Customs (SAD) Documentation

In-house training course

This in-house training course covers the Single Administrative Document (SAD) in detail.  It is designed for those members of a trading or agent organisation who are responsible for the export or import of goods, finance and any supply chain personnel.

The course is designed to provide the attendee with an understanding of not only the definitions involved, but the terms and stakeholders engaged in the generation and management of SADs..

The SAD is defined as a multi-copy form, which is used throughout the Community and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries.  It’s purpose is for the control of imports, exports and goods in transit. This customs form, which was developed by the EU, is relevant whether goods are arriving into, or departing from, EU nations.

The document uses harmonised codes to identify areas such as the countries of origin, destination and the exporter or carrier.  In addition, it identifies party(s) responsible for making the customs declaration and settlement payments, an inventory of the goods and the number of containers.

Learning outcomes and content

Traders and agents can use the SAD to assist with declaring import, export, transit and community status declarations, in manual processing situations.

As the principal customs form used in international trade, it is critical for those dealing in imports or exports to gain an understanding on what is contained in the SAD.  The course also covers how to correctly complete this document using commercial paperwork, in addition to the definitions of the terms used and the valuation methods available to a business.

This training course covers the complexities of the document itself and the related regulatory requirements.

Course information

Course duration is 4 hours

Maximum attendees of 6-8 persons

Training can take place either on-site in PerformanSC, or your business’ in-house training facilities

The course provides an understanding of the Single Administrative Document (SAD) and how it is completed.  Included in the learnings of the course;

  • Definitions and terms relating to import and export declarations
  • Stakeholders in the process- who they are and their responsibilities
  • Incoterms- what they mean, categorisation and impact of using them correctly
  • Customs and duties frameworks
  • Valuation and how to correctly determine the value of duties owed
  • Customs classification rules and recommendations
  • Completion of the SAD documentation
  • SAD practical and worked examples
  • Implications of incorrect declarations
  • Auditing of SADs completed by 3rd parties on your behalf

The completion of the SAD is critical to the correct valuation of duties on your businesses’ imports and exports, as well as ensuring compliance with customs.  This course is therefore designed for those responsible for;

  • Import and export compliance
  • Import and export valuation
  • Fiance and procurement
  • Shipping and logistics
Contact us for more detail on our SAD training course, or to further explore your in-house training needs
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