About the course
If your work relates in any way to international trade, it is important that you understand the commercial and regulatory environment in which you and your organization operate.
This course is intended to introduce you to the fundamentals of customs regulation and procedure. Whether you are new to the international trading environment or are seeking to undertake a more operational role in this field, this course is for you. While our more advanced courses will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the various topics, this introductory course is designed to help you gain a general understanding and basic knowledge of the key concepts, relevant processes and terminology.
What you learn
On successful completion of this course, you will gain a basic knowledge and general understanding of the key concepts, processes and terminology relating to the following:
- Basic Concepts of Customs – you will understand important concepts that are central to the customs work that international traders undertake. This includes an introduction to the European Union (EU); the various roles that customs authorities are required to perform; and a brief introduction to customs-related laws and regulation.
- Customs Processes and Procedures – you will gain a general understanding and basic knowledge of the various customs processes and procedures that international traders are required to comply with, including rules relating to the way in which goods may be imported, exported, stored, processed and released for sale within the EU.
- Import Duty – you will gain a basic understanding of how and why customs duty is collected when goods are imported into the EU, and a basic knowledge of the key elements that are necessary to determine the amount of duty to be paid.
- Finally, you will gain an insight into other issues that international traders are required to consider when dealing with customs matters such as VAT, rules relating to goods that are prohibited from being imported or exported, risks that must be managed and the importance of ensuring that customs requirements are complied with at all times.