C3—Destination Country Import & Transit Requirements

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Estimated total study time: 10 hours 27 minutes [Enroll now]

This course is an introduction to the range of documents which are always or sometimes required by customs authorities throughout the world in order for a company or individual to obtain customs release of imported goods and otherwise comply with national laws relating to the product. Examples of typical documents and procedures are provided.

Why Countries Regulate Imports and Forms of Regulation

This lesson covers the various reasons governments regulate imports, and means typically used to do this.

(Estimated study time: 58 minutes)

National and Multilateral Import Controls; Sources of Information on National Import Requirements

This lesson provides an understanding of how various types of import controls operate, and where to obtain information on import controls and documentation requirements for a specific country.

(Estimated study time: 52 minutes)

Pre-Import Controls; Overview of Customs Clearance

This lesson addresses types of import controls imposed by destination countries, as well as typical customs clearance procedures and requirements an importer faces.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 4 minutes)

Carrier & Transit Cargo Regulation; Carnets

This lesson addresses controls exercised by nations over goods which transit the country en route to another foreign destination, and ATA carnets, useful for the temporary importation of goods within many countries.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 28 minutes)

Customs Entry Procedure; Commercial Invoice & Packing List

This lesson goes deeper into the "customs entry" process and examines the importance of, and proper preparation of, three key documents used for customs clearance -- the commercial invoice, packing list and transport document.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 21 minutes)

Certificates of Origin; Consular Invoice/Legalization

There are a variety of reasons a government may wish to know the country of origin of imported goods. This lesson covers various types of certificates of origin and requirements by some countries for consular legalization of the shipper's commercial invoice and other transaction documents in the country of origin.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 38 minutes)

Product-Based Import Documents

For certain types of products, customs and other governmental authorities typically require additional documents before permitting importation. This lesson covers such products and their respective associated special documentation.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 3 minutes)

Country-Specific Documents; Preparation and Processing Requirements

This lesson addresses one final type of document which is still required by a few countries—a country-specific customs/consular invoice—and then continues with the steps for preparing/obtaining the needed documents for a particular country.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 6 minutes)

Post-Customs Entry Requirements

(Estimated study time: 57 minutes)