Last reviewed 23 July 2021

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 at the end of July, all the events included were scheduled to go ahead either online or face-to-face.

However, given the ongoing public health situation, anyone considering attending a face-to-face event is advised to check with the organiser that it is still scheduled to go ahead before booking a place and/or making travel arrangements.

Meetings and Networking

October

Opportunities for Welsh Digital Tech Companies in NRW, Germany: 13 October 2021 (online)

The Welsh Government is hosting this webinar to support Welsh-based digital technology companies to explore new opportunities in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany.

The event will be held between 9.00–10.00 and is open to all Welsh businesses with international growth ambitions. It is not for intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services.

For details see: https://wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/opportunities-for-welsh-digital-tech-companies-in-nrw-germany/.

UK–Austria EdTech Event: Digital Solutions for the New Normal: 20 October 2021 (online)

Partly organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT), this event will explore the impact of Covid-19 on education and how schools and teachers are adapting to the new normal. It will also look at trends in the EdTech industry and at innovative products and services.

For details see: www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200226598&.

Seminars and Workshops

August

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 3 August 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export workshop highlights commercial implications of the correct use of the Tariff/Commodity codes and why it is so important to have a good understanding of them. It is aimed both at people new to exporting and at those with experience who want to keep up with changes.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436467=.

Introduction to Exporting: 3 August 2021 (online)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is designed both for people new to exporting and for those with experience who want to update their knowledge. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435995&group=.

Advanced Exporting: 4 August 2021 (online)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, the reasoning behind the requirements, their content, and free trade agreements. It also considers how documentation should be completed and when and where it should be presented.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436120&group=.

Understanding Exporting and Export Documentation: 5 August 2021 (online)

Presented by My Export Hub, this course is said to be suitable both for those new to exporting and for those who are working in an export environment but without any formal training. Participants will gain an understanding of export documentation requirements, and of shipping, using freight forwarders and couriers. They will also be able to review and discuss the full export process, from enquiry to dispatch.

For details see: www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4469-webinar-understanding-exporting-and-export-documentation-bcc-accredited.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 10 August 2021 (online)

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: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1452873&group=.

How to Complete Customs Declarations: 10 August 2021 (online)

This course from Greater Manchester Chamber will give participants a basic working knowledge of how to complete the information needed for simple import and export customs declarations entries.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/how-to-complete-customs-declarations-august-2021/.

Introduction to Export Licensing Controls: 10 August 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course looks at export controls on goods leaving the UK and covers both military and dual-use goods, plus software and technology. The different types of licence and procedures for obtaining them will be explained, as will compliance with shipments to different export regions.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442245&group=.

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements & Export Preference: 11 August 2021 (online)

Presented by the Institute of Export, this course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade agreements and how participants can comply with them. Topics covered include: how trade agreements are negotiated; what is meant by Rules of Origin and how to interpret them; the differences between preferential and non-preferential trade; and documentation (eg EUR1, ATR, GSP).

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1452892&group=.

UK VAT and International Trade: 11–12 August 2021 (London)

Applying the international VAT rules is not straightforward and mistakes can lead to costly delays. This course from UK Training explains how a UK organisation should apply the rules and account for VAT on cross-border supplies of goods and services, and will illustrate how Brexit has affected these rules in 2021. For goods, the course covers zero-rating exports and evidence requirements, import VAT, how to apply postponed VAT accounting and the Import One Stop Shop. For services, it covers how to determine the place of supply, the general rules, how and when to apply the reverse charge and exceptions to the general rules.

For details see: www.uktraining.com/training/the-essential-guide-to-uk-vat-and-international-trade/46/classroom.

Incoterms® 2020: 12 August 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course will provide a comprehensive overview of the new 2020 version of Incoterms® and how they differ from the 2010 version. It also aims to enable participants to become more cost and risk aware when negotiating new business deals, whatever the post-Brexit international trade environment holds for the UK.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435943&group=.

