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Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations


Cost: £598.80 - £718.80

Are you an importer/exporter or a customs agent? Or does your company use customs agents and intermediaries to help you trade with the EU?

If so, you need to know how to meet customs requirements fast and efficiently after the UK leaves the EU. There will be new processes to follow and new forms to complete.

Our new one-day training course will highlight what you need to know to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently for both import and export of goods, including taking you through step-by-step guidance on completing the SAD C88 form.

Part two of the training will detail many of the common pitfalls and makes attendees aware of some of the mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

In summary, the training will build basic understanding so that attendees:

  • Understand how to compile a basic import / export entry
  • Know where to seek additional information
  • Feel more confident in their level of knowledge
  • Know what additional training and / or resources they may need in order to increase their knowledge
  • Are less likely to make mistakes, thereby saving themselves and their organisation time and money

You will be given access to our 3 hour online training, which should be completed prior to attending the training so that the face-to-face session can build on your initial knowledge.

Learning outcomes

  • Identifying the need for customs declarations
  • CHIEF, other software and CDS
  • Understand how to compile a basic import / export entry
  • Step by step guidance in completing the SAD C88 form
  • Real-world examples of mistakes, complacency and fraud
  • Penalties you can be liable for and how to avoid them
  • Export declaration practice
  • Import declaration practice
  • Assessment - exercises designed to test the attendees understanding - including completing one export declaration to the satisfaction of the trainer

Who should attend

This course is suitable for people new to international business and experienced companies who may want to refresh their knowledge.

The departments within a business that this course would apply to are:

  • Export Administration
  • Shipping
  • Export Sales Administration
  • Logistics
  • Distribution

Member price - £499 + VAT
Non-member price - £599 + VAT


7 October 2021, 09:00 - 17:00
Online event

Cost: From £598.80

11 November 2021, 09:00 - 17:00
Online event

Cost: From £598.80

9 December 2021, 09:00 - 17:00
Online event

Cost: From £598.80


It is company policy that all invoices are paid at least 15 days in advance of the course start date.

We offer a no refund policy and where we have to postpone a course your registration will be transferred to the next available course.

You will be sent a course confirmation two weeks prior to the course start date and we recommend that you do not confirm any travel arrangements prior to this date as we cannot be held responsible for travel costs incurred prior to the course confirmation date.

In exceptional circumstances we may have to postpone a course and in such circumstances we will advise you of this no later than two weeks prior to the course start date.

Cancellations are not permitted within 15 days of the course start date, in such instances 100% of the course fee will be payable regardless of attendance/non-attendance.

Please note that any dietary requirements advised to us are passed to the venue for catering purposes. The Institute accepts no responsibility for the provision of catering or the adherence to any dietary requirements, this is the responsibility of the venue's catering provider.


Event organiser

Institute of Export and International Trade
Export House Minerva Business Park
Lynch Wood
United Kingdom: England

01733 404400
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