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Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations

Delivered in partnership with The Institute of Export & International Trade, this 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.


  • Course content
  • 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

    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

  • Pre-requisites
  • There are no pre-requisites for this course.
  • Assessment
  • Exercises designed to test the attendees understanding - including completing one export declaration to the satisfaction of the trainer
  • More details
  • 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

    You may also be interested in our new E-Learning course: How to Complete a Customs Declaration