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

Apply a knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of international trade in a Freight Forwarding Environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11246  Apply a knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of international trade in a Freight Forwarding Environment 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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
252429  Explain the concept of international trade  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 at relatively junior or intermediate levels within the forwarding, import, and export environments. This Unit Standard is also intended for individuals who enter the international trade field in specialist non-core occupations, and is intended to provide such learners with an understanding of the international trade environment and its functions.

Individuals who are accredited with this unit standard will be able to apply knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of international trade to providing rational explanations of the underlying concepts. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF 4 for numeracy and English 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Learners are expected to perform the specific outcomes, as expressed in this Unit Standard, within a regulated and structured work environment. Learners are able to select and implement the most effective solution/s to familiar problems, guided by clearly defined industry and legislative practices.

Learners are expected to integrate the skills and knowledge acquired in this unit standard with their daily functions within a forwarding and clearing environment.

Learners are expected to have access to the relevant regulations and legislative rules, guidelines etc...Due to the highly regulated and prescriptive nature of the industry, learners chose responses and solutions to problems from a range of familiar options. 

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. Identify the differences between local and international trade and in doing so explain the concept of protecting the integrity of international borders. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Explain the international trade cycle and identify the roles of the various parties involved. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Explain international logistics mechanisms including modes of transport, protection and packing considerations, containerisation, transport documents, Incoterms and freight cost elements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Explain the different methods of international payment for goods, the use of foreign currencies, and identify the advantages and disadvantages of each to the buyer and seller. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Explain the processes and procedures involved in complying with the statutory requirements which govern international trade. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Identify the various trade documents involved in an international trade transaction and explain their respective purposes, identify the parties responsible for issuing each document. 


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. Differences between local and international trade
2. Typical trade regulations
3. Tariff and non tariff barriers
4. International bodies involved in determining international regulation
5. The trade cycle
6. Role players in the international trade cycle
7. Functions of the various parties including customs authorities, trade authorities, freight forwarders, clearing agent, ports, carriers, verification agencies, banks, insurance companies and the Reserve Bank
8. Modes of transport and forms of shipment
9. Protection and packing of cargo
10. Shipping services
11. Container transportation
12. Incoterms
13. Freight cost elements
14. Methods of payment
15. Foreign currencies
16. Exchange controls
17. Customs clearance procedures
18. Customs declarations
19. A Customs tariff heading
20. Duties and VAT
21. Trade documents
22. Official documents
23. Commercial documents
24. Transport documents
25. Verification documents 


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,eg,
! The learner will be able to recognise the importance of structured self-management in meeting the time requirements of the forwarding and clearing industry, and that this is a critical factor contributing to achievement of customer satisfaction. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
3. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in the modes of written and/or oral presentation,eg,
! The learner will be able to communicate understanding, knowledge and application in appropriate oral and written modes 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
4. Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others,eg,
! The learner will be able to recognise and identify the health and safety issues that must be taken into account as part of the international trade cycle. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
5. Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation,eg,
! The learner will be able to understand the interrelationship between world trading partners, and how the location and characteristics of different trading partners influence the trading cycle.
! The learner will also be able to comprehend how different world events such as adverse weather (hurricanes, earthquakes) and political events (war etc), and other variables such as different legislative systems influence the international trading cycle and the transportation of goods across international borders 

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 apply the concepts of international trade for the purposes of:
1. Explain why countries use various rules and procedures to manage, restrict or prohibit the flow of goods in and out their country borders.
2. Recognise the relevant role players and develop an expectation of their function and involvement in the trade cycle.
3. Identify the various international transport mode options and cost elements and documents applicable to each.
4. Identify the respective responsibilities of buyer and seller under the Incoterms.
5. Recognise the respective positions of buyer and seller in the choice of international payment method.
6. Identify the roles performed by the major statutory bodies in international trade such as Customs, Port, Public Health and Department of Trade and Industry.
7. Describe the classification of internationally trade goods and how this is applied in the customs clearance process.
8. Identify the documents necessary to achieve a typical international trade transaction, the purpose of each document and the information that each document type is expected to convey. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 252429, which is "Explain the concept of international trade", Level 3, 6 credits. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  57806   Further Education and Training Certificate: Exports  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2016-12-31  TETA 
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  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. School of Shipping 
5. 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.