Certification Program: Customs penalties and criminal consequences in foreign trade operations

Bogotá - presencial

80 horas

Registrations are now open in Bogotá, Cali, Medellín, and Barranquilla, for the Update Certification in the new customs regulation, its amendments, and procedures.

For entrepreneurs, importers, exporters and other foreign trade operators, the new customs regulation entails new obligations to the DIAN; these requirements must be known, in detail, to avoid incurring violations and thus, be subject to fines, suspension, and revocation of permits and authorizations.

The Certification on “customs penalties system” is specifically focused on the customs infractions regime, the grounds for seizure and confiscation, risk management, and reporting requirements to the DIAN and the UIAF. Also, the course focuses on the analysis of criminal responsibility which may be incurred by companies’ legal representatives as a result of the implementation of the anti-smuggling law.

The interdisciplinary Program is directed to foreign trade managers, entrepreneurs, importers, and exporters, those interested in international business; international trade consultants; customs agents; commercial entities officials, and, in general, all foreign trade operators.

Bogotá: June 30-August 5, 2017

Duration: 80 hours, 5 sessions

Schedule: Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – and Saturday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

* The first session will be 20 hours and the rest 15 hours

Cali, Medellín, and Barranquilla:

Duration: 80 hours, 4 sessions

Schedule: Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Cali: July 7 to August 5, 2017

Medellín: July 28 to August 19, 2017

Barranquilla: August 25 to September 16, 2017

 Cost: COP 3,500,000.

Academic program: 

  • New customs regime requirements
  • Infractions by Foreign Trade Operators (OCE)
  • OCE sanctioning regime and applicable procedures
  • Revision and correction official liquidation
  • Grounds and procedures for seizure and confiscation
  • Anti-smuggling Act and related criminal types.
  • Role of the DIAN in money-laundering prevention and control
  • Risk management, suspicious transactions and reports to the DIAN and UIAF
  • Compliance Officer Responsibilities.
  • Penalties for non-compliance of the obligation to implement a system for money-laundering prevention and control.
  • Good business practices in customs risk management