One Day Workshop- the latest procedures on the Export Trade

The National Chamber of Commerce will conduct a One day Workshop on Export Procedures & Documentation on Saturday 15 March 2014 from 8.30 am to 4.30 p.m at the chamber auditorium No 450 D. R Wijewardene Mw, Colombo – 10

The workshop is designed for those who are involved in exporting, and sourcing from overseas. It provides an overview of the principles involved in successful exporting, tips on how to avoid problems and ensure smooth running of contracts, profitably.

Subjects that would be touched on are :

Introduction to export, planning to export – strategic decisions, necessary export administration steps, incoterms,how to calculate an export price and make a profit, internal order processing and dispatch preparation,

How duty and other levies are calculated and a study of the important clearance documents and costing.

• Temporary import schemes in operation -including duty rebate scheme, temporary import for export processing schemes - bonds procedures and warehousing.
• Payment terms with regard to imports -- a review of the impact of each type (inc L/C's and Document Collections) on import payments.
• Incoterms 2000
• Regulations pertaining to imports & issuance of licenses for imports – trade policy and role of the Import/Export Controller
• Typical import steps and import order administration
• Tariff and commodity codes
• Modes of transport

Participants will have a an understanding of the necessary skills to ensure due diligence, seek quotations and place orders efficiently, ensure correct documentation for customs clearance into Sri Lanka including VAT compliance and complete costing to ensure profitable trading.

It will be beneficial for those involved in sourcing goods from overseas, including sales, purchasing, production and accounts staff. It also provides a good overview necessary for senior managers who have to delegate responsibility.

The Resource person will be Mr. J A D A Perera, Deputy Director of Customs, Sri Lanka Customs who has over 30 years of experience at Sri Lanka Customs in various department.

Participant pack includes course handouts and certificate. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For further details kindly contact chamber TP 4741788 Buddika/Dilrukshi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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