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

Calculate Customs Values 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11415  Calculate Customs Values 
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
252414  Calculate customs values  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who are required to prepare Customs entries at all Schedule 1 levels.
Individuals who are credited with this Unit Standard will be able to use information contained in source documents to calculate an accurate Value for Customs Purposes, as defined in the Customs Act. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard will be competent in:
  • Mathematics Literacy at NQF level 3
  • Computer Literacy Skills at NQF Level 3.
  • Unit Standard entitled, " Interpret and Apply Information contained in INCOTERMS". 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the currency(s) and apply the correct rate(s) of exchange 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify the currency(s) and apply the correct rate(s) of exchange for the transaction for which a Value for Customs is required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The following assessment criteria should be applied in an integrated way to assess the Specific outcomes listed above:

    1. Values for ten imported goods are determined using the following sources:
    ! Customs Act and Rules
    ! Customs Guide to Valuation

    2. Currency conversions are made for ten imported goods through the application of the legal principles governing Customs Valuations
    3. The appropriations of cost contained in the INCOTERMS are applied in determining a Value for Customs Purposes of ten goods.
    4. Values for Duty purposes are calculated using the applicable rates of exchange for ten goods
    Range: calculations are done for five different foreign currencies with at least two calculations being done converting Rand to the foreign currency and the foreign currency to Rand
    5. Singular and factorised, multi-lined customs Values for Duty purposes are calculated for ten goods.
    6. Documentation in which Values for Duty purposes are calculated, are completed for ten goods, within specified time frames, manually and electronically.

    The assessment of learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    Assessment methods and assessment tools must be selected and developed appropriately for the purpose and context of the assessment. For example, the written method could be used to assess essential embedded knowledge, using an in-basket exercise as the assessment tool. Observation of an on-job demonstration could be used to measure practical competence. These methods and tools should include an appropriate combination of assessment methods 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Calculate an accurate Value for Customs Purposes as defined in the Customs Act 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The following assessment criteria should be applied in an integrated way to assess the Specific outcomes listed above:

    1. Values for ten imported goods are determined using the following sources:
    ! Customs Act and Rules
    ! Customs Guide to Valuation

    2. Currency conversions are made for ten imported goods through the application of the legal principles governing Customs Valuations
    3. The appropriations of cost contained in the INCOTERMS are applied in determining a Value for Customs Purposes of ten goods.
    4. Values for Duty purposes are calculated using the applicable rates of exchange for ten goods
    Range: Calculations are done for five different foreign currencies with at least two calculations being done converting Rand to the foreign currency and the foreign currency to Rand
    5. Singular and factorised, multi-lined customs Values for Duty purposes are calculated for ten goods.
    6. Documentation in which Values for Duty purposes are calculated, are completed for ten goods, within specified time frames, manually and electronically.

    The assessment of learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    Assessment methods and assessment tools must be selected and developed appropriately for the purpose and context of the assessment. For example, the written method could be used to assess essential embedded knowledge, using an in-basket exercise as the assessment tool. Observation of an on-job demonstration could be used to measure practical competence. These methods and tools should include an appropriate combination of assessment methods 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Calculate and convert singular and factorised multi-lined customs values to SA Rand 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The following assessment criteria should be applied in an integrated way to assess the Specific outcomes listed above:

    1. Values for ten imported goods are determined using the following sources:
    ! Customs Act and Rules
    ! Customs Guide to Valuation

    2. Currency conversions are made for ten imported goods through the application of the legal principles governing Customs Valuations
    3. The appropriations of cost contained in the INCOTERMS are applied in determining a Value for Customs Purposes of ten goods.
    4. Values for Duty purposes are calculated using the applicable rates of exchange for ten goods
    Range: Calculations are done for five different foreign currencies with at least two calculations being done converting Rand to the foreign currency and the foreign currency to Rand
    5. Singular and factorised, multi-lined customs Values for Duty purposes are calculated for ten goods.
    6. Documentation in which Values for Duty purposes are calculated, are completed for ten goods, within specified time frames, manually and electronically.

    The assessment of learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    Assessment methods and assessment tools must be selected and developed appropriately for the purpose and context of the assessment. For example, the written method could be used to assess essential embedded knowledge, using an in-basket exercise as the assessment tool. Observation of an on-job demonstration could be used to measure practical competence. These methods and tools should include an appropriate combination of assessment methods 


    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 ,or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Importer/ exporter source documentation
    2. Importer's indent/ purchase order
    3. Importer's Clearing Instructions
    4. Transport documents
    5. Commercial invoices
    6. Packing lists
    7. Certificates of origin
    8. The concepts of mass, area and volume as they apply to Customs Valuation
    9. The relevant sections of the Customs Act and Rules relating to Customs Valuation and currency conversion,
    10. The principles of factorisation,
    11. International currency symbols and abbreviations
    12. Customs Guide to Valuation
    13. Current version of INCOTERMS as the cost appropriations apply to Customs Valuation. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical thinking, have been made,
    ! Identify and analyse Customs Valuation problems to synthesise practical solutions within a freight forwarding, clearing and SARS operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community,
    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 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively,
    ! Prioritise and blend daily activities in such a way as to enable the working process to run effectively and efficiently. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information,

    ! Correctly apply the principles and procedures used in Customs Valuation in Forwarding, Clearing and in SARS.
    ! Collect, organise and analyse information received to arrive at rational decisions with regard to Customs Valuation in order to enhance the professionalism of service to customers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in the modes of written and/or oral presentation,

    ! Identify from written material and verbal interaction the specific requirements and needs of the existing and potential clients, communicate the outcome of each selection decision to the affected parties by written and oral persuasion. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 252414, which is "Calculate customs values", Level 3, 7 credits.

    Specified requirements include legal, industry and workplace specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    LEGAL
    o The Customs Act and Rules
    o Customs Guide to Valuation
    FORWARDING AND CLEARING INDUSTRY
    o INCOTERMS
    o A glossary of terms about the terminology issued by the Forwarding and Clearing Chamber
    SITE SPECIFIC
    o The employer's policies, procedures and systems. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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 
    Core  22442   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-13  TETA 


    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. Makwedeng Training 
    3. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    4. Skills Development Specialists 
    5. Y2K College 



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