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Customs Procedures and Documentation Training with Dundee & Angus Chambers of Commerce

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

International Trade is ever changing. Where once no special export documents were needed when trading with the EU, now all traders are responsible for ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to meet customs formalities and regulations.

The Customs procedure indicates why the goods are being cleared for import or export such as Free circulation or Customs Warehousing. The Customs procedure is part of the 4 areas of Customs management and is mandatory at the time of Customs clearance along with Classification, Valuation and Origin. It is the responsibility of exporters and importers to declare their selected Customs procedure at the time of the clearance. The importer and exporter must meet the specific obligations of each procedure. Some customs procedure also deliver some substantial financial benefits.

Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce live training program is delivered by Catherine Truel from Alegrant Ltd – Multi-Award Winning International Network of Global Trade & Customs Experts

This training session will cover aspects related to deepening the participants understanding of customs procedures and documentation. For completion of the module, the attendee will receive a certificate in customs procedures awarded by the British Chamber of Commerce.

Who is it for?

This would be suitable for those working in an international trade environment

• Import and export administration

• Procurement department

• Logistics and supply chain

and need further detailed customs procedures information or are experienced and require a refresher course.


This training will present the various Customs procedures available to traders. It will show how they can impact on the business operations and explain how to use them. What will you learn?

• Understanding of the various Customs procedure

• The objective of each procedure

• The impact of Custom procedure on the supply chain

• The authorisations

• The rules and compliance requirement

There is an optional open-book exam at the end of the course. This is marked by the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) and is one of six modules, leading to a BCC Foundation Award in International Trade VQ qualification. The other 5 modules are available by e-learning or throughout the year as live sessions.

About Catherine Truel

Catherine Truel is the founder and director of Alegrant, an international advisory firm in global trade and customs compliance. After graduating, Catherine started her career in industry, managing multi-product, multi-country Customs & Trade compliance for large groups where she won the “Best Chemical Supply Chain” Award from Intel Corp. She joined a “Big 4″ International Trade Practice assisting corporations with Customs and Trade Compliance receiving a “Gold Quality Award” for outstanding service to Goodrich Corp.

An independent adviser for the past 20 years, Catherine is a member of the UN Group of Experts advising on Euro-Asia Transport Links (Silk Road). Catherine is a co-author of the OSCE- UNECE “A Handbook of Best Practices at Border Crossing” and participate to the training of Central Asia high and mid-level Customs officials.

A former Board Director of Sitpro, the UK International Trade Facilitation Agency, Catherine, is a jurist in Customs law holding a Master in international trade law and a PhD candidate in Customs law. She is a Guest Scholar of the Junseok Research Institute of International Logistics and Trade, INHA University, Korea. Catherine is the author of the university textbook and Bestseller “A short guide to customs risk”.

Looking for self-directed training?

If this course is of interest but the date doesn’t work for you, contact international@dundeeandanguschamber.co.uk for information on our self-directed e-learning customs procedures module.


This session consists of 1 half day in-person training. Refreshments will be provided.
DACC Members: £200 | Non-members: £250


Payment is due when booking.  Invoicing is only possible by contacting the Chamber team in advance.