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Advanced Importing
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Importing can present complications, such as managing long-distance relationships and organising international transport and customs clearance. Common pitfalls can cause importers to incur unnecessary costs and delays in arrival of goods. Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available.

This in-depth advanced course will go into detail on compliance with customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods.

Learning outcomes

  • Supplier Selection Criteria
  • Terms of Delivery and the Supply Chain
    • Insurance - Liability
    • Import Licensing
  • Tariff Quotas - open, banded and critical
  • Duty Suspensions and reliefs
    • Dealing with GSP
    • Registered Exporter Scheme
    • AEO Overview
  • VAT Value Adjustments 
  • Intrastat
  • Anti-Dumping Rules
  • MSS Data Reports
  • CAP Policy
  • Documentary Collections
  • Open account
  • Letter of Credit
  • Credit insurance
  • Bank Transfer
  • Letter of Credit Template & Bank Affiliations


Who should attend

This course is most suitable for people who have completed the IOE&IT 'Introduction to Importing' course and experienced business people who may need to keep up with industry updates.

The departments within a business that this course would apply to are:

  • Customer Services
  • Shipping
  • Purchasing
  • Accounts and Finance
  • Import Administration
  • Logistics
  • Research and Development
  • Production
  • Human Resources
  • Production Planning
  • Marketing and PR
  • Technical Support
  • Quality and Standards
  • Repairs
  • Distribution
  • IT Support
  • Legal



The Presenter - John Robinson MBA MSc DipM FIEx (Grad)

John retired from a senior post in a NATO headquarters after a successful career in the RAF and merged second careers in both international trade and higher level teaching at a number of East Midlands colleges and universities where he taught all the Institute’s qualifications. Read more


Member price - £299 + VAT

Non-member price - £399 + VAT

Join the Institute from as little as £70 and save over £100 on your training course!


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This course is CPD certified - 12.5 points


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Related courses:    
   Advanced Letters of Credit    Advanced Exporting
Introduction to Importing Advanced Letters of Credit Advanced Exporting



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