Compliance Developing Skills

Customs Procedures and Documentation

Event Information:

Date: Friday, 18 February 2022

Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: £260.00+VAT

Non-Member Price: £370.00+VAT

Many companies are involved in both the import and export of components and finished products and therefore subject to the scrutiny of HMRC and adherence to customs regulations.  As the UK entered a new trading era from 1st January 2021,  businesses need to familiarise themselves with the new border operating model and its impact on their international transactions.

Do you understand the critical data for a customs declaration or the legal responsibilities of the importer/exporter?  Which documentation do you need to use and why?   Do you understand the customs simplifications and authorisations that are available to help streamline your process or perhaps ease cashflow?  All too often, companies are unaware of the array of customs regulations that apply to their international business transaction and the need for compliance.  

Unless staff receive adequate training, their first encounter with officialdom is often goods delayed in transit or a customs audit.  The cost of non-compliance can be high – whether this be demurrage charges at port, the withdrawal of customs authorisations, civil penalties or the repayment of understated duties. 

Suitable for sales, finance, purchasing and logistics staff, this is an interactive course which will give delegates an understanding of customs processes and procedures, accompanied by a reliable toolkit to help them make sure they follow the rules!

Workshop programme in detail

  • Overview of WCO
  • The legal framework
  • Customs declarations
  • Tariff classification
  • Licencing and Controls
  • Customs documentation
  • Rules of Origin
  • Duties and taxes
  • Customs Valuation
  • Customs special procedures and authorisation
  • Deferment Accounts and Customs Guarantees
  • AEO
  • Compliance at the office

Course outcome:

By the end of the day, delegates will have a comprehensive overview of the legal framework that governs customs procedures in international trade and the key areas of customs compliance – including record keeping back at the office.

Who should attend:

This course is suitable for companies exporting and importing products to and from overseas markets (it is not relevant for service companies) – whether new to the process or simply wanting to update their knowledge. Everyone within an organisation is involved in some way, however those staff who have a greater responsibility for sales, purchasing, shipping and maintaining appropriate export/import records will benefit the most from participation.

About the Trainer

Becky Stark has been an accredited member of the Institute of Export for twenty years and runs her own business, Stark Export Focus, delivering international trade support, advice and training to companies across the UK. Becky has extensive experience of delivering training for the DIT and British Chambers of Commerce, offering accredited and independent public and in-house courses which encompass both the practical and strategic aspects of international trade. She takes great pride in her interactive delivery style, the rapport she develops with delegates and the high levels of customer satisfaction.


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