Andreetto & Zanon's customs training

For companies, developing trade with a foreign country means dealing with a constantly evolving world that can present many opportunities but also some risks, which can, however, be averted. Andreetto & Zanon is the ideal partner because it enables your company to concentrate on business, freeing you from the bureaucratic hassles. It is, of course, vital to fully prepare your staff when entering the import/export field.

This is where Andreetto & Zanon’s customs training comes into play. Having well-prepared collaborators makes it possible for the company to react to the stresses of the market.

A business that works with a foreign country finds itself tackling and managing problems and activities in the customs area, the origin and preferential origin of the commodity, customs declarations, attestations and applications for the release of EUR1 certificates, customs product classification, excise duty rates and more besides. On many occasions, with the Ex works (EXW) sale, the intended client takes care of the customs formalities and the operator chosen by the client submits documents to the company for signing that are “required” by the customs or the client.

Have you found yourself in one of these situations or have you asked yourself one of the following questions?

Is the customs operation carried out with the interests of the exporting company in mind?

Has the documentation delivered to the customs been checked and have the due internal verifications been carried out, including in the light of any future investigations?

I sold EXW, the client asked me for the EUR1 certificate and his operator sent me the forms to sign. Under what circumstances can we ask for the certificate to be issued? By signing these documents, did I enter into commitments and if so, with whom and for how long?

I sold to a foreign country outside the EU, so I issued an invoice not taxable for VAT purposes. What are the supporting documents? Has the customs export operation been carried out and who is in possession of my customs bill of entry?

I bought the commodity in Italy and resold it abroad. Is the commodity therefore of Italian origin? What do I have to do to find out and prove it? How long must I retain the supporting documentation?

I have heard about the REX registered exporter and authorised exporter, are they the same thing? How do I obtain the authorisations? When can I use them and in which cases do I use one or the other?

Under what circumstances can the Chief Executive Officer be subject to the "communication of news of an offence to the legal authority" in the matter of the declaration of origin of the commodity? What can the company do in order to avoid false declarations to customs and which internal procedures must be implemented in advance?

I produce in Italy and sell in the United Kingdom. Analyses have been conducted in the company on the regulations of origin: to what processes must the non-original products that I have used in the production be subjected in order to give my commodity the status of an original product? If I sell in Canada, are the regulations the same? Are there allowances? Can these regulations change over time?

In importation, what elements contribute to making up the taxable value for the purpose of collecting customs duties? Are duties and VAT levied on the same taxable value?

If the company is selected for a check by the Customs Agency, which documents must I display to the delegated customs officials? Did I file the technical/tax file?

These are only some of the situations that a company must tackle and manage through the internal procedures.

The partners of Andreetto & Zanon, Michele and Franco Andreetto, are customs brokers listed on the national register of customs agents and stand ready to provide a consultancy and training course together with your company, including online.


  • Origin and preferential origin;
  • Customs classification;
  • Customs procedures;
  • Preparation of applications for the status as a registered exporter and authorised exporter;
  • Regulations of reference;
  • Incoterms;
  • Tariff rates and import and export formalities.

The training will be delivered in a personalised way, with a meticulous verification of corporate processes aimed at the management of the documentation and procedures for the customs formalities.

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