Last reviewed 17 November 2020

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

Coronavirus

When this list was compiled in mid-November, all the events included were scheduled to go ahead either online or face to face.

However, given the evolving 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.

Seminars and Workshops

December

30 days to go — UK Border Customs Controls from 1 January 2021: 1 December 2020 (online)

Offering practical information and advice on what businesses need to do in order to be prepared for the changes on 1 January 2021, this webinar from the Greater Manchester Chamber will also guide participants through the jargon and complexities of customs processes to ensure they understand what changes are required.

The deadline for registration is 24 November.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/30-days-to-go-uk-border-customs-controls-from-1121/.

Countdown to Change — One Month to Brexit: 1 December 2020 (online)

Presented by North East England Chamber of Commerce, this webinar will offer practical information and advice on what businesses need to do in order to be prepared for the changes on 1 January 2021. It will also guide participants through the jargon and complexities of customs processes to ensure they understand what changes are required.

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/countdown-to-change-one-month-to-brexit-with-chambercustoms-tickets-119072580293.

Start Selling Internationally on eBay — Expand your Exports: 1 December 2020 (online)

Described as being part workshop part webinar this morning-only event organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT) aims to help businesses understand what they need to do to start selling internationally on eBay.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200213348&.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 2 December 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297438&group=.

Winning and Delivering Business Internationally — Export Support Series: 2–3 December 2020 (online)

Presented by the Department for International Trade (DIT) this virtual event will take place from 10:00–13:30 on 1 December and from 13:00–16:30 on 2 December. It aims to help participants explore the benefits of exporting and to identify and manage overseas agents and distributors by working through real-life challenges faced by SMEs, with tips on how to avoid common pitfalls and advice on how to optimise their approach.

Experts will provide insights on the legal, financial and logistical obstacles associated with exporting and how to mitigate the risks.

Participants must be London-based SMEs that have not received more than €200,000 in public funds over the last three fiscal years and must not be an “undertaking in difficulty”.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200210508&.

Excise Duties and Procedures: 4 December 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1420292&group=.

Incoterms® 2020: 7 December 2020 (online)

This afternoon course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce will consider the general features of the Incoterms® rules and examine each of them in detail. It is said to be suitable both for those with no prior knowledge and for those seeking to update their understanding.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/incotermsandreg-2020-virtual-training.

Inward Processing Relief: 7 December 2020 (online)

This morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce will examine the principles and terminology of Inward Processing Relief (IPR) and consider some of the options available within it. Processes permitted under IPR include manufacturing, sorting and packing, repair and refurbishment. The course will also explain the situation post-Brexit concerning “customs easement” for traders wishing to exceed the three qualifying imports allowed under the Union Customs Code (UCC).

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

Documentary Letters of Credit and Methods of Payment: 8 December 2020 (online)

The course from MY Export Hub will provide an overview of all methods of payment when trading internationally, highlighting the risks and benefits involved. It will also guide participants through the rules of managing a letter of credit and how to make sure that documents are compliant and payment is successful.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4494-documentary-letters-of-credit-methods-of-payment-bcc-accredited.

Introduction to Importing: 8 December 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297673&group=.

Origin and Preference — Gaining the Benefits: 8 December 2020 (London)

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

Advanced Importing: 9 December 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1316183&group=.

Introduction to Exporting: 9 December 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297390&group=.

Understanding Incoterms® 2020: 9 December 2020 (online)

Incoterms® are fundamental to international trade, providing a set of contract terms for international freight delivery. This course from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce will explain what the Incoterms® rules are, how they affect businesses and what companies need to know about them.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/understanding-incoterms%C2%AE-2020---online-training-20200811.

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements and Export Preference: 9 December 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297020&group=.

Enhance Your Sales Tools — Export Support Series: 9–10 December 2020 (online)

This virtual master class from the Department for International Trade (DIT) will take place from 13:00–16:30 on both 9 and 10 December. It will provide expert advice to help businesses sell, pitch and influence in a virtual environment. Participants will find out how to refocus their value proposition to build new sales opportunities and how to shift their delivery method, communication and tone. The speaker will explore strategies to generate leads and convert sales opportunities in a cost-effective way to drive business growth.

Participants must be London-based SMEs that have not received more than €200,000 in public funds over the last three fiscal years and must not be an “undertaking in difficulty”.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200210501&.

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 10 December 2020 (online)

Once the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020, there will be a significant increase in the paperwork and compliance obligations that UK businesses must meet in order to continue to sell into these EU markets (especially if there is no deal). Focusing on the potential changes in export documentation that Brexit might bring, this Institute of Export course will include: an explanation of key import and export documentation; an understanding of UK customs procedures; documents that can be used as proof of export from the UK; certificates of origin; and the benefits of being an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO).

