Alumni profile

Mahmut Kobal

Thesis: Customs & Excellence: a comparative approach on administrative and regulatory compliance perspectives of the EU-Turkey customs union, 2016

Promotor(s): Hildegard Schneider and Kristel de Smedt

Dr. Mahmut Kobal is an affiliated researcher at Maastricht University/UNU-MERIT Graduate School of Governance. His research focuses on the European customs union and on international trade. Dr. Kobal works on institutional and organizational change, compliance, public and private administrative performance and on corresponding policy changes such as the SAFE Framework on Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade by the World Customs Organization and the e-Customs initiative of the European Commission. 

Research on Customs and International Trade

- European Customs Union, EU/Turkey Customs Union, Union Customs Code, Authorized Economic Operator, Free Trade Agreements (e.g. TTIP, CETA, TPP)

- Institutional Change, Rule of Law, Public and Private Administrative Performance, Coordinated Border Management

- Technology and Innovation, Global Business Strategies and Customs e-Governance