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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Perform the processes and procedures required for the administration of import transactions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11244  Perform the processes and procedures required for the administration of import transactions 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Procurement 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-09-13  2007-11-28  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-11-28   2011-11-28  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
252263  Perform the processes and procedures for the administration of import transactions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 
252432  Perform processes and procedures required for the administration of import transactions  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who are or who wish to be employed in the international trade field.
Individuals who are credited with this Unit Standard will be able to carry out the processes and procedures required for the administration of import transactions. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
IMPEXP 1: Apply a knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of international trade in a Freight Forwarding Environment
NQF 4 in English and Numeracy 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Learners accredited with this unit standard are not expected to source and negotiate supply contracts and suppliers. The assumption is that learners are provided with all aspects of an import deal - the supplier and price of the product already having been sourced and agreed.

Following a landed costing calculation, however, the learner is expected to be able to demonstrate competence in renegotiating the Incoterms if deemed necessary. On discovery that the landed cost is prohibitive or import regulations preclude the particular transaction, the learner is required to refer these findings back to the sourcer of the transaction. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
The learner must demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
The learner must demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options, make decisions about and evidence performance around each of the specific outcomes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Plan an import transaction. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Includes calculating a landed costing and drawing up an international purchase order.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Select the most appropriate providers of international logistics services and modes of transport. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Negotiate payment terms with suppliers and arrange trade finance. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Ensure compliance with statutory requirements i.e. customs, port, health, import control. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Issue instructions to relevant parties such as banks, freight forwarder, clearing agents, marine insurers and other bodies, for the purposes of facilitating the international trade cycle. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE:

The learners can understand, explain and apply:

1. Incoterms
2. Landed costings calculations according to Incoterms
3. Negotiation techniques
4. Legal principles and components of international purchase orders
5. International trade regulations
6. Advantages/disadvantages of modes of transport
7. Available service providers
8. Rules pertaining to letter of credit applications and other financial instruments
9. Advantages/disadvantages of various types of transport documentation
10. Exchange control rules and regulations for imports
11. Customs clearance procedures for imports
12. Risk management techniques and products
13. Marine insurance concepts, processes and procedures 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
1. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community,eg,
Appreciate that:
* since the Forwarding Industry is practised in an international environment at the micro, meso and macro levels it operates in systems which are reliant on others and which address the processing of data,
* the processing systems approach as well as the productivity orientation of Forwarding companies demands high levels of teamwork and the understanding, reaction and maintenance of team coherence and co- operation,
* the level of competency is largely dependent on the individual`s ability and capacity to operate effectively with peers, supervisors, internal and external customers 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
2. Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively
! Prioritise and blend daily activities in such a way as to enable the import transaction process to run effectively and efficiently. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
3. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information,eg,
! Determine the viability of import transactions by evaluating the variables in each transaction 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
4. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in the modes of written and/or oral presentation,eg,
! Negotiate payment terms with suppliers and arrange trade finance.
! Issue verbal and written instructions to all parties involved in the transaction process 

UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

A composite statement of outcomes which expresses applied competence in the particular component of practice

Outcomes will be judged by whether the learner can:

1. Identify the trade regulations applicable to each transaction and ensure compliance therewith
2. Calculate accurate landed costings
3. Determine the viability of import transactions by evaluating the variables in each transaction
4. Negotiate freight rates and international payment and delivery terms
5. Structure a purchase order in compliance with the principles of supply performance management and the statutory requirements governing the transaction and the international trade logistics and payment parameters
6. Issue legally binding instructions to banks, freight forwarders, clearing agents and insurance companies
7. Manage each import transaction from the time the purchase order is issued until the time the goods are delivered
8. Lodge and administer any claims which may follow delivery 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 252432, which is "Perform processes and procedures required for the administration of import transactions", Level 3, 6 credits.

This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 252263, which is "Perform the processes and procedures for the administration of import transactions", Level 4, 6 credits. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Elective  22440   National Certificate: Customs Clearing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-09-13  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  22442   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-09-13  TETA 
Elective  57806   Further Education and Training Certificate: Exports  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2016-12-31  TETA 
Elective  22441   National Certificate: Customs Clearing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-11-28  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  22443   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-11-28  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
 
1. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
2. Intercape Mainliner 
3. Makwedeng Training 
4. Y2K College 



All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.