Import Export Online Course

Learn how to Import and Export


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Launch your import export career with our comprehensive online course!

Are you looking to break into the exciting world of import and export? Our online course provides you with the fundamental knowledge and processes you need to succeed in the freight forwarding industry.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to refresh your skills, this course will equip you with the expertise to:

  • Understand import and export procedures from start to finish
  • Master the Incoterms® rules that govern international trade
  • Navigate regulations and documentation requirements
  • Work effectively with freight forwarders, clearing agents, and other key players in the import/export process
  • Minimize costs and avoid costly mistakes

Our course covers a wide range of essential topics, including:

  • Incoterms® 2020
  • Customs authorities and trade regulations
  • The role of freight forwarders and clearing agents
  • Ports, carriers, and verification agencies
  • Payment methods and letters of credit
  • Insurance and risk management
  • Import/export finance and the Reserve Bank

By enrolling in our course, you’ll gain the confidence and skills to:

  • Secure employment in the import/export industry
  • Launch your own import/export business
  • Streamline your import/export operations and save money
  • Gain a competitive edge in the global marketplace

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take your career to the next level! Enroll in our import/export online course today!

Certificate Options 

Choose the School of Shipping certificate if you are only after the knowledge

Choose the TETA certificate if you are after the credits

Essential Import Export Online Course Content

 International Trade: Module 1 

  • Differences between local and international trade.
  • Typical trade regulations.
  • Tariff and non-tariff barriers.
  • International bodies involved in determining international regulation.
  • The trade cycles.
  • Role players in the international trade cycle.
  • Functions of the various parties including customs authorities, trade authorities, freight forwarders, clearing agent, ports, carriers, verification agencies, banks, insurance companies and the Reserve Bank.
  • Modes of transport and forms of shipment.
  • Protection and packing of cargo.
  • Shipping services.
  • Container transportation.
  • Containers for sea freight, ULD’s for Airfreight
  • Freight cost elements.
  • Methods of payment.

 ICC Incoterms ® 2020 Rules: Module 2

  • What are Incoterms?
  • History of Incoterms
  • Purpose of Incoterms
  • Structure of Incoterms
  • Key changes in Incoterms 2020
  • EXW – Ex Works
  • FCA – Free Carrier
  • FAS – Free Alongside Ship
  • FOB – Free on Board
  • CFR – Cost and Freight
  • CIF – Cost, Insurance and Freight
  • CPT – Carriage Paid To
  • CIP – Carriage and Insurance Paid to
  • DAP – Delivered at Place
  • DPU – Delivered Place Unpacked
  • DDP – Delivered Duty Paid
  • Factors to consider when choosing an Incoterm
  • How to select the right Incoterm for your transaction
  • Avoiding common mistakes when using Incoterms
  • Make recommendations

Planning an Export Sales Transaction: Module 3

  • The commercial Invoice
  • The Pro Forma
  • Insurance methods and techniques.
  • Foreign exchange information.
  • Types of administrative and documentary requirements for export transactions.
  • Types of shipment methods which can be used to export goods.
  • Landed Costing Calculations
  • Sources and types of tariffs to be used for exported cargo.
  • Methods and techniques for obtaining statutory approval for exported goods.
  • Sources of insurance and forward cover for export transactions.

Planning an Import Transaction: Module 4

  • Landed Costing Calculations
  • Insurance methods and techniques.
  • Foreign exchange information.
  • Types of administrative and documentary requirements for import transactions.
  • Types of shipment methods which can be used to import goods.
  • Calculation techniques.
  • Sources and types of tariffs to be used for imported cargo.
  • Methods and techniques for obtaining statutory approval for imported goods.
  • Sources of insurance and forward cover for import transactions.

International Trade Documentation: Module 5

  • Location of legislation used to protect a country’s trade.
  • Methods and techniques for applying legislation in international trade.
  • Dangerous goods legislation for surface and airfreight of internationally traded goods.
  • An overview of dangerous species moving across international borders.
  • Types and sources of documentation required for internationally traded goods.
  • Document flow
  • Shipping instructions
  • Clearing instructions
  • Variable Costs
  • Regulatory Documents Import
  • Regulatory Documents Export
  • The pro Forma
  • The commercial Invoice
  • The Bill of Lading
  • The Airway bill
  • Role Players their Functions and  Documents generated
  • Export Permits
  • Import permits
  • Letters of Credit

Duration 

This course is self-paced. You may begin at any time and should take approximately 12 weeks to complete on a part time basis. 

Course Delivery

The Import Export online course is delivered through the School of Shipping Online Learning website.  A Subject Matter Expert will provide you with academic support through the learning website. A Course Coordinator will also be available on email/telephone to provide you with administrative support.

Entry Requirements

In order to do this course you will require:

  • An email account
  • Access to a computer and the internet
  • Be able to open and read PDF documents
  • A keen desire to learn and advance your career

 

This course is applicable to being delivered in house at your company premises, please contact us for a separate quotation.

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