Last reviewed 21 December 2021

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 December 2021, 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

January

Foundation Award in International Trade — Incoterms®: 11 January 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: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-incoterms-3740.

Incoterms® Update 2020: 11 January 2022 (online)

This morning-only course from Glasgow Chamber of Commerce provides an overview of the changes that have taken place between the 2010 and 2020 Incoterms®. It also provides a guide to the obligations of both seller and buyer, including where risk passes from the former to the later during the transaction.

For details see: https://portal.glasgowchamberofcommerce.com/eventdetail.html?eidQS=12A834B9-BD3F-4371-8C6D-2878EE45713A.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Customs Procedures & Documentation: 12 January 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: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-customs-procedures-and-documentation-3748.

A Beginners Practical Guide to Exporting: 13 January 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: www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/a-beginners-practical-guide-to-exporting-non-bcc-220113/details.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Export Documentation: 13 January 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: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-export-documentation-3756.

Customs procedures and International documentation: 19 January 2022 (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/4844-customs-procedures-and-international-documentation-bcc-accredited.

Tips on International Marketing: 19 January 2022 (online)

This short (10.00–11.00) webinar from the Welsh Government and Winning Pitch will offer tips on international marketing for Welsh exporters. Topics covered will include knowing your market, digital marketing, e-commerce, and learning from your competitors. This event is open to all Welsh businesses with international growth ambitions, but not to intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services.

For details see: https://wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/tips-on-international-marketing/.

Introduction to Exporting: 20 January 2022 (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-january-2022/.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Understanding Exporting: 25 January 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: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-understanding-exporting-3737.

How to Complete Customs Declarations: 25 January 2022 (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-january-2022/.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Methods of Payment: 26 January 2022 (online)

This introductory-level, morning-only 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-3763.

Incoterms® 2020: 26 January 2022 (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/4845-incoterms-2020-bcc-accredited.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Import Procedures: 27 January 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: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-import-procedures-3744.

Import & Export Practice and Procedures: 27 January 2022 (London)

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.

The points-based immigration system: 27 January 2022 (online)

This Greater Manchester Chamber Bitesize Session (10.00–11.00) will provide a basic overview of the UK’s points-based immigration system, under which migrants from EU countries now need to meet the same criteria as those from outside the EU in order to obtain a visa. UK businesses wanting to recruit EU nationals (who do not have settled or pre-settled status under the UK’s EU Settlement Scheme) now need to have a Skilled Worker sponsor licence in order to sponsor migrant worker visa applications.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/gmcc-bitesize-session-the-points-based-immigration-system/.

Understanding Tariff Codes: 27 January 2022 (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-january-2022/.

February

A Beginner’s Practical Guide to Exporting: 2 February 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: www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/5040-a-beginners-practical-guide-to-exporting-non-bcc.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/import-procedures-march-2022/.

Trade missions

February

Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Ireland — Opportunities for New Exporters: 8–10 February 2022 (Dublin, Ireland)

Organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT), this mission will include: a reception with the British Embassy Dublin and the Department for International Trade Ireland; a presentation on how to export to Ireland; opportunities/potential for UK businesses to grow in the Irish market; and information on individual support available from OCO Global Ireland.

Participation is limited to SMEs based in the UK Northern Powerhouse region, which have either never exported or have very minimal export experience.

For details see: www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200233404&.

March

Northern Powerhouse Food & Drink Mission Programme: India Part 2: Meet the Buyer, March 2022

The Department for International Trade (DIT) invites food and drink producers from across the Northern Powerhouse region to participate in this mission to India, which aims to connect businesses with Indian buyers and key representatives from the Indian food and drink sector. There are opportunities in particular for health and nutritional products, gourmet foods and drinks, high value packaged and processed products in dairy or confectionaries, and alcoholic beverages.

Only open to food and drink producers based in the Northern Powerhouse region and which either have a turnover of at least £250,000 or are an established exporter.

Financial support might be available to SMEs.

For details see: www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200234384&.

Trade shows

January

Bett UK [education technology]: 19–21 January 2022 (London)

This overarching theme of this education technology event is Create the Future, within which six specific issues will be addressed: Leadership, Futures, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Skills and Innovation. Visitors will be offered inspiring content, networking opportunities and access to innovative product demonstrations.

For details see: www.bettshow.com/.

Bett UK [education technology]: 19–21 January 2022 (London)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is offering support to UK businesses wishing to participate in this education technology event, including arranging individual meetings with prospective partners/customers, and a place on the DIT stand.

For details see: www.events.great.gov.uk/website/6147/.

Registration of Interest: Midlands Engine Market Visit to Arab Health: 24–27 January 2022 (online/Dubai, UAE)

Midlands-based companies participating in Arab Health — one of the world’s largest medical technology and life sciences exhibitions - will receive support from Midlands Engine and Department for International Trade staff. Those wishing to attend are invited to register their interest with Midlands Engine.

For details see: www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200228464&.

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/.