Last reviewed 26 May 2021

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

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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

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

Conferences

June

BCC Global Annual Conference 2021: 16–17 June 2021 (online)

Day one of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) annual conference will consider trade, technology and innovation. Associated workshops will include: “The key pillars and guiding principles of any FTA and what that means for global trade”.

For details see: https://www.britishchambers.org.uk/events/annual-conference

Meetings and Networking

June

Doing Business in Pakistan: 9 June 2021 (online)

Participants at this short, morning event from British Expertise will hear from business leaders and government officials about opportunities in trade and investment in Pakistan, including insights on how to navigate procurement processes.

For details see: https://www.britishexpertise.org/product/doing-business-in-pakistan

July

Export Opportunities in the UAE: 13 July 2021 (online)

This Business Wales event will offer Welsh businesses with international growth ambitions the latest information and advice on doing business with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In particular, it will include: a market overview; export opportunities; export support; how to do business in the UAE; and a Q&A session.

For details see: https://wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/export-opportunities-in-the-uae/

Seminars and Workshops

June

Introduction to Exporting: 1 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435974&group=

Advanced Exporting: 2 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436109&group=

Understanding export: 7 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-understanding-export-tickets-133240902125?

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 8 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436461&group=

Customs procedures and International documentation: 8 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4536-customs-procedures-and-international-documentation-bcc-accredited

Introduction to Export Licensing Controls: 8 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442243&group=

Rules of Origin: Preferential and Non-preferential: 8 June 2021 (online)

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

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

Managing International Agents and Distributors: 8–9 June 2021 (online)

International agents and distributors can be a great way to build a profitable, sustainable and scalable global business, but Covid-19 has added a new layer of complexity to the process of finding, selecting and managing international partners. This Department for International Trade (DIT) event is intended to help those attending profile, identify and manage overseas agents and distributors. Participants will work through real-life challenges faced by SMEs, with tips on how to avoid common pitfalls.

The event is held across two days: 8 June, 10:00–13:30; 9 June, 13:00–16:30.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200221167&

Classification of Goods — Using Commodity and Tariff Codes: 9 June 2021 (online)

Sussex Chamber of Commerce says that this morning-only course will consider the terminology used and the structure of the Harmonised System, Commodity and Tariff codes. It will examine the General Interpretative Rules that are used for classification and the tools and resources available to assist in establishing the most appropriate code. It will also consider the difference between coding systems in use in other countries and how different codes can be correlated.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/classification-of-goods-using-commodity-and-tariff-codes-virtual-training-3326

Incoterms®: 9 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-incoterms-tickets-133252065515?

Incoterms® 2020: 9 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435941&group=

China Business Clinics: Food and Drink: 10 June 2021 (online)

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) is offering free, half hour, one-to-one video consultations with an experienced China Market Business Advisor. This is an opportunity to seek advice on issues such as setting up in China, identifying business partners and communicating effectively with clients.

For details see: https://www.cbbc.org/events/china-business-clinics-food-and-drink

Incoterms®: 10 June 2021 (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=C8099A59-3120-4CB2-A732-ECFB6B2284F4

Step by Step guidance on Completing Customs Declarations: 11 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1456854&group=

Export documentation: 14 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-export-documentation-tickets-133252300217?

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 15 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1452876&group=

Boost Your Online Reach with Website Optimisation: 15–16 June 2021 (online)

Thanks to Covid-19, having a good website and strategically engaging your customers online both nationally and internationally is more crucial than ever. This Department for International Trade (DIT) event will provide participants with insights and tools to build an effective online strategy, reach more customers and increase conversions rates.

This event will take place across two half days: 15 June, 10:00–13:30; 16 June, 10:00–13:30.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200221094&

Documentary Letter of Credit and Methods of Payment: 16 June 2021 (Liverpool)

This course from Liverpool Chamber of Commerce will explain the Letters of Credit process, using examples and practical exercises. It will also cover other methods of payment used in international transactions.

For details see: https://www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk/eventitem.aspx/show/52130

Rules of Origin: 16 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-rules-of-origin-tickets-133252803723?

Rules of Origin and Preference: 16 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/rules-of-origin-and-preference-virtual-training-3330

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements and Export Preference: 16 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1452889&group=

Excise Duties and Procedures: 17 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1447782&group=

Customs procedures: 21 June 2021 (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-133253969209?

