Last reviewed 28 January 2022

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

Covid-19

When this list was compiled at the end of January 2022, all the events included were scheduled to go ahead either online or face-to-face.

However, given the 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

February

Export Documentation: 2 February 2022 (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-february-2022/

Foundation Award in International Trade — Documentary Letters of Credit: 8 February 2022 (online)

This introductory, morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce covers the eight main types of Letters of Credit used in international trade, including Sight Documentary Collection, Documentary Letters of Credit, and Bills of Exchange. The course is suitable for staff needing a clear understanding of the procedures required to ensure payments for goods sold on documentary credit terms. Knowledge and understanding are reinforced through the use of exercises, tips on getting the credit wanted and working examples of documentary credits.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-documentary-letters-of-credit-3766

Import Procedures including Inward Processing and Outward Processing: 8 February 2022 (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: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4846-import-procedures-including-inward-processing-and-outward-processing-bcc-accredited

Brexit: EU Imports & Exports in 2021: 9 February 2022 (online)

Following Brexit, organisations involved in EU imports and exports must now comply with more challenging customs procedures and different VAT rules. This afternoon-only webinar from UK Training will introduce the key changes and detail the various options available to businesses. The new processes, procedures and regulations will be explained in a simple and easy to follow manner.

For details see: http://www.uktraining.com/training/brexit-eu-imports-exports-in-2021/130/online

Customs procedures and documentation: 9 February 2022 (online)

This course from Greater Birmingham Chambers would be an ideal follow-up for those who have previously attended the Understanding Export & Export Documentation. It is also suitable for those working in an export environment wishing to improve their knowledge of Customs compliance procedures, and — following post-Brexit changes — also offers an update on Customs documentation.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/customs-procedures-and-documentation-220209/details

Foundation Award in International Trade — Agents & Distributors: 9 February 2022 (online)

Designed for sales teams, administrators and managers planning international growth through overseas agents and distributors, this morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce considers the differences between the two, the advantages and disadvantages of each, what to consider when appointing them, and legal implications.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-agents-and-distributors-3769

Foundation Award in International Trade — Preference Rules of Origin: 10 February 2022 (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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-preference-rules-of-origin-3760

Agents & Distributors: 16 February 2022 (online)

This afternoon course from Greater Birmingham Chambers covers the differences between agents and distributors, issues to be considered when appointing an agent or distributor, and the legal implications of doing so.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/agents-distributors-bcc-accredited-220216/details

Understanding commodity codes: 16 February 2022 (online)

Offered by Greater Birmingham Chambers, this morning-only course is said to be suitable for those working in an export or import environment wishing to learn exactly what commodity codes are, what they mean and how to determine the correct code to use.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/understanding-commodity-codes-bcc-accredited-220216/details

Foundation Award in International Trade — Inward & Outward Processing: 22 February 2022 (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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-inward-and-outward-processing-3772

Import & Export Practice and Procedures: 22–23 February 2022 (online)

This morning 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: http://www.uktraining.com/training/import-export-practice-and-procedures/136/classroom

Foundation Award in International Trade — Incoterms: 23 February 2022 (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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-incoterms-3741

UK VAT and International Trade: 23 February 2022 (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: http://www.uktraining.com/training/the-essential-guide-to-uk-vat-and-international-trade/46/classroom

Foundation Award in International Trade — Customs Procedures & Documentation: 24 February 2022 (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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-customs-procedures-and-documentation-3749

Incoterms 2020: 24 February 2022 (online)

Presented by Greater Birmingham Chambers, this morning-only course will provide an overview of changes between the 2010 and 2020 Incoterms. It will also discuss the obligations and costs borne by the buyer and seller during a sale and help participants to correctly classify shipments.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/incoterms-2020-bcc-accredited-220224/details

March

[South Korea] How to Get the Approved Exporter Status: 1 March 2022 (online)

Presented by the Greater Manchester Chamber (GMCC), this morning-only course looks at how UK exporters sending goods to South Korea can comply with the requirements for claiming preference under the new Free Trade Agreement.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/how-to-get-the-approved-exporter-status-march-2021/

China Consumer Masterclass Series — Retail & Ecommerce: 3 March 2022 (London)

Presented by the China-Britain Business Council, the first part of this course will cover the changing retail environment in China, market entry strategy, and how brands engage with and manage potential Chinese partners. The second part will focus on the Chinese consumer, including brand collaboration.

