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Customs Essentials - Live

Fully booked Date(s):  Mon. 1  to  Mon. 1 Jan 1900  at 12:00 AM  for 0 Day
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Code:          Cost - Members:  £0.00     Non Members:  £0.00

A one and a half day course designed for those who have a basic awareness of export and import procedures but who need to gain a better understanding of Customs regimes.

All our interactive training courses are delivered via Zoom and feature live trainers with over 25 years freight and customs experience, all delegates will receive workbooks for each module. Therefore, to enable you to join in the activities live, a Webcam is essential and must be used. Your rights under GDPR will be protected.


BIFA is currently experiencing very high demand for BTEC and Essentials training courses and available places on courses are extremely limited or no longer available. Whilst the website may allow you to book places, this is not a guarantee or confirmation of those places. New dates will be added as soon as they become available.

With the additional £50 million government funding scheme made available for all customs intermediaries and traders completing customs declarations and the aim of the grants to support training and the upgrade of IT systems.

This course is eligible for the funding and is aimed at those who want to gain a better understanding of Customs regulations and export/import processes.

Module A

Incoterms 2020
In this session we will simplify what Incoterms are and their purpose. Again, we will focus on the buyer, seller and forwarder relationship as well as valuation for Customs purposes. (1h 15 minutes)

Module E

Moving goods around Europe
Delegates will gain an understanding of moving goods around the EU irrespective of their status. We will cover, Special Territories, EFTA countries and how shipments are controlled and monitored via NCTS. (40 minutes)

Outward (OP), Inward Processing (IP) and Return Goods Relief (RGR)
In this module, you will gain an overview of the most common temporary export and import special procedures, OP and IP. The tutor will also give circumstances when they could be applied and the importance of compliance. We will also explain RGR and the regulations around when it can be used.  (25 minutes)

Customs Procedure Codes (CPCs)
You will gain a good understanding of the CPC structure and importance for both import and export. You will be able to identify the requirements and apply the correct CPCs in the future. (35 minutes)

Module F

Getting Data to HMRC
Many systems interface to get data to HMRC. To do this the declarant must use various software applications. This module explains in depth how the individual systems link up together, inventories and allow the release of goods works. (30 minutes)

Duty Calculations
In this module, delegates will understand how Duty and VAT is calculated valuation and common circumstances that you could encounter day-to-day. The tutor will also guide delegates through manual calculation. (40 minutes)

Please note: Courses can start either AM or PM and day 1. Please check the timings when you register to book. Schedules are listed below.

Courses Starting AM
Day 1 AM (09:30) Module A&E (EU)
Day 1 PM (14:00) Modules E (OP/IP/RGR/CPC)
Day 2 AM (09:30) Module F

Courses Starting PM
Day 1 PM (14:00) Module A&E (EU)
Day 2 AM (09:30) Modules E (OP/IP/RGR/CPC)
Day 2 PM (14:00) Module F

Many courses are repeated during the year, to see a complete list of available dates for this course please visit the course description page for Customs Essentials - Live

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