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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.

To prepare us all for the UK’s departure from the European Union, our one day Customs Procedures & Documentation training course covers everything that you will need to know to enable goods to be imported and exported post Brexit.

The training course offers 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 by HMRC 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

  • Explanation of the SAD C88

    - Key information for both import and export entries

  • The change from CHIEF to CDS

  • 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

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

  • Certificates of Origin

    - Non-Preference

    - Preference

  • Compliance with Rules of Origin

  • Commercial Invoices

  • Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

  • 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

"This one-day course provided me with such a broad understanding of Custom procedures and documentation. The trainer was very knowledgeable and ensured the course was very interactive, while encouraging us to ask as many questions as possible. It was very worthwhile."

Angela Clark, Sales Support Manager at Unicomp


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Member price - £299 + VAT

Non-member price - £399 + VAT


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This course is CPD certified - 10 points


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