For details see: https://www.cbbc.org/events/cbbc-china-consumer-masterclass-series-retail-ecommerce-0

Export Customs Procedures and Documentation: 3 March 2022 (online)

Presented by the Greater Manchester Chamber, this morning-only course is said to be suitable both for those new to international business and those with experience who want to refresh their knowledge.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/export-customs-procedures-and-documentation-march-2022/

Foundation Award in International Trade — Export Documentation: 8 March 2022 (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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-export-documentation-3757

How to Access Zero Tariffs from a Free Trade Agreement / Rules of Origin: 8 March 2022 (online)

This Food and Drink Federation event aims to give participants a clear understanding of what Free Trade Agreements (FTA) are, how to fulfil the criteria of an FTA, what counts as originating, and the associated paperwork and data recording.

For details see: https://www.fdf.org.uk/fdf/events-and-meetings/events/events/2022/how-to-access-zero-tariffs-from-a-free-trade-agreement-rules-of-origin-mar08/

International Trade — The 2022 Update: 8 March 2022 (online)

This morning-only course from UK Training assumes prior knowledge and understanding of customs procedures and VAT principles, including the changes which were introduced at the start of 2021. In that context, it considers the key changes to customs and international trade in 2022 and offers an insight into current trade issues.

For details see: http://www.uktraining.com/training/international-trade-the-2022-update/147/online

Preference Rules of Origin: 8 March 2022 (online)

Suitable for those who need detailed information on origin calculations and how they affect sales and purchases, this morning course includes an overview of the different types of origin documentation and a practical session on how to read the customs notices allowing origin to be established.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4847-preference-rules-of-origin-bcc-accredited

Finding & Using Tariff Codes: 9 March 2022 (online)

Those attending this Food and Drink Federation event can expect to leave with a clear understanding of the Tariff Codes volumes I-III, how to navigate them, and how a tariff code attracts duty. The course will also cover countervailing, anti-dumping and quotas, as well as advice on recording the declared originating papers.

For details see: https://www.fdf.org.uk/fdf/events-and-meetings/events/events/2022/finding-using-tariff-codes-march/

Risk and Rewards in International Trade: 9 March 2022 (online)

Organised by Greater Birmingham Chambers, this morning course aims to help businesses understand and assess the different areas of risk associated with international trade. Topics covered include: country and political risk; commercial risk; logistics risk; and foreign exchange risk.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/risk-and-rewards-in-international-trade-non-bcc-220309/details

SPS Export and Import Licence Training: 11 March 2022 (online)

This course from the Food and Drink Federation will cover how to identify the right sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) export health certificates and how to correctly complete them. It will look at imports from the European Union to Great Britain (live animals, animal products, food, feed and plants) and also at exporting those products from Great Britain to the EU.

For details see: https://www.fdf.org.uk/fdf/events-and-meetings/events/events/2022/sps-export-and-import-licence-training-for-federation-11-march-2022/

Understanding export: 14 March 2022 (online)

This afternoon 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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-understanding-export-tickets-211798092797

Customs declarations: 15 March 2022 (online)

This course will provide delegates with the information needed to help them accurately complete a simple Customs declaration and to understand the Customs regimes, says Greater Birmingham Chambers. Among other topics, the course will cover: export and import processes; the main methods of valuation and their application; the use of commodity codes; export and import controls; and simplified Customs procedures

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/customs-declarations-non-bcc-220315/details

Import Procedures including Inward Processing and Outward Processing: 16 March 2022 (online)

Participants on this course from Greater Birmingham Chambers will be given an overview of the import process, including supplier risk, country risk, payment risk and duty payments. The course will also provide an insight into business solutions post-Brexit for those who currently only purchase from or use processing facilities in the EU.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/import-procedures-including-inward-processing-and-outward-processing-220316/details

Incoterms 2020: 16 March 2022 (online)

Presented by North East England Chamber of Commerce, this course offers an overview of the export process, including key terminology and procedures. All parties should have a clear understanding of the Incoterms rules to minimise disruption or disputes. Participants will learn about the purpose and functions of Incoterms, features of Incoterms 2020 and how to determine which term is best to use.

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-incoterms-2020-tickets-207149157707

Preference Rules of Origin: 16 March 2022 (online)

This course from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce aims to demystify the complex Preference Rules of Origin and give participants an understanding of applicable import duties on the countries where their imported products are made. The course should benefit any personnel preparing export or import documentation, dealing with customer queries or gathering origin evidence.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/preference-rules-of-origin---training-course---bcc-accredited-20220316

UK VAT and International Trade: 16‒17 March 2022 (online)

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

Understanding Commodity Codes and Incoterms 2020: 17 March 2022 (Liverpool)

Offered by Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, this course is designed for anyone who might be called upon to contribute to a correct description of goods traded internationally for both export or import declarations. This practical course covers the layout of the Customs Tariff, how Commodity Codes are organised, and penalties for incorrect declarations. The day will also cover Incoterms 2020.