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297634&group=.

Introduction to Export Licensing Controls: 14 December 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297138&group=.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 15 December 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297429&group=.

Introduction to Exporting: 15 December 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297946&group=.

Advanced Exporting: 16 December 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297570&group=.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 16 December 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297412&group=.

Incoterms® 2020: 16 December 2020 (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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1307637&group=.

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 16 December 2020 (online)

This new 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1297870&group=.

January

Becoming an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO): 11 January 2021 (online)

Whatever the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations, many companies that have not previously traded outside the EU will be required to complete import, export and possibly transit declarations. This morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce will explain what Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status is and the difference between AEOC (Customs Simplifications) and AEOS (Security and Safety). It will also look at the commercial implications of certifications and which aspects of a business must comply with AEO requirements.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/becoming-an-authorised-economic-operator-aeo-virtual-training.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 12 January 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=1436445&group=.

Export Documentation: 12 January 2021 (Leeds)

This practical Chamber International course offers a detailed look at export documents and why and when they are needed. Among other issues, the course considers: proforma invoices; export invoices; movement certificates (EUR1, ATR); export licences; and bills of lading.

For details see: http://www.chamber-international.com/events/export-documentation-jan-2021-leeds-/.

How to Export to the EU: 12 January 2021 (online)

From 1 January 2021, new rules will apply to every movement of goods between the EU and the UK. Presented by Morley Consulting, this morning-only course will tell delegates what the new rules are on 1 January, 1 April and 1 July 2021 and what that means for them in practical terms. Morley Consulting point out that, even if the UK signs a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU, changes will still happen; there is not a “no change” option.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/how-to-export-to-the-eu.html.

How to Import from the EU: 12 January 2021 (online)

Presented by Morley Consulting, this morning-only course will tell delegates what the new rules concerning movement of goods between the EU and the UK are on 1 January, 1 April and 1 July 2021 — and what that means for them in practical terms. Morley Consulting point out that, even if the UK signs a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU, changes will still happen; there is not a “no change” option.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/how-to-import-to-the-eu.html.

Introduction to Export Licensing Controls: 12 January 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442208&group=.

Incoterms® 2020: 13 January 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435936&group=.

Trading with Northern Ireland: 13 January 2021 (online)

From 1 January 2021, new rules will apply to every movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This morning-only course from Morley Consulting will lead delegates through the HMRC new regulations from both the GB and the Northern Ireland perspective.

For details see: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/trading-with-northern-ireland.html.

Understanding Exporting and Export Documentation: 13 January 2021 (online)

MY Export Hub describes this course as suitable both for those new to an exporting role and those working in an export environment but who haven’t had any formal training. Participants will follow the export process, gaining an understanding of documentation requirements and of shipping using freight forwarders and couriers.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4526-webinar-understanding-exporting-and-export-documentation-bcc-accredited.

Understanding Export: 14 January 2021 (online)

Presented by Sussex Chamber of Commerce, this seminar offers an introduction to the terminology and procedures used in the exporting process and examines the responsibilities and obligations of all parties. Intended for those new to exporting and for those who have some understanding but need to refresh their knowledge, the course will cover the advantages of freight forwarder/agents/parcels operators, the basics of Incoterms® 2020 and the importance of the commodity code.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/understanding-export-virtual-training-3136.

How to Complete Customs Declarations: 19 January 2021 (online)

Those attending this course from Greater Manchester Chamber (GMCC) can expect to acquire a basic working knowledge of how to complete the information needed for simple import and export customs declarations entries. It is intended for customs agents and for companies who use agents and intermediaries to help them trade with the EU.

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

Import Procedures: 20 January 2021 (online)

This morning-only course from the Greater Manchester Chamber will cover a combination of documents and procedures and explain the content and the benefits of being aware of them. The course is suitable for companies new to importing and for established exporters needing to update their current procedures.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/import-procedures-january-2021/.

Trading with the EU post transition and Incoterms® 2020: 21 January 2021 (Liverpool)

Presented by Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, this workshop is designed to help delegates understand the impact of Brexit on their businesses. It will also cover Incoterms® 2020 and its implications for contracts.

For details see: https://www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk/eventitem.aspx/show/52092.

Customs in Action — Practical Compliance: 25 January 2021 (London)

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: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/customs-in-action---practical-compliance.html.

Certificate of Customs Competency: 25–29 January 2021 (five days, London)

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 and Preference; and Specialist Customs Procedures/Assessment.

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

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 26 January 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=1436448&group=.

Customs Tariff Classification: 26 January 2021 (London)

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

Incoterms® 2020: 26 January 2021 (online)

This morning course from Chamber International will provide a comprehensive overview of the new 2020 Incoterms® and highlight changes from the 2010 version. It is designed for companies who export and import goods from both EU and non-EU markets and the content will be applicable for all post-Brexit scenarios.

