Export/Import Certificate (EIC)

Learn how to do business across borders with the ICC's international trade certification

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88% of EIC graduates feel more confident at work

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Gain the practical knowledge to conduct trade effectively

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An internationally-accredited, professional qualification



The EIC is the ICC's international trade certification that provides comprehensive and practical knowledge on how to conduct cross-border transactions. It will benefit export and import managers, trade finance bankers, freight forwarders and carriers, customs brokers, private and government inspectors and auditors, insurance providers, trade lawyers and trade promotion executives.

The certification is split across 5 courses and the final exam, all taken online. Each of the courses will take 3-4 hours to complete and is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of international trade processes and their related risks. In total the EIC will take approximately 21 hours to complete.

International Trade Overview

Learn the core practices, procedures and documents required in any international merchandise transaction.

Business Transactions & Contracts

Learn how to strategically manage legal and contractual risks and avoid time consuming and expensive international disputes.

Financing & Security Devices

Get a broad overview of the financial instruments available to importers and exporters, including documentary credits.

International Logistics & Sourcing

Get a clear understanding of each of the primary modes of international transport and their commercial practices.

Global Business Management

Understand how to successfully adapt a strategy to enter foreign markets and the opportunities or challenges that presents.

Final Examination

Pass the 60-minute online exam to earn an internationally-recognised certificate, signed by the ICC Secretary General.



Guillermo Jimenez, Professor at FIT and author of the ICC Guide to Export/Import - Global Standards for International Trade

Guillermo C. Jimenez is a leading global expert in the field of export/import law and international business practices and the author of “ICC Guide to Export/Import – Global Standards for International Trade“. As Head of Division at ICC’s Paris Headquarters from 1990 to 1998, he coordinated work on key ICC instruments and trade tools and has lectured on international business in over 35 countries and before a number of intergovernmental organizations, including the United Nations, European Commission and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.


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Julian Poonen
DB Schenker, South Africa

“The ICC EIC course was really fruitful. I have recommended to many of my peers at work as it helped me understand my job better and also gave me a greater view on Import and Export as a whole.”



Collins Ayoo
International Trade Centre, Kenya

“When my clients ask me questions about transportation and financing, I now have the answers and feel in a much better position to help them. The EIC has made me feel much more confident and I feel I can offer my clients real value for money.

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Shuochen He

“I got extra bonus for my work, which is quite uncommon among the graduate trainees. The EIC course gave me an option to move to another field, and it is in keeping with the times, which many courses on campus can’t do. It’s very practical.”

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USD $699
  • 12-months access to 5 courses & 22 lessons
  • 60-minute final exam
  • 21 hours of total learning = $35 per hour of learning
  • Online and interactive - learn at your own pace
  • Downloadable study guide for offline reference
  • Downloadable industry-recognised certificate (when you pass)


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  • Dedicated service manager
  • Customised, integrated programme
  • Personalised dashboard for tracking student progress
  • Post-programme review


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