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Customs and International Contracts (Bachelor of Science in International Trade, e-learning, second semester)

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Bachelor of Science in International Trade

Subject - “Customs and International Contracts” (4 ECTS) - Online Bachelor of Science in International Trade (second semester)

Syllabus of the Program: Customs and International Trade

  1. Introduction to Customs
  2. Import and Export procedures
  3. Functions of Customs
  4. Customs Clearance
  5. Examination of the merchandises
  6. Destination of the goods
  7. Summary declaration
  8. Release for free circulation
  9. Import Procedures
  10. Origin of merchandises
  11. Customs valuation
  12. Classification of merchandises
  13. New Customs Code of the European Union
  14. Customs Agents
  15. Case Study: Market Access database
Non-tariff Measures
  1. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    1. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
  2. Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    1. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
  3. Pre-shipment Inspection
    1. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
  4. Anti-dumping Measures and Safeguards
    1. Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
  5. Import Licensing and Quotas
Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
  1. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

Objectives of the Program “Customs”:

  1. To understand the role and functioning of the Customs, as well as the different trade regimes and the methods of product classification
  2. To know the merchandise import process as well as customs procedures
  3. To know the Regional Integration Process and its relationship with the Customs: ECOWAS, WAEMU, ECCAS, CEMAC, SADC, EAC, IGAD, the Arab Maghreb Union...
  4. To know how to identify and distinguish the non-tariff measures

Syllabus of the Program: World Customs Organisation (WCO)

  1. Introduction to the World Customs Organisation
  2. Harmonised System (SH)
  3. Rules of origin
  4. Customs Valuation
  5. Agreement on Rules of Origin of the World Trade Organisation
  6. SAFE Pack
  7. Trade facilitation and Customs procedures
  8. Kyoto Convention
  9. ATA System (Convention Relating to Temporary Admission)
  10. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  11. Case Study: market access map

Objectives of the Program “World Customs Organisation”:

  1. To know the objectives of the World Customs Organisation
  2. To understand the Harmonised System
  3. To analyse trade facilitation programs and customs procedures
  4. To understand the key concepts related to the customs: customs valuation, transaction value, non-tariff barriers, previous inspection, rules of origin, and import licenses

Syllabus of the Program: International Contracts

  1. Introduction to the International Contracts
  2. Function of the contracts in Foreign Trade
  3. Risks of Foreign Trade
  4. Tools of risk minimisation
  5. Guarantees for foreign trade transactions
  6. Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
  7. Hague Conference on Private International Law
  8. United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  9. Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods (United Nations)
  10. Clauses of an international contract
  11. Anti-corruption Clause of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  12. International Arbitration
  13. Case Study.
    1. Samples of contracts: International distributor, importer, agent.
    2. Analysis of the International Sales Contracts
    3. Sharia (Islamic Law) and contracts
    4. Introduction to the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)

Objectives of the Program “International Contracts”:

  1. To understand the fundamentals and importance of contracts in Foreign Trade
  2. To learn how to implement the main clauses of an international sales contract and how to minimise the risks
  3. To know the main international organisations and Conferences related to international contracts
  4. To know the functioning of an arbitration process

ECTS: European Transfer and cumulation System

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