CUS103 Customs Procedures (8)

This subject introduces students to the range of procedures used by customs to regulate and facilitate trade flows across national borders.  The subject addresses the range of regulatory activities and procedures which must be carried out by the trading community and by Customs in order to comply with the Customs law.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Online
Canberra Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online
Canberra Campus
Term 1 (75)
Online
Canberra Campus
Term 2 (15)
Online
Canberra Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
HD/FL
Duration
One session
School
Centre for Customs and Excise Studies
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the key border management concepts of control and release, including documentary and physical controls
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the broad range of Customs procedures and evaluate the procedures used in different operational settings.
  • be able to evaluate critically various operational approaches to the clearance of international consignments and identify good practice, including the use of information technology.
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the various members of the international trading community relating to customs formalities, including private sector organisations and international organisations such as the UPU
  • be able to evaluate the WCO's methodology for measuring clearance times
  • be able to formulate practical solutions to mitigate potential bottlenecks in trade flows resulting from customs procedures.
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Customs Declarations: Imports/Exports Goods, Cargo Control and Release Declarants, roles and responsibilities, declaration processing, supporting documents
  • Examination of goods
  • WCO Time Release Study
  • Application of information technology
  • Relationship between Customs and Third Parties Information, decisions and rulings
  • Postal Traffic / the Universal Postal Unions (UPU)
  • The range of Customs Procedures: Warehouses and depots, Home use, ATA carnets and temporary admission procedures, transit and Transhipment, inward and outward processing, outright exportation, payments and refunds of duties and taxes, abandoned goods, means of transport and stores, duty free shops, Customs appeals, investigations and offences
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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