Step-by-Step Guidance on Completing Customs Declarations: 13 August 2021 (online)

This course from the Institute of Export will explain what businesses need to know to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently, whether for importing or exporting goods. In particular, it will take participants step-by-step through completing the SAD C88 form. The course will also highlight common pitfalls and discuss mistakes made by those new to customs declarations.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1456856&group=.

UK & US Export Controls: A Basic Understanding: 16 August 2021 (online)

Presented by the Institute of Export, this course aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of UK & US Export Controls and the implications of non-compliance, and will also look at the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) which might be imposed on UK companies.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442274&group=.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 17 August 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export workshop highlights commercial implications of the correct use of the Tariff/Commodity codes and why it is so important to have a good understanding of them. It is aimed both at people new to exporting and at those with experience who want to keep up with changes.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436470=.

Customs Declarations Services (CDS): 18 August 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course is aimed at those who know how to complete customs declarations and who have previous experience of using the online Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. It will explain the importance of import and export customs declarations and the completion rules under CHIEF, and will then compare using CHIEF to the changes which will occur with the implementation of its replacement, the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1521625&group=.

VAT for GB Traders: 18 August 2021 (online)

Participants on this Institute of Export course will be guided through the fundamentals of cross-border VAT as it relates to both EU and rest of the world trade, including VAT arrangements for trade with Northern Ireland. The course is said to be suitable for all businesses trading in goods, services and e-commerce movements relative to trade in 2021 in a post-transition period trading environment.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1523973&group=.

Introduction to Exporting: 24 August 2021 (online)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is designed both for people new to exporting and for those with experience who want to update their knowledge. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435996&group=.

Introduction to Importing: 24 August 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course offers 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.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442266&group=.

Advanced Importing: 25 August 2021 (online)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This advanced course from the Institute of Export will discuss in detail customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442404&group=.

Advanced Exporting: 25 August 2021 (online)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, the reasoning behind the requirements, their content, and free trade agreements. It also considers how documentation should be completed and when and where it should be presented.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436124&group=.

September

Customs procedures and International documentation: 1 September 2021 (online)

This MY Export Hub course is said to be suitable both for those currently working in an export environment and wanting to expand their knowledge of export/customs procedures and compliance requirements, and for those wanting a refresher. The course covers: organisations involved in international trade; export rules; Intrastat; international documentation; proof of export; Rules of Origin; and Customs compliance including the role of HMRC.

For details see: www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4470-customs-procedures-and-international-documentation.

Letters of Credit: 2 September 2021 (online)

Presented by the Institute of Export, this Letters of Credit course will explain the roles of the parties, clarify procedures and recommend practical ways in which exporters can establish best practice in order to ensure payment every time.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1456934&group=.

UK Certificate of Origin Step-by-Step: 2 September 2021 (online)

Presented by Greater Manchester Chamber, this morning-only course will examine the UK Certificate of Origin, highlighting common completion errors and clarifying the correct information to be entered.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/uk-certificate-of-origin-step-by-step-workshop-september/.

Export Documentation: 7 September 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/export-documentation---online-training-course---bcc-accredited-20210914.

Export Documentation: 7 September 2021 (online)

This introductory, morning-only course from Sussex Chamber covers the principles and current industry practices required to ensure that participants will be able to process documents properly.

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-export-documentation-3425.

Exporting and Importing with the EU: 8 September 2021 (online)

This morning course from Greater Manchester Chamber will explain how to export and import with the EU post-Brexit, and what processes are now required when sending or receiving goods from/to the Customs Union. It is aimed at those who want a better understanding of the new trading relationship with the EU.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/exporting-and-importing-with-the-eu-september-2021/.

Understanding Exporting: 8 September 2021 (online)

Those joining this morning course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce will receive an introduction to exporting, including sales and purchase orders, Incoterms®, packaging, commodity codes and general compliance issues.

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-understanding-exporting-3415.

International Trade and Finance: 9 September 2021 (online)

This course evaluates in detail the instruments of trade and payment performance, such as Letters of Credit and Bonds & Guarantees, and how businesses can use these instruments as part of a Trade Finance suite to maximise business profitability and working capital.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1456939&group=.

