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Course Name : Customs Clearance Proficiency Course

Introduction
Customs and security initiatives have imposed new regulations on companies that make it more challenging than ever to trade internationally. We all understand the importance of customs clearance in the supply chain. Compliance to local market regulations and excellent relationship with local authorities is absolutely crucial. This course requires knowledge on procedures that is becoming more and more technical. It examines the ways for one to become competent and effective to manage the procedures well.

Course Objectives:
  • To create an awareness of the importance of Customs and the various activities therein
  • To make students conversant with the Laws and Regulations Governing Customs Clearance
  • To provide trainees with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to carry out their job with professionalism
  • To provide an understanding of operations of Customs Clearance

Topics Covered:
  • International Trade & Trade Barriers; International Organisations
  • History, Roles & Mission of Customs; Parties involved in International Trade
  • Trade Documents, Incoterms & Trade Payment; Commercial Invoice for Customs Declaration
  • Procedures for Import & Export Permits from other Agencies
  • Certificate & Rules of Origin; Manifest, Regimes & Customs Procedure Codes
  • HS Codes
  • Import Procedures; Export Procedures
  • Calculation of Duties & Taxes; Validation & Processing of Bill of Entry
  • Intellectual Property Right; Clearance of Exported Goods
  • Delivery of Goods for Home Consumption; Delivery of Goods for Warehouse & EX-Warehouse
  • Process of Delivery; Clearance of Commercial Goods imported by Parcel Post, Courier Services & Accompanied Luggage's
  • Freeport
  • Post Entries
  • Prevention of Corruption Act (P.O.C.A)
  • Customer Care; Handling Complaints

Minimum Entry Requirement
Either Students with SC or GCE "O" Level or Form V with 3 months working experience in the field.

Who will benefit from this course:
  • Customs/Shipping Clerks
  • Parties involved within the Industry
  • School Leavers

Attendance Certificate to be awarded
Paper Structure
  • Paper 1 consists of 40 Multiple Choice Questions, 10 Short Questions and 1 Case Study - Duration 2 Hrs 30 minutes
  • Paper 2 is a practical assessment which assesses the acquisition of skills in data input on bills and
    other related forms in the EDI systems related to customs - Duration 1 Hour

Certificate will be awarded by Mauritius Examination Syndicate and Mauritius Institute of Training and Development.

Duration: 90 hrs
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