaventem Airport

Programme and registration


24 January 2020 10:20-12:00
Brussels Town Hall

Programme and registration

Cancellation policy

Due to the limited number of seats for the Award ceremonies and the experience of the co-organizers that often large number of people book places on free events while not showing up, we regret to charge €45 +VAT to cover our costs for non-attendance. For cancellations received up to (and including) 7 working days prior to the event no charge will be made;

Cancellation by individuals must be given in writing and received by email to  Exceptional circumstances may of course be considered.

The co-organizers reserve the right to cancel an event or any associated function at their sole discretion. In the event of such no charges will be made. The co-organizers expressly exclude any liability for any direct or indirect losses or damages whatsoever arising as a result of such cancellation and will not, for example, be responsible for any travel or accommodation costs incurred.

In the event of cancellation, the co-organizers will use reasonable endeavours to alert those who have booked to attend an event and details of any cancellation will be posted on the Customs Professionals Award website: Attendees are responsible for checking this information prior to the event.