Countries Maintenance

OVERVIEW

Country codes are used by both Customer and supplier sections to maintain a sort and selection capability for international business.

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Add A Country

File > System Manager > Countries…

This file path takes you to the Country Maintenance window.

Country List Grid

This is where the listing of all countries held on file is found. All Customers and suppliers must have a country assigned to them.

Country Code

Enter a country code in the code field eg: UK or FR. This can be up to three characters in length and are used to define the country.

Title

Tab to Title field to enter the name of the country.

Group

Tab to the Group field. (This does not need to be completed at initial set up stage). You can use up to 3 characters to define a country group. These groups are used for commodity codes which can vary depending on trade agreements.

Special Trade Country

Tab across to Special Trading Country and tick if required.

Tab again will bring you to a new line and allow another country to be added.

Repeat these steps until all relevant countries have been added to the list.

Save

Select save and your country set up is complete.

BUTTONS AND FIELDS

Country list grid

This is where your list of countries is held. All customers and suppliers must have a country assigned to them.

Country Code

Enter up to three characters to define the country. All addresses must be allocated a country code.

Country Title

This is the name of the Country.

Country Group

Up to 3 characters of code defines the country group. It is used for commodity codes which can vary depending on international trade agreements. Eg. the US requires one set of commodity codes for customs, whereas the EU requires a different set. If you need to use country group commodity codes, you must designate each country with a group code. (insert link to commodity code set up)

Special Trading Company

A special trading country is used to identify sales taxable turnover, both outgoing and incoming, relating to customers and suppliers in those countries. It is only a useful feature when the Ledgers option has been licensed. Sales Tax Analysis in the General Ledger provides Special Trading Country turnover. This is specifically necessary for European Union VAT return preparation. Note that the default country (that is, your country) should NOT have the Special Trading Flag set. EC Trade Statistics are applied to countries marked as Special Trading Countries.

This will give you a printable report of the country list. A right click on this button will allow you to change the destination of the report.

Delete Button

This allows you to permanently delete the currently selected country. You will be asked to confirm you wish to delete the country.

Revert Button

Selecting this will revert any changes to the last saved version.

Save Button

Select to save the changes you have made.

If you wish to take advantage of the EU Trade Statistics analysis feature of this programme you should ensure you use published VAT County Codes.

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Compiled in Program Version 6.00. Help date last modified on 2 June 21

Class wCon (Countries Maintenance) FP: File > System Manager > Countries…

Updated on September 17, 2021

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