Importing Essentials Workshop

Join this one-day online course to learn how your business can start, or improve, its importing journey.

Importing is an important factor in many Lincolnshire businesses’ day-to-day running, and with the changes in trade agreements with the EU you need to make sure you have the correct knowledge.

This training will help you make sure that your business gets it right, every time, and save your organisation precious time and money.

Your Step by Step Guide to Importing:

  • Factors to be considered to ensure successful importing
  • The vital sources of information and importer must use
  • Record keeping and administration
  • Placing the import order – “getting it right -right from the start”
  • The import licence and other legal considerations
  • The importance of the commodity code – a study
  • Building up the final import price and ensuring all costs are covered
  • An overview of the methods of payment and when they would be required
  • The import route (the seven steps)
  • Incoterms 2010
  • Dealing with forwarders and calculating freight charges


  • Cargo Insurance considerations
  • Documentary content – what the terms mean
  • The common import documents – with examples
  • Customs’ clearance procedures
  • Paying duties and VAT – including calculating charges
  • Suspension and relief from duties and VAT
  • The impact of the Uniform Customs’ Code – and AEO Status
  • How importers can benefit from temporary import procedures
  • Customs’ warehousing
  • Inward Processing relief
  • Other procedures
  • Keeping statistical records

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