Methods of Payment: 9 September 2021 (online)

This introductory-level course from Sussex Chamber covers the five main types of payment for international trade, including the documents required, security and changes from January 2021.

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-methods-of-payment-3430.

Step-by-Step Guidance on Completing Customs Declarations: 9 September 2021 (online)

This course from the Institute of Export will explain what businesses need to know to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently, whether for importing or exporting goods. In particular, it will take participants step-by-step through completing the SAD C88 form. The course will also highlight common pitfalls and discuss mistakes made by those new to customs declarations.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1456857&group=.

Tariff-Free Trade – Global Britain Explained: 9 September 2021 (online)

Organised by the British Chambers of Commerce, this brief event (11.00–12.00) aims to help businesses understand what the UK’s trade agreements with 80+ countries might mean for their international trade plans.

For details see: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__11AZhJ7Tp6UnWxuez7OFw.

Certificate of Customs Competency: 13–17 September 2021 (five days; online)

Presented by Morley Consulting, this five-day course is divided into the following main sections: Customs in Action; Practical Compliance; Customs Tariff Classification; Customs Valuation; Origin & Preference; and Specialist Customs Procedures/Assessment.

For details see: www.morley-consulting.co.uk/certificate-of-customs-competency.html.

Customs in Action — Practical Compliance: 13 September 2021 (online)

This course from Morley Consulting focuses on the practical impact of customs issues, processes and controls and 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 gain an understanding of the important role of customs work in supply chain facilitation, in achieving competitive advantage and in providing customer service.

For details see: www.morley-consulting.co.uk/customs-in-action---practical-compliance.html.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 14 September 2021 (online)

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: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1452874&group=.

Customs Tariff Classification: 14 September 2021 (online)

This Morley Consulting 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 and will include information on how to classify items including those of mixed materials, unfinished and incomplete items and those sold in sets.

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

Introduction to Export Licensing Controls: 14 September 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course looks at export controls on goods leaving the UK and covers both military and dual-use goods, plus software and technology. The different types of licence and procedures for obtaining them will be explained, as will compliance with shipments to different export regions.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442246&group=.

Boost Your Online Reach with Website Optimisation: 15 September 2021 (online)

By giving participants insights and tools to build an effective online strategy, this Department for International Trade (DIT) event will help them reach more customers and increase conversions rates. Industry experts will show how to adapt to evolving buying habits with tactics, platforms and tools to optimise websites and improve customer experience.

Participating businesses must be small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), based in London and registered in the UK.

For details see: www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200222537&.

Customs Valuation: 15 September 2021 (online)

Presented by Morley Consulting, this course will cover the calculation of the customs value for import — on which import duty and VAT will be based — as well as the calculation of the customs value for export. Delegates will learn how to arrive at a customs valuation and to understand the implications, benefits and issues of the value declared to customs.

For details see: www.morley-consulting.co.uk/customs-valuation.html.

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements & Export Preference: 15 September 2021 (online)

Presented by the Institute of Export, this course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade agreements and how participants can comply with them. Topics covered include: how trade agreements are negotiated; what is meant by Rules of Origin and how to interpret them; the differences between preferential and non-preferential trade; and documentation (eg EUR1, ATR, GSP).

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1452894&group=.

VAT for GB Traders: 15 September 2021 (online)

Participants on this Institute of Export course will be guided through the fundamentals of cross-border VAT as it relates to both EU and rest of the world trade, including VAT arrangements for trade with Northern Ireland. The course is said to be suitable for all businesses trading in goods, services and e-commerce movements relative to trade in 2021 in a post-transition period trading environment.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1523974&group=.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 16 September 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export workshop highlights commercial implications of the correct use of the Tariff/Commodity codes and why it is so important to have a good understanding of them. It is aimed both at people new to exporting and at those with experience who want to keep up with changes.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436472&group=.

