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SFAAZ-Customs Legislation and Procedures Diploma PDF Print E-mail

Get ahead in the shipping industry by mastering customs procedures

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  • Do you want to start a career in the shipping and forwarding industry?

  • Do you want to obtain a formal qualification in customs legislation and procedures?

Prospective Careers:

  • Customs and Excise Officer



Who will issue your certificate?

Once you’ve completed your study with Speciss College and passed the SFAAZ exams, you’ll be awarded the SFAAZ’s Diploma in Customs Legislation and Procedures.

The Shipping and Forwarding Agents Association of Zimbabwe (SFAAZ) is a member of the Federation of Clearing and Forwarding Associations of Southern Africa (FCFASA) and also of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).

SFAAZ was founded in 1955 with a mandate to represent the interests of its member companies. The association also has a mandate to provide training programmes for the industry.

The course modules provided by the association are tailor-made to meet the needs of industry, making SFAAZ graduates highly marketable in Zimbabwe and the Southern Africa region.


Entry requirements for this course

To register for the SFAAZ course, you need passes in 5 “O” level subjects including English Language and Mathematics or Accounts.

Bring certified copies of your certificates with you when you come to Speciss College to register as a student!


What you will learn

These are the modules which make up the Customs Legislation and Procedures course:

  • The role of the Department of Customs and Excise
  • The Customs and Excise Act
  • The Customs and Excise general regulations
  • Ports of entry
  • Customs documentation
  • Inward processing
  • Tariff Classification
  • Duty, surtax and import tax
  • Incotems
  • Bonded warehouses
  • Rebates, funds and remissions
  • Trade agreements

What exams will you write?

There are 8 assignments during the course. You’ll also write two progress tests, which will constitute 30% of your final exam mark. You’ll write the final exam the end of the course. The pass mark is 60%.

Information on the exam fees, which are payable at least 6 weeks before the exam, can be obtained from the SFAAZ website.

In addition to registering with Speciss College for your tuition, you must also register as a student member with the Shipping and Forwarding Agents’ Association. Please visit their office at:
2nd Floor
Reliance House
Corner Leopold Takawira Street and George Silundika Avenue
Phone 750604

When and where are the classes and what are the fees?

Lessons are offered at different times on different campuses, with some lessons being held during the day, and others in the evening or at weekends.

Often the same course can be studied at a variety of different times, so you can choose the one which is more convenient to you.

You’ll get your personal timetable when you register at Speciss College.


What about books and stationery?

You must bring a copy of the Customs and Excise Handbook and relevant amendments and regulations, to your classes. You can buy these from the Government Printers Publication Office, Cecil House; corner Jason Moyo Avenue and Third Street.

You must also bring the ASYCUDA Trade Manual, which can be purchased from the Shipping and Forwarding Agents’ Association, 2nd Floor, Reliance House, corner Leopold Takawira Street and George Silundika Avenue.

You need to bring your own calculator, notebooks and writing materials to your classes. For your convenience, we have a range of stationery items at the Speciss bookshops.


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