Import: Compliance and Savings
Dates(s) - 28/03/2017 - 28/03/2017 09:15 - 17:00
West Anglia Training Association , Old Houghton Road, Huntingdon, PE29 1YB

Cambridgeshire Chambers Of Commerce works with qualified training providers to hold a number of nationally-accredited training courses throughout the year, all designed to develop additional skills within member businesses.

To find out more about any of the training courses listed below, or to book a course, please contact Jenni Misseldine, the Chamber’s Events and Training Co-ordinator, on 01223 209810.

Whether you import components for manufacture, or you purchase finished products to onward sell, or offer a repair / upgrade service, join us to understand the rules and intricacies of goods crossing borders. We’ll cover when import duties and taxes are applicable, and look at ways to reduce or even abolish these charges. Together we’ll view the Tariff and comprehend how to classify your goods. You will also learn about Customs Procedure Codes and the rules of valuation and understand how to read your import entries to ensure you will pass customs compliance audits. 

Different customs regimes will be considered, taking a brief look at ATA Carnets, IP (Inward Processing), OP (Outward Processing) and RGR (Returned Goods Relief), End Use, Customs Warehousing etc. We shall discuss the new Customs Law, the Union Customs Code. You will also hear about AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) and how becoming an AEO can provide benefits to your business.


Benefits for your organisation

This comprehensive course provides a clear explanation of import practices and terminology as they relate to the UK company in the role of buyer. We can also discuss the more complex scenarios, where there are more parties in the chain, where goods may be moving from or to locations other than that of the seller and buyer.


Who is this course for?

Those staff involved with imports, whether in accounts, purchasing, or shipping departments. It also benefits managers of departments responsible for company policies, practices, administration and compliance. This one day course will appeal to those responsible for customs conformity, whether you are working for an international company, or are a small sole proprietor, these changes will affect you and your trade and could help save you money.


Topics covered

  • Import customs clearance entries SAD/C88
  • Tariff and classification, commodity codes & CPC codes
  • Payment of duty and import VAT
  • Duty reduction due to preference origin
  • Duty increase due to anti-dumping
  • ATA Carnets, IPR, OPR, RGR, end use, customs warehousing
  • Intrastat SSD & ECSL
  • Essential record keeping
  • New customs law, the Union Customs Code (UCC)
  • Authorised Economic Operator (AEO).

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to trade internationally with more confidence and awareness and communicate meaningfully with suppliers, carriers and freight forwarders/ clearing agents. They will understand the overall procedures, practices and terminology common in international transactions and know how to read your import entries to ensure you will pass customs compliance audits.  

Cost: Member Fee: £250.00 (plus VAT)
Non-Member Fee: £300.00 (plus VAT)
Fees are Per Delegate