Introduction to Customs Clearance Process

Introduction to Customs Clearance Process


Date & Location: (16-20/April) Amman – ( 11-15/June) Istanbul – ( 19-23/Nov) Kuala Lumpur

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Course Overview


Whether you complete returns or rely on your forwarding agents to complete returns, the Principal Company is the party liable (except in certain defined circumstances).  To avoid the risk of infringements of the EU Customs Code, proper monitoring of returns has now become essential.  This course is a must for those operational and supervisory personnel needing to become familiar with Clearance returns requirements.


Program Objectives:

  • To provide the Importing or Logistics company with a clear understanding of the Customs Clearance Process.  Companies will be guided in devising practical procedures and assessment processes to avoid infringements of the Customs Regulations.
  • To be aware of Irish Revenue’s major concerns regarding data quality on Customs declarations.
  • To understand the new penalties introduced by the Finance Act 2011, where declarants who make incorrect returns may be liable to penalties.


Who Should Attend?

This course will mainly benefit to Airport Operations Managers, Station Managers, Baggage Handling Supervisors, and Airport Development Specialists.


Program Outline:

Day 1

  • General overview
  • Classification
  • Customs valuation


Day 2

  • Preferential origin
  • VAT (value added tax)
  • Calculating & payment of import duty & taxes


Day 3

  • Customs procedures codes
  • SAD, AEP  & associated documents
  • Export Licences


Day 4

  • Customs documents
  • EU security legislation impacting imports & export entries.


Day 5

  • Union customs code
  • SAD completion