The aim of this unit is to provide an introduction to the concepts, principles and practice of exporting and importing goods. The unit is arranged in 12 modules. It starts by examining classical and modern theories of international trade. Marketing is an essential element of export practice and therefore a significant portion of this unit is devoted to market selection, market entry strategies, and product pricing decisions. In addition, this unit considers the role of logistics in value adding of products. A major area of concern for traders is the finance and payment for traded goods. This unit explores the mechanisms which facilitate modern-day trade within the international regulatory framework. Finally, the unit examines the common procedures and documentation involved in exporting and importing.
|Unit name||Exporting and Importing|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Maritime and Logistics Management|
|Coordinator||Doctor Wei (Vera) Zhang|
|Teaching staff||Mr Mark Warrener|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Spring school (November)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (November)||14/11/2022||2/12/2022||29/12/2022||12/2/2023|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Describe the procedures for exporting and importing goods, and outline the roles and contributions of parties involved in international trade.
- Identify risks faced by exporters and importers, and examine common risk-mitigation strategies.
- Analyse foreign country markets and select suitable markets for export.
- Develop strategies for exporting and importing using an export planning approach to meet target customers’ requirements.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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On-campus: 1 x 3 hour class weekly comprising lecture and tutorial components.
Distance: Study guide and readings
|Assessment||Online Quiz (15%)|Examination (40%)|Quiz|Essay (35%)|Essay (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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