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To understand the various types of documents used in international trade, their function, what documents are usually required for customs procedures and other import formalities. Detailed Topic Listing as follows: LU TCP 006 Export Documents 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Classifications 1.2 Formalities and Requirements 1.3 Where to obtain information 1.4 What Functions Documents Perform 2. DOCUMENTS OF ORIGIN 2.1 Certificate of Origin 2.2 A- GSP Form 2.3 EUR 1 3. COMMERCIAL DOCUMENTS 3.1 Proforma Invoice 3.2 Commercial Invoice 3.3 Checklist for Invoice 3.4 Consular/Certified Invoice 3.5 Packing List 3.6 Checklist for Packing List 3.7 Packing List Example 4. ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTS 4.1 Documents obtained in the country of dispatch 4.1.1 SAD 4.1.2 Health Certificate 4.1.3 Phytosanitary Certificate 4.1.4 Export Licence 4.2 Documents obtained the country of destination 4.2.1 Import Licence 4.2.2 Warehouse Guaranty 4.2.3 Health Certificate, etc. 4.2.4 Customs Declaration 4.2.5 Special Documents 4.3 ATR1 Certificate - Customs Status Document 5 - OTHER DOCUMENTS 5.1 Certificates 5.1.1 Certificate of Inspection 5.1.2 Black List Certificate 5.1.3 Weight Certificate 5.1.4 Certificate of Analysis 5.1.5 Export Certificate 5.1.6 Export Health Certificate 5.1.7 Veterinary Certificate 5.1.8 CITES Certificate 5.2 Warehouse Guaranty 5.3 ATA Carnet 5.4 Accompanying Document 5.5 Advice of Dispatch Further Reading 1- Overview of Export Documentation by Michele Kalloo 2- UNCTAD Report on the use of Transport Documents in International Trade 3- UN/CEFACT Standard for layout of international trade documentation Forum Assignment End of Unit
Analyze these 4 modes of transport and their characteristics, transport documents and Insurance requirements. Detailed Topic Listing as follows: LU TCP 005 International Modes of Transport 1. AIR TRANSPORT 1.1 Advantages of Air Transport 1.2 Types of Aircraft 1.3 Air Transport Market 1.4 Air Freight Rates 1.5 Air Freight 1.6 Cargo Loading Equipment 1.7 Tracking 1.8 Air Freight Documents 1.9 International Legal Framework 1.10 Air Freight Insurance 1.11 Aircraft Loading Pictures 2 - ROAD TRANSPORT 2.1 Flexibility 2.2 Conventions Governing Road Transport 2.3 CMR Convention 2.4 TIR Convention 2.5 Useful Terms 2.6 Road Transport in EU 2.7 Road Freight Market 2.8 Road Freight Rates 2.9 Road Transport Insurance 2.10 Vehicle Types 2.11 Road Freight Documentation (CMR) 3. RAIL TRANSPORT 3.1 Rail Freight Market 3.2 Rail Freight Charges 3.3 Documentation and Governing Conventions 3.4 Rail Freight Documentation 3.5 Rail Insurance 4. MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT 4.1 Goods and Packaging 4.2 Infrastructures 4.3 Infrastructures 4.4 Multimodal Transport Insurance 4.5 Multimodal Transport Documentation Further Reading 1- Air Freight Industry White Paper 2- Air Freight Container Dimensions 3- CMR Convention 4- Glossary of Rail Transport Terms 5- More info on Multimodal Transport 6- Carriage of Goods by Air Legal Framework Guide 7- The Montreal Convention 1999 8- The Warsaw Convention 1929-1955-1975 Forum Assignment End of Unit
To understand the functioning of marine transport, documents required for sea freight and how to complete them. Detailed Topic Listing as follows: LU TCP 004 Marine Transport 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Shipping Lines 1.2 Charters 1.3 Types of Vessels 1.4 Useful Marine Transport Terms 1.5 International Conventions 1.6 Statistics 1.7 Disadvantages of Marine Transport 2. DOCUMENTATION 2.1 Classifications of Bill of Lading 2.2 Letter of Credit Checklist for a B/L 2.3 Parties Involved 2.4 E-Bill of Lading 3. COSTS 4. FREIGHT 4.1 Freight Surcharges 4.2 Discounts 5. INSURANCE 5.1 Video Lecture on Marine Insurance 5.2 Pictures of a Ship's Interior 6. INLAND WATERWAYS 6.1 Inland Waterway Transport - USA 6.2 Inland Waterway Transport - Asia Further Reading 1- UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2014 2- Impacts of Globalization on Maritime Transport 3- Maritime Transport Security Post 911 4- Maritime Transport Drivers 5- Marine Insurance Basic Overview Forum Assignment End of Unit
Learn and analyze the role of transport and logistics in the distribution process Detailed Topic Listing as follows: LU TCP 003 International Transport & Logistics 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Logistics 1.2 Supply Chain Management 1.3 Logistics Evolution 1.4 Basic Logistics Concepts 1.5 Modes of Transport 1.6 Operators 1.7 Logistical Infrastructures 1.8 JIT Approach (Just in Time) 1.9 QR (Quick Response) 1.10 Important Logistics Terms 1.11 Supply Methods 1.12 Types of Logistics 1.13 Logistics Costs 1.14 Delivery Period 1.15.1 Selecting a Logistics Company 2. SELECTING A MODE OF TRANSPORT 2.1 Characteristics of Goods 2.2 Accessibility 2.3 The Importer 2.4 Transport Costs 3. TRANSPORT DOCUMENTS 3.1 Checklist for a Transport Document 4. TRANSPORT INSURANCE 4.1 Insurance Policy 4.2 Insurance Certificate 5. TRANSPORT SECURITY 5.1 Known Consignor 5.2 Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) 5.3 Customs - Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Forum Assignment Further Reading 1- Logistics Best Practice Guide 2- 15 Key Factors That Impact Your Distribution Network Effectiveness 3- European Best Practice Cargo Securing Guidelines 4- 10 Keys to Global Logistics Excellence 5- Supply Chain Security Guide from the World Bank 6- World Customs Organization Compendium AEO End of Unit
