Tariff Classification 1 – Online Short Course

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This Course is aimed at Beginners that need to learn how to classify commodities from scratch. Learn how to prepare customs entries at schedule level 1. According to the Harmonised System, Learn about the structure of the harmonised System and logical progression in order to determine the correct tariff heading. Avoid costly South African Revenue Service penalties under the provisions of the Customs Control Act of 2014.

What will you Learn ?

  • The background to the Harmonised system
  • The WCO
  • ITAC
  • How to classify Commodities within the harmonised system
  • General Rules for the Interpretation (GRI) of the Harmonized System
  • Section Notes explained
  • Chapter Notes explained
  • Subheading Notes
  • The six digit heading concept explained
  • The eight Digit heading concept explained
  • The South African tariff
  • Assembled Unassembled parts Classification rules

Price and Duration 

This Course can be started at any time and should take approximately 8 weeks to complete on a part time basis.

Course Approval

This course forms part of the National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance, Unit Standard ID  252434  as an Elective component and contributes a total of 8 credits

Course Delivery

The Calculate Customs Values Duties and VAT course is delivered through the School of Shipping Learning website and allows you to study at your own pace. You may begin and register any time. A Subject Matter Expert and will provide you with academic support through the learning website and a Course Coordinator will also be available on email and telephone to provide you with administrative support.

Assessment and Award of the Certificate

You are not required to write any exams, assessments are completed online. You will need to achieve a mark of at least 60% for each assessment to receive the certification. Should you not gain competency on your first attempt one more resubmission will be allowed at no additional cost.

Entry Requirements

The only entry requirement for this course is a desire to learn and advance your career. In order to do this course, you will need:

  • An email account
  • Access to a computer and the internet
  • Be able to open and read PDF documents
  • Read and write in the English language

Course Progression

The next course to take after completing is the Tariff Classification 2 Online Short course

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



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