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Foreign Trade Assistant (e-learning Course)



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Online Course: Foreign Trade Assistant. Letter of Credit, Documents (19 ECTS)

Foreign Trade Assistant

The Course “Foreign Trade Assistant” taught by EENI Global Business School is designed to provide all the necessary knowledge to successfully perform the functions of a foreign trade assistant (imports and exports) of an export or import company.

Course: Foreign Trade Assistant (Online): imed at all those people who wish to create their own company offering assistance and consulting services in foreign trade to export and import companies

The Course “Foreign Trade Assistant” is also aimed at all those people who wish to create their own company offering assistance and consulting services in foreign trade to export and import companies from anywhere in the world.


The Course consists of nine subjects:

  1. Introduction to the Foreign Trade
  2. Foreign Trade Documents
  3. Incoterms® 2020
  4. Customs
  5. Export Department (Back Office)
  6. International Transport and Logistics
  7. International Payment Methods. Letter of Credit
  8. International Market Research
  9. Export Prices Calculation

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E-learning Courses, Diplomas (Global Business, Foreign Trade)


  1. Tuition Fees: € 456
  2. Duration: 19
    weeks It is recommended to dedicate about twelve hours of study per week following a flexible schedule. It is possible to reduce the duration dedicating more hours a week
  3. Credits : 19 ECTS
  4. Open Online Enrollment
  5. Download the syllabus (PDF) of the Course

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English

  1. Also
    available in For improving the international communication skills, the student has free access to the learning materials in these languages (free multilingual training).
    Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Curso Asistente de Comercio Exterior Study Doctorate in International Business in French Cours : assistant de commerce international Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Curso: Assistente de Comércio Exterior

Detailed content of the Course: Foreign Trade Assistant.


A Foreign Trade Assistant, usually works in the Back Office of an exporting or importing company, providing a series of administrative activities related to the exports and imports and supporting the export department. Generally, he/she does not have a direct contact with the final customer.

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

Some of the activities carried out by an Foreign Trade Assistant are: management of the foreign orders, control of the exports and imports, processing of the international trade documents, management of the customs procedures, making the international offers, international transport management (follow-up, analysis, freight negotiation), customer service, incident resolution, activity reports, market research, cost control and export prices...

In other words, the Foreign Trade Assistant guarantees the foreign trade flows of an exporting or importing company, reporting directly to the director of the foreign trade department.

Unlike a Back Office for the national market, the Foreign Trade Assistant must have a solid knowledge of the international trade: customs, Incoterms® 2020, management of the foreign trade documents, international transport, documentary credits, market research, export price calculation...

In addition, the Foreign Trade Assistant must be fluent in languages. The usual thing is that the Foreign Trade Assistant will be bilingual (English and Spanish), or even knows other languages such as French or Portuguese. Therefore, the Student can study the Course in Foreign Trade Assistant in any of these four languages, under three modalities:

  1. Only one language (for example English or Spanish)
  2. Bilingual (for example, Spanish + English): the course is studied in both languages; the exercises are done in Spanish. The diploma of the Professional Course will indicate: bilingual Spanish and English
  3. Trilingual (for example, Spanish + English + French): the course is studied in three languages; half of the exercises are done in Spanish and the other half in French. The diploma of the Professional Course will indicate: trilingual English, Spanish and French

International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) 1972. Safety Approval Plate on the container

The course includes the Market Access Tool:
Market Access Tool

Pedro Nonell, African Students, Master Doctorate, International Business


This course contains exercises that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the Diploma of the Professional Course: “in Foreign Trade Assistant” issued by EENI Global Business School.

This course belongs to the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI:

Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport.

Diploma in International Trade

Masters: International Transport, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate: Global Logistics, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Incoterms® 2020 (DAT DAP FOB CIF EXW FCA CIP...)

Documentary Credits, Letters of Credit (LC), Foreign Trade, International Payment Methods, documentary collections

Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill (FIATA FWB), International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations



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