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

Meetings and Networking

July

Indonesia Infrastructure Investment Forum: 2 July 2019 (London)

Supported by the UK-ASEAN Business Council, this event will bring together key figures from the Indonesian Government and private sector to discuss the many opportunities in the infrastructure and tourism sectors.

For details see the UK-ASEAN Business Council website.

Arab British Economic Summit: 3 July 2019 (London)

Organised by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, this event will highlight issues relevant to UK and Arab business and showcase the broad range of projects emerging and under development within the Arab world and the scope for British involvement. It is described as a must-attend event for investors, exporters, experts, consultants and service providers.

For details see the Eventbrite website.

South West World Trade Summit: 3 July 2019 (tbc)

Hosted by the Institute of Export, this Regional Trade Summit will address issues in international trade, looking at the opportunities and challenges facing those working in the area.

For details see the IOE website.

Seminars and Workshops

July

Exporting — Understanding the Paperwork: 1 July 2019 (Burgess Hill, Sussex)

The Sussex Chamber of Commerce says that this course will examine all aspects of export documentation from first enquiry to arrival of the goods at destination. It will seek to establish best practice, emphasising the need for a clear and coherent audit trail for each shipment to ensure customs compliance.

For details see the Sussex Chamber of Commerce website.

AEO (S) — Safety & Security: 2 July 2019 (London)

This course will guide delegates through the practical application of the requirements for obtaining Authorised Economic Operator Security and Safety (AEO(S)) certification. Presented by Morley Consulting, it offers a practical approach, with an emphasis on achieving the AEO(S) criteria in ways which suit individual businesses. It should be suitable for anyone wishing to obtain an understanding of how to practically achieve the AEO(S) requirements and scope within their organisation.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Customs Procedures & Documentation: 2 July 2019 (Woodbridge, Suffolk)

Presented by the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, this course is said to be suitable both for those new to international business and experienced companies who may want to refresh their knowledge.

For details see the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce website.

Doing Business with China: 2 July 2019 (Stevenage)

This morning-only China-Britain Business Council event will support UK companies in the East of England to do business with China and build understanding of Chinese business culture. It will include a session on the impact of anti-corruption and anti-monopoly rules, Intellectual Property (IP) issues, risks, opportunities and challenges in international trade.

For details see the CBBC website.

How to get your food and drink products through Chinese customs? 3 July 2019 (London)

At this China-Britain Business Council event, delegates will learn about food and drink import and distribution, labelling requirements in mainland China, and how to use online channels for selling direct to Chinese consumers.

For details see the CBBC website.

Understanding Exporting: 3 July 2019 (Leeds)

Presented by Chamber International, this course is primarily aimed at people involved with export sales, payment, documentation, dispatch and import/export activities. It will explain international trade concepts and procedures in simple everyday terms, leaving delegates with a good understanding and knowledge of current best practice.

For details see the Chamber International website.

Export & Import Procedures, Get it Right: 4 July 2019 (Liverpool)

Presented by the Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce, this course covers the basic aspects of exporting and importing. It is aimed both at people new to exporting and those with experience who want to update themselves on export documentation and procedures. Live online examples will be used to explain the documentation and show how it can be completed.

For details see the Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce website.

Comprehensive Guide to International Trade: 4–5 July 2019 (London)

This Morley Consulting course is described as a comprehensive guide for anyone engaged in the international movement of goods. It covers in depth the processes and documentation of import, export, cross trades and chain transactions. The choices available and the practical and financial implications of those choices will be explored in detail.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Export Practice and Procedures: 9 July 2019 (London)

Offered by UK Training, this course provides a complete overview of the export process from the first enquiry to the arrival of the goods. It explains export terminology and considers both the exporter’s compliance obligations and the documentation involved.

For details see the UK Training website.

Import Procedures Including Inward and Outward Processing: 9 July 2019 (Huddersfield)

Presented by MY Export Hub, this course will enable participants to: demonstrate an understanding of import documentation and procedures; produce the appropriate instruction sheet required to expedite the import; describe import clearance documents; list record-keeping requirements to comply with customs regulations and identify where to go for sources of international information and assistance. They will also learn how to: describe HMRC import regimes and penalties; describe tariffs and duty rates; comply with customs procedures; and describe import clearance procedures and customs regimes as appropriate including temporary imports, IPR, OPR and bonded warehousing.

For details see the MY Export Hub website.