Introduction to Importing: 22 June 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course offers practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise and the role of UK customs.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442263&group=

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 22 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436463&group=

Import Procedures: 22 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/import-procedures-virtual-training-3289

Import Procedures: 22 June 2021 (online)

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

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

Import Procedures Including Inward Processing and Outward Processing: 22 June 2021 (online)

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

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

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

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4471-import-procedures-including-inward-processing-and-outward-processing-bcc-accredited

Trade Commodity Codes: 22 June 2021 (online)

The aims of this morning-only course from Suffolk Chamber are to help participants: understand the purpose of the codes and how they are structured and to find the appropriate codes (including for goods that are hard to classify).

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/trade-commodity-codes---half-day-training-course-20210622

Boost Your Online Reach with Website Optimisation: 22–23 June 2021 (online)

Thanks to Covid-19, having a good website and strategically engaging your customers online both nationally and internationally is more crucial than ever. This Department for International Trade (DIT) event will provide participants with insights and tools to build an effective online strategy, reach more customers and increase conversions rates.

This event will take place across two half days: 22 June, 10:00–13:30; 23 June, 10:00–13:30.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200221518&

Winning and Delivering Business Internationally: 22–23 June 2021 (online)

This Department for International Trade (DIT) event will explore the benefits of exporting, helping participants build or refine their strategy and tackle issues associated with moving into new markets. Experts will cover the legal, financial and logistical obstacles associated with exporting and how to mitigate them.

Participants must attend both half-day sessions: 22 June, 10:00–13:30; 23 June, 13:00–16:30.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200221097&

Advanced Importing: 23 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442331&group=

Agents and Distributors: 23 June 2021 (online)

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

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

Import procedures: 23 June 2021 (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-133254368403?

Export Practice and Procedures: 23 June 2021 (London)

Presented by UK Training, this course provides a complete overview of the export process from the first enquiry to final arrival of the goods and suggests some “best practice”. It will explain export terminology, consider the exporter’s compliance obligations and detail relevant documentation.

For details see: http://www.uktraining.com/training/export-procedures-and-controls/79/classroom

FDF Sales Director Forum: Focus on Asian Export Markets in partnership with Santander: 23 June 2021 (online)

Running from 10:30 to 12:30, this Food and Drink Federation (FDF) forum will focus on export opportunities in the Asian market: China, India, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN region.

For details see: https://www.fdf.org.uk/fdf/events-and-meetings/events/events/2021/fdf-sales-director-forum-focus-on-asian-export-markets-in-partnership-with-santander2/

Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Export and Import Licence Training: 23 June 2021 (online)

Organised by the Food and Drink Federation, this course will explain what SPS measures and how they are regulated and show participants how to identify the right SPS export health certificates and how to complete them correctly.

For details see: https://www.fdf.org.uk/fdf/events-and-meetings/events/events/2021/sps-export-and-import-licence-training-23-june-2021/

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 24 June 2021 (online)

During this morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce, delegates will be given an overview of customs procedures and associated documentation. It is said to be suitable for staff from both small and larger companies involved in shipping / dispatch, sales and customer service, finance and accounts, or management.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/customs-procedures-and-documentation-virtual-training

How to Access Zero Tariffs from a Free Trade Agreement/Rules of Origin: 24 June 2021 (online)

This course from the Food and Drink Federation will explain what Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are, how to fulfil the relevant criteria and what an “originating” product is.

For details see: https://www.fdf.org.uk/fdf/events-and-meetings/events/events/2021/access-zero-tariffs-24-june-2021/

Introduction to Exporting: 24 June 2021 (online)

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

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

Finding & Using Tariff Codes: 25 June 2021 (online)

Presented by the Food and Drink Federation, this course will give participants an introduction to the Tariff Codes, show how to navigate them and explain how a tariff code attracts duty. It will also look at countervailing, anti-dumping and quotas and how to record originating papers.

For details see: https://www.fdf.org.uk/fdf/events-and-meetings/events/events/2021/finding-using-tariff-codes-25-june-2021/

Trade Commodity Codes: 27 January 2021 (online)

Presented by MY Export Hub, this afternoon workshop will cover: make-up of the Commodity Codes, how to find a Code and what happens if a Code is wrong.

