UGA History

Ünsped Development Academy was established in 2013 within Ünsped Customs Consultancy and Logistics Inc. to carry out the training plans and practices internally and externally with a professional understanding.

UGA's Vision

The vision of UGA is to maximize the professional competencies of UGM employees with personal, corporate, and professional development training programs, update their knowledge at every stage, and maintain its role as a role model in the sector.

UGA's Mission

UGA's mission is to add even more value to the existing knowledge of UGM employees and customers and to improve professional expertise using their communication skills, all with its internal and external trainer staff

UGA External Training Service

UGA provides external training services in foreign exchange, foreign trade, and customs legislation, based on operations at all stages of the global supply chain, according to training needs or training requests. At the end of the program, UGA provides the participants a "Certificate of Participation" and an indefinite and free consultancy service regarding the training received.

Training Sessions Provided by UGA:

Basic Orientation Programs: It is the compulsory training to be taken in the first month of employment, in which the structure of the company, the company culture, the way of doing business, and ethical principles are conveyed to our newly recruited employees.

Vocational Orientation Programs: These training sessions are aimed at mastering the job by conveying information about the legislation and practices required by the task to our new and laterally moved employees.

Professional Development Programs: These are training sessions aimed at ensuring that our employees are aware of the new information that has been changed and/or added as a result of technological developments, compliance with new regulations, and specialization of our employees by increasing their knowledge.

Corporate Development Programs: These are the training sessions aimed at establishing the connection between company activities and strategic plans based on our corporate policy and ethical values, strengthening internal communication in line with our own needs, directing employees to a participatory management approach, and aiming to increase overall productivity.

Personal Development Programs: These training sessions aim to increase our employees' effectiveness and development in their business and social life by getting them to know themselves, realize their strengths, and what they can do to reach their desired point.

External Customer Seminars and Training Programs: These are the training sessions in which the basic and/or advanced level of foreign trade, customs legislation, and practices are transferred to the institution, based on all stages of the supply chain in international goods trade, as a result of the training needs analysis of the Chambers of Commerce, Associations, Universities, and Firms or based on our customers’ demands.

Legally Obligatory Training Programs: These are the training sessions required by law to minimize the possibility of work-related accidents during work and prevent health problems that may occur due to the working environment.

As of the end of 2021, UGA offers to its internal customers; It planned 443 Corporate and Personal Development, 624 Basic and Professional Orientation, 1160 Professional Development and 768 Legal Obligation trainings, and realized a total of 18722 training hours with 44343 participants. All of these trainings are repeated every year and the training per person in 2021 was 27 persons / hour.

The basic legislation included in the legislation required for orientation and trainings Mandatory by Laws and which a customs consultancy company is obliged to follow are as follows:

Customs Law No. 4458

Law No. 474 on Customs Entry of HS-Codes

Law No. 2976 on the Regulation of Foreign Trade

Law No. 3283 on Removal of Customs Exemptions Recognized by Other Laws

Law No. 1567 on the Protection of the Value of the Turkish Currency

Law No. 6183 on Collection Procedure of Public Claims

Law No. 5607 Anti-Smuggling Law

Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition

Law No. 6331 Occupational Health and Safety Law

Turkish Penal Code No. 5237

Misdemeanors Law No. 5326

US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1997 (FCPA)

UK Bribery Act 2010

Decision on the Implementation, Coordination and Monitoring of the Turkish National Program for the Adoption of the European Union Acquis on Anti-Corruption dated 24 March 2001

Private Law Council of Europe Convention Against Corruption of 17 April 2003 (Approved by Law No. 4852)

United Nations Convention Against Corruption of 10 December 2003, OECD Convention on the Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions of 1 February 2000 (Approved by Law No. 4518)