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Basic Import Documentation & Procedures

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Location: Severn House, Prescott Drive, Wardon Business Park, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR4 9NE

Start: 12th Feb 2020 9:30am to 4:30pm


An Introduction to Importing. This popular one-day course is run specifically for those new to importing. It looks at all the essential elements involved including key topics such as tariff classification, customs procedures, paying duty and VAT. Whether in sourcing, procurement, finance, customer services, shipping or import administration attendance will increase your confidence and awareness in dealing with overseas suppliers, transport companies, banks and HM Revenue & Customs. Every export is someone’s import so learn how to control imports with training that starts with the Import Essentials. Our trainer’s relaxed style and use of easy-to-understand terminology helps the importing newcomer to gain an invaluable foundation in the subject. This course includes quizzes and workshop sessions to give the delegates practical guidance and is updated to include relevant areas of the new EU Union Customs Code (UCC) coming into force May 2016 .

Programme of Topics:

1. THE TARIFF: Rules relating to international trade
2. TARIFF NUMBER: The importance of tariff classification of goods (commodity code numbers)
4. ORIGIN OF GOODS: What are the rules relating to origin? Why can the origin affect an importer’s costs?
5. AN INTERNATIONAL PURCHASE ORDER: What information is required prior to placing the order; instructing the supplier
6. WORKING WITH: Internal Departments e.g. contracts, purchasing/procurement, shipping, repairs, etc.
7. IMPORT CLEARANCE PROCEDURES: What happens when goods arrive in the UK; import entry at the point of import; a look at alternative procedures e.g. CFSP. Trusted Trader benefits(AEO authorisation and the UCC)
8. WORKING WITH: Freight Forwarders/ Clearing Agents
9. VALUATION OF GOODS: Valuation rules – what is included in the
10. CUSTOMS PROCEDURE CODES (CPC): The reason for bringing goods into the UK can affect the type of import entry procedure leading to cash savings but also, perhaps, Customs control and audits:

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