Excise Duties and Procedures: 16 September 2021 (online)

Offered by the Institute of Export, this course is aimed both at those new to working with excise products and those wishing to improve their knowledge. Topics covered include: the international and the UK customs and excise environments; import and export processes; customs and excise taxes; complying with excise import regulations; and the origin and valuation of excise goods.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1447784&group=.

Incoterms® 2020: 16 September 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course will provide a comprehensive overview of the new 2020 version of Incoterms® and how they differ from the 2010 version. It also aims to enable participants to become more cost and risk aware when negotiating new business deals, whatever the post-Brexit international trade environment holds for the UK.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435944&group=.

Introduction to Exporting: 16 September 2021 (online)

Presented by the Greater Manchester Chamber (GMCC), this morning-only course aims to explain what an export is and to look at how products are processed and sent overseas. It is designed both for people new to exporting and for those with experience who need to keep up with recent developments.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/introduction-to-exporting-september-2021/.

Origin & Preference — Gaining the Benefits: 16 September 2021 (online)

Qualifying for the “right” origin can bring significant reductions in the import duty and VAT payable at import and can also open the door to the use of the Free Trade Agreements, which not only bring the benefit of reduced import duty and tax but can open up markets that are not available to competitors. By controlling origin, businesses can ensure they both buy and sell at the best price. This course from Morley Consulting covers, among other things, the following: how to determine the origin of a product; non-preference and preference; documentation (eg EUR1, ATR1, invoice statements); processes required to obtain duty and VAT reductions; and legal requirements and issues.

For details see: www.morley-consulting.co.uk/origin---preference---gaining-the-benefits.html.

Specialist Customs Procedures: 17 September 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.morley-consulting.co.uk/specialist-customs-procedures.html.

Understanding Tariff Codes: 17 September 2021 (online)

Presented by Greater Manchester Chamber, this morning-only training course covers key elements of the Tariff/Commodity Code, highlighting the commercial implications of correct use of the Code.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/understanding-tariff-codes-september-2021/.

Trading with the EU: 20 September 2021 (online)

Described by Morley Consulting as a “must have” course for anyone who exports to or imports goods from the EU, this event will take participants through the new regulations, and an international trade expert will answer questions.

For details see: www.morley-consulting.co.uk/trading-with-the-eu.html.

Understanding Export: 20 September 2021 (online)

Presented by Sussex Chamber of Commerce, this morning-only seminar offers an introduction to the terminology and procedures used in the exporting process and examine the responsibilities and obligations of all parties. It also includes a brief summary of Incoterms® 2020.

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/understanding-export-virtual-training-3557.

Advanced Exporting: 21 September 2021 (online)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, the reasoning behind the requirements, their content, and free trade agreements. It also considers how documentation should be completed, and when and where it should be presented.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436129&group=.

Import Procedures: 21 September 2021 (online)

This introductory, morning course from Sussex Chamber is aimed at those involved in the import of goods. It will cover import documentation and procedures, commercial considerations, purchase orders, calculating VAT and duty, and how to reduce import customs clearance delays.

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-import-procedures-3439.

Preferential Rules of Origin: 21 September 2021 (online)

This Rules of Origin training course from Suffolk Chamber aims to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the rules which govern origin, thereby ensuring that their goods are neither detained nor delayed at Customs borders.

For details see: www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/preference-rules-of-origin---training-course---bcc-accredited.

Alternative Export Finance Advice: When Your Bank Can’t Help, What Are Your Options?: 22 September 2021 (online)

Held from 10:00–11:00, this webinar from the Welsh Government and UK Export Finance (UKEF) will provide an overview of alternative export finance for small exporters.

Participants must be Welsh businesses with international growth ambitions; intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services are not eligible.

For details see: wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/an-overview-of-ukef-alternative-finance-advice/.

Customs Declarations Services (CDS): 22 September 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course is aimed at those who know how to complete customs declarations and who have previous experience of using the online Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. It will explain the importance of import and export customs declarations and the completion rules under CHIEF, and will then compare using CHIEF to the changes which will occur with the implementation of its replacement, the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1521626&group=.

