Courses Catalogue

International Sourcing, Clearing And Customs Management

COURSE CODE: SP 3102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Supplies and Procurement Management, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

PURPOSE OF COURSE

This course is designed to introduce to students the procedures for International sourcing of goods and services, the process and documentation required for clearing of good and all aspects of customs procedures and processes.

The clear understanding of the above will enable students to know the procedures and process and supply them in   their working environment for the smooth operation of procurement and the supply chain management.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to:

  • Describe the aspect of International sourcing.
  • Appraise the issues in international customs and clearing.
  • Discuss the procedures, processes and all aspects of customs clearance, documentation and the applicable taxes in the clearing of goods.
  • Explain the role of clearing agents and the functions of the Uganda Revenue Authority in the clearing process.
  • Analyze the impact of customs procedures on procurement, value for money and competitiveness.
  • Evaluate the effects of Customs Unions on procurement (East African Customs Union).
  • The benefits of the East African Common Market on sourcing of goods and services.
  • The current challenges of international sourcing and devise ways of overcoming them