Introduction to Import/Export Practice - HKU SPACE: Accounting courses
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Introduction to Import/Export Practice

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Application Code
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Start Date
26 Jul 2019 (Fri)
Next intake(s)
8 weeks
Cantonese, supplemented by English
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Deadline on 19 Jul 2019 (Fri)
2867 8487
2858 4750
APPLICATION OPEN - July 2019 Intake - Please enroll ASAP!!! Online enrolment is welcome

The next intake after July 2019: March 2020 (To be confirmed)

This course introduces the various aspects of import/export practice for those working in trading & manufacturing firms, banks and insurance companies. On completion of this course, the participants will be able to understand the basic concepts and identify the documentation & procedures of the import/export trade.

Tutor Profile

Lawrence Wan

With over 13 years of experience in end-to-end Supply Chain, Logistics, and Import/Export, Lawrence have worked in various industries, especially retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and apparel, focusing on driving improvement initiatives, such as, supply models & logistics network optimization, VMI setup, S&OP excellence, business process improvement, logistics capability enhancement, and Ecommerce revamp (online marketplace partnership, payment gateway change, e-fulfillment & warehousing upgrade, etc.).

Lawrence graduated with a bachelor’s degree, specialized in Supply Chain Management and International Business, from Michigan State University in the US. Lawrence hold Certified Professional of Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), and Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). Lawrence was also a Part-time Lecturer of Undergraduate course in Operations and Supply Chain Management.


  • International trade theories;
  • INCOTERMS 2000;
  • CIF calculation;
  • Quotation & contract;
  • Bills for collection;
  • Bills of exchange;
  • Documents against payment (DP);
  • Documents against acceptance (DA);
  • Documentary credits;
  • Special types of credits: Standby DCs, Transferable DCs, Back to Back DCs, Revolving DCs, Red Clause Credits;
  • Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits (UCP 600);
  • Freight & shipping documents;
  • Marine insurance & Institute cargo clauses;
  • Trust receipt and shipping guarantees;
  • Criteria for granting of bank facilities & financial analysis;
  • Trade credit insurance.

HKU SPACE is committed to professionalism and academic excellence in continuing education.  Quality of the programmes are widely recognized and help in students’ career advancement.

  • There is no assessment requirement.
  • Students will be issued a Statement of Attendance provided that they have 70% or above attendance requirements.

Lecture Schedule (July 2019 Intake) (Tentative schedule)

Venue: Kowloon East Campus (Kowloon Bay)

Application Code: 1735-1529NW

Meetings Date Days Time Venue *
1 26-Jul-2019 Friday 19:00 - 21:30 To be confirmed 房間待定
2 2-Aug-2019 Friday 19:00 - 21:30 To be confirmed 房間待定
3 9-Aug-2019 Friday 19:00 - 21:30 To be confirmed 房間待定
4 16-Aug-2019 Friday 19:00 - 21:30 To be confirmed 房間待定
5 30-Aug-2019 Friday 19:00 - 21:30 To be confirmed 房間待定
6 6-Sep-2019 Friday 19:00 - 21:30 To be confirmed 房間待定
7 20-Sep-2019 Friday 19:00 - 21:30 To be confirmed 房間待定
8 27-Sep-2019 Friday 19:00 - 21:30 To be confirmed 房間待定
  • The class schedule is tentative. We reserve the right to make changes.
  • A detailed timetable will be sent to registered students via email before commencement.
  • The course will be opened subject to sufficient enrolment.
  • If you are applying to / have enrolled for more than one programme/course with HKU SPACE, please check to ensure that there are no scheduling conflicts before submitting your application.
  • HKU SPACE reserves all rights to make revisions or alternations to the course schedule, content, tutor or other details if necessary.
  • Should the class fall onto one of the public holidays, the Mid-Autumn Festival (evening), Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve (afternoon and evening), Lunar New Year’s Eve (afternoon and evening), or HKU Foundation Day (16 March)), the class will be suspended. Normally, it postponed to the same schedule in the following week.
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Start Date 26 Jul 2019 (Fri)
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  • 20 hours (8 lectures)



Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Course Fee
  • HK$1,200

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Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

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  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or Mastercard including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:


In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

Applicants must provide all the required information on the application form and any additional information as required after the intial application assessment. Otherwise the School may not be able to process the admission/enrolment further.

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.


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Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
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  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.