Customs Courses

 

Introduction to Customs Broking and the Customs Tariff Course

This course is designed as an introduction to the CBAFF Customs UUI course. Anyone who does not have at least 12 months working experience in the New Zealand Customs Broking Industry, is strongly recommended to first attend this course before they attempt the UUI Course. The Introduction course will provide you with the knowledge needed to confidently participate in the UUI Course.

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CBAFF Customs UUI Course - Block 1

This course is the first part of four courses which are required to obtain the CBAFF UUI Course Certificate. During this course attendees will learn about the role of a Customs Broker in New Zealand and the main legislation relating to the industry NZ Customs Service, import/export procedures and border biosecurity.

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CBAFF Customs UUI Course - Block 2

This course is the second part of four courses which are required to obtain the CBAFF UUI Course Certificate. During this course attendees will learn how to determine the customs value for imported goods. You will also learn about trade agreements, preferential tariff duty rates and the rules of origin for imported goods. At the end of the course participants should have a good understanding of Customs Valuation, Origin and Preference.

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CBAFF Customs UUI Course - Block 3

This course is the third part of four courses which are required to obtain the CBAFF UUI course certificate. During this course attendees will learn about the structure, functions and use of the New Zealand Customs Tariff and the classification of goods.

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CBAFF Customs UUI Course - Block 4

This course is the final part of the four courses which are required to obtain the CBAFF UUI course certificate. This final workshop includes a practical session where students will complete customs entries to bring together the theory they have learnt throughout the course.

PLEASE NOTE: Successful completion of CBAFF UUI courses and passing the exam, is not a guarantee of the issuance of a UUI by NZ Customs - it is one component of NZ Customs' criteria. NZ Customs will not issue a UUI to persons not actively engaged in the industry as the lodgement of Customs entries require linking users to an employer and clients.

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CBAFF Customs UUI Training Course - 9 Week Training Option

This training option allows participants to complete the CBAFF UUI block course in a different format. Instead of attending blocks of 2 or 3 days in duration, the course is run one day per week (usually Thursdays) for a duration of nine weeks. This option is ideal for those who have work commitments that make it difficult to be offsite for several days in a row, or prefer a more continuous model of training.

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CBAFF UUI Course - Examination

To obtain a CBAFF Customs UUI Course Certificate you are required to:

  • Attend all four CBAFF Course UUI Blocks
  • Complete practical assignments between course blocks
  • Pass a final examination (80% pass mark as determined by NZ Customs)
  • Have completed all payments

PLEASE NOTE: This is a closed book examination. As NZ Customs entries require a good command of the English language, there is not an option to complete the final examination in Te Reo Maori.​​​​​

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Export Declarant Course - Module 1 and 2

The CBAFF Export Declarant Course is designed for people who wish to become registered users of the Joint Border Management Systems (JBMS) and obtain a Unique User Identifier (UUI) for export entries only, in accordance with NZ Customs Service regulations. To obtain the CBAFF Export Declarant Certificate, students are required to complete each of the two modules (in order) and attain an 80% or higher pass rate in the closed book examination at the end of the course.

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Export Declarant Examination

  • Exam Type:  Closed book
  • Exam Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Examinations start promptly. It is essential that you arrive at least 10 minutes prior to advertised start time. If you arrive once the examination has started you will not be able to enter.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a closed book examination. As NZ Customs entries require a good command of the English language, there is not an option to complete the final examination in Te Reo Maori.

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CBAFF Advanced Customs Tariff Classification - Apparel & Footwear

An in-depth look at the classification of apparel and footwear. This course is specifically designed for customs staff with a basic or intermediate level of experience in tariff classification.

Course Outline:

  • Methods to accurately classify goods in Chapters 61, 62 and 64 including Classification of babies and children's sizes
  • Trademarks
  • Valuation
  • Concessions
  • Customs Appeal

This course will include both theory and practical exercises

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CBAFF Advanced Customs Tariff Classification - Chemicals

This course covers methods to accurately classify difficult goods, easily decipher specification sheets, interpret and satisfy your client needs and minimise the risk of legal penalties. This course is specifically designed for customs staff with a basic or intermediate level of experience in tariff classification.

Course Outline:

  • Products of Chemicals and Allied industries
  • Section VI - summary
  • Chapters 28-38 - details
  • Exercise

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CBAFF Advanced Customs Tariff Classification - Machinery

Covers methods to accurately classify difficult goods, easily decipher specification sheets, clearly interpret and satisfy your client needs and minimise the risk of legal penalties. Specifically designed for customs staff with basic or intermediate level of experience in tariff classification.

Course Outline:

  • Machinery and Mechanical Appliances
  • Section XVI
  • Parts
  • Accessories
  • Chapter 84
  • Chapter 85
  • Chapter 87 – Parts

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CBAFF Advanced Customs Tariff Classification - Textiles

Covers methods to accurately classify difficult goods, easily decipher specification sheets, clearly interpret and satisfy your client needs and minimise the risk of legal penalties. Specially designed for customs staff with a basic or intermediate level of experience in tariff classification.

Course Outline:

  • Textiles and Textile Articles
  • Section XI
  • Chapters 50-63 - details
  • Exercises

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