This regularly updated events calendar notifies importers and exporters of forthcoming conferences, seminars/workshops, trade shows, trade missions and networking opportunities worldwide.

Conferences

June

Opportunity Nigeria Conference: 10 June 2019 (London)

Organised by the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce as part of its 2019 Trade Mission to the UK, this afternoon-only event will feature keynote presentations from leaders in the public and private sectors. The aims of the conference include changing the Nigerian narrative and offering a new face of the Nigerian private sector, as well as considering opportunities for collaboration created by Brexit.

For details see the Eventbrite website.

Meetings and Networking

May

Scotland World Trade Summit: 1 May 2019 (location, tbc)

Hosted by the Institute of Export and Scottish Enterprise, this Regional Trade Summit will address issues in international trade, looking at the opportunities and challenges facing those working in the area.

For details see the IOE website.

FDF Convention 2019: 14 May 2019 (London)

At this Food and Drink Federation (FDF) event, speakers will discuss what the outcome of Brexit means for the sector and also how to sell “Brand Britain” in a post-Brexit world.

For details see the FDF website.

DFID Global Funds Department Update: 22 May 2019 (London)

Niall Fry, Deputy Head at the Department for International Development (DFID), will use this morning session to explain the work of the Global Funds Unit and highlight opportunities for UK firms. Hosted by British Expertise International.

For details see the Strategy International website.

June

Northern Ireland World Trade Summit: 12 June 2019 (location, tbc)

Hosted by the Institute of Export, this Regional Trade Summit will address issues in international trade, looking at the opportunities and challenges facing those working in the area.

For details see the IOE website.

July

Indonesia Infrastructure Investment Forum: 2 July 2019 (London)

Supported by the UK-ASEAN Business Council, this event will bring together key figures from the Indonesian Government and private sector to discuss the many opportunities in the infrastructure and tourism sectors.

For details see the UK-ASEAN Business Council website.

Arab British Economic Summit: 3 July 2019 (London)

Organised by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, this event will highlight issues relevant to UK and Arab business and showcase the broad range of projects emerging and under development within the Arab world and the scope for British involvement. It is described as a must-attend event for investors, exporters, experts, consultants and service providers.

For details see the Eventbrite website.

South West World Trade Summit: 3 July 2019 (tbc)

Hosted by the Institute of Export, this Regional Trade Summit will address issues in international trade, looking at the opportunities and challenges facing those working in the area.

For details see the IOE website.

Seminars and Workshops

May

Understanding Exporting & Incoterms® Workshop: 1 May 2019 (Leeds)

Anyone involved in the export/import process, from administrators through to sales and accounts personnel, should benefit from this Chamber International event. The workshop offers import/export supervisors, managers and senior executives an opportunity to understand the work carried out by their staff. It will also benefit those who need a firm grounding in the rights and obligations of parties to an export contract. International trade concepts and procedures will be explained in simple everyday terms, and delegates will gain a good understanding and knowledge of current best practice. The four groups of Incoterms® will also be considered.

For details see the Chamber International website.

AEO Certified Practitioner: 4–7 May 2019 (four days; London)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, this Morley Consulting course leads to certification as an AEO Practitioner. Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification is part of the UK’s post-Brexit strategy for achieving the most frictionless borders possible.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Achieving AEO Status: 8 May 2019 (London)

This Morley Consulting course will guide delegates in the practical application of the requirements for obtaining Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification. It is presented from a pragmatic and practical viewpoint rather than an academic and theoretical one. The emphasis is on avoiding difficulties, delays and costly mistakes. It is suitable for anyone wishing to obtain an understanding of the AEO requirements and scope in order to achieve AEO status for their organisation.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Classification of Goods Using Commodity & Tariff Codes: 8 May 2019 (Burgess Hill)

This morning-only seminar from the Sussex Chamber of Commerce will consider the terminology used and the structure of the Harmonised System, Commodity and Tariff codes. It will examine the General Interpretative Rules used for classification and the tools and resources available to assist in establishing the most appropriate code. The course will also look briefly at the international trade procedures related to tariff and commodity codes, and highlight the necessity and benefits of using the most appropriate codes.

