INCU Workshop on International Trade Transactions and Documentation

As part of the INCU Regional Office Lecture Series Initiative, the INCU Baku Regional Office organised a 2.5-day training course/workshop from 26 to 28 January 2016 titled “International Trade Transactions and Documentation”, which was hosted by the WCO European ROCB and delivered by the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES), Charles Sturt University.

The workshop was attended by about 40 participants including students of Azerbaijan Customs Academy, Baku State University, Azerbaijan State Economic University and Baku Higher Oil School, customs officers of the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan, and internship and fellowship program participants from North-West Institute of Management and GEFCO.

Topics covered in this course included: risks in international trade transactions, role of freight forwarders, documentation used in international trade transactions, international contracts of sale, international commercial terms (Incoterms), carriage of goods, international payments, insurance and dispute resolution.

INCU internship and fellowship program participants were also given an opportunity to deliver presentations about their organisations and activities.

Students of the North-Western Institute of Management presented their new student magazine “Customs Herald” and INCU e-Library project and Ms Natalia Ikonnikova of GEFCO delivered a presentation about GEFCO’s history, services and activities.