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Course Description

The knowledge you can gain from an import-export course from ICI can be put to use immediately. You can apply for a position at a company engaged in international trade, start your own import-export business, or expand your business by introducing your products to other parts of the world.

The knowledge you can gain from an import-export course from ICI can be put to use immediately. You can apply for a position at a company engaged in international trade, start your own import-export business, or expand your business by introducing your products to other parts of the world.

Course Content

1 Introduction

  • Your role as an import-export agent
  • How much money can I make?
  • You as a business operator

2 Starting in Importing and Export

  • Don’ts of exporting
  • Don’ts of importing
  • Exporting life cycle
  • Getting started in international trade
  • Going global
  • Guide to sources of information on importers
  • How to succeed in international business
  • Importing
  • Export process
  • Safe trading
  • Step-by-step approach to market research
  • Business planning
  • Business structure

3 Sourcing Products and Sellers

  • The freight forwarder
  • Customs
  • Testing market potential
  • How to find unlimited products to import
  • Trade assistance
  • Buy and sell over the internet

4 The Agency Agreement

  • Your commission
  • Exclusive territory
  • Promotional material
  • Advertising promotions
  • How long your contract lasts

5 How to Find Buyers

  • Set up or find distributors in the country you want to sell to
  • Manufacturers representatives
  • Sell directly to department stores and other large organizations
  • Using Chambers of Commerce
  • Entering markets

6 The Difference Between an Agent & a Merchant

  • Letters of Credit
  • Methods of Payment in international trade
  • International trade risks
  • Steps to exporting

7 Advertising

  • How to write display ads
  • Press releases
  • The art of writing classified ads
  • How to make your classified ads work
  • How to write irresistible advertising copy

8 Laws & Regulations

  • Prohibited and restricted imports
  • Importation permits

9 Laws & Regulations

  • Identify documents requirements for import-export of goods
  • Completing and checking documents

1 Introduction

  • Your role as an import-export agent
  • How much money can I make?
  • You as a business operator

2 Starting in Importing and Export

  • Don’ts of exporting
  • Don’ts of importing
  • Exporting life cycle
  • Getting started in international trade
  • Going global
  • Guide to sources of information on importers
  • How to succeed in international business
  • Importing
  • Export process
  • Safe trading
  • Step-by-step approach to market research
  • Business planning
  • Business structure

3 Sourcing Products and Sellers

  • The freight forwarder
  • Customs
  • Testing market potential
  • How to find unlimited products to import
  • Trade assistance
  • Buy and sell over the internet

4 The Agency Agreement

  • Your commission
  • Exclusive territory
  • Promotional material
  • Advertising promotions
  • How long your contract lasts

5 How to Find Buyers

  • Set up or find distributors in the country you want to sell to
  • Manufacturers representatives
  • Sell directly to department stores and other large organizations
  • Using Chambers of Commerce
  • Entering markets

6 The Difference Between an Agent & a Merchant

  • Letters of Credit
  • Methods of Payment in international trade
  • International trade risks
  • Steps to exporting

7 Advertising

  • How to write display ads
  • Press releases
  • The art of writing classified ads
  • How to make your classified ads work
  • How to write irresistible advertising copy

8 Laws & Regulations

  • Prohibited and restricted imports
  • Importation permits

9 Laws & Regulations

  • Identify documents requirements for import-export of goods
  • Completing and checking documents

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the course.

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the course.

Assessment Methods

At the end of certain modules, you will be assessed via project-based or written assessment tasks. You are to submit these assessments to your tutor who will mark and return your submissions. You will find the submission link on the course page. The process is repeated until you have completed all the assessment tasks.

At the end of certain modules, you will be assessed via project-based or written assessment tasks. You are to submit these assessments to your tutor who will mark and return your submissions. You will find the submission link on the course page. The process is repeated until you have completed all the assessment tasks.

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