Documentary Letters of Credit: 22 September 2021 (online)

Over 75% of first presentations to banks against Documentary Letters of Credit are rejected. This morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce covers the procedures required to ensure payments for goods sold on documentary credit terms, using exercises and working examples.

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-documentary-letters-of-credit-3435.

Introduction to Exporting: 22 September 2021 (online)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is designed both for people new to exporting and for those with experience who want to update their knowledge. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436001&group=.

Incoterms® 2020 and Trading Post-Brexit: 22 September 2021 (Liverpool)

This Liverpool Chamber workshop is designed to help participants understand the impact of Brexit and how to adjust their business practices. It will also cover Incoterms® 2020 and its implications for contracts.

For details see: www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk/events/incoterms-2020-and-trading-post-brexit/.

Agents & Distributors: 23 September 2021 (online)

Sussex Chamber of Commerce says that this morning course is designed for sales teams, administrators and managers planning international growth through agents and distributors overseas. It covers the differences between agents and distributors, the advantages and disadvantages of each, what to consider when appointing them, and the legal implications.

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-agents-and-distributors-3455.

CE Marking: 23 September 2021 (online)

Part of a series of Greater Manchester Chamber Bitesize Sessions, this event will provide an overview of post-Brexit changes in Great Britain from CE mark to UKCA mark.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/gmcc-bitesize-session-ce-marking/.

UK VAT and International Trade: 23 September 2021 (London)

Applying the international VAT rules is not straightforward and mistakes can lead to costly delays. This course from UK Training explains how a UK organisation should apply the rules and account for VAT on cross-border supplies of goods and services, and will illustrate how Brexit has affected these rules in 2021. For goods, the course covers zero-rating exports and evidence requirements, import VAT, how to apply postponed VAT accounting and the Import One Stop Shop. For services, it covers how to determine the place of supply, the general rules, how and when to apply the reverse charge and exceptions to the general rules.

For details see: www.uktraining.com/training/the-essential-guide-to-uk-vat-and-international-trade/46/classroom.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 28 September 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export workshop highlights commercial implications of the correct use of the Tariff/Commodity codes and why it is so important to have a good understanding of them. It is aimed both at people new to exporting and at those with experience who want to keep up with changes.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436473&group=.

Introduction to Importing: 28 September 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course offers 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.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442267&group=.

Inward and Outward Processing Relief: 28 September 2021 (online)

This morning course from Greater Manchester Chamber offers exporters and importers an opportunity to understand these procedures in more detail and will help participants determine whether Customs Procedures with Economic Impact (CPEI) would be beneficial to their business.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/inward-and-outward-processing-relief-september-2021/.

Advanced Importing: 29 September 2021 (online)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This advanced course from the Institute of Export will discuss in detail customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442405&group=.

Export Hub Awareness Training: 29 September 2021 (online)

The Export Hub is a valuable resource to support businesses who currently export or are looking to export.

A free resource for businesses, the Export Hub contains information on issues such as: exploring markets; trade compliance; identifying potential clients; and shipping documentation. Organised by the Welsh Government, this brief (10:00–11:00) interactive webinar will show participants how to get the most out of the site.

Participants must be Welsh businesses with international growth ambitions; intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services are not eligible.

For details see: https://wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/export-hub-awareness-training/.

Import Procedures Including Inward Processing and Outward Processing: 30 September 2021 (online)

This MY Export Hub course is said to be suitable both for those currently working in an import environment without formal training and for those wanting a refresher.

The import procedures session covers: definition of an import and the process flow; areas to consider when making an enquiry; the purchase order; movement of goods; and import clearance, documentation, declarations and import duties.

Topics covered on the inward processing (IP) and outward processing (OP) session include: the impact of the Union Customs Code; the advantages of claiming IP and OP and the documentation required; and the impact of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status on holders of Special Procedures authorisations.

For details see: www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4418-import-procedures-bcc-accredited-webinar.

