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CUS302 Supply Chain Security (16)


This subject provides students with both theoretical and practical appreciation of the operation of a global sourcing model. It introduces students to the threat terrorism poses to international trade and the roles that Customs and industry play to achieve supply chain security.  Students will examine critically the various regulatory responses and initiatives introduced following the terrorist attacks on the United States in September 2001.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLCentre for Customs and Excise Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the operation of a global sourcing model
  • be able to articulate the roles of the members of a typical supply chain
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the key concepts of international supply chain management
  • be able to discuss and evaluate critically practical and topical international supply chain security initiatives and issues
  • be able to assess critically the role that both Customs and business plays in securing international trade
  • be able to assess and apply the principles contained in the WCO Framework of Standards to a supply chain scenario


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Background to supply chain security
  • Impact of international terrorism
  • U.S. Response: CSI including 24 Hour Rule, CT-PAT, TSA Air Cargo Security Regulations
  • International Response: WCO Framework of Standards, IMO port and ship security, ICAO Annex 17, Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs)
  • Regional Response: EU, Secure Trade in APEC Region (STAR)
  • The role of Customs in securing international trade
  • The role of business in securing international trade
  • Detection and security technology
  • The potential improvement to trade from supply chain security


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.