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Centre for Transport Economics, Logistics and Tourism

International Freight Management and Administration for Importers and Exporters

Duration: One year                                                   Credits: 48


The purpose of the programme is to improve the knowledge and skills of persons who are directly or indirectly involved in importing and exporting goods, the transport and logistics involved in this process or who are planning to enter the importing and exporting field.
Target group:
Middle management in the import and export industries as well as freight transport operators.

Admission Requirements:
Senior certificate or equivalent NQF level 4 qualification. Applicants who do not qualify, but who have suitable experience may apply to the head of the department for consideration.

Registration Periods:

1 December to 11 January - for NEW APPLICATIONS

Module 1:
Introduction to management in an importing and exporting environment
(PRFM0-1N) - 12 Credits


  • International trade developments
  • International economy
  • Balance of payments
  • Exchange rates
  • Government intervention
  • Modern arguments relating to protection
  • Trade policy
  • Role of the World trade organization 

Module 2:
Importing and the Customs Clearance Process (PRFM02-P) - 12 Credits


  • The role of Customs in the clearance of goods imported into South Africa.
  • The procedures involved in the clearance of goods imported into South Africa.
  • Customs terminology and definitions.
  • Customs and import control
  • Tariff classification.
  • Import documentation.
  • Rebates, refunds and drawbacks
  • Dangerous and hazardous goods

Module 3:
Freight Forwarding (PRFM03-Q) - 12 Credits


  • Strategic Channel intermediaries
  • International trade contracts
  • Foreign trade terms (Incoterms)
  • Finance contracts, letters of credit
  • Export credit insurance
  • Contracts of carriage, bills of lading, air waybills
  • Marine insurance
  • Freight forwarder and clearing agent

Module 4:
Export Practices and Cargo-Handling Methods (PRFM04-R) - 12 Credits


  • Protection and Packaging of Freight
  • Ocean freight and port operations
  • Airfreight
  • Export documentation and steps involved in exporting goods
  • Costing for exports

Please note: The total cost for the programme is R6,000-00 per year, which includes study material tuition and examination fees. It is recommended that the full amount of R6,000-00 is paid for the programme,but should you be unable to do so, a payment of R3000-00 must be paid upon registration and the balance of R3000-00 payable 30 May.

Enquiries for the Short Learning Programmes should be directed to:

Mrs Sandra Goenewald
Tel: 012 429 4317/4667/4729 or 012 433 4696

Fax: 0866409838
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