October

Introduction to Exporting: 5 October 2021 (online)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is designed both for people new to exporting and for those with experience who want to update their knowledge. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436004&group=.

Preference Rules of Origin: 5 October 2021 (online)

This introductory, morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce is aimed at those involved in the administration of international trade who need to understand rules of origin, product classification and item valuation.

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-preference-rules-of-origin-3450.

Trading with Turkey: 5 October 2021 (online)

Since 1 January 2021, the way UK businesses ship goods to and from Turkey is subject to new rules and processes. This morning-only course from Greater Manchester Chamber will cover the changes and show participants how to adapt to the new rules. Topics covered include: the UK–Turkey Trade Agreement; ATR Documents; Rules of Origin; Import Tariffs; and Incoterms®.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/trading-with-turkey-training-course-october-2021/.

Understanding AEO: 5–6 October 2021 (two days; online)

Presented by Morley Consulting, this course aims to give participants a full understanding of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status and its benefits.

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

AEO Certified Practitioner: 5–8 October 2021 (four days; online)

A unique four-day course from Morley Consulting, leading to certification as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Certified Practitioner.

For details see: www.morley-consulting.co.uk/aeo-certified-practitioner.html.

Advanced Exporting: 6 October 2021 (online)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, the reasoning behind the requirements, their content, and free trade agreements. It also considers how documentation should be completed, and when and where it should be presented.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436131&group=.

Essential Guide to Incoterms®: 6 October 2021 (online)

This half-day course from UK Training looks at Incoterms® and their relevance to businesses. It explains the risk and cost responsibilities of each term for both the customer and the supplier and examines the potential consequences of using a particular term in an overseas supply contract. The course will help participants avoid potential problems arising in commercial agreements between companies trading internationally.

For details see: www.uktraining.com/training/the-essential-guide-to-incoterms/80/classroom.

Export Documentation: 6 October 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/export-documentation---online-training-course---bcc-accredited-20211006.

Import Procedures: 6 October 2021 (online)

Sussex Chamber of Commerce says this morning-only course introduces the terminology and procedures used in the importing process and examines the responsibilities and obligations of all parties. Those attending can expect to learn: the difference between EU and third country supplies; the importance of the purchase order; the basics of Incoterms® 2020; customs documentation requirements; and the importance of the tariff code.

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/import-procedures-virtual-training-3553.

Inward & Outward Processing: 6 October 2021 (online)

If you transport goods into and out of the UK for maintenance or other processing, then this morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce is for you. It will explain HMRC regimes that enable cost savings and will help participants understand the advantages of claiming Inward processing relief and Outward Processing Relief (IPR and OPR), how commodity codes help, the documentation required, and whether Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status might be helpful.

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-inward-and-outward-processing-3460.

Incoterms®: 7 October 2021 (online)

Presented by Sussex Chamber of Commerce, this morning-only course provides an introduction to Incoterms® and their importance in international trade. The impact of Incoterms® on costs and profitability will be discussed, and the definition of each Incoterm® will be covered.

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-incoterms-3421.

Step by Step guidance on Completing Customs Declarations: 7 October 2021 (online)

This course from the Institute of Export will explain what businesses need to know to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently, whether for importing or exporting goods. In particular, it will take participants step-by-step through completing the SAD C88 form. The course will also highlight common pitfalls and discuss mistakes made by those new to customs declarations.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1456858&group=.

Rules of Origin: Preferential and Non–Preferential: 8 October 2021 (online)

This morning-only course from the Greater Manchester Chamber (GMCC) takes a detailed look at rules of origin. It aims to provide clarity and to enable delegates to distinguish between Preference and Non-Preferential trade.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/rules-of-origin-preferential-and-non-preferential-october-2021/.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 12 October 2021 (online)

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: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1452875&group=.

