Foreign Trade and Customs in sales and distribution module | SAP SD PDF material

As markets become increasingly more global and business structures more complex, the need for accuracy in handling the foreign trade needs of a business is gaining rapidly in importance.SAP’s R/3 Foreign Trade / Customs application (FT) provides the tools you need to compete effectively in today’s fast-paced market. It is designed to help you meet the rapidly changing foreign trade requirements of your business.

SAP’s R/3 Foreign Trade application
enables you to:

  •  Manage import and export processes, integrating them
    efficiently into the supply chain
  •  Automatically identify licensing requirements for
    importing and exporting goods based on current regulations
  •  Simplify reporting with automatic procedures for
    creating, printing and submitting declarations
  •  Determine which of your products qualify for preference
    handling
  •  Provide an active interface for sending or retrieving data via internationally available EDI systems and other electronic media
  •  Update or change data in all relevant foreign trade
    documents at any time prior to the final goods issue. Even after you have
    posted the goods issue, you can still change data in the invoice.

Contents of this tutorial
Foreign Trade / Customs (SD-FT)……………. 5
Benefits of Using SAP Foreign Trade/Customs…………………..8
The Situation Within Your Own Country – Scenarios …………..9
Scenario – Importing from a Third Country ……………………….13
US Customs Entry Process…………………………………………….18
Scenario – Import Involving a Letter of Credit ……………………21
Scenario – Exporting to a Third Country……………………………24
Scenario – Export Involving a Letter of Credit ……………………30
Scenario – Trade based on a Free Trade Agreement………….33
Scenario – Importing to a Member Country of a Customs Union…………..35
Scenario – Exporting from a Customs Union …………………….39
Scenario – Trade within a Customs Union …………………………43
Foreign Trade: Inbound Processing in the SAP System ……45
Foreign Trade Data in Purchasing Documents………………….48
Maintenance of FT Data in Purchasing Documents …………..50
Scenario – Daily Import Operations …………………………………..52
Using the Foreign Trade Import/Export Journals……………….54
Using Variants……56
Import Simulation….57
Simulating an Import Transaction ……………………………………58
Foreign Trade: Outbound Processing in the SAP System …59
Foreign Trade Data in SD Documents……………………………….62
Maintenance of Foreign Trade Data in SD Documents ………65
Scenario – Daily Export Operations…………………….67
Using the Foreign Trade Import/Export Journals……………….69
Using Variants……71

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