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Introduction to Importing
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Overview

Suppliers around the world offer a wide variety of goods that might suit your business. You might be able to find lower-priced supplies, giving you a competitive edge, or new supplies that allow you to sell a completely different product. Just as when you buy within the UK, it's important to find good suppliers, make sure they offer what you want and negotiate the right deal.


This one-day seminar will consider the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise and the role of UK customs.

  

Learning outcomes

  • Background to importing
  • Balance of Trade
  • Indirect and direct importing
  • Role of Clearing an Agent
  • Evaluations of risks - Supplier Due Diligence
  • Processing an import order - the contract of sale
  • Key documentation
  • The role of HM customs
  • Import Duties
  • Import VAT
  • Import Landed Cost Calculation   
    • Valuation Methods for Imports

  • Tariff Codes - HS / CN / TARIC
  • The Import Process   
    • CPC Codes - A brief explanation of what they are
    • SAD C88 Form - An overview
  • Incoterms - Application and impact on imports

 

Who should attend

This course is most suitable for new importers or people working in import but who have never had formal training. The departments within a business that this course would apply to are:

  • Customer Services
  • Shipping
  • Purchasing
  • Accounts and Finance
  • Import Administration
  • Logistics
  • Production Planning
  • Technical Support
  • Quality and Standards
  • Repairs
  • 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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Dates and locations

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28/11/2018 28/11/2018 London Book Now
15/01/2019 15/01/2019 London Book Now
22/01/2019 22/01/2019 Manchester Book Now
05/02/2019 05/02/2019 Birmingham Book Now
05/03/2019 05/03/2018 Manchester Book Now
13/03/2019 13/03/2019  London Book Now
17/04/2019 17/04/2019 Birmingham Book Now
14/05/2019 14/05/2019 London Book Now
21/05/2019 21/05/2019 Manchester Book Now
05/06/2019 05/06/2019 Birmingham Book Now
12/06/2019 12/06/2019 London Book Now
 09/07/2019 09/07/2019 London Book Now
16/07/2019 16/07/2019 Manchester Book Now
28/08/2019 28/08/2019 Birmingham Book Now
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26/11/2019 26/11/2019 London Book Now
17/12/2019
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Related courses:
An Introduction to exporting       Advanced Importing

 

 

To discuss our training courses:
Call +44 (0)1733 404400
Email training@export.org.uk