Import & Export Practice and Procedures: 12 October 2021 (Birmingham)

This course from UK Training will examine the complex customs requirements which need to be followed when importing and exporting from and to the European Union (EU) and other countries. It will cover both basic and more advanced issues and offer practical tips to help avoid problems and delays. Topics to be covered include: customs declarations; key documents; invoices; commodity codes; Rules of Origin; customs duties; taxes; reliefs; Incoterms®; and supply chain risk.

For details see: www.uktraining.com/training/import-export-practice-and-procedures/136/classroom.

Introduction to Export Licensing Controls: 12 October 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course looks at export controls on goods leaving the UK and covers both military and dual-use goods, plus software and technology. The different types of licence and procedures for obtaining them will be explained, as will compliance with shipments to different export regions.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442250&group=.

New Computerised Transit System (NCTS): 12 October 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course will provide an introduction to the Freight Transit regime and explain how to access and utilise the NCTS (New Computerised Transit System). The course aims to introduce traders to the commercial advantages of the regime and to offer step-by-step analysis of the system and the regulations required by HMRC and UK Border Force to ensure compliance, and to facilitate smooth operation within the freight supply chain.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1449195&group=.

Shipping Routes 2021: 12 October 2021 (online)

This morning-only course from Greater Manchester Chamber will outline how to get goods to market by road, rail, ship or plane. It will cover transport arrangements for Great Britain (GB) to the European Union, GB to the Rest of the World and GB to Northern Ireland. It will provide a checklist of actions for each type of shipment that can be adopted and provide step-by-step guidelines.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/shipping-routes-2021-training-course-october-2021/.

Authorised Economic Operator: 13 October 2021 (online)

Achieving Authorised Economic Status (AEO) is one way to mitigate customs risks associated with Brexit, says Suffolk Chamber of Commerce. This course is designed to help businesses understand this and other benefits of achieving AEO status, which also include: showing that a business has efficient customs controls and procedures; making the application process for any Simplified Customs Procedures easier and quicker; and having reduced Customs Comprehensive Guarantees for deferred Customs Duty and VAT more likely to be accepted by HMRC.

For details see: www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/authorised-economic-operator---online-training-course-20211013.

International Supply Chain Resilience: 13 October 2021 (online)

In this morning-only course from Greater Manchester Chamber, participants will learn what supply chain resilience is and how it can be built into their operations.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/international-supply-chain-resilience-training-course-october-2021/.

Trading with the EU: 13 October 2021 (online)

Focusing on the requirements that businesses must now follow when trading with countries in the European Union (EU), this Institute of Export course will cover the rules required for tariff-free trade, requirement for customs declarations and how to trade successfully with EU customers.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/page/TradingwithEU.

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements & Export Preference: 13 October 2021 (online)

Presented by the Institute of Export, this course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade agreements, and how participants can comply with them. Topics covered include: how trade agreements are negotiated; what is meant by Rules of Origin and how to interpret them; the differences between preferential and non-preferential trade; and documentation (eg EUR1, ATR, GSP).

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1452895&group=.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 14 October 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export workshop highlights commercial implications of the correct use of the Tariff/Commodity codes and why it is so important to have a good understanding of them. It is aimed both at people new to exporting and at those with experience who want to keep up with changes.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436476&group=.

Incoterms® 2020: 14 October 2021 (online)

This morning course from MY Export Hub will provide an overview of changes between the 2010 and 2020 editions of Incoterms®. It will also provide a guide to the obligations and costs borne by both buyer and seller, including when risk passes from one to the other.

For details see: www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4539-incoterms-2020-bcc-accredited.

Incoterms® 2020: 14 October 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course will provide a comprehensive overview of the new 2020 version of Incoterms® and how they differ from the 2010 version. It also aims to enable participants to become more cost and risk aware when negotiating new business deals, whatever the post-Brexit international trade environment holds for the UK.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435945&group=.

Inward Processing: 18 October 2021 (online)

This morning course from Sussex Chamber will examine the principles and terminology of Inward Processing (IP), which is used to obtain relief from customs duties and import VAT on goods that are imported from outside the UK for processing. It will also look at some of the options available within IP, briefly consider Outward Processing and discuss methods of operation and compliance with Customs requirements.

