ITA401 - International Transportation Documentation I

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Subject Title
International Transportation Documentation I

Subject Description
This subject exposes the students to the correct procedures to be used in moving goods across international boundaries. The two principal considerations in documentation, accuracy and time are emphasized, both of which are vitally important when preparing and presenting documents for overseas shipments in order to avoid costly errors. Students will prepare transportation, commercial and financial documents for presentation to a bank. Incoterms 2010 will be studied in depth from a pricing perspective.

Credit Status
Required for the International Transportation and Customs Diploma Program.

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

1. Interpret export sales contracts.

2. Prepare transport, commercial and financial documents.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of International Commercial Terms (Incoterms 2010).

4. Recognize at which point responsibility for the performance of a particular function (documentation, cost and risk) passes from the seller to the buyer.

5. Recognize the differences between documents of title and documents of movement.

6. Recognize the importance of marine insurance.

7. Handle export shipments on a collection basis.

8. Interpret Uniform Rules for Collection ICC Publication 522.

9. Demonstrate an understanding of process, cost and risk of commonly used international methods of payment.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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