For details see the Sussex Chamber of Commerce website.

Gain Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Status for Your Business: 8 May 2019 (Huddersfield)

Businesses attending this MY Export Hub workshop can expect to learn about: how to achieve AEO status; the advantages of AEO status; types of status and how to apply for it.

For details see the MY Export Hub website.

China Business Clinics — Food & Drink Sector: 9 May 2019 (London)

This China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) event offers food and drink companies hour-long individual, confidential meetings to discuss matters ranging from the market potential for their products or services, to how to establish a presence in the market, and what support and services are available to help develop business in China.

For details see the CBBC website.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 9 May 2019 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

Post-Brexit Planning Workshop: 9 May 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange and credit risk insurance) and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Trading Across Post-Brexit Borders: 9 May 2019 (London)

Brexit will change the processes and procedures for import, export and shipments to and from the EU. This Morley Consulting course aims to guide participants through those changes and the opportunities they offer. It should be of particular interest to exporters who have only traded within the EU and for those used to intra-EU shipments of goods, and who wish to understand the difference between intra-EU goods movements and rest of the world exports and imports.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Becoming an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO): 10 May 2019 (Burgess Hill, Sussex)

Presented by Sussex Chamber of Commerce, this morning-only course will explain what AEO is, consider the benefits of becoming an AEO and discuss the difference between AEO(C) and AEO(S). It will also address the AEO application process and the impact of Brexit.

For details see the Sussex Chamber of Commerce website.

ISAE 3402 & SSAE 16: 10 May 2019 (London)

The International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) No. 3402 and Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 will be of special interest to organisations trading with US clients. These two related standards are said by Morley Consulting to be often vital to the success of organisations acting as third-party/outsource providers for multinational clients and this practical course aims to lead delegates through the standards and their requirements.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

An Introduction to Export Operations: 13 May 2019 (Burgess Hill)

This entry-level course is said to be suitable both for those new to exporting and for those with some experience who need to update their knowledge. The Sussex Chamber of Commerce says it will address issues relevant to field and office-based sales and purchasing staff, shipping and despatch personnel, accounts and finance staff, those in customer services and freight forwarders.

For details see the Sussex Chamber of Commerce website.

Agents & Distributors: 14 May 2019 (Huddersfield)

This afternoon course from MY Export Hub aims to give participants an understanding of the differences between agents and distributors, issues to consider when appointing them and what the legal implications of appointing agents and distributors are.

For details see the MY Export Hub website.

Introduction to Exporting: 14 May 2019 (Belfast)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website.

Introduction to Importing: 14 May 2019 (London)

Organised by the Institute of Export, this seminar will offer practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise, and the role of UK customs. Potential pitfalls will be highlighted and advice given on how to avoid them.

For details see the IOE website.

Trade Commodity Codes: 14 May 2019 (Huddersfield)

Presented by MY Export Hub, this morning-only workshop will consider the make-up of Trade Commodity Codes, how to find them and what happens if a code is wrong.

For details see the MY Export Hub website.

Advanced Importing: 15 May 2019 (London)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This in-depth, advanced course from the Institute of Export addresses issues such as compliance with customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods. It is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Importing” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

China Without Fear — Workshop for British Exporters: 15 May 2019 (London)

Those attending this Institute of Export course can expect to learn about the intricacies of doing business in China which, despite its challenges, can be an extremely lucrative long-term investment for British businesses.

For details see the IOE website.

Export Processes, Compliance and Documents Course: 15 May 2019 (Durham)

Presented by the North East England Chamber of Commerce, this course aims to increase delegates’ understanding of the key aspects of the export process and to explain both the forms involved and exporters’ statutory obligations and responsibilities.

For details see the Eventbrite website.

Introduction to Exporting: 15 May 2019 (Birmingham)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website.

