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Within the framework of the TRAINPOST distance-learning programme, which is based on a simpler and more user-friendly training approach, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) offers the participant trainees, in Postal operations training field, several important courses in the programme. One of them is dealing with Customs .

General Aims:

This course which is made up of five modules, aims to increase the awareness of postal and customs staff of customs-related matters affecting mail.

Target Population :
Managers and staff who are responsible for handling international postal items especially at the offices of exchange. This will include :

  • senior and mid-level postal managers supervising international mail, especially customs-related work, both at headquarters and in the field;
  • senior and mid-level customs managers supervising postal traffic;
  • postal and customs trainers responsible for giving training to postal and customs staff at various training institutes;
  • postal and customs staff working in offices of exchange;
  • postal staff responsible for customer service and counter staff dealing with day-to-day work on customs-related issues.


NOTE  :This course is only available in english and russian.

 
 
 
  Introduction of the course
     
   
  Module 1 : The UPU and WCO
   

At the end of this module, trainees should be able to explain:

–Main trends in the postal sector
– Responsibilities of the World Customs Organization
– The common mission of the UPU and WCO
– Responsibilities of the WCO–UPU Contact Committee
– The meaning and importance of pre-advice
– Best practices for Posts and Customs
– The importance of having a national-level memorandum of understanding between the Post and Customs.

   
  Module 2 : Regulations
   

At the end of this module, trainees should be able to explain:

– Customs-related postal regulations
– The WCO Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
– RKC standards and best practices

   
  Module 3 : Operations
   

At the end of this module, trainees should be able to explain:

– S10 13-character item identifier
– Supply chain event table
– WCO Harmonized System code
– CN 22 and CN 23 customs declarations
– Role of Customs
– Problems with customs declarations
– Customs-related postal publications

At the end of this module, trainees should also be able to accurately complete CN 22 and CN 23 customs declarations.

   
  Module 4 : Electronics
   

At the end of this module, trainees should be able to explain:

– Advantages of electronic data interchange (EDI)
– ITMATT, CUSITM and CUSRSP EDI messages
– UPU electronic advance data (EAD) model
– UPU Customs Declaration System

   
  Module 5 : The Future
   

At the end of this module, trainees should be able to explain:

– Emergence of e-commerce
– Link between Posts, MSMEs and e-commerce
– E-commerce advantages for buyers and sellers
– Challenges in e-commerce
– Expectations customers have from e-commerce
– Things Posts and Customs can do to deliver e-commerce
– New .POST top-level domain

     
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