Basic Import Documentation

Trainers: Strong & Herd LLP*

What is this course about?

This session gives a comprehensive overview of the inter-connecting elements of importing goods into the UK. The aim is to look at the supply chain aspects of the process and examine the differences between bringing goods into the UK – a great introduction for anyone new to the regulations surrounding importing, especially if your main supply markets have been in the European Union. The aim is to give delegates confidence in dealing with overseas suppliers, transportation and with customs procedures.

We are currently running two versions of this course:

  • 2 hour virtual course
  • 5 hour face to face course

The longer course will contain more detail and examples.

The session includes:

  • The 4 key pieces of information needed – who, what, where and why
  • Understanding import tariffs, commodity codes and customs duties
  • The documentation and declarations needed to import goods into the UK
  • Legal responsibility of the importing business

Who should attend?

Everyone who has any connection with international trade at import will benefit. This seminar will create a more confident employee with an understanding of how to operate efficiently leading to cost savings and a reduction in delays.

The following are examples of the type of company personnel who need to keep up-to-date:

  • Newcomers to import or people only involved occasionally with imports
  • Shipping department trainees
  • Import administrators and managers who have had no formal training
  • Buyers, purchasing and procurement staff who need to understand key issues to correctly obtain prices and understand the true “cost of ownership”
  • Customer service administrators
  • Freight forwarders and clearing agents who may be asked by their clients to make this important legal decision when entering goods to customs
  • Management trainees

Key benefits

  1. Ensure compliance with customs regulations
  2. Increase your understanding of customs rules
  3. Provide you with clear guidelines on how to find out what information and documents are required
  4. Give you the skill to put compliant systems in place within your organisation
  5. Identify the importance of the import entry declarations and how to read them
  6. Increase your efficiency by teaching you the jargon of international trade.
  7. Know where or who to go to for information

*Strong & Herd LLP are well respected consultants and trainers in all areas of International Trade. They work closely with H&W Chamber of Commerce and have alliances with the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE). The International chamber of Commerce ICC, the British Exporters Association (BEXA), Croner (Wolters Kluwer), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and others.

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‘A huge thanks to all involved. Virtual Training takes some time to get used to. But all COC staff ensure links are emailed early. All training material so far has been very informative. We appreciate all the lengths you have all gone to in ensuring our understanding is at its maximum.’

- Lydia Pitt, , Macismo International Limited