For details see: https://www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk/events/understanding-commodity-codes-and-incoterms2020/

Export documentation: 21 March 2022 (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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-export-documentation-tickets-211807179977

Foundation Award in International Trade — Import Procedures: 22 March 2022 (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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-import-procedures-3745

Import & Export Customs Procedures: 22 March 2022 (Birmingham)

This UK Training course is intended to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the complex customs requirements which need to be followed when importing and exporting with the EU or the rest of the world. As well as covering the essentials, it will also consider many of the more advanced issues and offer practical tips to help avoid problems and delays. Topics covered include: customs declarations, key documents, invoices, commodity codes, rules of origin, customs duties, taxes, reliefs, Incoterms, and supply chain risk.

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

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 23 March 2022 (online)

Following on from the Export and Export Documentation course, this MY Export Hub workshop is suitable for those working in an export environment who wish to acquire further detailed export and customs procedures information or need a refresher course. It offers further export procedure details and looks at the customs procedures and compliance requirements for successful international trade.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/5041-customs-procedures-and-documentation

Documentary Letters of Credit: 23 March 2022 (online)

This morning-only course from Greater Manchester Chamber covers the eight main types of Letters of Credit used in international trade and is said to be 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. Knowledge and understanding will be reinforced through the use of exercises, tips on getting the credit required and working examples of documentary credits.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/documentary-letters-of-credit-march-2022/

Foundation Award in International Trade — Documentary Letters of Credit: 23 March 2022 (online)

This introductory, morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce covers the eight main types of Letters of Credit used in international trade, including Sight Documentary Collection, Documentary Letters of Credit, and Bills of Exchange. The course is suitable for staff needing a clear understanding of the procedures required to ensure payments for goods sold on documentary credit terms. Knowledge and understanding are reinforced through the use of exercises, tips on getting the credit wanted and working examples of documentary credits.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-documentary-letters-of-credit-3767

Incoterms: 23 March 2022 (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-march-2022/

Rules of origin: 23 March 2022 (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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-rules-of-origin-tickets-207150511757

Foundation Award in International Trade — Agents & Distributors: 24 March 2022 (online)

Designed for sales teams, administrators and managers planning international growth through overseas agents and distributors, this morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce considers the differences between the two, the advantages and disadvantages of each, what to consider when appointing them, and legal implications.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-agents-and-distributors-3770

Rules of Origin: 24 March 2022 (online)

This morning course from Greater Birmingham Chambers is said to be suitable for anyone working in an export and/or import environment who would like to gain more knowledge about origin calculations. Detailed information will be provided on how origin affects sales and purchases, and about the documentation needed.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/rules-of-origin-bcc-accredited-220324/details

UK Certificate of Origin step-by-step workshop: 24 March 2022 (online)

Greater Manchester Chamber (GMCC) says that this morning workshop “will go through the UK Certificate of Origin box-by-box to help you understand common errors and the correct information that should be entered.” The course is designed both for beginners and for experienced exporters looking to refresh their knowledge.

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

Customs procedures: 28 March 2022 (online)

Those attending this North East England Chamber of Commerce course will gain an understanding of import documentation and procedures, learn how to identify customs regimes and import controls, and determine how much VAT and duty is payable.

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-customs-procedures-tickets-207154864777

Documentary Letters of Credit & Methods of Payment: 30 March 2022 (online)

This morning-only course from Greater Birmingham Chambers will provide an overview of all methods of payment when trading internationally, including the risks and benefits involved. Participants will be shown how to manage a letter of credit and to make sure that documents are compliant, so that payment is successful.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/documentary-letters-of-credit-methods-of-payment-bcc-accredited-220330/details

Import procedures: 30 March 2022 (online)

Participants on this North East England Chamber of Commerce course can expect to gain an understanding of import documentation and procedures, learn how to identify customs regimes and import controls, and determine how much VAT and duty is payable.

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-import-procedures-tickets-207155346217

Import Procedures: 30 March 2022 (online)

This afternoon 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-march-2022/

April

Export Documentation: 1 April 2022 (online)

Chamber International says that this morning course will take a detailed look at export documents, including why and when documents are needed, and key information requirements for different documents. Documents covered include: proforma invoices; Certificates of Origin; EUR1s; ATA Carnets; Bills of Lading; and Certificates of Conformity.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/export-documentation-online-course-apr-2022/

Letters of credit and methods of payment: 4 April 2022 (online)

This course from North East England Chamber will help participants: understand the Letter of Credit procedure and identify the relevant parties; comply with the requirements of a Letter of Credit and methods of payments; identify different methods of payment in international trade; and identify and understand payment documentation.