Beginners Export Course: 16 May 2019 (Huddersfield)

This course is said to be suitable both for those new to their role and for exporters who have not had any formal training. Presented by MY Export Hub, it will provide businesses currently only moving goods within the EU an opportunity to understand basic post-Brexit export processes and documentation requirements.

For details see the MY Export Hub website.

Advanced Exporting: 16 May 2019 (Birmingham)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, how it should be completed, and when and where it should be presented. It will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide delegates with the knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process. The course is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Exporting” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 16 May 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

Post-Brexit Planning Workshop: 16 May 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange and credit risk insurance) and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

International Business Training: Export Documents: 21 May 2019 (London)

This course from the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry aims to explain the key requirements when shipping products globally. It is said to be suitable for all who need to understand the documentation and for staff actively engaged in the movement of goods (such as supervisors, accounts and warehouse staff).

For details see www.ticketsource.co.uk.

Introduction to Importing: 21 May 2019 (Manchester)

Organised by the Institute of Export, this seminar will offer practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise, and the role of UK customs. Potential pitfalls will be highlighted and advice given on how to avoid them.

For details see the IOE website.

UK & US Export Controls: A Basic Understanding: 21 May 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course aims to provide delegates with a basic understanding of UK Export Controls and the implications of non-compliance. It also reviews the US Export Controls, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which may be imposed on UK companies.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Exporting: 22 May 2019 (London)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, how it should be completed, and when and where it should be presented. It will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide delegates with the knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process. The course is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Exporting” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Importing: 22 May 2019 (Manchester)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This in-depth, advanced course from the Institute of Export addresses issues such as compliance with customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods. It is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Importing” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Understanding Exporting and Export Documentation: 22 May 2019 (Huddersfield)

This MY Export Hub course is divided into two distinct sessions. In Understanding Exporting, participants will learn: how to prepare an export quotation; how to identify trade terms and international standards for freight carriage insurance and costs (Incoterms®); and how to organise relevant IT, personnel and computer systems. In Export Documentation, they will learn: how to produce documentation for an international shipment; how to produce the appropriate documents required to expedite a shipment and how to describe any additional special requirements or documentation for particular markets/sectors (eg Middle East, Hazardous Goods, Textiles).

For details see the MY Export Hub website.

Achieving Successful Customs Audits: 23 May 2019 (London)

Customs audits are often viewed with fear and trepidation, but there is no reason for this to be the case. Audits should be viewed as helpful reviews which will confirm good practice and highlight areas for improvement. This practical course from Morley Consulting is designed for those new to the responsibility for customs audits and for those seeking to improve their company’s performance in this area. The course focuses on practical and pragmatic actions that can be taken to ensure a successful, helpful and positive outcome for all concerned. The purpose, operation, benefits and opportunities of the audit process will be discussed with clear examples of good practice.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Customs Compliance, Processes and Documents Course: 23 May 2019 (Durham)

This North East England Chamber of Commerce course is designed to increase delegates’ understanding of customs procedures for both import and exports. Explaining obligations and responsibilities to HMRC, it is described as being essential for companies due for, or that have recently had, a customs audit.

For details see the Eventbrite website.

Understanding Tariff Codes: 24 May 2019 (Manchester)

Presented by the Greater Manchester Chamber, this morning-only course will cover the key elements of the Tariff/Commodity codes and highlight the commercial implications of their correct use.

For details see the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce website.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 28 May 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export workshop is designed both for people new to exporting and for those with experience who want to keep up with developments. The course considers the commercial implications of the correct use of the tariff/commodity code and why it is important to have a good understanding of them.

For details see the IOE website.

Post-Brexit Planning Workshop: 29 May 2019 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange and credit risk insurance) and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 30 May 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

International Payment Methods, Letters of Credit Course: 30 May 2019 (Durham)

This course from the North East England Chamber of Commerce is intended to give delegates essential practical guidance to ensure that they are paid for their exports under a letter of credit on first presentation of documents — and the confidence to talk to the banks effectively. It will also consider the other main methods of payment used in international trade.

For details see the Eventbrite website.