Introduction to Importing: 9 July 2019 (London)

Organised by the Institute of Export, this seminar will offer practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise and the role of UK customs. Potential pitfalls will be highlighted and advice given on how to avoid them.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Importing: 10 July 2019 (London)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This in-depth, advanced course from the Institute of Export addresses issues such as compliance with customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods. It is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Importing” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Avoiding cultural pitfalls when selling to Chinese consumers: 10 July 2019 (London)

Organised by the China-Britain Business Council in partnership with the Chinese agency TONG, this afternoon seminar will discuss the significance of cultural sensitivity when marketing to a Chinese audience.

For details see the CBBC website.

Essential Guide to Incoterms®: 10 July 2019 (London)

This morning-only course from UK Training aims to provide a complete understanding of Incoterms® and to explain their relevance to individual businesses. It will also consider the potential consequences of using each particular term in an overseas supply contract and the implications for domestic trade. The course will provide a useful checklist for buyers and sellers, and present participants with a framework for avoiding disputes that typically happen in international trade.

For details see the UK Training website.

China Business Clinics — Food & Drink Sector: 11 July 2019 (London)

This China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) event offers food and drink companies hour-long individual, confidential meetings to discuss matters ranging from the market potential for their products or services, to how to establish a presence in the market, and what support and services are available to help develop business in China.

For details see the CBBC website.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 11 July 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

UK & US Export Controls: A Basic Understanding: 11 July 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export course aims to provide delegates with a basic understanding of UK Export Controls and the implications of non-compliance. It also reviews the US Export Controls, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which may be imposed on UK companies.

For details see the IOE website.

Incoterms® 2010: 16 July 2019 (London)

Presented by Morley Consulting, this course will cover all 11 Incoterms® in depth, with practical examples of how, when and why they should or should not be used. The course is designed for anyone who needs a greater understanding of the use and implications of Incoterms® 2010 in the global movement of goods, including their role in customs compliance, insurance and cost control. Practical examples of best practice in differing environments and situations will be explored, along with common pitfalls and solutions.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Introduction to Exporting: 16 July 2019 (Birmingham)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website.

Introduction to Importing: 16 July 2019 (Manchester)

Organised by the Institute of Export, this seminar will offer practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise and the role of UK customs. Potential pitfalls will be highlighted and advice given on how to avoid them.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Exporting: 17 July 2019 (Birmingham)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, how it should be completed, and when and where it should be presented. It will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide delegates with the knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process. The course is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Exporting” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Importing: 17 July 2019 (Manchester)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This in-depth, advanced course from the Institute of Export addresses issues such as compliance with customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods. It is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Importing” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Import Duty Management: 17 July 2019 (London)

This course from Morley Consulting is designed for those who wish to understand the processes and options available to businesses to manage the amount of import duty and VAT to be paid. It covers the significant changes that entered into force from May 2016.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Post-Brexit Planning Workshop: 17 July 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange and credit risk insurance) and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Business Culture Workshop: Central & Eastern Europe: 18 July 2019 (Birmingham)

This morning-only course aims to help delegates improve their communication with partners in the different business cultures of Central and Eastern Europe. Attendance is limited to SMEs registered in the West Midlands region.

For details see www.events.great.gov.uk.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 18 July 2019 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

Working with CITES: 18 July 2019 (London)

Participants on this Morley Consulting course will be given an overview of the regulations and practical guidance on the day-to-day operation of controls under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Delegates will also be introduced to the requirements for trading in — and shipping items covered by — the CITES convention.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

C-TPAT: 19 July 2019 (London)

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary supply chain security programme led by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It focuses on improving the security of private companies’ supply chains with respect to terrorism. This course from Morley Consulting will explain the US C-TPAT programme’s security aims and place in the international supply chain. It will also discuss the benefits offered to participants and the requirements of foreign C-TPAT validation.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Post-Brexit Planning Workshop: 23 July 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange and credit risk insurance) and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Documentary Letters of Credit & Methods of Payment: 24 July 2019 (Huddersfield)

Presented by MY Export Hub, this course is split into two parts. The morning session will consider Documentary Letters of Credit and help delegates identify the procedure and parties concerned, as well as the different methods of payment and the different types of L/C and how to comply with their requirements. In the afternoon, the Methods of Payment session will help learners identify the different methods of payment used in international trade, understand the associated documentation, and comply with the requirements of different payment methods.

For details see the MY Export Hub website.

