Last reviewed 25 March 2020

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

CORONAVIRUS/COVID 19

When this list was compiled on 23-24 March, all the events included were scheduled to go ahead.

However, given the evolving public health situation, and in light of the Prime Minister’s instruction for people to stay at home, some or all of these events may be cancelled or postponed.

Anyone considering attending an event is therefore advised to check with the organiser before booking a place and/or making travel arrangements.

Conferences

April

Food Industry Asia Summit: 23 April 2020 (Singapore)

With an Innovation for Sustainability theme, this year’s event will bring together organisations striving to resolve major challenges in sustainability and innovation from within and those searching for opportunities and new ideas to address sustainable business growth. The conference should be of interest to UK companies working in the food industries with an interest in exporting to the ASEAN region.

For details see: http://www.ukabc.org.uk/event/conference-food-industry-asia-summit/

June

Northern Ireland Summit: Landscape Post Brexit: 10 June 2020 (Belfast)

This Institute of Export event is one of a series of Regional Trade Summits that bring together experts and leading authorities to speak on the key issues of the day.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1320084&group=

Seminars and Workshops

April

China Business Clinics - Food & Drink Sector: 2 April 2020 (London)

This China-Britain Business Council (CBCC) 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: http://www.cbbc.org/events/2020/april/china-business-clinics-food-drink-sector-(london)/

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 2 April 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297433&group=

Understanding Tariff Codes: 3 April 2020 (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: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/understanding-tariff-codes-april-2020/

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 6 April 2020 (Birmingham)

This new one-day training course from the Institute of Export will highlight what delegates need to know in order to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently. It will look at both import and export of goods and will include step-by-step guidance on completing the SAD C88 form. The course will also look at common pitfalls and mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1315552&group=

Import Procedures: 7 April 2020 (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: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/3909-import-procedures-bcc-accredited

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 8 April 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1315561&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 15 April 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1315574&group=

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements & Export Preference: 15 April 2020 (London)

This Institute of Export course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade agreements and how to understand and comply with them. Participants can expect to learn how they can be more competitive in export markets.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297000&group=

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 16 April 2020 (Birmingham)

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 in 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297657&group=

INCOTERMS 2020: 17 April 2020 (Birmingham)

Presented by the Institute of Export, this course will provide a comprehensive overview of the new 2020 version of Incoterms and how they differ from the 2010 version. The course will enable UK businesses to be more cost and risk aware when negotiating new post-Brexit business deals.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1312527&group=

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 17 April 2020 (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 in 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1315590&group=

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 17 April 2020 (Sheffield)

This new one-day training course from the Institute of Export will highlight what delegates need to know in order to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently. It will look at both import and export of goods and will include step-by-step guidance on completing the SAD C88 form. The course will also look at common pitfalls and mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1316189&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 21 April 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297686&group=

Foundation Course in Importing: 21 April 2020 (Burgess Hill, Sussex)

The Sussex Chamber of Commerce states that this course will offer practical guidance on the latest procedures, terminology and documentation required for successful importing. It will highlight some of the pitfalls that can cause importers to incur unnecessary costs and delays in arrival of goods and suggest how to avoid them. It will examine rules and compliance procedures, look briefly at some of the duty reliefs available and summarise the new Incoterms.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/a-foundation-course-in-importing-2843

Introduction to Exporting: 21 April 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297686&group=

Introduction to Exporting: 21 April 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297839&group=

Advanced Exporting: 22 April 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297186&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 22 April 2020 (Edinburgh)

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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297842&group=

Customs Special Procedures Including Inward Processing and Outward Processing: 22 April 2020 (Huddersfield)

Those attending this morning-only course from MY Export Hub can expect to gain an understanding of the impact of the Union Customs Code (UCC), what Special Procedures are (and which would be suitable for their specific situation), customs regimes and the Tariff, and the documentation required to apply for and claim inward and outward processing relief (IP and OP). The responsibilities of holders of Special Procedures authorisations will also be covered and the impact of Authorised Economic operator (AEO) status and on holders of Special Procedures authorisations will be considered. The course is suitable for exporters and importers who understand international trade, but who require specific training on Customs Special Procedures.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/3911-customs-special-procedures-including-inward-processing-and-outward-processing-bcc-accredited

