Introduction to Importing and Procedures

September 13, 2017 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

This half day intensive and practical programme is designed to ensure that goods are imported both cost-effectively and legally. The course is suitable for all key people involved in importing, including purchasing, finance and operations departments, finance, and operations departments

This course is ideal for importers in the EU but also for exporters from other regions who want to get their products into the EU market.

Learn the key elements of Importing

  • Sources of information and Legal requirements for importing
  • Import Licenses and Product Classification – Tariff/Commodity Codes
  • Methods of Payment & VAT
  • Documentary Credits and Collections
  • Delivery of the Goods and The Import Route
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Incoterms 2010
  • Insurance and Documentation
  • Import Documents – Content and Reasons
  • Shipping Documents and Customs Compliance
  • Paying duties and Paying VAT
  • Relief Schemes – IPR, OPR
  • PCC (Processing under Customs Control)
  • Keeping statistical records
  • SAD C88 Form and MSS (Management Support Systems) Reports
Key Learning Objectives
  • Factors to be considered to ensure successful importing

  • What is an import?– EU and NON-EU purchases

  • The importance of the commodity code

  • The methods of payment and when they would be required

  • Commercial benefits of Incoterms 2010

  • Import documentation

  • Paying duties – including calculating charges

  • Paying VAT – including calculating charges and reclaiming VAT

  • Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)

  • How can importers benefit from temporary import procedures

  • Awareness of the benefits of preferential trade agreements

International Trade rules and procedures are complex, and one single mistake can cost thousands of pounds which can be avoided by this course. This course is CPD Accredited from a registered and course-approved trainer. Each delegate will get a course certificate direct from the CPD service and 10 CPD points.

About The Trainer:

This course is part of a regular program offered by Jeff Lewis, a CPD and BCC-qualified trainer with first-hand experience of international operations. Delegates on Jeff’s courses consistently praise his ability to take complex international trade topics and break them down in a fun and engaging manner for all levels of learning.

Does this course location/date/time not work for your organisation? We’re flexible, allow us to bring the training to your facility via in-house or bespoke courses. Contact us to arrange for a location, date, or time that is most convenient to you!

Training location

Chamber Training Centre - Blackpool Fylde Coast
Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool FY4 2RN, United Kingdom
Price :
Members: £99; Affiliate: £159; Non-Members: £199
Contact :
Chamber Training Team Email:; Or by telephone 01253 347063

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