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A practical import training course examining the varied and interrelated elements involved in successful importing.

Whether you are an entrepreneur importing your product for the first time, a small business undertaking your first import, part of an import team in a multinational corporation or in a Global Trade Compliance team seeking to understand and improve your logistics and supply chain, this course is a must for you.

Our experienced trainer will show you how to avoid delays in customs and avoid unexpected costs and fines by making your imports as simple, painless and cost efficient as possible.  The link between the export and a smooth import process will also be explained.

Our acclaimed interactive customs course is relevant for anyone new to importing goods and those who require a better understanding of the procedures, documents and cost implications.  Delegates are encouraged to ask questions.

The practical knowledge gained will allow delegates to make immediate use of their new skills to begin importing with confidence, to improve their career and their company's import performance.

Our courses are continuously updated to take account of changes in best practice and legislation so you can be sure to get the best and most current advice from a trainer with years of practical business experience.

Key topics:

  • global import procedures
  • how to obtain an EORI number
  • the importance, contents and use of documentation e.g. invoices, airwaybills, bills of lading, EUR1 etc.
  • cost calculation
  • the difference between EU and non-EU goods movements
  • incoterms®2020, their impact on risk, responsibility and cost
  • how to calculate and reduce duty and VAT (Inward Processing, Warehousing etc.)
  • customs requirements
  • how to select the correct tariff code (commodity number)
  • customs valuation
  • how to gain benefit from economic origin
  • how to read and check a customs entry 
  • reporting and record keeping
  • how to work efficiently with suppliers, customers and freight agents
  • common technical terms and abbreviations will be explained
  • how and why you should become an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

Delegates will gain awareness of the key elements involved in importing goods along with an understanding of the impact that different choices in the operation of the supply chain will make to cost, timescales and efficiency.

This import training course offers real value for money as delegates learn how to prevent costly errors and delays, encouraging repeat business and opportunities for growth.

No previous experience of importing is required.

What’s included:

Full delegate notes (not just copies of the slides) are provided for future reference.  All delegates receive a Certificate of Attendance for their training records.

The course runs from 9.30am to approx. 4.30pm.  

Course Dates

7th Dec 2023          Virtual       £440.00+VAT

21st Feb 2024         Virtual       £440.00+VAT

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