6 ECTS credits
150 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 8020300GNR for all students in the 1st semester at a (G) Postgraduate - preliminary level.

1st semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Taught in
Faculty of Social Sciences & SolvayBusinessSchool
ES Academische eenheid
Educational team
Decaan ES (course titular)
Activities and contact hours
50 contact hours Lecture
Course Content

The course deals with the following topics

  • Determining the export price
  • Transport: various transport modi, legal framework, packaging, price calculation…
  • Export insurance
  • Financial aspects of internationalisation
  • Export finance
  • Risk and payments in international trade
  • International payment techniques
  • Currency exchange legislation
  • Governmental & international assistance in Financing Exports
  • International distribution techniques
  • Customs, namely formalities and forms
  • VAT and deliveries outside the EU
Course material
Course text (Required) : Techniques of Foreign Trade
Additional info


Learning Outcomes

General Competences

After following this course, students will be able to deal with all practical aspects of export and import: transport, customs, insurance, finance, distribution and payment techniques…

International trade also involves legal aspects, like customs (formalities and forms), VAT and deliveries outside the EU. As both issues are very complicated, they became the core business of some specialised law firms and consulting companies. Therefore, it is not the intention that graduates will become experts in these fields. The course aims at offering the students a basic knowledge and understanding of the legal fields that are important for any future international trade. Graduates will be aware of which legal aspects they have to deal with in case of export or import.


The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Written Exam determines 100% of the final mark.

Within the Written Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Written Exam with a relative weight of 100 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

Additional info regarding evaluation


Allowed unsatisfactory mark
The supplementary Teaching and Examination Regulations of your faculty stipulate whether an allowed unsatisfactory mark for this programme unit is permitted.

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
Postgraduate Certificate Economic Diplomacy: Standaard traject
Postgraduate Certificate International Trade and Investment: Standaard traject
Postgraduate Certificate Flagship Programme in Economic Diplomacy and International Business: Standaard traject