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Import Customs Compliance and Savings

Essex Chambers of Commerce. 34a Star Lane, Great Wakering, Essex SS3 0FF

Tuesday 17th October 2017
9:30am - 4:30pm
Course duration: One day running 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Lunch and Refreshments included.

Comprehensive Export Expert manual of the topics covered is provided.

The purpose of the course:
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.   Learn about Customs Procedure Codes, and the rules of valuation.  Understand how to read your Import Entries, to ensure you will pass Customs Compliance Audits.   We’ll consider different Customs Regimes, taking a brief look at, IP (Inward Processing), OP (Outward Processing) and RGR (Returned Goods Relief), End Use, Customs Warehousing, ATA Carnets etc.  We shall discuss the Customs Law implemented in May 2016 (the Union Customs Code).  Discover 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 is 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 personnel involved with Imports, whether in Departments of 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 a 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 & Classification, Commodity Codes & CPC Codes
  • Payment of Duty & Import VAT
  • Duty Reduction due to Preference Origin
  • Duty Increase due to Anti Dumping
  • ATA Carnets, IP, OP, 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. Communicate meaningfully with Suppliers, Carriers and Freight Forwarders/Clearing Agents.  Understand the Overall Procedures, Practices and Terminology common in International Transactions.  Know how to read your Import Entries to ensure you will pass Customs Compliance Audits.   

Please note – if you do not receive confirmation 48 hours after booking your place, please contact the Events Team on 01206 765277.

All event bookings need to be made and paid online only unless we have agreed alternative arrangements with you in advance of the event.  If you have any queries, please contact our Accounts Manager Rachael Hogg on 01206 363721.

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