Frank Heijmann studied International Customs Law, International Business Administration and Strategic Development and holds, besides degrees on those topics, a master degree in Fiscal Affairs. He has been working with the Tax and Customs Administration of the Netherlands since 1986. From 1995 until 2000 he worked as legal advisor / customs coordinator for the Candidate Member States on behalf of the Dutch Customs Administration. From 2000 until 2007, he was strategic policy advisor at the Customs Administration of the Netherlands and chaired the national Codex Expert Group, responsible for explanation and implementation of EU-Customs Legislation in the Netherlands. Also he chaired in 2005 and 2006 the EU-working group on improving Inquiries in Transit. Since the end of 2007, Frank was working as Counselor Customs & International Affairs at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. His fields of attention were Customs Cooperation in Law Enforcement, Tax and Customs Relations with the Netherlands Antilles, the modernization of the EU Customs Code and the evolution of supervision and monitoring supply chains / logistics. Since October 2010 Frank is Head of National and International Trade Relations for the Customs Administration of the Netherlands.