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Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations
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Are you an importer/exporter or 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.

We can help.

Our new one-day training course will highlight what you need to know to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently for both import and export of goods, including taking you through step-by-step guidance on completing the SAD C88 form.

Part two of the training will detail many of the common pitfalls and makes attendees aware of some of the mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

In summary, the training will build basic understanding so that attendees:

  • Understand how to compile a basic import / export entry
  • Know where to seek additional information 
  • Feel more confident in their level of knowledge
  • Know what additional training and / or resources they may need in order to increase their knowledge
  • Are less likely to make mistakes, thereby saving themselves and their organisation time and money

Learning outcomes

  • Identifying the need for customs declarations
  • CHIEF, other software and CDS
  • Understand how to compile a basic import / export entry
  • Step by step guidance in completing the SAD C88 form
  • Real-world examples of mistakes, complacency and fraud
  • Penalties you can be liable for and how to avoid them
  • Export declaration practice
  • Import declaration practice
  • Assessment - exercises designed to test the attendees understanding - including completing one export declaration to the satisfaction of the trainer


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

Join the Institute from as little as £70 and save over £100 on your training course!

 *This course qualifies for HMRC grant funding* more information and how to apply for HMRC grant funding


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This course is CPD certified - 10 points


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05/04/2019 05/04/2019 London Book Now
12/04/2019 12/04/2019 Warrington Book Now
15/04/2019 15/04/2019 Birmingham Book Now
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23/04/2019 23/04/2019 Birmingham Book Now
24/04/2019 24/04/2019 Gateshead Book Now
25/04/2019 25/04/2019 Bristol Book Now
26/04/2019 26/04/2019 London Book Now
29/04/2019  29/04/2019 Warrington Book Now
29/04/2019 29/04/2019 Edinburgh Book Now
30/04/2019 30/04/2019 Glasgow Book Now
01/05/2019 01/05/2019 Belfast Book Now
02/05/2019 02/05/2019 Bridgend  Book Now
07/05/2019 07/05/2019  London Book Now
08/05/2019 08/05/2019 Birmingham Book Now
09/05/2019 09/05/2019 Warrington Book Now
13/05/2019 13/05/2019 London Book Now
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24/05/2019 24/05/2019 London Book Now
28/05/2019 28/05/2019 Gateshead Book Now 
29/05/2019 29/05/2019 Edinburgh Book Now 
29/05/2019 29/05/2019 Birmingham Book Now
29/05/2019 29/05/2019 London Book Now
30/05/2019 30/05/2019  Glasgow Book Now
31/05/2019 31/05/2019 Belfast Book Now 
06/06/2019 06/06/2019 London Book Now
06/06/2019 06/06/2019 Bridgend Book Now 
07/06/2019 07/06/2019 Warrington Book Now 
11/06/2019 11/06/2019 Glasgow Book Now
12/06/2019 12/06/2019 Edinburgh Book Now 
14/06/2019 14/06/2019 London Book Now
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 25/06/2019 25/06/2019 Bristol  Book Now 
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 27/06/2019 27/06/2019  Gateshead Book Now  
 28/06/2019 28/06/2019 Belfast Book Now  
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