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Certificate in Customs Legislation and Procedures
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This introductory level qualification is designed to get people started in the Customs profession.

The Certificate in Customs Legislation and Procedures consists of seven modules.

  • Customs Legislation and Regulation
  • Entry of Goods
  • Release for Free Circulation
  • Special Procedures
  • Customs transit
  • Export and exit
  • AEO, Authorisation and Customs Compliance

No formal qualifications are required for entry into this course.

Designed to fit around a full-time career, it allows students to study online with access to innovative internet tools, hyperlinks to reference sites, videos, examples and step-by-step guides for putting the theory into practice.

 

Delivered by KGH Customs, a leading European provider of customs and trade solutions.

   

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, although good GCSE grades in English and Maths are an advantage.

Modules

The Certificate in Customs Duty Calculation consists of seven modules:

In this module you will learn to explain the key concepts relating to customs law; describe the way in which customs law is structured; distinguish between the different types of customs regulation; and identify relevant legal provisions. This task will be greatly simplified through the use of our web-based UCC Navigator.

Learning Outcomes

By the time you have finished this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of customs legislation and regulation
  • Know how to find legal provisions relating to different aspects of international trade
  • Identify legal provisions relating to various aspects of cross-border trade
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    Assessment Criteria

  • Identify relevant customs laws and their purpose
  • Identify key concepts underlying customs law
  • Outline the various customs procedures
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    In this module you will learn to identify the activities required to enter goods up to the point of customs releasing the goods; explain the preparation and lodgement of the Entry Summary Declaration; describe the concept of temporary storage; and determine the customs status of goods.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the time you have finished this module you will be able to:

  • Identify what information should be sent to customs and relevant terms and time limits
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the process of presenting the goods to customs and the requirements of customs supervision
  • Explain how to lodge a temporary storage declaration, and describe the associated conditions
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    Assessment Criteria

  • Outline the processes relating to the entry of goods
  • Identify the information required by customs, including the details of the Entry Summary Declaration
  • Identify when goods are under customs supervision and/or in temporary storage
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    In this module you will learn to; list the various customs procedures; identify the different types of customs declarations; explain the procedures associated with releasing goods into free circulation; and identify the associated legislative provisions.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the time you have finished this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of customs procedures and declarations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the processes and procedures associated with placing goods under free circulation
  • Explain the rules and procedures for lodging and amending customs declarations
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    Assessment Criteria

  • Identify the relevant law relating to releasing goods for free circulation
  • Outline the processes for releasing goods for free circulation
  • Identify the information required on a customs declaration
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    In this module you will learn to describe the principles and processes relating to special customs procedures; list the various special procedures; identify the procedures associated with storage, processing and specific use; and explain the associated roles and responsibilities of customs and members of the trading community.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the time you have finished this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal provisions relating to Special Procedures, including the general provisions
  • Describe the processes and procedures associated with storage,including warehousing and free zones
  • Describe the processes and procedures associated with specific use, including temporary admission and end-use
  • Describe the processes and procedures associated with processing, including inward and outward processing

     

    Assessment Criteria

  • Identify the different special procedures and when they may be used
  • Outline the obligations of traders who place goods under a special procedure
  • Identify when the requirements of a special procedure have been met
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    In this module you will learn to explain the principles of moving goods under transit; distinguish between the different types of transit; describe the various transit systems that are being used; and identify the legislative provisions relating to transit.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the time you have finished this module you will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between the internal transit and external transit procedures, including situations in which each type should be used
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements relating to placing goods under the transit procedure, including the associated formalities such as completing and lodging a transit declaration and presentation notification
  • Understand the processes and procedures associated with the various transit systems
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    Assessment Criteria

  • Differentiate between internal and external transit
  • Outline the responsibilities of traders and carriers when goods are in transit
  • Identify the different transit systems that are in use
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    In this module you will learn to distinguish between the concepts of export and exit; explain the processes associated with the exportation of goods; describe the processes relating to the exit of goods and procedures; and describe the respective roles of the customs office of export and the customs office of exit.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the time you have finished this module you will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between export and exit
  • Identify the legislative provisions relating to export and exit
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the processes and procedures associated with export and exit, including the standard export procedure and simplified export procedure, and requirements relating to Exit Summary Declarations
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    Assessment Criteria

  • Identify the various export and exit formalities
  • Identify the customs law relating to export and exit
  • Outline ways in which the exit of goods can be proved to customs
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    In this module you will learn to describe the requirements relating to registration and management of customs authorisation processes; understand the requirements for becoming a legal trading entity; explain the benefits of achieving Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status; and demonstrate an understanding of the management of customs licenses and certificates.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the time you have finished this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the criteria, processes and procedures required to receive a license or certificate to become a legal trading entity
  • Explain the benefits of becoming an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and the criteria, processes and procedures required to achieve AEO status
  • Understand the range of activities that require customs authorisation and the importance of ensuring compliance with the associated regulatory requirements
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    Assessment Criteria

  • Outline the measures to be taken for a company to be registered as a legal trading entity
  • Identify the benefits that are available to a company with Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status
  • Identify the various activities that require formal customs authorisation
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    Study commitment

    As a guide, you should expect to study for a total of around 150 hours to complete all seven modules. The course must be completed within two years, but the usual period of study is 12 months. These are recommended hours only, as the completion time will vary from student to student.

    Assessment

    You will be expected to answer a series of questions as you progress through each module of the course, followed by a final online review. Questions take a variety of forms, including multiple choice, multiple response, fill in the blanks, drag and drop and hotspot. You will have an opportunity to revisit any questions you answered incorrectly at the end of the course.

    Fees

    Total cost of the qualification is £1570, including one year student membership of the Institute. The cost will be £1452 if you are already an Associate or Full Member, if you are an Affiliate member you will need to upgrade to student membership.

     

     

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