Introduction to Exporting: 24 July 2019 (London)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Exporting: 25 July 2019 (London)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, how it should be completed, and when and where it should be presented. It will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide delegates with the knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process. The course is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Exporting” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 25 July 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

AEO Training: 29 July 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course aims to help participants understand Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) requirements — and the benefits that can accrue from achieving AEO status. The course will guide participants through the application process and enable them to help their organisations achieve and maintain AEO status. It will also highlight the pitfalls that companies typically experience and explain how to avoid delays and mistakes.

For details see the IOE website.

Post-Brexit Planning Workshop: 30 July 2019 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange and credit risk insurance) and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Brexit — Customs Update Seminar: 31 July 2019 (London)

Presented by Morley Consulting, this morning-only event will provide the latest news regarding changes to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) processes and procedures following the implementation of the Union Customs Code (UCC) and the Brexit vote. Progress on the UCC Transitional arrangements, alterations and allowances will be covered, as will HMRC initiatives such as Customs Declaration Service (CDS — the replacement for CHIEF) and self-assessment.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Export Documentation: 31 July 2019 (Leeds)

Presented by Chamber International, this course will take a detailed look at export documents, including background to them, their uses and key information requirements for different types.

For details see the Chamber International website.

Export Licencing Compliance & Controls Seminar: 31 July 2019 (London)

This afternoon-only course from Morley Consulting is intended to provide focused, practical and pragmatic information and guidance to enable delegates to confidently work with exports, and instigate and manage an internal trade compliance programme.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

August

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 1 August 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

Introduction to Exporting: 1 August 2019 (Manchester)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website.

Achieving AEO Status: 5 August 2019 (London)

This Morley Consulting course will guide delegates in the practical application of the requirements for obtaining AEO certification. It is presented from a pragmatic and practical viewpoint rather than an academic and theoretical one. The emphasis is on avoiding difficulties, delays and costly mistakes. It is suitable for anyone wishing to obtain an understanding of the AEO requirements and scope in order to achieve AEO Status for their organisation.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Advanced Exporting: 7 August 2019 (Manchester)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, how it should be completed, and when and where it should be presented. It will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide delegates with the knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process. The course is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Exporting” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Post-Brexit Planning Workshop: 7 August 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange, credit risk insurance); and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Post-Brexit Planning Workshop: 8 August 2019 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange, credit risk insurance); and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Post-Brexit Planning Workshop: 14 August 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange, credit risk insurance); and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Understanding Exporting and Export Documentation: 14 August 2019 (Huddersfield)

This MY Export Hub course is divided into two distinct sessions. In Understanding Exporting, participants will learn: how to prepare an export quotation; how to identify trade terms and international standards for freight carriage insurance and costs (Incoterms); and how to organise relevant IT, personnel and computer systems. In Export Documentation, they will learn: how to produce documentation for an international shipment; how to produce the appropriate documents required to expedite a shipment; and how to describe any additional special requirements or documentation for particular markets/sectors (eg Middle East, Hazardous Goods, Textiles).

For details see the MY Export Hub website.

Introduction to Exporting: 20 August 2019 (London)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Exporting: 21 August 2019 (London)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, how it should be completed, and when and where it should be presented. It will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide delegates with the knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process. The course is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Exporting” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 22 August 2019 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 27 August 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

Introduction to Importing: 28 August 2019 (Birmingham)

Organised by the Institute of Export, this seminar will offer practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise and the role of UK customs. Potential pitfalls will be highlighted and advice given on how to avoid them.

For details see the IOE website.

Achieving Successful Customs Audits: 29 August 2019 (London)

Customs audits are often viewed with fear and trepidation but there is no reason for this to be the case. Audits should be viewed as helpful reviews which will confirm good practice and highlight areas for improvement. This practical course from Morley Consulting is designed for those new to the responsibility for customs audits and for those seeking to improve their company’s performance in this area. The course focuses on practical and pragmatic actions that can be taken to ensure a successful, helpful and positive outcome for all concerned. The purpose, operation, benefits and opportunities of the audit process will be discussed with clear examples of good practice.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Advanced Importing: 29 August 2019 (Birmingham)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This in-depth, advanced course from the Institute of Export addresses issues such as compliance with customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods. It is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Importing” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Quality Manager's Guide to AEO [Authorised Economic Operator]: 30 August 2019 (London)

This practical course aims to give delegates the knowledge and skills needed to achieve AEO accreditation. It gives background to AEO, explains who gives the accreditation, looks at the effect on the supply chain, and explains the difference between Customs (C), Security (S) and Full (F).