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

Inward Processing: 28 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/inward-processing-virtual-training-3328

Letters of credit and methods of payment: 28 June 2021 (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-133254575021?

Introduction to Exporting: 29 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435975&group=

Advanced Exporting: 30 June 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436111&group=

Understanding Exporting: 30 June 2021 (online)

Presented by Suffolk Chamber, this morning course looks at the total flow of export work, from receipt of the enquiry to successful delivery of goods and payment. Participants can expect to learn: what an export is; why it is important to know if you are trading in or outside the EU; what is in a sales contract and purchase order; why Incoterms® are used in an international contract; and the advantages of using freight forwarders.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/understanding-exporting--training-course---bcc-accredited

July

Incoterms® 2020: 1 July 2021 (online)

This afternoon 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: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4422-incoterms-2020-bcc-accredited

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 6 July 2021 (online)

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce says that this course is suitable both for those new to international business and those with experience wishing to refresh their knowledge. Among other topics, the course will cover: the role of HMRC, rules of origin and Intra EC trade; customs procedures and the UK trade tariff; Authorised Economic Operator; VAT responsibilities with regard to Intra-EU trade; and customs relief schemes available to importers and exporters.

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

Foundation Award in International Trade — Documentary Letters of Credit: 6 July 2021 (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-3434

Getting Paid: Focus on Letters of Credit: 6 July 2021 (Manchester or online)

This course from the Greater Manchester Chamber provides an overview of all methods of payment when trading internationally, including the risks and benefits involved. It focuses in particular on the Letter of Credit aspect, with the aim of guiding participants through the process, making sure documents are compliant and that payment is successful.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/getting-paid-focus-on-letters-of-credit-july-2021/

Introduction to Exporting: 6 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435976&group=

Methods of Payment/Documentary Letters of Credit: 6 July 2021 (online)

This Sussex Chamber of Commerce event will consider the advantages and disadvantages of the payment options available to international traders and the documentary requirements associated with each. The morning-only course will examine Letters of Credit LC process in detail and offer guidance on how to create a workable credit.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/methods-of-paymentdocumentary-letters-of-credit-virtual-training-3329

Advanced Exporting: 7 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436113&group=

Foundation Award in International Trade — Agents and Distributors: 7 July 2021 (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-3454

Incoterms®: 7 July 2021 (online)

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

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

Import Procedures: 7 July 2021 (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-july-2021/

China Business Clinics: Food and Drink: 8 July 2021 (online)

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) is offering free, half hour, one-to-one video consultations with an experienced China Market Business Advisor. This is an opportunity to seek advice on issues such as setting up in China, identifying business partners and communicating effectively with clients.

For details see: https://www.cbbc.org/events/china-business-clinics-food-and-drink-0

Documentary Letters of Credit and Methods of Payment: 8 July 2021 (online)

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

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

Export Documentation: 8 July 2021 (online)

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

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

Export Documentation: 8 July 2021 (online)

This morning-only course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce is said to be suitable for staff from both small and larger companies involved in shipping/dispatch, sales and customer service, finance and accounts, or management. It will examine all aspects of export documentation and 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: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/export-documentation-virtual-training-3331

Foundation Award in International Trade — Preference Rules of Origin: 8 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-preference-rules-of-origin-3449

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 13 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436466&group=

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 13 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1452881&group=

Foundation Award in International Trade — Inward and Outward Processing: 13 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-inward-and-outward-processing-3459

Introduction to Export Licensing Controls: 13 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442244&group=

China Business Clinics: Retail & Ecommerce: 14 July 2021 (online)

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) is offering free, half hour, one-to-one video consultations with an experienced China Market Business Advisor. This is an opportunity to seek advice on issues such as setting up in China, identifying business partners and communicating effectively with clients.