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-letters-of-credit-and-methods-of-payment-tickets-207192507367

Documentary Letter of Credit and Methods of Payment: 5 April 2022 (Liverpool)

This course from Liverpool Chamber of Commerce explains the letters of credit process, using examples and practical sessions. Topics covered include: the role of the company, bank and customer; Incoterms; types of letters of credit; and presentation of documents.

For details see: https://www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk/events/bcc-accredited-documentary-letter-of-credit-and-methods-of-payment-2/

Documentary Letters of Credit & Methods of Payment: 5 April 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4848-documentary-letters-of-credit-methods-of-payment-bcc-accredited

Export Documentation and Import Procedures: 5 April 2022 (Liverpool)

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce says that this course is designed both for people new to exporting and those with experience who wish to update themselves with current documentation and procedures. Live online examples are used to explain the documentation and show participants how to complete it. Topics covered include: shipping within the EU and beyond; duties and taxes; the audit trail and HMRC; transport documents; and country of origin.

For details see: https://www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk/events/bcc-accredited-export-documentation-and-import-procedures-2/

Methods of Payment & Letters of Credit: 5 April 2022 (online)

This morning-only workshop from Chamber International covers the five main types of payment for exports. Said to be 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, it uses exercises to reinforce learning, and offers tips on how to get credit.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/methods-of-payment-letters-of-credit-online-workshop-apr-2022/

Foundation Award in International Trade — Preference Rules of Origin: 5 April 2022 (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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-preference-rules-of-origin-3761

Commodity Codes & UK Trade Tariff: 6 April 2022 (online)

This North East England Chamber course focuses on understanding commodity codes, their purpose and how to classify goods. It explores the UK Trade Tariff and how best to navigate it, as well as how to find, analyse and understand customs and quota measures applicable to different goods.

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-commodity-codes-uk-trade-tariff-tickets-207158615997

Customs Procedures & Documentation: 6 April 2022 (online)

The key learning objectives and outcomes of this Sussex Chamber course include understanding: the role of HMRC, rules of origin and Intra EC trade; customs procedures and the UK trade tariff; VAT responsibilities with regard to Intra-EU trade; Intrastat; and customs relief schemes.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/customs-procedures--documentation---training-course---bcc-accredited-20220406

Foundation Award in International Trade — Inward & Outward Processing: 6 April 2022 (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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-inward-and-outward-processing-3773

A Beginners Practical Guide to Exporting: 7 April 2022 (online)

Greater Birmingham Chambers ay that this course is suitable for anyone who is new needs an overview of the export process. Topics covered include: the export process, getting a shipment quotation, export documentation, packing lists and labels, and obtaining proof of export / delivery. Participants will also learn how to correctly create a commercial invoice.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/a-beginners-practical-guide-to-exporting-non-bcc-220407/details

Foundation Award in International Trade — Incoterms: 7 April 2022 (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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-incoterms-3742

UK EUR1 Step-by-Step Workshop: 7 April 2022 (online)

UK EUR1s are issued by Chambers of Commerce and used as preferential origin evidence with countries where the UK has a trade agreement. Also called “movement certificates”, UK EUR1s allow importers in those countries to import goods at a reduced or nil rate of import duty. This morning course from Greater Manchester Chamber will cover: changes to the UK EUR1 since January 2021; how to complete the form; common mistakes and exceptions; and how to apply for a UK EUR1.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/uk-eur1-step-by-step-workshop-april-2022/

Customs Declarations: 14 April 2022 (online)

This morning seminar from Chamber International will update participants on the UK’s Customs Declaration Service (CDS) which is replacing the existing Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. From 30 September 2022 all import declarations will be declared on CDS and from 31 March 2023 all export declarations will be declared on CDS.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/customs-declarations-online-seminar-apr-2022/

Foundation Award in International Trade — Customs Procedures & Documentation: 19 April 2022 (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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-customs-procedures-and-documentation-3750

Foundation Award in International Trade — Export Documentation: 20 April 2022 (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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-export-documentation-3758

Trading with Ireland & Southern Ireland: 20 April 2022 (online)

