Key Learning Points:

  • What are the common customs declarations and why are they important
  • How are dangerous goods shipments classified and how to safely ship a dangerous item
  • What are the differences between title transfers and incoterms
  • Why do we have trade controls
  • Who and what goods do trade controls apply to
  • What are the legal obligations when exporting and importing goods

Course Overview

Trade controls are restrictions imposed on the transfer of items from one country to another by any individual, company, government or public body. They can help certain goods and technologies from falling into the wrong hands.

This comprehensive eLearning course covers regulation and compliance around various aspects of export and import controls including customs declarations, handling dangerous goods shipments, title transfers, incoterms and trade controls.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 40 minutes
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Course Contents

Divided into four modules, the course can be taken all at once for a holistic, detailed introduction to export and import controls, or learners can take and revisit separate modules to suit their schedule and preferred learning style. Modules are as follows.

Customers Declarations
Customers Declarations
Customs declarations usually require an export declaration and a certificate of origin. This module provides a definition of what customs declarations are and why they are needed, and the different kinds of certificates of origin: preferential and non-preferential. This module also explores the consequences of customs declarations that have not been correctly completed.
Dangerous Goods Shipments
Dangerous Goods Shipments
There are nine categories of dangerous goods with sub-sections in each. This module covers the categories and enables learners to understand the importance of declarations while shipping potentially hazardous goods. This module enables learners to recognise dangerous goods, as well as remaining aware of the potential risks of transporting dangerous goods.
Title Transfers and Incoterms
Title Transfers and Incoterms
When drawing up sales agreements for international freight shipments, it's important to decide on the appropriate title transfer, followed by the correct incoterm for the title transfer. This module explores the processes behind transferring ownership of goods from seller to buyer. The module enables learners to understand the responsibilities of both parties, depending on the incoterms chosen.
Trade Controls
Trade Controls
Trade controls are restrictions imposed on the transfer of items from one country to another. This module explores trade controls and their effects on companies exporting goods. The module enables learners to gain an understanding of the process of exporting, from deciding whether their shipment contains dual-use goods to completing a successfully international delivery.

The Assessment

Learners are tested on their knowledge throughout the course with short quizzes and feedback on the answers. At the end of each module, leaners must take a short assessment test and answer 80% of the questions correctly to complete the module. On successful completion of the course, learners will be able to download a certificate of achievement.

Learners can also take the assessment again to improve their score.

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The Importance Of Your Training

Export and Import Controls are restrictions imposed on the transfer of items from one country to another by any individual, company, government or public body. These controls are imposed to control the risks associated with exporting or importing certain goods to certain countries. It's very important to take export and import controls seriously and actively engage with implementing the appropriate measures and adhering to regulations. If dangerous goods such as dual-use items fall into the wrong hands, they compromise national security and safety. Businesses failing to comply with the relevant export and import control regulations could be fined and individuals could face significant prison sentences.

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What are the types of trade restrictions?
Trade restrictions include any regulations put in place by a country to limit the flow of goods into its borders or impose extra taxes on them as they are imported. Examples of this are tariffs on certain goods and quotas to limit the amount of one type of good that can be imported.
What is subject to export control?
Export control applies to any technologies, goods or information being passed to another state that could affect security or safety. These tend to be fairly specialised goods and will usually require an export licence to be transported legally. The government publishes details on its website about export controls and the associated procedures.
How does trade control affect business?
Trade control affects business by controlling how easy (or difficult) it is to trade with international customers and suppliers. It is important for businesses to have a good understanding of the rules and regulations around import and export so their goods are not held up in unnecessary delays.

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