Introduction to Importing: 22 April 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297456&group=

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 22 April 2020 (Bristol)

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 in 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1316171&group=

Advanced Importing: 23 April 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297550&group=

INCOTERMS 2020: 23 April 2020 (Manchester)

Presented by the Institute of Export, this course will provide a comprehensive overview of the new 2020 version of Incoterms and how they differ from the 2010 version. The course will enable UK businesses to be more cost and risk aware when negotiating new post-Brexit business deals.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1312537&group=

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 23 April 2020 (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 in 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297594&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 24 April 2020 (Sheffield)

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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1315659&group=

Certificate of Customs Competency: 27 April – 1 May 2020 (five days; Birmingham)

Under the 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 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: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/certificate-of-customs-competency.html

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 27 April 2020 (Sheffield)

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 in 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1315683&group=

Customs Tariff Classification: 28 April 2020 (Birmingham)

This course is designed both for those new to customs tariff classification and for those needing a greater understanding of the use and implications of classification globally. It will cover how and why an item should be classified for import, export or EU trade statistical purposes. It will also include information on how to classify items including those of mixed materials, unfinished and incomplete items and those sold in sets. The relationship between tariff classification and obtaining the benefit of Free Trade Agreements will also be explained.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/customs-tariff-classification.html

Getting Paid: Focus on Letters of Credit: 28 April 2020 (Manchester)

Presented by the Greater Manchester Chamber, this course covers the main types of payment for exports, from advance payment to open account, including Sight Documentary Collection, Term Documentary Collection and Documentary Letters of Credit. It will also include the use of Bills of Exchange with and without documents.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/getting-paid-focus-on-letters-of-credit-april-2020/

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 28 April 2020 (Manchester)

This new one-day training course from the Institute of Export will highlight what delegates need to know in order to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently. It will look at both import and export of goods and will include step-by-step guidance on completing the SAD C88 form. The course will also look at common pitfalls and mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297862&group=

Customs Valuation: 29 April 2020 (Birmingham)

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: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/customs-valuation.html

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 29 April 2020 (Edinburgh)

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 in 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297847&group=

E-Z Cert: How to process your export documentation online: 30 April 2020 (Manchester)

The E-Z Cert system offers exporters a quick and easy way to process their export documentation directly online. This morning-only course from the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce will cover a range of issues, including: user registration and setting up a company account; administrator management of E-Z Cert accounts; uploading signatures; submitting applications; and printing documents onto pre-printed stationery.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/e-z-cert-how-to-process-your-export-documentation-online-april-2020/

INCOTERMS 2020: 30 April 2020 (London)

Presented by the Institute of Export, this course will provide a comprehensive overview of the new 2020 version of Incoterms and how they differ from the 2010 version. The course will enable UK businesses to be more cost and risk aware when negotiating new post-Brexit business deals.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1307622&group=

Origin & Preference - Gaining the Benefits: 30 April 2020 (Birmingham)

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 (e.g. 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: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/origin---preference---gaining-the-benefits.html

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 30 April 2020 (Manchester)

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 in 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297619&group=

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 30 April 2020 (Edinburgh)

This new one-day training course from the Institute of Export will highlight what delegates need to know in order to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently. It will look at both import and export of goods and will include step-by-step guidance on completing the SAD C88 form. The course will also look at common pitfalls and mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297847&group=

May

Classification of Goods Using Commodity & Tariff Codes: 1 May 2020 (Burgess Hill, Sussex)

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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/classification-of-goods-using-commodity-and-tariff-codes-am-2845

Import Procedures: 1 May 2020 (Manchester)

Aimed at people working in purchasing, import administration, finance, shipping administration or customer services, this morning-only course from the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce will address key elements of import procedures.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/member-events/import-procedures-may-2020/

Introduction to Exporting: 5 May 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1315567&group=

Advanced Exporting: 6 May 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297579&group=

Incoterms® 2020 Training: 6 May 2020 (London)

Incoterms®2020 came into force on 1 January 2020. This practical training course from Morley Consulting offers not just a description of the terms, but also a detailed guide to the benefits that can be obtained by their strategic use and the issues, problems, costs and legal liabilities that can arise by careless or misinformed usage.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/incoterms-2020-training.html

