Last reviewed 25 February 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 February, all the events included were scheduled to go ahead either online or face-to-face.

However, given the current 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

March

Wales Export: 9–11 March 2021 (three days; online)

The Wales Export virtual conference will provide new and existing exporters with a range of information and advice on all aspects of exporting and how the Welsh Government can help them. Participants will have the opportunity to: attend webinars on trending export topics; join discussions led by subject experts, providing in-depth advice on some of the most common issues relating to exporting; attend virtual one-to-one meetings with Market Experts from the Welsh Government’s Overseas Offices; and get one-to-one advice from an International Trade Advisor.

The event is open to all Welsh businesses with international growth ambitions but is not for intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services.

For details see: https://wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/wales-export-3-day-virtual-conference/.

Meetings and Networking

March

Education Export opportunities in Southeast Asia: 17 March 2021 (online)

At this British Council event, speakers will share what they see on the ground in terms of the latest government response to the Covid-19 crisis; discuss opportunities for UK companies in the short and medium term; and give an update on what the British Council is doing in the region.

For details see: https://www.britishexpertise.org/product/british-council-education-export-opportunities-in-south-east-asia.

May

The Future of UK Trade: 6 May 2021 (online)

This briefing with Andy Burwell, CBI Director of International Trade and Investment, will offer expert insights on the future of UK trade and the opportunities available to businesses.

For details see: https://www.cbi.org.uk/events/the-future-of-uk-trade-with-andy-burwell-81986/.

International Perspective — Europe: 27 May 2021 (online)

This briefing with Sean McGuire, CBI Director for Brussels will offer expert insights on Europe and the opportunities available to businesses.

For details see: https://www.cbi.org.uk/events/international-perspective-europe-82839/.

Seminars and Workshops

March

China Business Culture Training: 3 March 2021 (online)

Participants on this China-Britain Business Council course can expect to improve their awareness of China and Chinese business culture, how to spot differences and manage them appropriately, and to learn about practical skills that can make business interactions with China more successful.

For details see: http://www.cbbc.org/events/2021/march/china-business-culture-training/.

Classification of Goods — Using Commodity and Tariff Codes: 3 March 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-3142.

Export Customs Procedures and Documentation: 3 March 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-march-2021/.

Pitching and winning business online: 3–4 March 2021 (online)

Described as a comprehensive master class, this course from the Department for International trade will offer practical tools and advice aimed at helping businesses in the London area deliver a virtual pitch that will resonate with potential prospects.

The event will take place across two days: 3 March (10:00–13:30) and 4 March (13:00–16:30). Participants must be available to attend both sessions.

Participants must be from a UK-registered SME based in a London borough, not be an undertaking in difficulty, and must meet certain financial and funding criteria.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200216680&.

Export opportunities for the Tech sector in France: 4 March 2021 (online)

This Welsh Government interactive webinar will include the following: why Welsh firms should do business in France; opportunities in the French tech sector and a case study of a successful Welsh exporter in that sector; and a Q&A session.

Scheduled for 4 March from 15.00–16.00, the event is open to all Welsh businesses with international growth ambitions but is not for intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services.

For details see: https://wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/export-opportunities-for-the-tech-sector-in-france/.

Letters of Credit: 4 March 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course will put payment options culminating in Letters of Credit into context, explain the roles of the parties, clarify the procedures and recommend practical ways in which exporters can establish best practice in order to ensure payment every time.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1456932&group=.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 9 March 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=1436451&group=.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 9 March 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.

Gain Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status for your business: 9 March 2021 (online)

MY Export Hub say that this course is designed to help businesses understand why there might be a benefit in achieving Authorised Economic Status (AEO). Benefits could include their goods being given priority treatment when they pass through customs borders, as well as reduced customs administration and associated costs when buying from or selling to the EU and elsewhere.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4538-gain-authorised-economic-operator-aeo-status-for-your-business.

Understanding Exporting: 9 March 2021 (Leeds)

Presented by Chamber International, this course explains international trade concepts and procedures and aims to provide delegates with a good understanding and knowledge of current best practice. Topics covered include: the impact of Brexit; customs compliance; trade agreements; contracts of sale and purchase orders; and export licences. The course is aimed at people involved with export sales, payment, documentation, dispatch and import/export activities.