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

September

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 2 September 2019 (Warrington)

If you need to know how to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently, whether for import or export of goods, then this Institute of Export course could fit the bill. Said to be suitable for both those new to international business and those with experience, the course will help attendees understand how to compile a basic import / export entry and learn where to seek additional information. The event will also highlight common mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

For details see the IOE website.

Introduction to Exporting: 3 September 2019 (Edinburgh)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 4 September 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 5 September 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export workshop is designed both for people new to exporting and for those with experience who want to keep up with developments. The course considers the commercial implications of the correct use of the tariff/commodity code and why it is important to have a good understanding of them.

For details see the IOE website.

Post Brexit Planning Workshop: 5 September 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients / suppliers / partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange, credit risk insurance); and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

You Can Export: Export Market Research: 5 September 2019 (Birkenhead)

Presented by the Department for International Trade, this morning-only course aims to help delegates understand the importance of market research, whether they are considering exporting for the first time or trying to break into new overseas markets. The event will: give an insight into the practical benefits of undertaking marketing research; outline how delegates can prepare a research project plan; provide a model for effective and time-saving online desk research; and identify important issues when conducting research overseas.

For details see www.events.great.gov.uk.

Processing - The New IP, OPR & PCC: 6 September 2019 (London)

This practical course from Morley Consulting is designed to benefit both those who have already held IP (Inward Processing), OPR (Outward Processing Relief) or PCC (Processing Under Customs Control) authorisations and those who have not previously taken advantage of them. The purpose, operation, benefits and opportunities for the reduction or complete removal of import duty, agricultural levies, CAP charges and VAT for both repairs and processing operations will be explained.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Introduction to Exporting: 10 September 2019 (Belfast)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website

Introduction to Exporting: 10 September 2019 (Birmingham)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website.

Introduction to Importing: 10 September 2019 (London)

Organised by the Institute of Export, this seminar will offer practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise and the role of UK customs. Potential pitfalls will be highlighted and advice given on how to avoid them.

For details see the IOE website.

You Can Export: Introduction to International Trade: 10 September 2019 (Durham)

This practical event is aimed at North East based businesses interested in trading internationally or wanting to learn more about the services that the Department for International Trade North East provides.

For details see www.events.great.gov.uk.

Advanced Importing: 11 September 2019 (London)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This in-depth, advanced course from the Institute of Export addresses issues such as compliance with customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods. It is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Importing” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Exporting: 11 September 2019 (Birmingham)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, how it should be completed, and when and where it should be presented. It will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide delegates with the knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process. The course is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Exporting” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Digital Trade Advice Clinic: 11 September 2019 (Leicester)

Intended to give businesses a clear idea of how to expand into new markets, this one-to-one clinic offers an hour of tailored advice. Participants will learn about any potential barriers and about the best strategies available for growing globally online. NB - only available to companies from the East Midlands region.

For details see www.events.great.gov.uk.

International Trade Operations and Procedures (ITOPS): From 11 September 2019 (Sheffield)

Comprising four separate sessions, this training course from MY Export Hub will cover the five main elements of export administration: procedures; documentation; legal requirements; payments; and dispatch and shipping. Those completing the course will be awarded the ITOPS qualification. Participants will have the opportunity to visit airports and container ships, and work on placement with a freight forwarder.

For details see www.myexporthub.co.uk.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 12 September 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

Incoterms: 12 September 2019 (Huddersfield)

This morning-only course from MY Export Hub is an introduction to the International Commercial Terms of Delivery (Incoterms), including the changes introduced in 2010. It is designed for staff involved in the administration of import and export activities.

For details see www.myexporthub.co.uk.

Leeds World Trade Summit: 12 September 2019 (Leeds)

Part of a series of Regional Trade Summits organised by the Institute of Export, this event will bring together experts and leading authorities to speak on key issues, including the opportunities and challenges currently facing those working in international trade.

For details see the IOE website.

Post Brexit Planning Workshop: 12 September 2019 (Manchester)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients / suppliers / partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange, credit risk insurance); and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see theIOE website.

Preferential Trade Agreements & Rules of Origin: 12 September 2019 (Huddersfield)

Presented by MY Export Hub, this afternoon-only course aims to provide participants with an understanding of: the difference between Preference and Non-Preference Origin; the rules determining preference rules of origin; and the percentage rule and how to apply it.

For details see www.myexporthub.co.uk.