China Business Clinics - Food & Drink Sector: 7 May 2020 (London)

This China-Britain Business Council (CBCC) 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: http://www.cbbc.org/events/2020/may/china-business-clinics-food-drink-sector-(london)/

Import Practice and Procedures: 7 May 2020 (Manchester)

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: https://www.uktraining.com/training/import-procedures-and-controls/78/

An Introduction to Export Procedures: 11 May 2020 (Burgess Hill, Sussex)

This course is said by Sussex Chamber of Commerce to be suitable both for those new to exporting and for experienced exporters who need to update their knowledge. It will provide an overview of the terminology, procedures and documentation used in the exporting process and aims to promote awareness of the responsibilities and obligations of all parties. The course will also include a summary of the new Incoterms 2020.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/an-introduction-to-export-procedures-2835

How to influence UK trade policy - delivering for your business: 11 May 2020 (London)

Participants at this CBI workshop will be given an overview of the domestic and international organisations that have an impact on how the UK trades with other countries, as well as an introduction to trade deals and the World Trade Organization (WTO). The event will also look at what the Department for International Trade (DIT) is doing to prepare the UK’s post-Brexit trade deals, and how businesses should engage with them.

For details see: https://www.cbi.org.uk/events/how-to-influence-uk-trade-policy-delivering-for-your-business-11052020-london/

A beginner’s practical guide to Export: 12 May 2020 (Huddersfield)

Described as being suitable both for those new to exporting and those who have not had any formal training, this course from MY Export Hub looks at how a commercial invoice is created and where the various elements in it come from. The course will also provide those businesses currently only moving goods within the EU with an opportunity to understand basic post-Brexit export processes and documentation requirements.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4120-a-beginners-practical-guide-to-export-non-bcc

China Business Clinics – General Enquiries: 12 May 2020 (London)

This China-Britain Business Council (CBCC) event offers 30-minute individual, confidential meetings to discuss matters ranging from the market potential for specific products or services, how to establish a presence in the market, and support available to help firms develop their business in China.

For details see: http://www.cbbc.org/events/2020/may/china-business-clinics-general-enqui(london)/

Export Documentation Training Course: 12 May 2020 (Manchester)

This course from the Greater Manchester Chamber looks at export documentation and explains why it might be required, what content is needed and the benefits that documentation offers. It is suitable for anyone involved in the export or import process who is involved with the preparation of documents.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/export-documentation-training-course-may-2020/

Export Documentation Training Course: 12 May 2020 (Woodbridge, Suffolk)

This Suffolk Chamber of Commerce course looks at export documents, why they are used, what is required and the benefits they offer. It is described as being suitable for all levels of exporters, as the information can be used both operationally and commercially.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/export-documentation-training-course-20200515

Brexit: Preparing for the Future: 13 May 2020 (London)

This practical course from UK Training will use a mix of training techniques to help participants understand the different ways in which Brexit will transform their commercial environment. It will help them make an informed assessment of the threats and illustrate the steps they can take now to protect their business and take advantage of potential opportunities.

For details see: https://www.uktraining.com/training/brexit-preparing-for-the-future/127/

Introduction to Importing: 14 May 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297666&group=

Advanced Importing: 15 May 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1298052&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 19 May 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297422&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 19 May 2020 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export course will give an overview of the 2020 version of Incoterms and how it differs from the 2010 version.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1312528&group=

Winning UK and Overseas Bids by Developing Competitive Strategies and Win Themes: 19 May 2020 (London)

Presented by Enterprise Europe Network under the aegis of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, this morning-only workshop will offer practical advice to help firms develop the skills required for submitting winning tenders. The workshop is said to be suitable for anyone involved in bidding for public sector contracts or who provides products and services to public sector suppliers.

For details see: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/worldtrade/t-amqvxe

Understanding Exporting and Export Documentation: 20 May 2020 (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 (e.g. Middle East, Hazardous Goods, Textiles).

