A highly interactive training course on

Customs Declaration Services (CDS)

Exploring the Critical Aspects of CDS
Coventry Academy -  Customs Declaration Services (CDS)

Course Schedules

 16-20 Dec 2024
 24-28 Feb 2025

Training course overview

This Customs Declaration Services (CDS) Course covers all the key areas that a new importer/exporter needs to know. It gives an overview of country of origin, Incoterms and what you need to keep as proof of export for potential audits.

This Coventry Academy training course helps to improve the ability to identify and respond to risks of international trade and taxation. It explains any cost implications, so attendees understand why costs are applied to certain documents and processes, and how to potentially allocate these costs to maintain profit. This course helps an individual to spend wisely.

This training course will feature:

  • Step by step guidance in completing forms
  • Real-world examples of mistakes, complacency and fraud
  • Export declaration practice
  • Import declaration practice
  • Penalties you can be liable for and how to avoid them

What are the goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand how to compile a basic import / export entry
  • Identify the need for customs declarations
  • Know where to seek additional information
  • Understand how to compile a basic import / export entry
  • Know what additional training and / or resources they may need in order to increase their knowledge
  • Feel more confident in your level of knowledge

Who is this training course for?

This Customs Declaration Services (CDS) Course is designed for people who are joining exporting and experienced business people who may need to keep up with industry updates. 

It is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Logistics officers, Technical Support Distribution
  • Legal professionals
  • Shipping and Purchasing Staff
  • Accounts and Finance and Export / Import Administration

How will this training course be presented?

This Coventry Academy training course will use a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the materials presented. The course will be lively and interactive and will include tests and exercises, role plays, case studies, practice sessions, group discussions and presentations and Q&A.

Participants will receive personal feedback on their performance. The learning experience will be supported by manual containing model documents and templates.

Course Outline

Day One: Customs Classification Definitions
  • Pre-test
  • Introduction to Trade
  • The Need for Customs Declarations
  • Business Responsibilities
  • Basic Import / Export Entry Procedures
Day Two: Export Process
  • Overview of How the Process Works and Required Information from Exporters
  • Country of Origin
  • Tariff Codes - HS / CN / TARIC - Overview
  • Overview of Documents and Why We Have Them - Proof of Export
  • Commercial Invoice, Packing List, Airway Bill, Bill of Lading & CMR Notes - Content and Example  
Day Three: Exporter Responsibilities
  • Export Packing / Volume Calculations - Activity
  • FCL v LCL for Competitiveness
  • Explanation of Volume versus Weight for Shipping
  • Incoterms – A review of each term, their application and issues to be aware of
  • Using Incoterms as Incentives
Day Four: Valuation – Explanation of the Main Methods and their Application
  • The Transaction Value Method
  • The Transaction Value of Identical/Similar Goods
  • The Deductive Method (price per unit)
  • The Computed Method
  • The Fallback Method (available data)
Day Five: Using Customs Procedure Codes – Use of Appropriate CPCs
  • Export and Import Controls
  • Reliefs
  • Preferences
  • Customs Simplified Procedures – Explanation of Procedures and Benefits
  • Post Test

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course

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