Zuraidah binti Zulkifli (Malaysia

Master of International Customs Law and Administration (MICLA) – March 2013

Assistant Director of Customs at Goods and Services Tax Unit, RMCD Headquarters

There is no doubt that studying the MICLA has significantly enhanced my knowledge in Customs core business.  I have gained a better understanding especially with international issues that relate to Customs roles, and to see how Customs Administrations around the world serve and play their dynamic role in country development.

During my study, I had the opportunity to further research and read all materials from various different sources; I found that there are many comprehensive and complete sets of standards, guidelines and best practices on customs procedures that are useful and can be adapted by RMCD. I personally think that the excellent knowledge and experience that I gained from the course can be contributed to the Department in many ways.

My career has progressed since completing my studies; I was posted to RMCD Headquarters at Goods and Services Tax Unit, which is a more challenging working environment.

A unique feature of the MICLA is that this course has been designed for students to build a very good relationship with other Customs Officers around the world. I still maintain a very good network with them, and I would be very happy to share my knowledge which may be useful for others too. I would also like to welcome anyone interested in spending time in Malaysia. Do contact me….