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/3904-understanding-exporting-and-export-documentation-bcc-accredited

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements & Export Preference: 20 May 2020 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade agreements and how to understand and comply with them. Participants can expect to learn how they can be more competitive in export markets.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1293756&group=

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 21 May 2020 (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 in 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297595&group=

How to Complete Customs Declarations: 26 May 2020 (Manchester)

Aimed at customs agents and companies using them to trade with the EU, this course from Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce will highlight what businesses need to know to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/how-to-complete-customs-declarations-may-2020/

Introduction to Importing: 27 May 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297457&group=

Advanced Importing: 28 May 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297554&group=

Introduction to Importing: 28 May 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297676&group=

Advanced Importing: 29 May 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1316159&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 29 May 2020 (Manchester)

Exporters completing the right forms at the right time can benefit from smoother customs clearance and achieve an increase in profits. Presented by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, this course is suitable for both those new to international business and those with experience who want to refresh their knowledge.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/customs-procedures-and-documentation-may-2020/

INCOTERMS® 2020: 29 May 2020 (London)

This Institute of Export course will give an overview of the 2020 version of Incoterms and how it differs from the 2010 version.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1307623&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 29 May 2020 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export course will give an overview of the 2020 version of Incoterms and how it differs from the 2010 version.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1312539&group=

June

New Computerised Transit System (NCTS): 2 June 2020 (London)

This course provides an introduction to the Freight Transit regime and an explanation of how to access and utilise the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS). It aims to introduce traders to the commercial advantages of the regime, with basic step by step analysis of the system and regulations required by HMRC and UK Border Force to ensure compliance and facilitate smooth operation within the freight supply chain.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1347716&group=

Understanding AEO: 2-3 June 2020 (London)

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Certification is part of the UK Government’s post-Brexit strategy for achieving the most frictionless borders possible, and also brings global recognition for excellence and competitive advantage to AEO certified companies. This practical two-day course from Morley Consulting will help delegates understand the scope and depth of AEO requirements and benefits.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/understanding-aeo.html

AEO Certified Practitioner: 2-5 June 2020 (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: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/aeo-certified-practitioner.html

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 3 June 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297435&group=

Export Practice and Procedures: 9 June 2020 (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: https://www.uktraining.com/training/export-procedures-and-controls/79/

International Business Training: Export Documents: 9 June 2020 (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: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/worldtrade/t-nezgdv

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 10 June 2020 (Edinburgh)

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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297844&group=

International Business Training: Incoterms® 2020: 10 June 2020 (London)

Organised by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), this course has been designed to help exporters understand Incoterms® International Commercial Terms and how to select the correct one for their international transactions.

For details see: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/worldtrade/t-qqkvvd

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements & Export Preference: 10 June 2020 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade agreements and how to understand and comply with them. Participants can expect to learn how they can be more competitive in export markets.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297013&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 16 June 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297408&group=

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 17 June 2020 (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 in 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297596&group=

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 17 June 2020 (Manchester)

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 in 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297623&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 18 June 2020 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export course will give an overview of the 2020 version of Incoterms and how it differs from the 2010 version.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1312529&group=

Introduction to Exporting: 19 June 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297844&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 23 June 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297423&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 23 June 2020 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export course will give an overview of the 2020 version of Incoterms and how it differs from the 2010 version.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1312538&group=

Introduction to Exporting: 23 June 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297392&group=

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 23 June 2020 (Manchester)

This course from the Institute of Export will highlight what delegates need to know in order to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently. It will look at both import and export of goods and will include step-by-step guidance on completing the SAD C88 form. The course will also look at common pitfalls and mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297863&group=

Advanced Exporting: 24 June 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297567&group=

Introduction to Importing: 24 June 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297458&group=

Advanced Importing: 25 June 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297555&group=

Import Practice and Procedures: 25 June 2020 (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: https://www.uktraining.com/training/import-procedures-and-controls/78/

International Business Training: Export Controls and Sanctions: 25 June 2020 (London)

Companies dealing internationally in defence, security or ‘dual-use’ goods, software or technology must comply fully with a complex range of regulations – UK, EU, US - that apply specifically to this type of business. The penalties for non-compliance are severe, including heavy fines and jail sentences, as well as substantial damage to the business. Presented by the London Chamber Of Commerce & Industry, this course works step-by-step through all the main requirements of export controls and sanctions, to provide a clear and practical understanding of the best practices necessary to ensure compliance.