You Can Export: Protecting your intellectual property: 16 September 2019 (Wigan)

This half-day workshop aims to give an overview of what constitutes intellectual property, the legal frameworks that are in place, the threats from international markets and how firms can protect their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Organised by the Department for International Trade and presented by a representative of the Intellectual Property Office, it will give delegates an understanding of trade marks, patents, copyright, designs and confidentiality.

For details see www.events.great.gov.uk.

AEO Certified Practitioner: 17-20 September 2019 (four days; London)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, this Morley Consulting course leads to certification as an AEO Practitioner. Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification is part of the UK's post-Brexit strategy for achieving the most frictionless borders possible.

For details see the Morley Consulting website.

Introduction to Exporting: 17 September 2019 (London)

Covering all the basic aspects of exporting, this Institute of Export course is aimed both at those new to exporting and experienced business people wanting to keep updated. Live online examples are used to explain export procedures and how to complete export documentation, and the course highlights commercial implications and why it is important to understand them.

For details see the IOE website.

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements & Export Preference: 17 September 2019 (Manchester)

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

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Exporting: 18 September 2019 (London)

The objective of this Institute of Export course is to examine the many aspects of international documentation, how it should be completed, and when and where it should be presented. It will examine ways to prepare the relevant paperwork and provide delegates with the knowledge required to operate an effective and compliant export documentation process. The course is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Exporting” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Export Documentation & Import Procedures: 18 September 2019 (Leeds)

This International Chamber course takes a practical approach to why and when export documents are needed, and includes background, uses and key information for different documents.

For details see the Chamber International website.

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 18 September 2019 (Birmingham)

If you need to know how to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently, whether for import or export of goods, then this Institute of Export course could fit the bill. Said to be suitable for both those new to international business and those with experience, the course will help attendees understand how to compile a basic import / export entry and learn where to seek additional information. The event will also highlight common mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

For details see the IOE website.

Post Brexit Planning Workshop: 19 September 2019 (Birmingham)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients / suppliers / partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange, credit risk insurance); and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 19 September 2019 (Edinburgh)

If you need to know how to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently, whether for import or export of goods, then this Institute of Export course could fit the bill. Said to be suitable for both those new to international business and those with experience, the course will help attendees understand how to compile a basic import / export entry and learn where to seek additional information. The event will also highlight common mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

For details see the IOE website.

Post Brexit Planning Workshop: 23 September 2019 (Belfast)

This Institute of Export workshop will look at the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on existing exports and imports, both immediately and longer term. The course covers a number of issues, including: managing existing business; communicating with existing EU clients / suppliers / partners and planning for the future (impact on EU business and non-EU business); looking beyond the EU (market research); managing future risks (foreign exchange, credit risk insurance); and the impact of Brexit on the supply chain (agreements with suppliers; customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences; transport and distribution).

For details see the IOE website.

Export Market Research Clinic: 24 September 2019 (Leicester)

An Export Marketing Research Specialist for the East Midlands will be holding individual 90-minute clinics to help companies: identify the most appropriate export markets to investigate; access relevant software and data; obtain assistance with setting research objectives; and get tailored advice on conducting research overseas. Sessions are only available to companies from the East Midlands region.

For details see www.events.great.gov.uk.

Introduction to Importing: 24 September 2019 (Manchester)

Organised by the Institute of Export, this seminar will offer practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise and the role of UK customs. Potential pitfalls will be highlighted and advice given on how to avoid them.

For details see the IOE website.

Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance: 24 September 2019 (London)

Brexit seems likely to bring a significant increase in the paperwork and compliance obligations that UK businesses must meet in order to continue to sell into EU markets. With UK businesses needing to educate themselves in how the international customs environment works, this Institute of Export course will focus on the potential changes in export documentation that Brexit may bring. Among other things, it will cover: key import and export documentation; UK customs procedures; documents that can be used as proof of export from the UK; tariff and commodity codes; and Certificates of Origin.

For details see the IOE website.

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 24 September 2019 (London)

If you need to know how to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently, whether for import or export of goods, then this Institute of Export course could fit the bill. Said to be suitable for both those new to international business and those with experience, the course will help attendees understand how to compile a basic import / export entry and learn where to seek additional information. The event will also highlight common mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

For details see the IOE website.

Advanced Importing: 25 September 2019 (Manchester)

Successful importing requires an understanding of customs rules and procedures as well as the duty and excise relief available. This in-depth, advanced course from the Institute of Export addresses issues such as compliance with customs duty relief schemes, customs compliance and payment methods. It is described as being most suited to people who have completed the “Introduction to Importing” course and to experienced business people who want to keep up with developments.