For details see: http://www.chamber-international.com/events/incoterms-2020-jan-2021/.

Introduction to Importing: 26 January 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436465&group=.

Advanced Importing: 27 January 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442322&group=.

Agents and Distributors: 27 January 2021 (online)

This afternoon-only course from MY Export Hub aims to give participants an understanding of the differences between the roles of Agents and Distributors, what to consider when appointing an Agent or Distributor and the legal implications of doing so.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4527-agents-distributors-bcc-accredited.

Customs Valuation: 27 January 2021 (London)

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

Import Procedures: 27 January 2021 (online)

Sussex 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: 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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/import-procedures-virtual-training-3137.

Introduction to Exporting: 27 January 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435965&group=.

Trade Commodity Codes: 27 January 2021 (online)

Presented by MY Export Hub, this morning-only workshop will cover the make-up of the commodity codes, how to find a code and what happens if a code is wrong.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4525-trade-commodity-codes.

Advanced Exporting: 28 January 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436074&group=.

Export Documentation: 28 January 2021 (Manchester/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: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/export-documentation-january-2021/.

Origin and Preference — Gaining the Benefits: 28 January 2021 (London)

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

Specialist Customs Procedures: 29 January 2021 (London)

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

February

Understanding Exporting and Incoterms®: 2 February 2021 (Leeds)

This workshop from Chamber International will explain international trade concepts and procedures in simple everyday terms and aims to equip delegates with a good understanding and knowledge of current best practice.

For details see: http://www.chamber-international.com/events/understanding-exporting-incoterms-workshop-feb-2021-leeds/.

Inward Processing Relief: 4 February 2021 (online)

This morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce will examine the principles and terminology of Inward Processing Relief (IPR) and consider some of the options available within it. Processes permitted under IPR include manufacturing, sorting and packing, repair and refurbishment. The course will also explain the situation post-Brexit concerning “customs easement” for traders wishing to exceed the three qualifying imports allowed under the Union Customs Code (UCC).

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/inward-processing-relief-virtual-training-3138.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 9 February 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=1436449&group=.

Introduction to Export Licensing Controls: 9 February 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442239&group=.

AEO Certified Practitioner: 9–12 February 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: https://www.morley-consulting.co.uk/aeo-certified-practitioner.html.

Incoterms® 2020: 10 February 2021 (online)

This morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce will consider the general features of the Incoterms® rules and examine each of them in detail. It is said to be suitable both for those with no prior knowledge and for those seeking to update their understanding.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/incotermsandreg-2020-virtual-training-3141.

Incoterms® 2020: 10 February 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435937&group=.

Introduction to Exporting: 10 February 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435966&group=.

Advanced Exporting: 11 February 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436077&group=.

Rules of Origin: Preferential and Non-preferential: 12 February 2021 (Manchester)

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: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/rules-of-origin-preferential-and-non-preferential-february-2021/.

UK and US Export Controls: A Basic Understanding: 15 February 2021 (online)

Presented by the Institute of Export, this course aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of UK and 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442272&group=.

Incoterms®: 17 February 2021 (online)

This morning-only course from the Greater Manchester Chamber (GMCC) will provide an update on the changes introduced by the 2020 edition of Incoterms®. Following a look at what Incoterms® are and why buyers and sellers should use them, the course will discuss risks and responsibilities, obligations and the commercial implications of using Incoterms®.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/incoterms-february-2021/.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 23 February 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=1436450&group=.

Introduction to Exporting: 23 February 2021 (Manchester)

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: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/introduction-to-exporting-february-2021/.

Introduction to Importing: 23 February 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442259&group=.

Methods of Payment and Letters of Credit: 23 February 2021 (Leeds)

Described as being suitable for all staff who need to have a clear understanding of the procedures required to ensure payments for goods sold on documentary credit terms, this Chamber International course covers the five main types of payment for exports, from advance payment to open account, including Sight Documentary Collection, Term Documentary Collection and Documentary Letters of Credit.

For details see: http://www.chamber-international.com/events/methods-of-payment-letters-of-credit-workshop-feb-2021-leeds/.

Advanced Importing: 24 February 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442325&group=.

Introduction to Exporting: 24 February 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435967&group=.

Advanced Exporting: 25 February 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: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436080&group=.

Rules of Origin and Preference: 26 February 2021 (online)

Rules of origin are complex and often not understood by companies involved in international trade. This course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce will provide a detailed examination of the current preference and non-preference rules of origin and their implications for importers and exporters and will offer practical guidance to traders as to how to establish the origin.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/rules-of-origin-and-preference-virtual-training-3140.