INB355 - Import/Export Procedures I

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Subject Title
Import/Export Procedures I

Subject Description
This subject provides students with a thorough understanding of export procedures as they relate to the international marketing of goods. Emphasis will be on the study of traditional payment methods and the most frequently used terms of sale (Incoterms). Accuracy and the timely preparation and presentation of documents are stressed to avoid costly errors. Hands-on documentation practice is provided. 

Credit Status
One diploma level credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the import/export process.
  2. List and assess the appropriate methods of payment prevalent in international trade.
  3. Interpret an export sales contract and recognize how the terms of payment/terms of delivery identify where the transfer of costs, risk and title takes place.
  4. Identify and utilize international commercial terms (Incoterms 2020) and recognize at which point responsibility for the performance of a particular function (obligations, cost, risk) passes from the seller to the buyer.
  5. Establish an export price using the "cost-plus" method (from EXW (Ex Works) to DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) cost per unit).
  6. Interpret Uniform Rules for Collection ICC Publication 522.
  7. Handle export shipments on a collection basis.
  8. Interpret UCP 600.
  9. Handle export shipments on a documentary credit basis.
  10. Prepare transport, commercial and financial documents according to the method of payment used.
  11. Describe and discuss the differences between documents of title and documents of movement and how they are used.
  12. Describe the importance of marine insurance.
  13. Describe the services of international freight forwarders, and how they can help businesses in the movement of freight

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