Post-Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 30 May 2019 (London)

Brexit seems likely to bring a significant increase in the paperwork and compliance obligations that UK businesses must meet in order to continue to sell into EU markets. With UK businesses needing to educate themselves on how the international customs environment works, this Institute of Export course will focus on the potential changes in export documentation that Brexit may bring. Among other things, it will cover: key import and export documentation; UK customs procedures; documents that can be used as proof of export from the UK; tariff and commodity codes; and Certificates of Origin.

For details see the IOE website.

June

Introduction to Exporting: 5 June 2019 (Manchester)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website.

Introduction to Importing: 5 June 2019 (Birmingham)

Organised by the Institute of Export, this seminar will offer practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise, and the role of UK customs. Potential pitfalls will be highlighted and advice given on how to avoid them.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Exporting: 6 June (Manchester)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, how it should be completed, and when and where it should be presented. It will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide delegates with the knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process. The course is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Exporting” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Importing: 6 June 2019 (Birmingham)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This in-depth, advanced course from the Institute of Export addresses issues such as compliance with customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods. It is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Importing” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

China Business Clinics — Food & Drink Sector: 6 June 2019 (London)

This China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) event offers food and drink companies hour-long individual, confidential meetings to discuss matters ranging from the market potential for their products or services, to how to establish a presence in the market, and what support and services are available to help develop business in China.

For details see the CBBC website.

Post-Brexit Planning Workshop: 6 June 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange and credit risk insurance) and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Step by Step Guidance on Completing Customs Declarations: 6 June 2019 (Bridgend)

This Institute of Export course will help attendees: understand how to compile a basic import/export entry; know where to seek additional information; feel more confident in their level of knowledge; know what additional training and/or resources they may need and reduce mistakes, thereby saving time and money.

For details see: IOE website

Step by Step Guidance on Completing Customs Declarations: 6 June 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course will help attendees: understand how to compile a basic import/export entry; know where to seek additional information; feel more confident in their level of knowledge; know what additional training and/or resources they may need; and reduce mistakes, thereby saving time and money.

For details see the IOE website.

Step by Step Guidance on Completing Customs Declarations: 7 June 2019 (Warrington)

This Institute of Export course will help attendees: understand how to compile a basic import/export entry; know where to seek additional information; feel more confident in their level of knowledge; know what additional training and/or resources they may need and reduce mistakes, thereby saving time and money.

For details see the IOE website.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 11 June 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

Introduction to Exporting: 11 June 2019 (Edinburgh)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website.

Introduction to Importing: 12 June 2019 (London)

Organised by the Institute of Export, this seminar will offer practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise, and the role of UK customs. Potential pitfalls will be highlighted and advice given on how to avoid them.

For details see the IOE website.

Step by Step Guidance on Completing Customs Declarations: 12 June 2019 (Edinburgh)

This Institute of Export course will help attendees: understand how to compile a basic import/export entry; know where to seek additional information; feel more confident in their level of knowledge; know what additional training and/or resources they may need and reduce mistakes, thereby saving time and money.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Importing: 13 June 2019 (London)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This in-depth, advanced course from the Institute of Export addresses issues such as compliance with customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods. It is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Importing” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Import Practice and Procedures: 13 June 2019 (London)

This course from UK Training examines the essentials of importing and also considers more advanced issues, with the aim of helping participants understand the practicalities, costs and risks involved. It offers an insight into tariff codes, rules of origin, import documentation, supply chain costs and risks, customs duties, taxes and reliefs, and compliance with UK/EU legislation and HMRC requirements.

For details see the UK Training website.

Step by Step Guidance on Completing Customs Declarations: 14 June 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course will help attendees: understand how to compile a basic import/export entry; know where to seek additional information; feel more confident in their level of knowledge; know what additional training and/or resources they may need and reduce mistakes, thereby saving time and money.

For details see the IOE website.

Introduction to Exporting: 18 June 2019 (London)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website.

