Import Procedures

Import Procedures

Course Cost
Member : £100 +VAT Per Person
Non-Member : £150 +VAT Per Person

Date: 5th May 2022

Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm

Course description: This course will consider the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise and the role of UK customs.

The course will explore:

  • CPC Codes – A brief explanation of what they are
  • SAD C88 Form – An overview
  • CHIEF and the new CDS system
  • Checking Customs Entries
  • Being prepared for HMRC audits
  • Import Duties and VAT
  • Import Landed Cost Calculation
  • Valuation Methods for Imports
  • Tariff codes
  • The Harmonised System
  • Duty Relief Schemes
  • Customs Warehousing
  • Inward Processing Relief

Who should attend? This course is suitable for companies new to importing as well as experienced companies who may want to refresh and update their knowledge.  The course is especially beneficial for people working in Customer Services, Shipping, Purchasing, Accounts and Finance, Import Administration, Logistics, Production Planning, Technical Support, Quality and Standards. Repairs and Distribution.

Government funding: The UK government is offering funding for businesses who undergo training courses that help them complete customs declarations and processes. This is one of the courses eligible for government funding. Find out more at

If you are a member, please get in touch with Randa El-Daouk at in order to access the member price.