This import training course will offer practical guidance on the latest procedures, terminology and documentation required for successful importing. It will highlight some of the pitfalls that often cause importers to incur unnecessary costs and delays in arrival of goods and suggest some ways of avoiding these. It will increase understanding of Customs rules and compliance procedures and look briefly at some of the duty reliefs available. The import training course will include a summary of The New Incoterms® 2010 Rules.
Import Training Course Content:-
General Importing Issues - A brief economic background to import export - primary and secondary imports - import controls - The Role of HM Revenue and Customs - preferential trading agreements
Supplier and Product - Indirect and direct importing - Quality issues-The importing fundamentals-type of supplier - moral and ethical considerations-sources of help-product risk-instructing the supplier
The role of freight forwarders and clearing agents- Shipping agents and airline forwarders - fast parcels operators - how do they cost for carriage - what is an "agent" - direct and indirect contracting - the role of clearing agent- the need for control
Import Risk Evaluation Exercise
The Terms of Delivery - The New Incoterm - Description of rules - discussion of advantages and disadvantages of each term from an importers perspective
Cargo Insurance - Forwarders cover - open cover- issues to consider
Documentation - The importance of controlling import documentation - Types of import documentation - rules for completion - examples - electronic documentation - storage and retention
International Payments - Payment options for import - Letters of Credits - Documentary requirements - Documentary Collections
The Role of Customs - Authorised Economic Operators-The Integrated Tariff - customs procedures - classification and commodity codes - customs procedure codes
The Origin Question - Where do goods originate - why is it important - how to establish origination - preferential trading - origin documentation
European Community Trading- Free Circulation - Community Transit - Intrastat Procedures
Licensing and Quotas - Why do we need import licenses - The licensing bodies - import quotas and community ceilings
Import Declarations - The sequence of events - Declaration options - Customs Freight Simplified Procedures-Declaration documents
Duties - Calculation of duty and VAT -Anti Dumping Duty - Suspension and Deferment of duty - duty management
Import Duty Relief Regimes - Duty Suspension - End Use - Inward processing Relief - Outward Processing Relief - Returned Goods Relief - Customs Warehousing
One day - approximately 6 hours training time
The trainer will use oral and visual presentations, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive a copy of the presentation together with a workbook for future reference.
Who Should Attend?
Those with responsibility for purchasing from abroad, inward freight, customer services, customs clearance and financial staff. The course content will be equally relevant to sole traders, personnel from large corporation and small and medium size enterprises. It will be equally suitable for those with no prior experience and those who require updating with the latest information.
Cost and Availability
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