Customs is a critical institution in the global trade. It is responsible for implementing a wide range of policy and measures, and is at the heart of successful fulfillment of political ambitions. Its activities are collection of Customs duties and taxes, protection of society and environmental protection, preparation of foreign trade statistics, trade compliance, trade facilitation and protection of cultural heritage.
Since Customs functions at the gateway for import and export of goods, it plays an important role in the import-export trade chain. Most of the time for lack of clear understanding about the Customs rules, regulations, formalities and procedures the business people faces trouble in doing the business smoothly, some times called Customs harassment.
After completing the training course the participants are expected to have a clear understanding about -
- What is Customs and what are its functions?
- What are the rules and regulations related to import-export trade?
- What are the Customs procedures and formalities?
- How to file and submit a Customs declaration?
- What are the documents required for Customs clearance?
- What is the job description and limitation of power of Customs officers?
- How to calculate duty and taxes?
- How to get legal remedy?
Workshop topics to be covered:
Lecture - 1:
- What is Customs
- Internationalization of Customs
- Role of Customs
-- Collection of government revenue
-- Trade facilitation
- HS Classification of goods
- Valuation of goods
- Legal sanctions
- Some basic definitions related to Customs
- Interdependence of Customs and other agencies
Lecture - 2:
- Manifest Declaration
- Import/Export Declaration
-- Bill of Entry/Shipping Bill
-- Required Documents
-- IPO/EP restriction and compliance
- Payment of Government Duty & Taxes
Lecture - 3:
HS Classification of goods
What are the Duty and Taxes and how they are calculated
- Duty and Taxes
- Duty Structure
- How to Calculate
- Special SRO benefits
Lecture - 4:
The Customs Clearance Process
- Administrative Process
- Judicial Process
-- Commissioner Appeal
-- Appellate Tribunal
-- High Court/ Supreme Court
Right of the Importer/Exporter