Step by Step Guidance on Completing Customs Declarations: 18 June 2019 (Warrington)

This Institute of Export course will help attendees: understand how to compile a basic import/export entry; know where to seek additional information; feel more confident in their level of knowledge; know what additional training and/or resources they may need and reduce mistakes, thereby saving time and money.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Exporting: 19 June 2019 (London)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, how it should be completed, and when and where it should be presented. It will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide delegates with the knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process. The course is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Exporting” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Export Practice and Procedures: 19 June 2019 (Manchester)

Offered by UK Training, this course provides a complete overview of the export process from the first enquiry to the arrival of the goods. It explains export terminology and considers both the exporter’s compliance obligations and the documentation involved.

For details see the UK Training website.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 20 June 2019 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

Post-Brexit Planning Workshop: 20 June 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange and credit risk insurance) and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Step by Step Guidance on Completing Customs Declarations: 20 June 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course will help attendees: understand how to compile a basic import/export entry; know where to seek additional information; feel more confident in their level of knowledge; know what additional training and/or resources they may need and reduce mistakes, thereby saving time and money.

For details see the IOE website.

Certificate of Customs Competency: 24–28 June 2019 (five days; London)

Under the new Union Customs Code (UCC) a company’s access to customs simplifications, priority treatment and reduced cost will be based on external risk assessment. Delegates who successfully complete this Morley Consulting course will be able to prove to employers that they have the essential knowledge and skills needed to work in this field without placing their organisations at risk. Companies having achieved or seeking to achieve Authorised Economic Operator (AEO(C)) or AEO(F) status will be able to demonstrate that their employees engaged in customs work have the level of knowledge expected by the Standard.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Customs in Action — Practical Compliance: 24 June 2019 (London)

Described by Morley Consulting as “unique”, this course considers the practical impact of customs issues, processes and controls. It aims to clarify who is responsible, what those responsibilities consist of, how to spot and avoid pitfalls, and how to create benefit along the international supply chain. Delegates “will attain an understanding of the important role of customs work in supply chain facilitation, achieving competitive advantage and providing customer service”.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Introduction to Export Licensing Controls: 25 June 2019 (London)

This course from the Institute of Export looks at export controls on goods leaving the UK. It will cover exports of military and dual-use goods as well as software and technology. Different types of licences and the procedures for obtaining them will be explained, as will compliance with shipments to different export regions.

For details see the IOE website.

Step by Step Guidance on Completing Customs Declarations: 25 June 2019 (Bristol)

This Institute of Export course will help attendees: understand how to compile a basic import/export entry; know where to seek additional information; feel more confident in their level of knowledge; know what additional training and/or resources they may need and reduce mistakes, thereby saving time and money.

For details see the IOE website.

Step by Step Guidance on Completing Customs Declarations: 25 June 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course will help attendees: understand how to compile a basic import/export entry; know where to seek additional information; feel more confident in their level of knowledge; know what additional training and/or resources they may need and reduce mistakes, thereby saving time and money.

For details see the IOE website.

Customs Valuation: 26 June 2019 (London)

This Morley Consulting course is designed for those new to customs valuation and for those needing a greater understanding of the use and implications globally. It will cover the World Trade Organization (WTO) Rules of Valuation, looking at different items and differing circumstances. What items can and cannot be left out of a valuation build-up for customs purposes will be highlighted, and sample calculations and valuation statements for trade statistics, import duty and VAT will be discussed. Delegates will gain the information required to allow them to understand how to arrive at a customs valuation and to understand the implications, benefits and issues of the value declared to customs.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Import Practice and Procedures: 26 June 2019 (London)

This course from UK Training examines the essentials of importing and also considers more advanced issues, with the aim of helping participants understand the practicalities, costs and risks involved. It offers an insight into tariff codes, rules of origin, import documentation, supply chain costs and risks, customs duties, taxes and reliefs, and compliance with UK/EU legislation and HMRC requirements.

For details see the UK Training website.

Letters of Credit: 26 June 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course puts payment options, including Letters of Credit, into context. It explains the roles of the parties, clarifies the procedures and recommends practical ways in which exporters can establish best practice in order to ensure payment every time.

