Why study for a freight forwarder or customs officer?

The vicinity of high-frequency border crossings and intensive foreign trade in this region of the country have brought about a great need for personnel who will be qualified to perform tasks related to import and export professionaly. Freight forwarders are experts in international transport of all types of commodities. They advise their clients which method of transport to use – air, road or railway, depending to the type and amount of goods transported. When they take on a transaction, they make contractual obligations to deliver the goods to the destination at an agreed price, in accordance with customs clearance regulations, in the appropriate condition, and within the time agreed. Freight forwarders and Customs officers also participate in customs clearance of goods performed by inspection services (sanitary inspectors, phytopathologists, veterinarians etc.).

Learning outcomes
Having successfully completed a course for freight forwarders and Customs officers, you will be qualified to perform all operations related to forwarding goods on import and/or export, in full compliance with relevant customs clearance regulations. You will be able to properly use the acquired knowledge in business information systems, product knowledge, fundamentals of the customs clearance system and procedure, foreign trade and foreign currency systems, as well as international transport, freight forwarding and transport insurance.

Instruction and length of courses
Entrepreneurial accounting courses run for five months. Instruction is conducted in groups, in well-equipped classrooms. All necessary equipment, materials and literature are provided. All learners who successfully pass the examinations will be issued with an Open University’s certificate of qualification for freight forwarders and Customs officers.

Registration, enrolment and payment
Enrolment is possible throughout the year. Instalment plans are offered for all educational programmes.

Registration and additional information:
Info desk: 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. weekdays
                  9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Saturdays
Trg Cara Jovana Nenada 15, Subotica
Tel:++381 24 55 46 00
zanimanja@openunsubotica.rs