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

Incoterms® 2020: 10 March 2021 (online)

This morning-only 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/4539-incoterms-2020-bcc-accredited.

Introduction to Exporting: 10 March 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=1435968=.

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 10 March 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=1456851=.

International Trade and Finance: 11 March 2021 (online)

This Institute of Export course examines in detail the instruments of trade and payment performance, such as Letters of Credit and Bonds and Guarantees, and how businesses can use them as part of a trade finance suite to maximise business profitability and working capital.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1456936&group=.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 16 March 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=1452879&group=.

Impact of the EU-UK Trade Deal: 16 March 2021 (online)

This new, afternoon-only course from UK Training is intended to help anyone involved in EU imports or exports understand the implications of the EU-UK trade agreement on their business. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) is already impacting those who import or export goods and there are numerous aspects of the deal which will come as a surprise to many businesses. Traders will have to learn how to work with their suppliers, shippers and customers to lessen the disruption and minimise the costs. Delegates will be guided through the key details of the deal and how it impacts trade conducted between the UK and the EU. The course will also explain rules of origin and where they can and cannot be applied.

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

International Customer Service: 16 March 2021 (online)

What are the attitudes to customer service across the globe? This Institute of Export course aims to answer that and other questions, including: What steps of the customer journey are most important in China, India, the Middle East and the USA? Can you recognise true customer needs, breaking the language barrier and reading body language? How do you manage difficult customers and deal with crisis in various cultures?

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1457509&group=.

Introduction to Export Licensing Controls: 16 March 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=1442240&group=.

Preferential Rules of Origin: 16 March 2021 (online)

Aimed at both importers and exporters, this course from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce aims to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the rules governing origin.

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

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements and Export Preference: 17 March 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=1452885&group=.

Excise Duties and Procedures: 18 March 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=1447780&group=.

Methods of Payment/Documentary Letters of Credit: 19 March 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-3145.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 23 March 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=1436454&group=.

Export Documentation and Import Procedures: 23 March 2021 (Leeds)

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

For details see: http://www.chamber-international.com/events/export-documentation-import-procedures-workshop-mar-2021-leeds-/.

Methods of Payment and Letters of Credit: 23 March 2021 (online)

This course from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce covers the five main types of payment for exports, from advance payment to open account, including Sight Documentary Collection, Term Documentary Collection and Documentary Letters of Credit. It also includes the use of Bills of Exchange with and without documents. It is said to be suitable for all staff who need to have a clear understanding of the procedures required to ensure payments for goods sold on documentary credit terms.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/methods-of-payment--letters-of-credit---online-training-course---bcc-accredited.

Advanced Importing: 24 March 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=1442326&group=.

Documentary Letters of Credit and Methods of Payment: 24 March 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/4540-documentary-letters-of-credit-methods-of-payment-bcc-accredited.

Export Documentation: 24 March 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-3144.

Introduction to Exporting: 24 March 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=1435969&group=.

Advanced Exporting: 25 March 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=1436086&group=.

Understanding Tariff Codes: 26 March 2021 (online)

This morning-only course covers from the Greater Manchester Chamber (GMCC) looks at the key elements of the Tariff/Commodity Code. It will highlight commercial implications of the correct use of the codes and why it is so important to have a good understanding of them.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/understanding-tariff-codes-march-2021/.

April

Introduction to Export Licensing Controls: 6 April 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=1442241&group=.

Introduction to Exporting: 6 April 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=1435970&group=.

Advanced Exporting: 7 April 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=1436090&group=.

Incoterms® 2020: 7 April 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=1435939&group=.

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 8 April 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=1456852&group=.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 13 April 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=1436455&group=.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 13 April 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=1452880&group=.

Introduction to Importing: 13 April 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=1442261&group=.

New Computerised Transit System (NCTS): 13 April 2021 (online)

On this course, the Institute of Export course will provide an introduction to the Freight Transit regime and explain how to access and utilise the NCTS (New Computerised Transit System). The course aims to introduce traders to the commercial advantages of the regime and to offer step-by-step analysis of the system and the regulations required by HMRC and UK Border Force to ensure compliance and to facilitate smooth operation within the freight supply chain.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1449194&group=.

