Customs Law and Other Customs-related Legal Topics (TOL220)

The course "Customs law and other customs-related legal subjects" deals with key legal topics in the Transport of Goods Act, the Customs Duty Act and associated regulations. Other topics that are relevant to the tasks related to customs, cross-border trade and the transport of goods are also covered. This includes topics within criminal law and criminal procedure, intellectual property law, administrative law and human rights topics.


Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.

Facts

Course code

TOL220

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Autumn

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Autumn

Language of instruction

Norwegian

Content

The course "Customs law and other customs-related legal subjects" deals with key legal topics in the Transport of Goods Act, the Customs Duty Act and associated regulations. Other topics that are relevant to the tasks related to customs, cross-border trade and the transport of goods are also covered. This includes topics within criminal law and criminal procedure, intellectual property law, administrative law and human rights topics.

Learning outcome

The completed and passed course will give students following learning outcomes:

After completing the course, students should have:

  • Good knowledge of customs regulations
  • Knowledge of the main features of intellectual property law
  • Good knowledge of the legal framework for the Customs Authority's exercise of control and use of force
  • Knowledge of the legal framework for interagency cooperation
  • Knowledge of criminal law provisions in the Transport of Goods Act and the Customs Duty Act and a basic understanding of criminal law
  • Knowledge of relevant criminal procedural rules
  • Insight into relevant topics within human rights, including privacy

After completing the course, students should have the following skills:

  • Be able to practically apply basic principles and rules from the Norwegian Customs Authority's jurisdictional area
  • Be able to explain how the transport of goods to and from the customs area should take place
  • Be able to explain the rules on the handling of goods and the connection between the rules
  • Be able to describe how the Norwegian Customs Authority enforces laws and regulations and their role in society
  • Identify administrative and criminal sanctions for breach of rules
  • Combine legal and customs exercise of discretion

After completing the course, students must have the following general competence:

  • be able to exchange views and experiences with others with a background in the subject area and through this contribute to the development of good practice
  • have the ability to reflect and think critically in a professional context
  • know the relevant rules within the Customs Agency's jurisdiction
  • be able to explain the Customs Agency's relationship with other administrative units and other actors

Required prerequisite knowledge

None

Exam

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 6 Hours Letter grades Lovdata 1)

1) Lovdata eksamensversjon

Digital written exam.

Coursework requirements

1 assignment
One compulsory assignment must be approved in order to take the exam. The assignment can be of a theoretical or practical character. The assignment can furthermore be organized as a group submission. Further information, such as the deadline for submission, will be announced on Canvas at the start of the course. Form of assessment: Approved/not approved

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Kristine Gullhav Hansen

Head of Department:

Tore Markeset

Method of work

The course is a full time study. Forms of teaching are varied and include lectures, seminars and one compulsory assignment. Students are expected to work independently and it is assumed that the students come prepared for the lessons.

Open for

Customs and Border Management, Bachelor's degree

Law - Bachelor's degree program

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.

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