For details see the IOE website.

Origin & Preference — Gaining the Benefits: 27 June 2019 (London)

This Morley Consulting course covers a range of issues, including: “origin” in international trade; how to determine the origin of a product; rules of origin; documentation (eg EUR1, ATR1, invoice statements); Certificates of Origin, their meaning and completion; legal requirements and issues; the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP); Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and anti-dumping duty.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Specialist Customs Procedures: 28 June 2019 (London)

Many procedures exist to legally avoid payment of import duty and VAT or to delay payment. Offered by Morley Consulting, this practical course focuses on paying the “right” amount of import duty by managing the import process and choosing the correct customs procedure to fit the circumstances.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

July

Exporting — Understanding the Paperwork: 1 July 2019 (Burgess Hill, Sussex)

The Sussex Chamber of Commerce says that this course will examine all aspects of export documentation from first enquiry to arrival of the goods at destination. It will seek to establish best practice, emphasising the need for a clear and coherent audit trail for each shipment to ensure customs compliance.

For details see the Sussex Chamber of Commerce website.

AEO (S) — Safety & Security: 2 July 2019 (London)

This course will guide delegates through the practical application of the requirements for obtaining Authorised Economic Operator Security and Safety (AEO(S)) certification. Presented by Morley Consulting, it offers a practical approach, with an emphasis on achieving the AEO(S) criteria in ways which suit individual businesses. It should be suitable for anyone wishing to obtain an understanding of how to practically achieve the AEO(S) requirements and scope within their organisation.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Export & Import Procedures, Get it Right: 4 July 2019 (Liverpool)

Presented by the Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce, this course covers the basic aspects of exporting and importing. It is aimed both at people new to exporting and those with experience who want to update themselves on export documentation and procedures. Live online examples will be used to explain the documentation and show how it can be completed.

For details see the Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce website.

A Comprehensive Guide to International Trade: 4–5 July 2019 (London)

This Morley Consulting course is described as a comprehensive guide for anyone engaged in the international movement of goods. It covers in depth the processes and documentation of import, export, cross trades and chain transactions. The choices available and the practical and financial implications of those choices will be explored in detail.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Export Practice and Procedures: 9 July 2019 (London)

Offered by UK Training, this course provides a complete overview of the export process from the first enquiry to the arrival of the goods. It explains export terminology and considers both the exporter’s compliance obligations and the documentation involved.

For details see the UK Training website.

Import Procedures Including Inward and Outward Processing: 9 July 2019 (Huddersfield)

Presented by MY Export Hub, this course will enable participants to: demonstrate an understanding of import documentation and procedures; produce the appropriate instruction sheet required to expedite the import; describe import clearance documents; list record-keeping requirements to comply with customs regulations and identify where to go for sources of international information and assistance. They will also learn how to: describe HMRC import regimes and penalties; describe tariffs and duty rates; comply with customs procedures; and describe import clearance procedures and customs regimes as appropriate including temporary imports, IPR, OPR and bonded warehousing.

For details see the MY Export Hub website.

Introduction to Importing: 9 July 2019 (London)

Organised by the Institute of Export, this seminar will offer practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise, and the role of UK customs. Potential pitfalls will be highlighted and advice given on how to avoid them.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Importing: 10 July 2019 (London)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This in-depth, advanced course from the Institute of Export addresses issues such as compliance with customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods. It is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Importing” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Essential Guide to Incoterms®: 10 July 2019 (London)

This morning-only course from UK Training aims to provide a complete understanding of Incoterms® and to explain their relevance to individual businesses. It will also consider the potential consequences of using each particular term in an overseas supply contract and the implications for domestic trade. The course will provide a useful checklist for buyers and sellers, and present participants with a framework for avoiding disputes that typically happen in international trade.

For details see the UK Training website.

China Business Clinics — Food & Drink Sector: 11 July 2019 (London)

This China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) event offers food and drink companies hour-long individual, confidential meetings to discuss matters ranging from the market potential for their products or services, to how to establish a presence in the market, and what support and services are available to help develop business in China.

