About LCPA

On the 16th of September 2019, the Lithuanian Customs Practitioners Association started its activities that were defined in the initial meeting by seven companies, which represent various business sectors: customs and excise warehouses, rail and road transport, technical maintenance services, lawyers, customs brokers. The activities:

Legislation

There are situations, when changes to customs legislation are unexpected for businesses, both in terms of the content changes and in terms of new releases or elimination. The Customs Practitioners Association aims to minimize such situations, maximize business awareness of customs law and make the application of legislation as clear as possible.

The Association participates in the work of the Customs Consultative Committee. The Committee examines customs legislation, its practical application, projects of legal acts and questions relevant to businesses.

Conferences

Legislation is constantly changing at both European Union and national level, and the courts are providing new interpretations of the application in practice. The Customs Practitioners Association holds conferences twice a year (early December and June) to inform participants about current developments, discuss business issues and provide the opportunity to make new and maintain current contacts among customs practitioners.

Customs broker course

The profession of a customs broker is not only interesting but also in demand, due to the growing volume of customs procedures (due to Brexit, changes in VAT and other reasons). The Lithuanian Customs Practitioners Association, in cooperation with Vytautas Magnus University and the University of Applied Social Sciences, invites to acquire the qualification of a customs representative by studying online (in Lithuanian). More information

Interpersonal communication

The most valuable knowledge is gained by solving practical situations. By communicating with one another we exchange information on issues that arise in our daily work, situations that have to be solved and ways to solve them.

International cooperation

International business has to deal with customs issues in different countries. Having a partner network helps to find the right solutions faster. The Customs Practitioners Association cooperates with similar associations in other countries.