Programme In Custom Broking

The Custom Broking program is a certification course offered by IIT-M Pravartak.


Dr. Srinivasan G, Professor in the Department of Management Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras
Jude Vallabadas Carvalho, a remarkable career spanning 46 years in Shipping and Logistics
Aparna Sahana, a seasoned Supply Chain and Shipping professional with over 19 years of industry experience

About the course

This “Custom Broking” course provides a comprehensive understanding of logistics, shipping, and customs procedures, essential for anyone looking to pursue a career in the field of logistics, shipping, or customs brokerage.

The course covers a wide range of topics, from the fundamentals of logistics to customs regulations and import/export clearance procedures.

What will you learn

  • Introduction to shipping and logistics.

  • Role of logistics in the economy and organizations.

  • Logistics and customer service.

  • Logistics and supply chain management.

  • Five P's and 7 R's of Logistics Management.

  • Modes of transportation, including containerization.

  • World sea routes and major and minor ports in India.

  • Functions of ICD, CONCOR, and CFS.

  • Roles of customs and customs clearance procedures.

  • Customs brokerage licensing and qualifications.

  • Import and export clearance procedures.

  • Customs duties, exemptions, and duty assessment.

  • Conveyance regulations and advance rulings.

Who is this for

  • Individuals aspiring to pursue a career in logistics, shipping, or customs brokerage.
  • Professionals already working in the field who want to enhance their knowledge and skills.
  • Students studying logistics, supply chain management, or international trade.
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners involved in import/export activities.


  • Expert-led training with experienced professionals from the industry.

  • Interactive sessions and hands-on exercises.

  • Practical insights and real-world examples.

  • Networking opportunities with industry experts.


  • Applicants must have completed 12th grade or its equivalent from a recognized educational board.


  • A basic understanding of commerce, trade, or business operations would be beneficial.

Course content

  • Module 1- Introduction

    • Introduction to shipping
    • Logistics Role in the Economy/Organization
    • Logistics and Customer Service
    • Logistics and supply chain management
    • Five P’s and 7 R’s of Logistics Management
    • Modes of Transportation
    • World Sea Routes
    • Major And Minor Ports In India
  • Module 2- Logistics Services

    • Containerization
    • Ocean Freight Rates -Ocean Freight Calculation
    • ICD, CONCOR, CFS – Functions 
    • Customs Brokers
    • Freight Forwarders and Consolidators
    • Shipping Agents
    • Stevedorers
    • Documentation
  • Module 3- Customs and their Roles

    • Role of Customs
    • Appointment of Customs Ports, Airports
    • Ware-housing Stations
    • Power to declare places to be Warehousing Stations
    • Prohibitions on Importation and Exportation of Goods
    • Power of Central Government to notify goods Precautions
    • Detection of illegally imported goods and Prevention of the disposal thereof – Sections 11C, 11E, and 11F not to apply to goods in personal use
    • Prevention or Detection of illegal import of Goods
    • Power to exempt
  • Module 4- Custom Broking Licensing

    • Custom Broking Licensing
    • Certification and Qualifications to become a Custom Broking Agent 
    • Customs Power to bring a ceiling on the License
    • Temporary and regular license
    • Rule 8 -G Card
    • Identity to enter Custom Broking
  • Module 5- Custom Broking

    • Custom Broking agent’s duties
    • Drawbacks and Duties
    • Restrictions of Custom Broking Agents
    • Customs Power to advise fees chargeable by Custom Broking Agent
    • Duties and Obligations
    • Liabilities of Custom Broking agents
    • Custom Broking agent and Information Technology
    • ICE GATE and Online filing of Bills
    • Records to be maintained by Custom Broking Agents
  • Module 6- Import & Export Clearance Procedures

    • Import Bill Processing and Papers for filing Bill of Entry – Apprising
    • Open Inspection, Payment of Duties
    • Out of Charge, Clearance of goods
    • Duty exemption
    • Bonding of Cargo, Ex bonding, and Export Bills
    • Factory Stuffing, Port, or CFS Stuffing 
    • Supervision by Customs, Sealing, and printout
    • Comparison of Shipping Bill with Mate’s Receipt and Bills of Lading
  • Module 7- Duty & Conveyance

    • Levy of and exemption from Customs Duties
    • Dutiable goods-Duty on Pilfered goods
    • Assessment of Duty-Interest on delayed Funds
    • Claim for Refund of Duty
    • Indicating Amount of Duty in Price of Goods
    • Advance Rulings
    • Provisions to Conveyances Carrying Imported or Exported Goods – Power to board Conveyances 
₹ 23600
₹ 25000
About this course



70 hours

Downloadable Files:
  • IIT-M Pravartak Certification
  • Comprehensive Content
  • Industry expert instructors
  • Case studies and Real-world examples
  • Time flexibility
  • Cost-effective
  • Live sessions
  • Mentorship sessions

Jude Vallabadas Carvalho

Live Sessions

Aparna Sahana

Job Roles
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Assistant
  • Documentation Executive
  • Documentation Assistant
  • Customs Clearance Executive
  • Customs Clearance Assistant
  • Freight Forwarding Executive
  • Freight Forwarding Assistant
  • Warehouse Executive
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Customer Service Executive
  • Customer Service Assistant
  • Customs Brokerage Assistant
  • Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • Port Operations Assistant
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