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Import Procedures & Documentation

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

Wednesday 16th March 2022
9:30am - 4:30pm
This premium training course will deliver a comprehensive insight into all stages of an import process, including how to complete a Customs Declaration for import. 

You will receive an in-depth explanation into an import - whether you import components for manufacture, you purchase finished products to onward sell, or offer a repair service you need to understand the rules and intricacies of goods crossing borders. We will help you to dissect your import practices and improve your procedures and compliance.

We will explain what you need to know about your supply chain to ensure a smooth flow across the borders and discuss the more complex scenarios, where there is more parties in the supply chain, where goods may be moving from or to locations other than that of the Seller and Buyer.

2021 brought many changes – and there are more on the horizon. We will discuss the many changes for 2022; including Safety & Security Declarations (ENS), new rules and registration requirements for certain products (IPAFFS), the new customs computer (Customs Declaration Service CDS) and many more.  Topics include:

  • A smooth import flow – what can hold up an import
  • Customs Declarations for an Import – what’s changed and what will be changing
  • The role of the Customs Intermediary – how to instruct your freight agent/representative
  • Express Fast Parcel Operators – what challenges do FPO’s bring
  • Incoterms – what differences are there between the 11 delivery terms
  • Commodity Codes – who is responsible
  • Customs Procedure Codes – what choices are there and why
  • Harmonised System 2022 – what are the changes and how may they impact you
  • UK Global Tariff – how to find duty rates and documentary requirements
  • Duty can go up or down – what factors impact duty rates
  • Trade Remedies – what are these and what do they mean
  • Preference Origin Documents – why the originals are so important
  • UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement – when can you claim 0% duty under preference
  • Valuation for an import – why do you have to declare 5 values for each imported goods
  • VAT Adjustment – what is it and where should it be declared
  • VAT reclaim – under what circumstances can you not reclaim import VAT
  • Duty Deferment Account – how to obtain a guarantee waiver
  • Postponed Import VAT Accounting – how to manage accounting for import VAT
  • VAT treatment – what factors will affect the VAT treatment of your supply chain
  • Plastic Packaging Tax – what is it and when does it apply
  • UK Conformity Assessment mark – how will this affect you
  • IPAFFs – how to manage imports of certain goods
  • Simplified declaration procedures – what authorisation would you need
  • Deferred declaration procedure – how to manage supplementary declarations for 2021 imports
  • Roadfreight GVMS – what challenges ahead for smooth border crossing
  • Safety & Security Declarations – what is an ENS
  • Common Transit Convention – when does this affect your imports
  • ATA Carnets – when would you receive a passport for the goods
  • Freeports – what is this new Customs Special Procedure
  • Record Keeping – what are the rules for import records
  • New Customs Declaration Service (CDS) – how can you prepare for this change

Date: 
  Wednesday 16th March 2022 9.30am to 4.30pm 

Venue: Essex Chambers of Commerce, 34a Star Lane, Great Wakering, Essex. SS3 0FF 
Cost to attend: Members £340.00 + VAT and Non-Members £390.00 + VAT


Attendees are encouraged to bring along examples of paperwork to discuss on the day. Specific questions or issues can also be submitted prior to the course and answers or resolutions will also be discussed.

The new requirements for 2022 will be a challenge for many traders. By completing the right forms, at the right time, in the right place, you will benefit from customs clearance and ensure success in International Trade.

REMEMBER compliance is not a choice, it’s a necessity
Join us to ensure you are prepared for the challenges ahead.

*All of our physical training courses will be delivered following the Government COVID-19 guidance and will have a maximum of 8 attendees plus trainers in a large, ventilated training room.  The safety of our trainers and attendees is of the utmost importance to us and training will be converted online if necessary.

If you would like to attend this event, please complete the online booking form below:

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Limited parking is available at the venue, please ensure you book your space.

Refreshments and lunch will be served throughout the day, please ensure we are made aware of any dietary requirements.

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  • 75% refund for cancellation(s) up to 14 days before the seminar takes place. 50% refund will be given for cancellations within 7-14 days. No refund(s) will be given for cancellations after.
  • Cancellation(s) must be submitted in writing to the International Trade Manager at int-trade@essexchambers.co.uk.

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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.