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Import procedures

Event Details

This course will be delivered remotely, via Zoom. 


This introduction course is aimed at those involved in the importing of goods. The course will cover import

documentation and procedures, commercial considerations, the importance of your purchase order, calculating

VAT and duty, and how to reduce import customs clearance delays. Incoterms® and their impact on importing will

be shown, along with an introduction to duty regimes to help importers.

Course Contents:

• Import documentation and procedures

• Calculating VAT and duty

• Incoterms®

• Customs regimes and import controls

• Sources of help and advice

Who Should Attend:

This introduction course is suitable for administrators, managers, directors, and owners of businesses who need to

purchase from overseas. The course is valuable for both newcomers wanting an introduction and overview, and

experienced staff needing a refresher on current requirements. It will be valuable for companies who are already

importing so they can ensure they have the correct processes in place and are meeting their compliance


Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

Foundation Award: 

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award.

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

If you would like to complete the Foundation award then please enquire before booking.

Insufficient Numbers

Insufficient bookings may mean that a course would not be financially viable. In these cases Dorset Chamber will inform all concerned three working days in advance and the booking will be move to the next available date.


Event Location

Event Cost

Members: £170, Non-Members: £215

Event Date & Time

15/11/2022, 9:30 AM – 15/11/2022, 12:30 PM
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