Import: Customs Compliance and Savings

Tuesday 29 October 2019
9.15am - 5.00pm

Cambridgeshire FA
Bridge Road
CB24 9PH

Member Fee: £300.00 (plus VAT)
Non-Member Fee: £450.00 (plus VAT)
Fees are Per Delegate

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 structure of the Tariff and comprehend how vital it is to accurately classify your goods. You'll 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. 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. Discover about AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) and how becoming an AEO can provide benefits to your business, be aware of the new customs computer - Customs Declaration Service (CDS). We will also discuss Brexit and how that may impact on your international trade.

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. Consider how Brexit and CDS may affect your current procedures and practices.

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 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 entry declarations
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, IP, OP, RGR, end use, customs warehousing
Intrastat arrivals
Essential record keeping
Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
Customs Declaration Service (CDS)
Brexit - customs law, the Union Customs Code (UCC).

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. Be more aware of the changes on the horizon; Brexit, CDS.

To book your place(s) please contact Rose Griffiths on 01223 209817 or email including your company name, all delegate names and job titles, and a contact telephone number. Payment for the course is required at the time of booking.

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Please note that non-Chamber members are only entitled to attend one chargeable event before joining the Chamber, and are required to pay at time of booking. Fees for all bookings are non-refundable for cancellations made within six working days of the event.

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