In this unit you will learn about the packaging options commonly available for export. Detailed Topic Listing as follows: LU TCP 002 Export Packaging 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Packaging Policy 1.2 Size and Weight 1.3 Purposes of Packaging 1.4 Packaging Obligation of the Exporter 1.5 Criteria for the Selection of Packaging 1.6 Incorporating Incoterms 1.7 Electronic Tagging 1.8 Packaging and Multimodal Transport 1.9 Larger Units of Cargo 1.10 Pallet 1.11 Stabilize the Cargo 1.12 Forklifts 2. CONTAINERS 2.1 Standardized Dimensions 2.2 Containers 2.3 Distribution of Pallets in a Container 2.4 Stowing 2.5 Formula for Stowing 2.6 Incoterms and Competition 2.7 Export Experience 2.8 Good Condition 2.9 Identifying Abbreviations 2.10 Abbreviations 2.11 Groupage 2.12 Basic Movements of a Container Forum Assignment Further Reading 1- Hapag-Lloyd Guide to container packing 2- Paul Wurth Group - Sample instructions for Packing, Marking and Shipping. 3- US Dept Transport Regulations for Shipping of Hazardous Goods. End of Unit
To understand International Trade, its origins and the key factors driving its growth. Detailed Topic Listing as follows: LU TCP 001 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL TRADE Index-Intro International Trade 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Liberalization 1.2 Introduction of GATT 1.3 World Trade Organization (WTO) 1.4 Positive and Negative Effects of Globalization 1.5 International Trade Theories 1.6 Countertrade 2. WORLD ECONOMIC AGREEMENTS 2.1 Regional Trade Agreements 2.2 Trade Agreements in Europe 2.3 Trade Agreements in the Americas 2.4 Trade Agreements in Africa 2.5 Trade Agreements in Asia 3. SOME WORLD ORGANISATIONS 3.1 Review of Some World Organizations - OECD 3.2 Review of Some World Organizations - EBRD 3.3 Review of Some World Organizations IADB 3.4 Review of Some World Organizations - ADB 3.5 Review of Some World Organizations - AfDB 3.6 Review of Some World Organizations - IMF 3.7 Review of Some World Organizations - WIPO 3.8 Review of Some World Organizations - UN 3.9 Review of Some World Organizations - UNCTAD Further Reading 1 - A paper on the Theory of International Trade 2 - Introduction to Globalization and International Trade 3 - Introduction to Comparative Advantage 4 - Advantages and Disadvantages of Countertrade 5 - Liberalization of International Trade and Economic Growth : Implications for both Developed and Developing Countries. Forum Assignment End of Unit
To understand Marketing research and its purpose in a company's export activity. Detailed Topic Listing as follows: LU EMO 010 International Market Research 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Companies Large and Small 1.2 Selection Criteria 1.3 Six Basic Criteria When Selecting A Market 1.4 What to Export? 1.5 Trading Companies 2. QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 2.1 Criteria for studying the Country Risk Factor 2.2 Country Selection. Variables 2.3 SME Approach 2.4 Organizational Chart 2.5 Country Selection. Import Analysis 2.6 Country Selection. Number of Fairs 3. QUALITATIVE METHODS 3.1 Legal, Political, Economic, Social Environments 3.2 Political Factors 3.3 Tariffs and Non-Tariff Barriers 3.4 Other Companies in Our Country 3.5 Promotional Campaigns 3.6 Buying Habits 3.7 Personal Contacts 4. MARKET RESEARCH STUDY 4.1 Areas of Study Further Reading 1- Integrating R&D and Marketing in New Product Development 2- International Marketing Research : A Management Briefing 3- Business Intelligence : The role of the Internet in Marketing Research and Business Decision Making 4- Forecasting Methods for Marketing: Review of Empirical Research 5- Sample Market Research Report Forum Assignment End of Unit
To Understand the purpose of International Promotion and how to structure an export promotion campaign in your chosen market. Detailed Topic Listing as follows: LU EMO 009 International Promotion 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Promotion Policy. Factors 1.2 Promotion Policy. Customer Orientation 2. BROCHURES AND CATALOGUES 2.1 Promotion Policies. Brochures & Catalogues 3. ADVERTISING AND PUBLICITY 3.1 Global Advertising? 3.1.1 Global Advertising - Difficulties 3.1.2 The Advertising Agency 3.2 Public Relations 3.3 Sales Promotion 3.4 Sales Force 4. PROMOTION CAMPAIGN 4.1 Referring to the Product 4.2 Referring to the cost 4.3 Where Promotion Resources Go 4.4 Direct Promotion 4.5 Indirect Promotion 4.5.1 Indirect Promotion - Tools Available 4.6 Imbalances in the Promotion Mix 4.7 Promotion 10% of Sales 4.8 Promotion Mix and Assignment of Human Resources 4.9 Supporting Direct Promotion Further Reading 1- Strategic Influence of Promotional Mix on Organisational Sales Turnover in the face of strong competition. 2- International Advertising Strategy. 3- Marketing Strategy in terms of Promotion and Communication for Energy Drinks in Ghana. 4- Integrated Marketing and Promotion. 5- Sales Promotion Strategy of Selected Companies of FMCC Sector in Gujarat Region. Forum Assignment End of Unit