For details see: https://www.cbbc.org/events/china-business-clinics-retail-ecommerce-3

Foundation Award in International Trade — Incoterms®: 14 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-incoterms-3420

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements and Export Preference: 14 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1452890&group=

Foundation Award in International Trade — Customs Procedures and Documentation: 15 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-customs-procedures-and-documentation-3444

Incoterms® 2020: 15 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435942&group=

UK VAT and International Trade: 15 July 2021 (London)

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

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

VAT for GB Traders: 15 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1509938&group=

Export Customs Procedures and Documentation: 16 July 2021 (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-july-2021/

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 16 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1456855&group=

AEO Certified Practitioner: 19–22 July 2021 (four days; online)

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

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

Understanding AEO: 19–20 July 2021 (two days; online)

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

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

EU Trade: How to make it easy for your customers in the EU to buy from you: 20 July 2021 (online)

Presented by the London Chamber of Commerce, this morning event offers participants the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the new border controls. Industry experts will offer advice and help participants understand how to utilise the latest easements to the advantage of their business.

For details see: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4892741395672959503

Introduction to Exporting: 21 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435993&group=

A Beginner’s Practical Guide to Exporting: 22 July 2021 (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/4115-a-beginners-practical-guide-to-export-non-bcc

Advanced Exporting: 22 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436114&group=

Certificate of Customs Competency: 26–30 July 2021 (five days; online)

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

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

Customs in Action — Practical Compliance: 26 July 2021 (online)

This course from Morley Consulting focuses on the practical impact of customs issues, processes and controls and aims to clarify who is responsible, what those responsibilities consist of, how to spot and avoid pitfalls and how to create benefit along the international supply chain. Delegates will gain an understanding of the important role of customs work in supply chain facilitation, in achieving competitive advantage and in providing customer service.

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

Customs Tariff Classification: 27 July 2021 (online)

This Morley Consulting course is designed both for those new to customs tariff classification and for those needing a greater understanding of the use and implications of classification globally. It will cover how and why an item should be classified for import, export or EU trade statistical purposes and will include information on how to classify items including those of mixed materials, unfinished and incomplete items and those sold in sets.

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

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 27 July 2021 (online)

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

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

Export Documentation: 27 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/export-documentation-27-july-2021/

Introduction to Importing: 27 July 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course offers practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise and the role of UK customs.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442265&group=

Advanced Importing: 28 July 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442397&group=

China Business Clinics: Retail & Ecommerce: 28 July 2021 (online)

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) is offering free, half hour, one-to-one video consultations with an experienced China Market Business Advisor. This is an opportunity to seek advice on issues such as setting up in China, identifying business partners and communicating effectively with clients.

For details see: https://www.cbbc.org/events/china-business-clinics-retail-ecommerce-4

Customs Valuation: 28 July 2021 (online)

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

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

Origin and Preference — Gaining the Benefits: 29 July 2021 (online)

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

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

Specialist Customs Procedures: 30 July 2021 (online)

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

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

August

Introduction to Exporting: 3 August 2021 (online)

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

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

Advanced Exporting: 4 August 2021 (online)

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

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

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

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

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

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 10 August 2021 (online)

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

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

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 10 August 2021 (online)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Incoterms® 2020: 12 August 2021 (online)

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

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

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 13 August 2021 (online)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VAT for GB Traders: 18 August 2021 (online)

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

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

Introduction to Exporting: 24 August 2021 (online)

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

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

Introduction to Importing: 24 August 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course offers practical guidance to prospective and existing importers by considering the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing. It will give an overview of the entire importing process including supplier selection, evaluation of risks, supply chain, terms of delivery, methods of payment, selection of clearing agent, duty and excise and the role of UK customs.

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

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 24 August 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436471&group=

Advanced Importing: 25 August 2021 (online)

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

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

Advanced Exporting: 25 August 2021 (online)

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

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

Trade missions

June

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany: Virtual Trade Mission: 1–2 June 2021 (online)

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is hosting a delegation of Scottish companies for a virtual trade mission to North Rhine-Westphalia. The mission will focus on green technologies and renewable energy and aims to attract Scottish companies across these two key sectors who are interested in exporting and expanding internationally.

For details see: https://portal.glasgowchamberofcommerce.com/eventdetail.html?eidQS=BBD051C9-E063-459A-8BE4-A8BFF9384549

Trade shows

July

International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM): 1 July–31 Dec 2021 (online)

The British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) is inviting applications from UK exporters interested in showcasing their products and solutions at this event.

For details see: https://www.bmcc.org.my/events/igem-2021-calling-for-interest-from-uk-exporters-to-showcase-uk-products-so