Foreign Trade - Master MIB / Doctorate (eLearning)

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Module: “Foreign Trade” - Professional Master of Science / Doctorate in International Business (MIB, e-learning)

The module “Foreign Trade” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA Independent University:

  1. Professional Master of Science (MSc) in International Business (eLearning)
  2. Professional Doctorate in Foreign Trade and International Marketing

The Online Master / Doctorate continues with the module “Techniques of Foreign Trade”. The objective of the module two is to provide all the knowledge, tools, and techniques necessary to manage all the technical aspects related to foreign trade of an exporting company: Incoterms, transportation, customs, documents, letters of credits, international finance, and contracts.

The subjects of the Module two are:

International Trade (Online Master, Doctorate)

  1. Introduction to Exporting
  2. Import/Export Documents
  3. Incoterms
  4. Customs Procedures
    1. World Customs Organisation
    2. Customs and the World Trade Organisation
    3. 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
  5. Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
    1. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  6. Methods of payment. Letters of Credit
  7. International Trade Finance
    1. FOREX
    2. International bonds
    3. Introduction to Islamic Banking
  8. International Contracts
    1. Anti-corruption Clause of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
    2. United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  9. Trade in Services

International transport

Containers and International Transportation
  1. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  2. International Convention for Safe Containers
  3. Convention relating to Temporary Admission

International Transport (Master, e-Course)

  1. International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)
    1. Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (FIATA FBL)
    2. Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill (FIATA FWB)
    3. Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL Bill of Lading)
    4. Forwarders Certificate of Receipt (FIATA FCR)
    5. Forwarders Certificate of Transport (FIATA FCT)
    6. Warehouse Receipt (FIATA FWR)
  2. Maritime transport
    1. Analysis of international maritime trade
    2. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    3. International Chamber of Shipping
    4. Rotterdam Rules
    5. Hamburg Rules
  3. International air transport
    1. International Air Transport Association (IATA). e-AWB
    2. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
  4. Road transport
    1. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    2. TIR Convention
    3. CMR Convention
    4. Silk Road
  5. Rail transport
    1. International Union of Railways (UIC)
    2. Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
    3. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
    4. International Rail Transport Law
  6. Multimodal transport
    1. Road-Rail Combined Transport

Download in PDF: Syllabus of Foreign Trade Related Subjects

  1. International Logistics (PDF)

African Student, Master International Business

The objectives of the module two “International Trade” of the Master / Doctorate in International Business (eLearning) are to understand

  1. The nature of exporting and difficulties that may arise
    1. To learn about Import/Export transactions, difficulties with them and how to overcome these challenges
  2. The different types of documents used in international trade, which documents usually require customs, requirements for various documents and how to fill in these documents correctly
  3. The responsibilities of the exporter and importer under the Incoterms 2010 and how the Incoterms are used in international trade transactions
  4. The role and functioning of customs and customs agent
    1. To become familiar with import procedures
    2. The different customs procedures and products classification methods
    3. To learn how to complete customs document
    4. To know how to identify non-tariff measures (technical and non-technical)
    5. To understand the role of the World Customs Organisation and the World Trade Organisation
  5. The importance of a correct logistics and transport management in international trade.
    1. To analyse the modes of transport (marine, air, road, train, multimodal) and their characteristics as well as transport documents required for each mode of transport and how to complete them
    2. To understand the functioning of marine transport, documents required for sea freight and how to fill them
    3. To familiarise the student with the different types of packaging, packaging materials, pallets and containers utilisation, packing marks, modes of transport and packaging, and the criteria to be used when selecting an appropriate packaging for particular shipments
  6. The various methods of payment used in international trade and outlining their differences, advantages, and disadvantages both for the importer and exporter.
    1. What Documentary collections are and how they work
    2. Export and import collections will be analysed
    3. Importance of Documentary credits (letters of credit) in the international trade
    4. How Documentary Credit works and the obligations of the parties involved
  7. The various methods of finance both for exports and imports.
    1. Fundamentals of Foreign Exchange Market.
    2. The different types of bonds and guarantees and how they operate
    3. The various methods of managing exchange and country risk
    4. The forward exchange contracts and currency options will be examined in greater detail
    5. Forfeiting, Factoring, and Invoice Discounting will be analysed
    6. The different types of international bonds and guarantees and how they operate
  8. The pillars of international contracts as they are used in international trade transactions
  9. To understand the key concepts of trade in services: modes of supply, most-favoured-nation, liberalisation, market access...

Samples of the module “International Trade”


European Union GSP Form A

Online Master: Ports of Egypt

Letter of Credit (Online Course, Master)

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