For details see the IOE website.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 25 September 2019 (Belfast)

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 the IOE website.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 25 September 2019 (Edinburgh)

This Institute of Export course will look at the information required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It will also consider the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

For details see the IOE website.

Defence Exports Conference: 25 September 2019 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

At this 14th annual Defence Exports conference, delegates will meet, network and hear insights from senior government officials and international trade compliance professionals. Day one will explore US export policies and regulations, while day two will largely focus on the rest of world, with presentations and panel debates on EU regulations and BREXIT.

For details see www.smi-online.co.uk.

UK & US Export Controls: A Basic Understanding: 25 September 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course aims to provide delegates with a basic understanding of UK Export Controls and the implications of non-compliance. It also reviews the US Export Controls, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which may be imposed on UK companies.

For details see the IOE website.

Business Culture Workshop: Germany: 26 September 2019 (Birmingham)

This morning-only event is intended to help attendees understand German business culture. Among other issues, it will cover: business communication and negotiation styles; challenges and solutions for doing business in individual markets; how to overcome common trade barriers / pitfalls; and e-commerce strategy. The event is only open to SMEs in the West Midlands.

For details see www.events.great.gov.uk.

How To Complete Customs Declarations: 26 September 2019 (Huddersfield)

Ahead of Brexit, this MY Export Hub course aims to give participants an understanding of the customs processes and requirements they will need to comply with.

For details see www.myexporthub.co.uk.

International Customer Service: 30 September 2019 (London)

This Institute of Export course aims to prepare staff for all stages of dealing with customers from various cultures. In particular, it addresses the following questions: what are the attitudes to customer service across the globe?; what steps of the customer journey are most important in China, India, Middle East, USA, etc?; how can you recognise true customer needs, by breaking the language barrier and reading body language?; and how do you manage difficult customers and deal with crises in various cultures?

For details see IOE website.

Trade Missions

September

Food and Beverage Company Mission to Vietnam: 9-14 September 2019 (Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi, Vietnam)

Organised by the Enterprise Europe Network and the EU-Vietnam Business Network, this mission to Vietnam will include a B2B tailored programme, meetings with distributors, buyers and partners in Vietnam, and meetings with European companies already established there.

The deadline for applications to join this mission is 26 August.

For details see www.londonchamber.co.uk.

Midlands Engine BioHealth Market Visit to Boston and Maryland: September 2019 (Boston & Maryland, USA)

The Midlands Engine will be taking a trade delegation to the MedTech Conference in Boston during September, where delegates will have the opportunity to meet representatives of medical device, diagnostic and digital health companies. The mission will then move to Maryland to explore the BioHealth network of researchers, entrepreneurs and organisations in the region. The deadline for registering interest in the mission is 12 July.

For details see www.events.great.gov.uk.

Midlands Engine Market Visit to TRAKO: 24-27 September 2019 (Gdansk, Poland)

Companies are invited to register interest in this mission to TRAKO, the largest rail industry event in Poland. Organised by the Department for International Trade, the visit will provide delegates with support from an International Trade Adviser before and during the event, as well as giving them time on the British Pavilion and use of the Midlands Engine exhibition stand. The deadline for applications to join the mission is 10 July.

For details see www.events.great.gov.uk.

Trade Shows

July

UK Anaerobic Digestion and World Biogas Expo: 3–4 July 2019 (Birmingham)

Co-located with the World Biogas Summit, this event will include seminars and workshops addressing current market and policy trends and operational issues. An associated exhibition will enable delegates to view the latest anaerobic digestion and biogas technologies, products and services.

For details see www.biogastradeshow.com.

ASEAN Retail: 11–14 July 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand)

Described as the leading marketplace for comprehensive retail technology and solutions in southeast Asia, this event will offer the latest technology, equipment, product and services for retailing in both food and non-food sectors. It will showcase new developments in retail technology, retail marketing, visual merchandising, lighting, shop fitting and store design, event marketing, internet marketing and e-commerce.

For details see the UK-ASEAN Business Council website.

September

eCommerce expo: 25-26 September 2019 (London)

It is anticipated that 15,000 delegates will attend this year’s eCommerce Expo, which is described as “the must-attend event for everyone involved in B2B or B2C ecommerce.” The event is co-located with Technology for Marketing and also ad:tech – with entry to all three being free. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet leading suppliers and other players in the ecommerce and marketing technology (martech) sector.

For details see www.ecommerceexpo.co.uk.

Last reviewed 28 June 2019