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Customs Procedures and Documentation
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When it comes to customs documentation it is vitally important that importers and exporters understand the information required to be submitted, as in most cases it is the importer and exporter who would be liable for this information, even if it is done by a third party, which in most cases it is.

Understanding these procedures from both a commercial and operational level, will improve a company’s import export efficiency, which can lead to increased sales growth, due to lack of errors in the information provide to import and export your products. 

Our brand new one day Customs Procedures & Documentation training course will offer a very detailed and comprehensive look at the information that is required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It also looks at the differences between EU and non EU trade. 

Delays, fines and inspections are things that no company wants to endure, hence this course will equip attendees with the information to be able to understand what is required to comply with customs and if at any time an audit was required, then to be able to be prepared.


Learning outcomes

The course will cover:

  • An understanding of the role of HMRC

  • An understanding of UK customs procedures

  • Explanation of an EORI number

  • Explanation of what free circulation is

  • What documents can be used as proof of export from the UK

  • The change from CHIEF to CDS

  • Explanation of the SAD C88

    - Key information for both import and export entries

  • UK Tariff - Product classification – Tariff code/Commodity codes

  • Explanation of Customs Procedure Codes (CPC) and what they do

  • Explanation of key import and export documentation

  • Certificates of Origin

    - Non-Preference

    - Preference

  • Commercial Invoices

  • Compliance with Rules of Origin

  • General System Preference

  • Cumulation of Origin for GSP Countries

  • WTO Methods of Valuation for Import

  • AEO - Benefits of being an Authorised Economic Operator

  • Understand customs relief schemes available to imports and exporters

  • Use of Customs Notices


Who should attend

This course is suitable for people new to international business and experienced companies who may want to refresh their knowledge. 

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

  • Export Administration
  • Shipping
  • Export Sales Administration
  • Logistics
  • Distribution


Member price - £299 + VAT

Non-member price - £399 + VAT

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This course is CPD certified - 10 points


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