Diego Modonesi

Diego Modonesi currently lives and works successfully in Brussels as is Commission auditor for the EU funds in the framework of the Common Agricultural - Export Refunds sector.

During his career as civil servant for the Italian Customs Administration and for the European Commission, he has gained a considerable experience in customs from a technical point of view.

His professional experience, over 12 years, was acquired primarily in relation to the application of customs law, firstly at the Italian customs (Local offices, Investigation,  Regional offices) and subsequently at European Commission where he worked in several Commission Directorate Generals with distinct policy and responsibilities, all linked to customs, such as OLAF (Antifraud investigation office), Budget and Agriculture.

Moreover, he also has extensive academic experience in the field of the customs legislation, through participation in many seminars and conferences at several universities, such as Bologna, Padova, Louvain-la-Neuve and Almaty. He produced several publications in peer-reviewed academic journals, related to customs and fiscal law. He gained his PhD in European Fiscal Law at the University of Bologna with a thesis concerning the customs debt.

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Oct 1, 2013, 3:43 AM