For details see the CBBC website.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 11 July 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

UK & US Export Controls: A Basic Understanding: 11 July 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export course aims to provide delegates with a basic understanding of UK Export Controls and the implications of non-compliance. It also reviews the US Export Controls, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which may be imposed on UK companies.

For details see the IOE website.

Incoterms® 2010: 16 July 2019 (London)

Presented by Morley Consulting, this course will cover all 11 Incoterms® in depth, with practical examples of how, when and why they should or should not be used. The course is designed for anyone who needs a greater understanding of the use and implications of Incoterms® 2010 in the global movement of goods, including their role in customs compliance, insurance and cost control. Practical examples of best practice in differing environments and situations will be explored, along with common pitfalls and solutions.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Introduction to Exporting: 16 July 2019 (Birmingham)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website.

Introduction to Importing: 16 July 2019 (Manchester)

Organised by the Institute of Export, this seminar will offer practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise, and the role of UK customs. Potential pitfalls will be highlighted and advice given on how to avoid them.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Exporting: 17 July 2019 (Birmingham)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, how it should be completed, and when and where it should be presented. It will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide delegates with the knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process. The course is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Exporting” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Importing: 17 July 2019 (Manchester)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This in-depth, advanced course from the Institute of Export addresses issues such as compliance with customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods. It is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Importing” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Import Duty Management: 17 July 2019 (London)

This course from Morley Consulting is designed for those who wish to understand the processes and options available to businesses to manage the amount of import duty and VAT to be paid. It covers the significant changes that entered into force from May 2016.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Post-Brexit Planning Workshop: 17 July 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange and credit risk insurance) and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Business Culture Workshop: Central & Eastern Europe: 18 July 2019 (Birmingham)

This morning-only course aims to help delegates improve their communication with partners in the different business cultures of Central and Eastern Europe. Attendance is limited to SMEs registered in the West Midlands region.

For details see www.events.great.gov.uk.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 18 July 2019 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

Working with CITES: 18 July 2019 (London)

Participants on this Morley Consulting course will be given an overview of the regulations and practical guidance on the day-to-day operation of controls under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Delegates will also be introduced to the requirements for trading in — and shipping items covered by — the CITES convention.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

C-TPAT: 19 July 2019 (London)

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary supply chain security programme led by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It focuses on improving the security of private companies’ supply chains with respect to terrorism. This course from Morley Consulting will explain the US C-TPAT programme’s security aims and place in the international supply chain. It will also discuss the benefits offered to participants and the requirements of foreign C-TPAT validation.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Post-Brexit Planning Workshop: 23 July 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange and credit risk insurance) and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Documentary Letters of Credit & Methods of Payment: 24 July 2019 (Huddersfield)

Presented by MY Export Hub, this course is split into two parts. The morning session will consider Documentary Letters of Credit (L/Cs) and help delegates identify the procedure and parties concerned, as well as the different methods of payment and the different types of L/C, and how to comply with their requirements. In the afternoon, the Methods of Payment session will help learners identify the different methods of payment used in international trade, understand the associated documentation and comply with the requirements of different payment methods.

For details see the MY Export Hub website.

Introduction to Exporting: 24 July 2019 (London)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Exporting: 25 July 2019 (London)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, how it should be completed, and when and where it should be presented. It will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide delegates with the knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process. The course is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Exporting” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 25 July 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

AEO Training: 29 July 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course aims to help participants understand Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) requirements — and the benefits that can accrue from achieving AEO status. The course will guide participants through the application process and enable them to help their organisations achieve and maintain AEO status. It will also highlight the pitfalls that companies typically experience and explain how to avoid delays and mistakes.

For details see the IOE website.

