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International Documentation & Customs Compliance
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Export Documentation Process Form 



When importing or exporting, the right paperwork is crucial. Missing or inaccurate documents can increase risks, lead to delays and extra costs, or even prevent a deal from being completed. Understanding the regulations and related compliance is essential to generating and retaining profits.

The objective of this course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, the reasoning behind the requirements, their content, free trade agreements and addressing how it should be prepared along with when and where it should be presented.

There are particular regulations around certain documents and the course will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide the in depth knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process.


Who should attend

  • People who may be new to exporting
  • Experienced business people who may need to keep up with industry updates


Learning outcomes

  • The role of the export administrator
  • Content requirements for documents
  • Tariff codes
  • Proving origin
  • EC certificate of origin
  • ABCC Certificate of origin
  • Preference documentation
  • Export Licensing requirements
  • Pre- Inspection certificates
  • Export invoices
  • Packing list and requirements
Goods into Port/Airport
  • The importance of ECSI
  • Known Shipper Security (Airfreight)
  • Customs Entries
Proof of Export to satisfy HMRC

Overview of:

  • Bills of Lading
  • Airway bills
  • Certificates of Shipment
  • CMR Notes
  • Fulfilling HMRC requirements
  • Administration and record keeping
Payment methods and payment documentation
  • Ensuring payment
  • Cargo Insurance
  • Payment methods
  • Documentary collections
  • An introduction to Letters of Credit
Customs Compliance
  • Invoicing and VAT
  • Intrastats
  • ChIEF
  • Freight forwarders and their role
  • Working with CHIEF/NES
  • CPC codes
  • Statistical values
  • Policing export control
  • AEO status
  • Processing shipments
  • Complying with IPR and customs relief
  • Customs audits


The Presenter - Sue Wright FIEx (Grad)

Sue began her shipping career in 1989 in an engineering company in Nottingham, shipping industrial weighing machines and parts worldwide. Such was her passion for the industry and subject that she went on to study through the IOE&IT qualifications and in 2000 qualified at Diploma level. With this achievement she was offered a position as Shipping Manager in an engineering and manufacturing company who exported entire projects worldwide. This included cross trade and imports. Read more


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This course is CPD certified - 12.5 points


The above course is now replaced with the Advanced Exporting training course.


Related courses:    
Effective Incoterms    letters of credit    uk us export controls
Effective Incoterms Introduction to Letters of Credit UK & US Export Controls: A Basic Understanding



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