This Short Course forms part of the National certificate in Freight forwarding and Customs Compliance NQF Level 3 (Unit Standard 252425)
What you will Learn
understand the concepts, principles, rules and legal documents relating to the control of imported goods;
identify which goods are subject to import prohibitions;
understand the principles, rules and legal prescripts as they relate to the framing and submission of customs declarations.
complete and submit all the necessary documentation for customs declarations.
IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THE SARS PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS INDEX, THE ITAC IMPORT AND EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS AND THE CUSTOMS CONTROL ACT, 2014 AND THE CUSTOMS DUTY ACT, 2014.
Concepts, principles, rules and legal requirements are explained relating to prohibition and restriction and control of imported goods as contained in legislation.
Goods are identified which are subject to imports prohibitions, restrictions or control in terms of the Customs Acts, Import Control Regulations and the Prohibited and Restricted Goods Index (Tariff classification).
Principles, processes and procedures for import and export control to the importation and exportation of goods are applied to the preparation and checking of the Customs clearance declaration and giving of information to clients.
The statutory requirements are applied to the preparation of the Customs clearance declaration.
TRANSPOSE CLEARANCE INFORMATION ON TO THE CUSTOMS DECLARATION.
Principles, rules and legal requirements of the Customs Acts are applied as they relate to the framing and submission of Customs clearance declarations.
Supporting documents are analysed for the purpose of transposing onto the Customs clearance declaration.
Supporting documents may include but is not limited to importers’ clearance instructions, commercial invoices, transport documents, exchange declarations, packing lists, phytosanitary certificates, certificates of origin and other trade facilitation documents, letters of credit and other financial institution documents and particulars of cargo.
Carrier documentation is analysed for the purpose of transposing onto Customs clearance declarations.
Carrier documentation may include but is not limited to transport documents such as Bills of lading, airway bills, road waybills and rail consignment notes.
Customs tariff subheadings and calculated customs values, duties and taxes are transposed onto the applicable fields on the Customs clearance declaration.
Airline, commercial, banking, inspection body and insurance documentation are completed and submitted in terms of industry guidelines and shipment requirements.
COMPLETE THE CUSTOMS CLEARANCE DECLARATION. SAD 500 and SAD 501
Relevant clearance information is inserted into the Customs clearance declaration for the purpose of effecting clearance.
Completed Customs clearance declarations are verified and ratified before submission for authorisation.
Customs clearance declaration is submitted for authorisation according to organisational procedures.
Principles, rules and legal requirements are explained in the context of relating to the liabilities for authorising and subscribing to the Customs clearance declarations.
EXPLAIN RATIFIED CUSTOMS CLEARANCE DECLARATIONS.
Processes and procedures are explained for the submission of documents for the forwarding and clearing of imported, exported and stopped/detained goods through the airline, banking, insurance industry and South African Revenue Services (SARS).
Methods for transmitting completed documents to Customs are explained in terms of transaction type.
Methods may include but are not limited to manual, semi-electronic and fully electronic.
Techniques for filing/saving supporting documents are explained in terms of Customs requirements.
Supporting documents may include but are not limited to suppliers’ commercial invoices, packaging lists, carriers’ master and house documentation and other statutory documents authorising exportation.
PREPARE AND SUBMIT PORT/AIRPORT AND CARRIER DOCUMENTATION.
Carrier documentation is identified according to shipment type for the purpose of effecting release and delivery of imported and exported cargo.
Carrier documentation may include but is not limited to Bills of Lading; Airway Bills; Consignment Notes; Landing, Delivery and Forwarding Orders; Shipping Orders; Container Terminal Orders; Cargo Dues Receipts and Delivery Release Orders.
Carrier release charges are calculated in accordance with applicable tariffs.
Carrier release charges may include but are not limited to freight and inland charges, cargo dues, shipping line storage and release fees, air consolidator and/or groupage agent storage and release fees.
Completed Customs and carrier releases are used to arrange final upliftment and delivery of goods.
The risks and consequences for not completing and not submitting carrier documentation timeously are explained with examples of their impact.