Certificate in International Trade – October Start

Start date: 08 October 2019

Duration: 6 Days

Location: Irish Management Institute, Sandyford Road, Dublin 16

Certificate: Certificate in International Trade

Cost: IEA Members - €2,800. Non-IEA Members - €3,160

Course code: CIIT

Programme overview

The Certificate in International Trade awarded by the Irish Exporters Association is a new initiative for 2019. It is the only course of its kind in Ireland to unite the practical and operational aspects of international trading. The Certificate is not academic, it aims to promote practical on the job learning, to meet the growing skillset required for anyone working in international trade operations and regulations and to understand the key issues affecting the industry.

A general overview of what you will learn:

The export/import procedures for Irish and international markets.

An understanding of the regulatory and non-regulatory documentation required for international trading to and from Ireland using the various modes of transport.

In-depth knowledge and ability to apply their experience across the 6 modules covered in year 1: Import/Export Documentation & Procedures, Customs Regulations, Tariff Codes & Classification, Valuation & Origin, Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and Incoterms and International Contracts. Options to progress to advanced level (Year 2) followed by academic level (Year 3). The ability to apply knowledge in the workplace and identify gaps in procedures.

The importance of understanding the ever-changing international trading environment and impact on Irish importers and exporters.

The core practical skills required to trade internationally.

Who Is This Course For?

Exporting and importing companies who wish to increase their knowledge and become more efficient in the evolving world of international trade

Ambitious professionals and managers responsible for driving international trade and mitigate risk

Anyone involved in trade and investment, finance, supply chain operations and compliance

Course Content

Course Modules over 6 Days

Module 1: Import/Export Documentation & Procedures
Tuesday 8th October

Module 2: Customs Regulations
Tuesday 25th October

Module 3: Tariff Codes & Classification
Tuesday 5th November

Module 4: Valuation and Origin
Tuesday 19th November

Module 5: Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
Tuesday 3rd December

Module 6: Incoterms & International Contracts
Tuesday 17th December

Full Day: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm

Learning Outcomes

Import/Export Documentation & Procedures
What is a customs procedure; types of customs procedures
Understanding of customs declarations and how goods are declared
Penalties & risk for non-compliance
Simplifications for a customs declaration
Familiarisation with Revenue’s ROS system
The Single Administrative Document (SAD)
Customs Decision System (CDS)

Customs Regulations
Familiarisation with the Union Customs Code
Understanding how it influences the movement of goods across international borders

Tariff Codes & Classification
Complete understanding of tariff classification procedures and the application of Tariff codes
Ability to interrogate the TARIC website & correctly identify Tariff codes
Know how a BTI decision is used in the customs clearance process
Awareness through cases studies of the importance and complexity of classification

Valuation and Origin
Broad understanding of customs valuation and of the tools to use for this purpose
Understand risk in transfer pricing is and customs valuation
Understanding of definitions of origin (preferential and non-preferential), complexity and available support tools
Know how and when to apply for a BOI
How to issue a Certificate of Origin and under which conditions

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
Awareness of benefits of achieving AEO status in your organisation
Develop an understanding of the requirements for a successful application
Learn how to avoid delays and mistakes in the process
Learn about the different accreditation types
Know what’s involved in maintaining and maximising AEO status
Ability to identify internal resources necessary to monitor compliance
Relevance of other customs simplifications for your business

Incoterms and International Contracts
Understanding of Incoterms and know the relevance of using them in international contracts
Ability to identify the risk and cost responsibilities of each Incoterm
Understand the importance of Incoterms as goods move through international customs clearance
The use of Incoterms to help avoid common disputes


Successful learners are awarded the Irish Exporters Association Certificate in International Trade

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