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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe and apply the regulations and documentary requirements which govern international trade 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252413  Describe and apply the regulations and documentary requirements which govern international trade 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this Unit Standard will be able to identify the different areas of trade which are regulated, the bodies responsible and the actions required to comply with the different regulations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing the enforcement of the different types of legislation used to protect a country's trade.
  • Applying the measures used to protect a country's population from internationally traded products which could be damaging to health and/or the environment.
  • Describing the surface and airfreight international dangerous goods regulations and other dangerous goods measures.
  • Describing measures in place for the prevention of international trade in endangered species.
  • Identifying and describing the documentary requirements of international trade. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will be assumed competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the enforcement of the different types of legislation used to protect a country's trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The measures used by countries to regulate trade are explained in the context of the preservation of national interests. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Measures may include but are not limited to trade agreements, tariff protection, regulation and quotas.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The respective roles of Customs and other statutory bodies are explained in enforcing international trade legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statutory bodies may include but are not limited to Departments of Health, Veterinary Services, Nature Conservation, Port Authorities, Trade and Industry, Agriculture and Environmental Affairs: Police, Defence, Perishable Products Export Authority, Standards Authority and National Treasury (Reserve Bank).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of non-compliance with the measures used to protect a country's trade are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the measures used to protect a country's population from internationally traded products which could be damaging to health and/or the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Commodities are identified and listed which are prohibited from being traded internationally for reasons of health, environmental protection and ethics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The measures which are required to comply with regulations governing international trade in goods used for human and animal consumption are implemented according to legislative requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Measures may include but are not limited to Veterinary Permits, Health Permits and Phytosanitary Certificates.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of non-compliance with measures are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the surface and airfreight of international dangerous goods regulations and other dangerous goods measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Dangerous goods are described in terms of their international classes and divisions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The general provisions for the surface and airfreight shipping of dangerous goods are described in terms of the respective international regulatory measures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regulatory measures includes the International Maritime Dangerous Goods code and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Local regulations pertaining to the transport of dangerous goods are described in the context of their application to internationally traded goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act are described in relation to the handling, documentation, packaging, labelling, storage and transport of dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of causing loss of life or damage to property from non-compliance with international dangerous goods regulations are described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe measures in place for the prevention of international trade in endangered species. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The general provisions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) are described for the export of plants and animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of the Department of Nature conservation in enforcing the CITES provisions is described in the context of international trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The penalties for contravening CITES requirements are described in terms of South African legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify and describe the documentary requirements of international trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Exporters' and importers' responsibilities are described for the provision of documentation in respect of international trade transactions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation may include but is not limited to export and import shipping instructions, transport documents, commercial documents, certificates of origin, payment instruments, insurance documents, packing lists, material safety data sheets, engineering drawings, dangerous goods declarations and permits.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Forwarding and clearing agents' responsibilities are described for the preparation of documentation in respect of export and import transactions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation may include but is not limited to port, carrier, depot and terminal release documents, Customs declarations, insurance declarations and claims.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The documentary requirements of specific transactions are identified for imports and exports. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific transactions may include but is not limited to general cargo imports surface (full container load (FCL), less than container load (LCL) and break bulk) and air and general cargo exports surface (full container load (FCL), less than container load (LCL), break bulk) and air.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of failure to complete international trade documentation accurately and submit it timeously are described with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Location of legislation used to protect a country's trade.
  • Methods and techniques for applying legislation in international trade.
  • Dangerous goods legislation for surface and airfreight of internationally traded goods.
  • An overview of dangerous species moving across international borders.
  • Types and sources of documentation required for internationally traded goods. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the implementation of regulations governing international in goods used for human or animal consumption. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure the full application of the regulations and documentary requirements are met which govern international trade. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities so as to be up-to-date with the requirements which govern international trade. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the application of the measures used to protect a country involved in the international trade environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the regulations which govern internationally traded goods are there to protect the citizens of a country. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59365   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Global Maritime Legal Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Indub Trading c.c. 
    4. Innovative Shared Services 
    5. Institute for Quality cc 
    6. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    7. METRO MINDS 
    8. NOSA LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 
    9. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    11. School of Shipping 
    12. Skills Development Specialists 
    13. Y-2-K Customs Consultants 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.