For details see: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/worldtrade/t-mdzmkp

Introduction to Importing: 25 June 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297668&group=

Advanced Importing: 26 June 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1298055&group=

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 29 June 2020 (Edinburgh)

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 in 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297851&group=

INCOTERMS® 2020: 30 June 2020 (London)

This Institute of Export course will give an overview of the 2020 version of Incoterms and how it differs from the 2010 version.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1307624&group=

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 30 June 2020 (Edinburgh)

This course from the Institute of Export will highlight what delegates need to know in order to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently. It will look at both import and export of goods and will include step-by-step guidance on completing the SAD C88 form. The course will also look at common pitfalls and mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297848&group=

Trade shows

April

Aid&Trade: 15-16 April 2020 (London)

This established event brings together procurement officials and private sector companies working in humanitarian aid and international development. It includes conferences and workshops, and an exhibition showcasing the latest products and services aimed at improving the delivery of aid.

For details see: https://www.aidandtrade.london/

May

SIAL Shanghai, CBBC Business Programmes [food innovation]: 13-15 May 2020 (Shanghai, China)

SIAL China is Asia’s largest food innovation exhibition, and this year is expected to welcome some 4500 exhibitors and 123,000 professional buyers and visitors.

For details see: http://www.cbbc.org/events/2020/may/sial-fhc-china-cbbc-business-programmes-2020/

AgeingAsia: 18-21 May 2020 (Singapore)

Previously called the Ageing Asia Innovation Forum (AAIF) this event is intended to showcase excellence, innovation and transformation in ageing services and products from around the globe. Speakers will address the theme of creating ageing-in-place intergenerational and multi-ability communities that enable and inspire.

For details see: https://www.ukabc.org.uk/event/exhibition-ageingasia-2020/

European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Expo: 19-20 May 2020 (London)

This event focuses entirely on beverages and the equipment and accessories required to prepare and serve them. It brings together buyers and sellers from a wide range of artisan coffee and café sectors plus representatives of restaurants, pubs, hotels, fast food outlets, contract caterers and supermarkets.

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

MOVE Asia [mobility]: 19-20 May 2020 (Singapore)

Describing itself as the event where mobility is re-imagined, MOVE Asia is the regional stage for start-ups engineering the future, connecting them to the world’s most influential companies, investors and media. Some 350 conference speakers, 100 sponsors and exhibitors, and 150 start-up businesses are expected at the event.

For details see: https://www.ukabc.org.uk/event/exhibition-move-asia/

IFSEC International [security]: 19-21 May 2020 (London)

The UK and Europe’s leading integrated security exhibition, this event attracts tens of thousands of professionals annually from the entire security buying chain. Installers, integrators, consultants, distributors and end-users from 113 countries will attend to see security in action, with live product demonstrations across access control; drones; cyber & IT; perimeter protection; video surveillance and more.

For details see: https://www.ifsec.events/international/

June

British Educational Suppliers Show Vietnam: 12-13 June 2020 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

This event will give UK companies the opportunity to showcase their products and services in a market that is going through major educational changes. BESS Vietnam will focus on face-to-face meetings, seminars, workshops and discussions with key decision-makers in the region.

For details see: https://www.ukabc.org.uk/event/exhibition-british-educational-suppliers-show-vietnam-2020/

Aviation Festival Asia: 23-24 June 2020 (Singapore)

Now in its 16th year, this event brings together the global aviation industry comes together to share ideas on the latest innovations changing the way full-service airlines, low-cost carriers and airports are doing business.

For details see: https://www.ukabc.org.uk/event/exhibition-aviation-festival-asia/

Bett Asia: Transforming the future of education: 23-24 June 2020 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Bringing together education leaders, practitioners and industry experts from across the globe, this event is an opportunity for delegates to share their wealth of knowledge and experiences and to learn from one another about effectively implementing educational technology in the classroom.

For details see: https://www.ukabc.org.uk/event/join-the-department-for-international-trade-at-bett-asia-2020/

UK Trade and Export Finance Forum: 24 June 2020 (London)

The third of its kind, this event will bring together more than 700 leaders in business and finance to discuss UKEF’s increasingly important role as the UK moves to become an independent trading nation. It will also explore the rapid growth of renewables as the UK charts its course toward net zero.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200198629&