DIPLOMA IN CLEARING AND FORWARDING

Module 1: Freight Forwarding

  1. PORT CLEARANCE
    • Introduction
    • Types of ports
    • Importance, Roles and Functions of Ports
    • Port Infrastructure
    • Port Clearance procedure
    • Port charges
    • Various parties involved and their roles in port clearance operations
  2. FREIGHT FORWARDING OPERATIONS
    • Definition of a Freight Forwarder
    • Roles of a freight Forwarder
    • Work Environment of a Freight Forwarder
    • Standard Trading Terms and Conditions
    • Documents and Processes of Freight Forwarding
    • Carriage of goods
    • Freight rate computation in various modes of transport
    • Handling of goods
    • Marking and labeling
    • Cargo Consolidation
    • Break Bulking
    • Special Goods
  3. CARGO STORAGE AND WAREHOUSING
    • Introduction
    • Importance of Warehousing
    • Types of Warehouses
    • Types of Cargo Stored in Warehouses
    • Characteristics of ideal Warehouses
    • Functions of Warehouses
    • Storage Economy
    • Methods of handling cargo in a warehouse
    • Choice of equipment used in cargo handling.
  4. CONTAINERIZATION
    • Introduction
    • Development of Containerization
    • Standardization
    • Types of containers
    • Container Markings/ Container Identifications
    • Container Charges
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Containerization
  5. BASIS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRANSPORT
    • Introduction
    • Rules for any mode of tranport
    • Rules for sea and Inland waterway transport
    • Incoterms

Module 2: Customs Laws & Procedures

  1. CUSTOMS LAW
    • Overview on customs laws of the East African Community
    • Structure of the EACCMA laws
    • Overview of the EAC Customs Regulations (EACCMR)
    • Structure of the EACCMR
  2. CUSTOMS CLEARANCE PROCEDURES
    • Import Procedures
    • Export Procedures
    • Warehousing Procedures
    • Customs bond Security
    • Transit Procedures
    • Transshipment Procedures

Module 3: Harmonised System (HSCODES /TARIFFS)

  • Introduction
  • Specific objective
  • Historical Background
  • Harmonization of rules relating to customs tariff
  • Harmonized commodity description and coding system
  • Importance of Harmonized system
  • The tariff structure of the EAC – CU
  • The structure of Harmonized system
  • Importance of Notes
  • Process of classification of goods
  • General Interpretative Rules (GIR) for classification
  • Module 4: EAC Customs Valuation

    1. INTRODUCTION
      • Background information
      • Importance of Customs valuation
      • Evolution of Customs Valuation
      • Legal and Institutional framework on customs valuation under EAC
      • Customs Valuation Control
    2. METHODS OF CUSTOMS VALUATION AND THEIR PRACTICAL APPLICATION
      • The transaction value method (Method 1)
      • The transaction value of identical goods (Method 2)
      • The transaction value of similar goods (Method 3)
      • The deductive value (Method 4)
      • The computed value (Method 5)
      • The fall – back value (Method 6)
    3. CONTROL OF DECLARATION OF VALUE
      • Release of goods before final determination of value
      • Valuation Rulings
      • Declaration of value and the facts relating to customs value
      • Checking the value
      • Checking the supporting documents
      • Verification and determination of customs value
      • Action in respect of undervaluation
      • Types of cases where there are no valuation rulings and further verification is required.
    4. VERIFICATION OF CUSTOMS VALUE
      • Stages of Customs Valuation
      • Verification of Customs Values declared under the Six Methods
    5. OTHER VERIFICATIONS ON CUSTOMS VALUE
      • Verification of related parties
      • Transfer pricing
      • Verification of buying commissions
      • Verification of Royalties for Licence fees
      • Verification of financing arrangements
      • Verification of goods and services supplied by the buyer free of charge (FOC)
      • Valuation of risk areas
      • Customs valuation in exceptional circumstances
      • Computerization of customs valuation

    MODULE 5: ETHICS AND INTEGRITY

    • Introduction
    • Professional Ethics
    • Ethics and Integrity from a global Perspective
    • Ethics and Integrity in the National Context
    • Corruption within the Clearing and Forwarding sector
    • Strategies for preventing corruption within the C&F Industry
    • Benefits of upholding integrity
    • Fraud
    • Fundamentals of work ethics
    • Principles of ethical power
    • FEAFFA code of ethics
    • Corruption risk assessment and Management
    • Handling ethical dilemmas
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