This afternoon webinar from Greater Birmingham Chambers is aimed at businesses currently trading with Ireland or Northern Ireland or looking to do so. Topics covered include: trading between Northern Ireland and Great Britain post-Brexit; trading between Northern Ireland and the European Union post-Brexit; and trade between GB and Northern Ireland where the goods travel via Ireland post-Brexit. It will also look at how the Trader Support Service can support businesses trading with Northern Ireland.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/trading-with-ireland-southern-ireland-220420/details

Exporting and Importing with the EU: 21 April 2022 (online)

Aimed at people who want a better understanding of the new trading relationship with the EU, this Greater Manchester Chamber course 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. Running from 9.30-12.30, topics covered will include: the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement; export and import processes; Incoterms®2020; customs declarations; non-tariff barriers; and rules of origin.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/exporting-and-importing-with-the-eu-april-2022/

Foundation Award in International Trade — Understanding Exporting: 21 April 2022 (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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-understanding-exporting-3738

Doing Business in Kenya — Streamlining Your International Expansion: 26 April 2022 (online)

Running from 10.00‒11.15, this London Chamber of Commerce event will explore the support needed to establish, grow and streamline business activity in Kenya. Topics covered will include: corporate law; visas and immigration; accounting and tax; and banking.

For details see: https://www.londonchamber.co.uk/events/see-all-events/?page=1&pageSize=10&searchQuery=kenya

Rules of Origin & the EU-UK Trade Deal: 26 April 2022 (online)

This morning course from UK Training will guide participants through how the EU-UK trade deal (TCA) impacts trade conducted between the two parties. The TCA is not simply a free trade deal; to benefit from zero tariffs, businesses must prove that goods are of UK or EU origin. The course will explain the rules of origin and the situations where they can and cannot be applied and give an overview of customs procedures that apply to UK-EU trade.

For details see: http://www.uktraining.com/training/the-eu-uk-trade-deal-for-importers-and-exporters/139/online

Shipping To and From Egypt: What You Need to Know: 26 April 2022 (online)

This morning course from Chamber International will look at how exporting or importing businesses can benefit from the trade agreement with Egypt that came into effect in 2021. It will cover customs declarations, documentation and information on doing business between the two countries.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/shipping-to-and-from-egypt-what-you-need-to-know-online-workshop-apr-2022/

A Beginner’s Practical Guide to Exporting: 27 April 2022 (online)

Presented by MY Export Hub, this course aims to help participants understand basic export processes and documentation requirements now that the UK has left the EU. It includes a practical session looking at the creation of a commercial invoice and understanding where the various elements of that invoice come from.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/5042-a-beginners-practical-guide-to-exporting-non-bcc

Export Documentation: 28 April 2022 (online)

This Greater Manchester Chamber course looks at export documents, why they are used, their content and the benefits they offer. Participants can expect to learn which documents are necessary for an international shipment, to understand the key pieces of information required for each document, and to appreciate the importance of preferential trade agreements.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/export-documentation-april-2022/

International Trade — Focus on India: 28 April 2022 (online)

Presented by the London Chamber of Commerce, this brief (10.00-11.00) event will consider the opportunities that a potential UK-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) offers UK businesses.

For details see: https://www.londonchamber.co.uk/events/see-all-events/?From=2022-04-01T12%3A00%3A00&page=1&pageSize=10&searchQuery=focus%20on%20india

Trade shows

March

International Food & Drink Event: 21–23 March 2022 (London)

Previous International Food & Drink Events (IFE) have attracted 30,000 retailers, wholesalers and foodservice professionals to taste, test and source products from a global list of producers. In 2022, IFE aims to provide delegates with the perfect opportunity to discover what’s new, source innovative products, understand the latest consumer trends and build face-to-face relationships.

For details see: https://www.ife.co.uk/

March

International Food & Drink Event: 21–23 March 2022 (London)

Previous International Food & Drink Events (IFE) have attracted 30,000 retailers, wholesalers and foodservice professionals to taste, test and source products from a global list of producers. In 2022, IFE aims to provide delegates with the perfect opportunity to discover what’s new, source innovative products, understand the latest consumer trends and build face-to-face relationships.

For details see: www.ife.co.uk/.

April

International Franchise Show: 8–9 April 2022 (London)

Covering 25 industry sectors, the Franchise Show claims to offer access to the largest selection of franchise brands at any UK event. With a pavilion dedicated to US brands, it’s an opportunity for delegates to explore a range of franchise options and to get expert advice on topics such as franchise strategy, funding and expansion.

For details see: https://www.thefranchiseshow.co.uk

Natural Product Show: 22–23 April 2022 (London)

Over 100 international suppliers and some 50 international professional speakers are expected at this event, where delegates will be able to discover innovative products and the latest trends.

For details see: https://www.naturalproductshow.com/