Import : Compliance and Savings


The Purpose of the Course

Whether you import components for manufacture, or buy to sell, or offer a repair/upgrade service, join us to understand the rules and intricacies of moving the goods around. Be advised when Import duties and taxes are applicable and look at the ways to reduce or even abolish these charges. We will consider the different custom regimes, including ATA Carnets, IPR (Inward processing relief), OPR (Outward process relief) and RGR (Return goods relief) etc. Together we will view the tariff and comprehend how to classify your goods. Learn about customs procedure codes and the rules of valuation. Understand how to read your import entries to ensure you will pass customs compliance audits. Discover about AEO (Authorized economic operator) status, let us advise you what is involved and examine the requirements. Learn about the customs changes on the horizon. We’ll condsider diferent Customs Regimes, brief look at ATA Carnets, Inward & Outward Processing and Returned Goods Relief, End Use, and Customs warehousing. We shall discuss the new Customs Law, the Union Customs Code, Authorised Ecomomic Operator and how it can be beneficial to your business.

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. In addition you will have an awareness of the Customs changes due on the horizon and the implementation of Authorized Economic Operator.

Who is this course for?

Those personnel involved with imports, in accounts, purchasing and 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 compliance, 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 money.

Topics Covered:

  • Import customs clearance entries and licenses
  • Tariff and classification of goods, commodity codes and CPC codes
  • Payment of duty and VAT
  • Duty reduction due to preference origin
  • Duty increase due to anti dumping
  • ATA carnets, IPR, OPR, RGR, customs warehousing
  • Intrastat SSD
  • Essential record keeping
  • A E O
  • Customs changes on the horizon

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

Trade internationally with more confidence and awareness.

Communicate meaningfully with buyers, suppliers, carriers and 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


For more information, or to book a place on this course, call us on 01604 490470 or email Chamber members can book online.






24th Oct 2019

Import: Compliance and Savings

Northamptonshire Chamber

09:30 – 17:00

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7th Nov 2019

Customs Relief focusing on IP and OP

Northamptonshire Chamber

09:30 – 17:00

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11th Nov 2019

New 2020 Incoterms - overview

Northamptonshire Chamber

09:30 – 12:30

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5th Dec 2019

Rules of Origin: Preference and Non Preference

Northamptonshire Chamber

09:30 – 17:00

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23rd Jan 2020

Export:Procedure and Documentation

Northamptonshire Chamber

09:30 – 17:00

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