Starting to import and/or export

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Training information

  • Length of training: 2 sessions (total 7 hours)
  • Language: Dutch
  • Certification: Syntra Certificate
  • Previous knowledge required: None
  • Price: € 350 (VAT Excluded)

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Target Audience

This training is highly recommended for:

  • Employees of companies involved in import or export activities.
  • Employees interested in a career switch in the import or export sector.
  • Entrepreneurs looking to expand their business with import or export activities.
  • Start-ups interested in starting a business in the import or export sector.


During this course, you will learn all about importing and exporting goods and services. You will discover how to find the right suppliers and how to communicate efficiently internationally. You will also learn about import and export legislation and regulations so that you are always up to date with the latest developments.

The program Starting to Import and/or Export is suitable for both beginners and people with some experience in the industry. The program is hands-on and consists of modules that take you step by step into the world of import and export.  This course will prepare you to prepare your export or import files correctly.


  • You know what import and export means.
  • You know your obligations towards customs and VAT.
  • You know the different documents you need to use when importing and exporting.
  • You can perform your duties as a logistics employee with the necessary knowledge.

Course content

The following aspects of import and export are covered in detail:


  • What is the definition of Import, export, and intra-community deliveries?
  • How do you comply with customs and VAT obligations?
  • What documents do you need to keep and for how long?
  • What documents must your supplier provide you with?
  • What documents must you be able to present to your customer?
  • What can you mention on the documents and what certainly cannot?
  • Do you need to apply for a VAT number in another EU Member State?
  • What is triangular traffic?
  • How do you conclude a contract with your customers and suppliers?
  • What payment terms should you agree or accept?
  • How do the different methods of payment such as Cash Against Documents, documentary credit, etc. work?
  • Which delivery terms should you choose? How to make clear agreements about them?
  • How do you determine the correct customs codes for your goods?
  • Which customs licences do you need to apply for?
  • What is an EORI number?
  • What is the origin of your goods?
  • Which certificates do you need?
  • How do you determine the value of free goods?
  • What tasks should my logistics service provider fulfil? What tasks will it not be able to perform?

Training calendar

20/08/2024 · Brussels Airport Building 54 · 09:00-16:00 · Language: Dutch

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