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Taxation and Customs Union

Conducting Container inspection eLearning Module

Content of the Programme

This eLearning course explains how to inspect containers in a structured and safe way, using the appropriate tools and techniques.

Who is this course for?

Customs officers of national administrations.

How was the course developed?

The content of this course has been developed by the European Commission’s department for Taxation and Customs Union, with the support of a project team of national experts, under the Customs 2020 Programme

How to obtain the course?

As it contains sensitive information, the Programme can only be accessed by customs officers from national administrations.

Customs officials are requested to contact the training officer in their own administration.

Available modules

The eLearning course consists of eleven chapters and has a total duration of around 6 hours.

Title Description Duration

Available languages

Conducting a container inspection
  • Course introduction
  • Why to inspect containers?
  • Risk analysis
  • Checking documents
  • Types of containers
  • Health and safety
  • Planning and organising an inspection
  • Performing an external inspection
  • Performing an internal examination
  • Case studies
  • Assessment

Read the course leaflet

6 hours in total EN, BG, DE, ES, FR, HU, LT, MK, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, SV