The course is included in these curricula and study modules

  • Im 2005 - General studies (industrial management)
  • Ib 2001 - 2004 - Projects and seminars


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

4 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to expose the students to the basic import and export management system.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the students would learn about:
International trade regulations, Imports and Export (I&E) regulations i.e. legal issues.
Risks and rewards of trading abroad i.e. insurances etc
The basics of importing (buying) goods, materials or services from other countries
What involves in exporting (selling) goods or services to another country
Basic import and export terminology (definitions of common import and export terms and acronyms)
Taxation and paperwork.

Course contents

Importation and exportation of goods and services
New export system (NES)
International trade regulations (Incoterms)
EU laws on imports and exports
Import and Export within the EU and outside the EU
Import and Export documentation
Direct and indirect export
Calculations of Importation and exportation taxes
Logistics and distribution

Previous course names

SYNTHESIS 1 Import and Export

Recommended or required reading

Schmitthoffs export trade : the law and practice of international trade / Leo DArcy, Carole Murray, Barbara Cleave (Sweet & Maxwell, 2000)
European business / Simon Mercado, Richard Welford and Kate Prescott (Prentice Hall, 2001)
ICC official rules for the interpretation of trade terms. (Incoterms 2000)
Course notes and handouts

Study activities

  • Lectures
  • Group work
  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Written report


  • Total workload of the course: 0 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 0 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

No tests


Emmanuel Kyere-Frempong

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