Michael worked for 25 years as Head of Unit for multiple divisions within the European Commission’s Customs Directorate. During this period he was responsible for customs procedures, rules of origin, trade facilitation and free zones. He also served as Deputy Head of the Customs Tariff Unit at the Ministry of Finance in Bonn.
Michael has lectured for over 30 years on Customs, VAT, international trade law and trade facilitation and has published numerous articles and commentaries. He lectures at the University of Münster in the Master of Customs Administration programme and at the Hamburg Customs Academy (HZA). Michael Lux has been involved in training and capacity development for economic operators and governments in Belgium, China, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Russia, the Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, the United States, Ukraine, Uruguay and Zimbabwe.