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Learning activity

TitleTax Workshops - Imports & Exports
CategoryOrganisational Development
OverviewThis workshop intends to covers the basic rules and considerations for the import of goods into the UK whether those goods are purchased, loaned, donated or sent free of charge.
Learning outcomes
  • Understanding of complexity of importing goods from outside the UK and impact this can have on university purchases
  • Understand the different ways to pay import VAT and duty. The University's position on payment of Import VAT
  • How to budget for additional costs involved in importing goods vs. purchasing from a UK supplier (including hidden processing and internal costs)
  • Gain awareness of relevant terminology to understand requests from import agents and be able to communicate with them about importing university purchases
  • Awareness of potential import delays which can prove critical for time sensitive products
  • To make informed decisions about whether or not to purchase goods from overseas suppliers, taking the financial, administrative and potential delay implications into account
Book Event 1
PresenterRachel Watson
CampusColchester Campus
Date and time10:00 to 11:30 Wednesday 2 October 2024
Available places95
Booking instructions
University of Essex employeeUse the link provided above to book your place via HR Organiser.
Partner institutionPlease discuss with your point of contact at your Partner Institution in the first instance.
Student Union contractors; PhD studentsPlease contact the Organisational Development team.