Post-Brexit Planning Workshop: 30 July 2019 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange and credit risk insurance) and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Brexit — Customs Update Seminar: 31 July 2019 (London)

Presented by Morley Consulting, this morning-only event will provide the latest news regarding changes to HM Revenue& Customs (HMRC) processes and procedures following the implementation of the Union Customs Code (UCC) and the Brexit vote. Progress on the UCC Transitional arrangements, alterations and allowances will be covered, as will HMRC initiatives such as Customs Declaration Service (CDS — the replacement for CHIEF) and self-assessment.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Export Licencing Compliance & Controls Seminar: 31 July 2019 (London)

This afternoon-only course from Morley Consulting is intended to provide focused, practical and pragmatic information and guidance to enable delegates to confidently work with exports, and instigate and manage an internal trade compliance programme.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Trade Missions

May

Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Offshore Technology Conference: 6–9 May 2019 (Houston, USA)

A Northern Powerhouse delegation will visit the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) — one of the industry’s largest equipment exhibitions. Participants — who must be from the Northern Powerhouse Region — will have access to the UK Pavilion lounge and meeting space, and will be able to participate in a meet the buyer event.

For details see www.events.great.gov.uk.

MIBP Trade Mission to China: 19–24 May 2019 (Shanghai and Shenzhen, China)

This event offers London-based creative companies the chance to better understand how to approach and work with Chinese organisations. The mission will comprise face-to-face meetings, roundtables, networking events and site visits.

For details see the CBBC website.

June

China International Environmental Protection Exhibition and Conference: 12 June 2019 (Beijing)

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) is leading a trade mission to this event, which in 2018 attracted some 60,000 visitors from over 20 countries and regions. Among the fields covered at this year’s exhibition are technology and equipment for the control of: water pollution, air pollution, solid waste disposal, and noise and vibration. Delegates will receive a country briefing, the opportunity to engage with sector experts in China, pre-arranged meetings with relevant companies and an exhibition stand or indoor space.

For details see the CBBC website.

Trade Shows

May

European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Expo: 21–22 May 2019 (London)

This event focuses entirely on the beverage sector and its associated equipment and accessories. Visitors will have the chance to meet buyers and sellers, and to network with major corporate buyers from restaurants, pubs, hotels, fast food outlets, contract caterers and supermarkets. There will also be an associated conference programme.

For details see www.european-coffee-tea-soft-drinks-expo.com.

June

Infosecurity Europe: 4–6 June 2019 (London)

This event will feature over 400 exhibitors, presenting a diverse range of new products and services, plus 240 different seminars. Speakers will include information security thought leaders from public and private sector end-users, policymakers, government analysts, industry experts, service providers and vendors.

For details see www.infosecurityeurope.com.

TechXLR8 [technology]: 12–13 June 2019 (London)

This event comprises seven separate elements: The AI Summit, Blockchain for Business, IoT World Europe, Cloud & DevOps World, Startup Elevate and AR & VR World. Some 15,000 people are expected to attend, including industry leaders and representatives of iconic brands and innovative products.

For details see the TechXLR8 website.

Multimodal: 18–20 June 2019 (Birmingham)

Describing itself as the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event, Multimodal is now in its 12th year. Some 300 exhibitors will be offering the latest logistics and supply chain solutions covering all aspects of logistics from equipment supplier, port, haulier, shipping line, to 3PL and forwarders. The seminar programme will highlight a wide range of topics, including patterns of global trade, disruption technologies and the impact of Brexit.

For details see the Multimodal website.

July

UK Anaerobic Digestion and World Biogas Expo: 3–4 July 2019 (Birmingham)

Co-located with the World Biogas Summit, this event will include seminars and workshops addressing current market and policy trends and operational issues. An associated exhibition will enable delegates to view the latest anaerobic digestion and biogas technologies, products and services.

For details see www.biogastradeshow.com.

ASEAN Retail: 11–14 July 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand)

Described as the leading marketplace for comprehensive retail technology and solutions in southeast Asia, this event will offer the latest technology, equipment, product and services for retailing in both food and non-food sectors. It will showcase new developments in retail technology, retail marketing, visual merchandising, lighting, shop fitting and store design, event marketing, internet marketing and e-commerce.

For details see the UK-ASEAN Business Council website.

Last reviewed 26 April 2019