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There is a lot more to international trade than placing an order! For your company to thrive in the growing global economy and reap the benefits of the lucrative international trade arena, you or your staff need to gain the skills and knowledge to enter the marketplace both quickly and economically. Behind the glitter lies a maze of complicated regulations and ever increasing competition. In order to assist businesses to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to operate successfully, AstroTech is offering a training course on "Successful Importing".

The course covers the following key topics:

  • The Importing Process
  • Import Requirements
  • International Trade Terminology
  • Government Regulations
  • Tips for Importers!
  • International Banking & Foreign Exchange
  • The Importer & the International Purchase order
  • Incoterms
  • Shipping Methods
  • Payment Terms and the Letter of Credit
  • The Role of Customs & Import Control
  • Custom Tariffs and Import Duty
  • VAT and its application to transport costs
  • The International Freight Forwarder
  • The Local Clearing Agent
  • Customs and Import Control
  • Bills of Entry
  • Value for Duty Purposes
  • Customs Clearance and Delivery
  • Breakbulk, FCL & LCL shipments
  • Import Documentation
  • Paying your Supplier
  • Cargo Release after Customs Clearance
  • Rebates, Drawbacks and Refunds
  • Claims Relating to Undelivered or Damaged Cargo
  • And Much More!


  • Managers & staff involved in International Trade
  • Shipping Managers and Staff
  • Purchasing & Procurement managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Anyone else interested with an interest in importing


  • Gain valuable time & money saving tips
  • Understanding the complete import logistics cycle
  • Ensure awareness of the many factors involved when importing
  • Understand the documentation & customs clearance procedures


  • Training Manual & CD
  • All delegates receive one month of telephonic support relating to course content


Provision of the course by AstroTech includes:

  • Professional Presentation of the subject matter
  • All course material & tutorials
  • 1 month of telephonic support

The course is 3 days in duration.

Please note that the venue, lunch and refreshments must be provided in-house and is not included in the cost of the course.

For more information on AstroTech in-house courses, please contact AstroTech on 0861 Astro T (0861 278 768) or 011 582 3222 or