PD in Import Export Customs Procedures – 4th Batch

This course will develop foundational understanding of Import & Export Customs Procedures. The program will provide you with “real-life” situations and allow you to apply the content and knowledge you have acquired during this course, specifically showcasing the logic and ease of Customs Procedures to use under various circumstances.

The program will be delivered by a senior Customs official from Sri Lanka Customs who has well over 33 years of experience in various departments of SL Customs.

Time & Date
  • Start Date – Tuesday, 07th March 2023
  • Duration – 09 Weeks
  • Delivery – 7.00 pm to 09.30 pm Online Sessions via ZOOM
Course Fee – Rs. 29,900/- per Participant (Can Pay as Rs. 16,000/- X 2 or Rs.12.000/- X3)
ZOOM Link for 1st Day
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  • A/c Name : “The Corporate Campus (Private) Ltd.”
  • A/c No. : 0092 1000 7374
  • Bank & Branch : Sampath Bank PLC, Maharagama Super Branch
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Course Fee – Rs. 29,900/- per Participant (Can Pay as Rs. 16,000/- X 2 or Rs.12.000/- X3)
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Course Outline
  1. The concept of Border Management
    • Types of borders and how borders are defined
    • What is border management
    • Why border management is necessary
    • Agencies responsible to regulate the borders
    • Categorisation of goods for Customs purposes
  2. Sri Lanka Customs and other border control agencies
    • History of Customs in Sri Lanka
    • Legal frame work and structure of Sri Lanka Customs
    • Functions of Sri Lanka Customs
    • Collection of Revenue and Social Protection
    • Trade facilitation
  3. Customs Law of Sri Lanka
    • Customs Ordinance and regulations published thereunder
    • Customs investigations and Customs Inquires
    • Forfeitures and penalties
    • Recovery and prosecutions
    • Appeals and litigation against Customs
    • Revenue law and regulations published thereunder
    • Social protection law and regulations published thereunder
  4. Classification of Goods in International Trade
    • World Customs Organization
    • Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System
    • Implementation of Harmonized System in Sri Lanka
    • Structure of HS Code
    • General Rules for the Interpretation of the Harmonized System
    • Explanatory Notes to the Harmonized System and other guides
  5. Valuation of Goods in International Trade
    • World Trade Organization
    • WTO Valuation Agreement
    • Implementation of WTO Valuation Agreement in Sri Lanka
    • Six methods for the determination of Customs Value
    • Adjustments to the price actually paid or payable
  6. Computation of Import Levies
    • Introduction
    • Computation of Customs Duty
    • Computation of Value Added Tax (VAT)
    • Computation of Excise (Special Provision) Duty
    • Computation of Cess
    • Computation of other taxes
  7. Terms of Payment in International Trade
    • Introduction
    • Terms of payment
    • Transfer of risk
    • Letter of Credit (Documentary Credit)
    • Legal framework in Sri Lanka
  8. Customs Import Procedure
    • Registration with Customs
    • Types of imports
    • Documents required to imports
    • Clearance of FCL through Customs
    • Clearance of LCL through Customs
  9. Customs Export Procedure
    • Registration with Customs
    • Types of Exports
    • Documents required to exports
    • Clearance of exports through Customs
Resource Person
Resource Person

Mr. Sudattha Silva, Deputy Director of Customs (Legal)
MBA in Customs and International Trade (PIM-USJ)

Mr. Sudattha Silva received his primary education at Asoka Vidyalaya, Colombo and entered Ananda College, Colombo for his secondary education. Having completed the senior secondary education, he entered Sri Lanka Law College and enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. He received his MBA in Customs and International Trade from the Postgraduate Institute of Management of the University of Sri Jayawardanepura.

Mr. Sudattha Silva joined Sri Lanka Customs as an Assistant Superintendent on the 01st of June 1988. Presently, he serves as the Deputy Director of the Legal Affairs Directorate of the Sri Lanka Customs. During his outstanding carrier of 33 years in the Customs, he has acquired vast experience in Customs Border Management functions and specialized in Trade facilitation and Customs Automation.

Mr. Sudattha Silva is a member of the National Advisory Committees on the Logistic Sector and the National Advisory Committee on Trade Information established to implement the National Export Strategy (NES) by the Export Development Board. He is also a member of the Customs Working Group to implement the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement at Sri Lanka Customs and a member of the Customs Coordinated Border Management Committee to implement the National Coordinated Border Management Policy at Sri Lanka Customs. He is also a member of several committees established for Customs reforms and modernization.

Mr. Sudattha Silva is a member of the Legal and Technical Working Group of the Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-border Paperless Trade Facilitation initiated by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and chaired the 5th Legal and Technical Working Group Meeting atthe UN Regional Head Office in Bangkok, Thailand.

He represented Sri Lanka at the Working Group to develop the Framework of Standard on Crossborder E-Commerce by the World Customs Organisation. He also represented Sri Lanka at the Information Management Sub-committee of the World Customs Organisation (WCO). Mr. Sudattha Silva is a visiting lecturer of several reputed universities in Customs Border Management and International Trade.

He has contributed as a presenter and a panelist in many national and international events. He has been a trainer for over 20 years at Sri Lanka Customs Training Center. He is the Charter President of Sri Lanka Customs Toastmasters Club and the Vice President of Customs Staff Officers Union. Since April 2021, he is also functioning as the official Media Spokesman of Sri Lanka Customs.

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