Import/Export Business And International Trade


What is this course about?

This workshop enables participants to understand the proper procedures in doing import / export and to equip the participants with the necessary skills in doing international trade.

Dr William Goh (PhD, MSc, BBus(Tpt), Dip in Shipg Mgt, MCIT, MISM) has more than 20 years of experience in import/export and international trade. Dr Goh is involved in 13 years of lecturing in international trade. He is the author of three shipping books and is a shipping consultant for over 10 years. Dr Goh is the Principal Consultant of Elim World Trade, Research and Training Resources.


Suitable for

Those who are involving in performing tasks relating to the import / export or international trade activities.



Course Outline

Day 1 –
• Understanding international trading terms (e.g. EXW, FCA, CFR, etc.)
• How to do quotations and to prevent losses
• Using the latest terms to your advantage
• Importance and proper uses of documents
• Understanding B/L and AWB
• Purpose of invoice and packing list
• Certificate of origin and it’s applications


Day 2 –
• The need for cargo insurance
• Types of policies
• Understanding the exemption clauses
• Claims procedures for damaged cargo
• Types of international payment and transaction
• Operation of letter of credit
• Types of letter of credit
• L/C negotiation
• How to overcome L/C discrepancies



 Assumed Skills and Knowledge

There are no minimum requirements for this course.



Mode of Assessment

No Assessment required for this course.


Participants are not required to sit for examination at the end of the course. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to every participant whose attendance is not less than 75%.


Funding Incentives


Support level - Broad-based Skills Training. Funding is only available for company-sponsored participants.


As the course fee type on SkillsConnect is Full Fee, all participants whose SDF Training Grant are applied and approved are to claim the grant from WDA, 120 days from course end date. Participant has to be company-sponsored and only company cheque payment is accepted for SDF Training Grant application to be successful with WDA.


Companies sponsoring eligible employees are required to register as a SkillsConnect User.



NTUC union members enjoy 50% (unfunded) course fee support for up to $250 each year when you enrol for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Conditions apply.

For more information, please call NTUC Membership hotline at 6213 8008 or email [email protected] Website:


SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)

With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture

Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for

course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing

course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 30 days before the course commencement date.


Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at

Online Registration

i) Fill up the electronic form.
ii) Once completed, click on the 'Submit' button.
iii) You will receive online acknowledgement that you have successfully submitted the registration.
iv) Singapore Polytechnic will then register and enrol upon payment of the fees.
For clarification, please email us at [email protected]

Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes: a) For E-payment using Visa/Master cards, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 8:00pm
Sat: 8:30am to 12:00pm

c) For Cash payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
Finance Department
Admin Building, Level 2
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 5:00pm

d) For Cheque payment: Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

ATTN: Manager (Short Programmes)
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

3. Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy via email to [email protected]. For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

• 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
• Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
• On or after date of commencement - No refund

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.



Terms and Conditions

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Course Registration Date:


Registration will close 2 weeks before the commencement date


Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed


Course Commencement Date:

19 Dec - 20 Dec 2016
20 Feb to 21 Feb 2017
17 & 18 April 2017
12 & 13 Jun 2017


Duration: 14 hours conducted over 2 sessions.


Days: Monday and Tuesday

Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic



          COURSE FEE

For Public:

$380 (before GST)
10% Discount for SP Alumni (Applicable to Individual Only


10% Discount for SP Alumni

To enjoy this discount, you must be a Diploma Graduate from Singapore Polytechnic.

Applicants who make a false declaration to enjoy the discount will be subjected to paying up to the full course fee and/or be legally persecuted.


As part of:

For Seniors (Singaporean who aged 50 and above):


$216.60 (with GST)


Application Procedures





Terms and Conditions