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/inward-processing-virtual-training-3554.

Understanding Export: 18 October 2021 (online)

This course from North East England Chamber will help participants understand: what an export is; how to classify goods using tariff codes; the sales contract; and export documentation. It also touches briefly on Incoterms®.

For details see: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-understanding-export-tickets-161221376477.

Customs Procedures & Documentation: 19 October 2021 (online)

This introductory, morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce is aimed at anyone involved in international trade who needs to understand customs. It will cover the role of HMRC and practicalities such as goods wholly produced in the UK, use of documentation including the EUR1, free circulation, AEO, VAT responsibilities, and the impact of Incoterms®. It also provides an introduction to customs entries, classification of goods, valuation of goods on import duties, taxes and the Union Customs Code (UCC).

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-customs-procedures-and-documentation-3446.

Export Documentation: 20 October 2021 (online)

This introductory, morning-only course from Sussex Chamber covers the principles and current industry practices required to ensure that participants will be able to process documents properly.

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-export-documentation-3426.

Import Procedures: 20 October 2021 (online)

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce says this course introduces the terminology and procedures used in the importing process and examines the responsibilities and obligations of all parties. Those attending can expect to learn about: import documents and procedures; what to consider before importing; the content of an import purchase order and supplier instructions; what determines how much duty and VAT is payable; what and how to check on an import declaration; and where to get help with controlled goods.

For details see: www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/import-procedures---online-training-course---bcc-accredited-20211020.

Incoterms®: 20 October 2021 (online)

Incoterms® are used to determine who is responsible for the risks and costs of international trade at each step of the process and are used in contract negotiations and to draw up checklists for buys and sellers. This course from North East England Chamber is aimed both at those with no prior knowledge and those wishing to refresh their knowledge of Incoterms®.

For details see: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-incoterms-tickets-157788958021.

Understanding Exporting: 21 October 2021 (online)

Those joining this morning course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce will receive an introduction to exporting, including sales and purchase orders, Incoterms®, packaging, commodity codes and general compliance issues.

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-understanding-exporting-3416.

Export Documentation: 25 October 2021 (online)

This North East England Chamber course focuses on what export documents are, what is required and the benefits of best practice for exporting.

For details see: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-export-documentation-tickets-161516727881.

Advanced Exporting: 26 October 2021 (online)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, the reasoning behind the requirements, their content, and free trade agreements. It also considers how documentation should be completed, and when and where it should be presented.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436134&group=.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 26 October 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export workshop highlights commercial implications of the correct use of the Tariff/Commodity codes and why it is so important to have a good understanding of them. It is aimed both at people new to exporting and at those with experience who want to keep up with changes.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436477&group=.

Introduction to Importing: 26 October 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course offers 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.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442269&group=.

Advanced Importing: 27 October 2021 (online)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This advanced course from the Institute of Export will discuss in detail customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442406&group=.

Introduction to Exporting: 27 October 2021 (online)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is designed both for people new to exporting and for those with experience who want to update their knowledge. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation.

For details see: www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436005&group=.

Rules of Origin: 27 October 2021 (online)

Certain trade agreements allow goods to enter the market with preferential or zero duty, depending on their “origin”. This course from North East England Chamber will explain current preference and non-preference rules of origin, their implications for traders and guidance on how to establish origin.

For details see: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-rules-of-origin-tickets-157793417359.

Export Documentation: 28 October 2021 (online)

Presented by the Greater Manchester Chamber (GMCC), this course looks at export documents, why they are used, what is required and the benefits they offer. It is suitable for all levels of exporters, as the information can be used both operationally and commercially, says the GMCC.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/export-documentation-october-2021/.

Trade shows

September

British Gin Festival: 9–12 September 2021 (Beijing, China)

The China Britain Business Council invites UK gin and mixer brands to participate in this showcase and sales event. Companies whose brands have not yet entered the China market can send samples for showcasing and tasting.

For details see: www.cbbc.org/events/british-gin-festival.