This compact course runs from 09h00 to 16h00 and deals with compliance to import and export regulations.
“What are the main concerns of the exporter & importer in falling outside of the statutory requirements to trade internationally? This has 2 parts, first is the Customs Entry of the shipment and second is when Customs do an audit on the International Trader’s business.
Generally, worldwide, there are 3 Government Acts governing International Trade, of which Customs is the 3rd most important. The most important Act is the Exchange Control Act, then 2nd is the Sales Tax Act, VAT Act in South Africa, and lastly, the Customs Act.
Customs are collecting information on the Bill of Entry for the 2 Acts above themselves, Customs are therefore the Cargo Cops, ensuring the International Trader’s declaration covers all requirements of various Acts.
This one day course covers important points for when doing the Customs Clearance, and then what to prepare for when Customs do an audit at your place of business. At the time of the audit, there is no longer any cargo, and therefore the documents must satisfied the audit requirements, there are 4 types of documents required in the audits which will learn about from a Business and Customs perspective.”
The course fees includes your manual and an electronic copy of all the presentation material.
Course costs include lunch and a certificate of attendance.
About you facilitator – Jim Merrington
Jim Merrington is a well-known presenter and speaker in the freight and logistics industry, bringing over 40-years’ experience to his material.
Originally a lecturer for the Maritime Institute in Cape Town, Jim went on to found the School of Shipping there, before opening Export and Import Training (“EXIT”) in Johannesburg.
With a specific emphasis on Customs compliance Jim presents and consults on a wide-range of trade-related topics both for EXIT, and as a guest-speaker for other service-providers to the International Trade industry.
Jim is a TETA Accredited Assessor – TETA-ASSR04-159