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Customs Professional Pathway
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The Institute's new Customs Professional Pathway offers progression opportunities for customs professionals wishing to build upon their knowledge, experience and skills.

Gain a competitive advantage in the challenging and complex world of export, import and international trade with official recognition of your skills and expertise.


How to complete a Customs Declaration

Online training course **Available from 1st March 2019**

Are you a customs agent? Or does your company use customs agents and intermediaries to help you trade with the EU?

If so, you need to know how to meet customs requirements fast and efficiently after the UK leaves the EU. There will be new processes to follow and new forms to complete.

Our new online training will highlight what you need to know to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently.

Choose from either a 5 hour e-learning course, or a 3 hour e-learning course plus face-to-face training.

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Customs Procedures and Documentation

One day face-to-face training course

This 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.

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Customs Practitioner Award

Level 3

The new Customs Practitioner Award has been launched to meet the growing demand for customs professionals. Businesses involved in all aspects of international trade have an increasing need to comply with complex customs regulations, especially in an environment which has been subject to several years of change and uncertainty.

You can achieve a Level 3 Customs Practitioner Award by completing four of our world-renowned customs training courses and sitting a multiple choice assessment (online) for each unit:

1. Customs Procedures and Documentation

2. Customs Classification and Tariff Codes

3. Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements and Export Preference

4. Excise Duties and Procedures

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Customs Practitioner Award

Level 4

The advanced option of our Customs Practitioner Award looks at the four units covered in the Level 3, with two additional units looking at Export Licensing Controls and Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance. 

You can achieve a Level 4 Customs Practitioner Award by completing all six of our world-renowned customs training courses and completing two x 3000 written assessments. Learners will have six weeks to complete the assessment from date of the question being issued. 

1. Customs Procedures and Documentation

2. Customs Classification and Tariff Codes

3. Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements and Export Preference

4. Excise Duties and Procedures

5. Export Licensing Controls

6. Post Brexit Compliance and Documentation

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Diploma in World Customs Compliance & Regulations

Level 5

This qualification from the Institute of Export & International Trade covers a comprehensive and in-depth range of topics in customs and trade compliance and regulation.

The online education programme leads to a full customs qualification at Level 5 Diploma level and is designed to fit around a full-time career, with online study supported by contact with tutors, webinars, video sessions and podcasts.

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