Advanced Importing: 14 April 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=1442327&group=.

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements and Export Preference: 14 April 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=1452886&group=.

Customs Warehousing, Excise Warehousing and Temporary Storage Course: 15 April 2021 (online)

Customs Warehousing and Temporary Storage Facilities provide opportunities for the suspension of import taxes, which can provide huge cashflow savings for importers, or in the case of re-exports, actual tax savings. This Institute of Export course examines all types of warehousing available in the UK which allow a suspension of import taxes, including customs warehousing, excise warehousing and temporary storage facilities.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1449196&group=.

Certificate of Customs Competency: 19–23 April 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: 19 April 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: 20 April 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.

Import Procedures: 20 April 2021 (online)

Offered by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, this course provides an overview of the end-to-end import process and reviews all areas applicable to a new supplier, including country and supplier risk, and payments. Described as being suitable both for those working in an import environment who have never had formal training and for those wanting a refresher course, it will also review documentation requirements and how to ensure that goods are imported successfully.

For details see: https://portal.glasgowchamberofcommerce.com/eventdetail.html?eidQS=233E2DD7-137D-4D83-872B-BD1D2D63F98.

Customs Valuation: 21 April 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

Introduction to Exporting: 21 April 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=1435971&group=.

Advanced Exporting: 22 April 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=1435971&group=.

Export Documentation: 22 April 2021 (Manchester/online)

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

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

Origin and Preference — Gaining the Benefits: 22 April 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: 23 April 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.

Agents and Distributors: 27 April 2021 (online)

This morning-only course from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is designed for sales teams, administrators and managers planning to engage agents and/or distributors overseas. The course covers the differences between the two, the advantages and disadvantages of each, what to consider when appointing them, and legal implications. The course will also look at the importance of harmonising all sales channels, which makes it useful also to those already selling through these third parties.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/agents--distributors---half-day-online-training-course---bcc-accredited.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 27 April 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=1436456&group=.

Customs Compliance and Rules of Origin: 27 April 2021 (Liverpool)

Are you sure your business could survive a Customs Audit? Do you comply with the New Customs Rule? This course from Liverpool Chamber of Commerce aims to help participants answer these and other questions related to customs compliance and rules of origin.

For details see: https://www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk/eventitem.aspx/show/52094.

Getting Paid: Focus on Letters of Credit: 27 April 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-april-2021/.

AEO Training: 29 April 2021 (online)

Internationally recognised as a mark of quality, an Authorised Economic Status (AEO) certificate effectively demonstrates that a firm’s role within the international supply chain is secure and that its customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant. This Institute of Export course aims to help participants understand AEO requirements and benefits that can be gained by achieving AEO status. It will guide them through the application process and enable them to help their organisations achieve and maintain AEO status.

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1449198&group=.

Authorised Economic Operator: 29 April 2021 (online)

Achieving Authorised Economic Status (AEO) is one way to mitigate customs risks associated with Brexit says Suffolk Chamber of Commerce. This course is designed to help businesses understand this and other benefits of achieving AEO status, which also include: showing that a business has efficient customs controls and procedures; making the application process for any Simplified Customs Procedures easier and quicker; and having reduced Customs Comprehensive Guarantees for deferred Customs Duty and VAT more likely to be accepted by HMRC.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/authorised-economic-operator---online-training-course.

May

Introduction to Exporting: 5 May 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=1435972&group=.

Advanced Exporting: 6 May 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=1436097&group=.

AEO Certified Practitioner: 11–14 May 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: 11–12 May 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.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 11 May 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=1436458&group=.

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 11 May 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=1452877&group=.

Introduction to Export Licensing Controls: 11 May 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=1442242&group=.

Import Procedures: 12 May 2021 (online)

Sussex Chamber of Commerce says this course introduces the terminology and procedures used in the importing process and examines the responsibilities and obligations of all parties. Those attending can expect to learn about: import documents and procedures; what to consider before importing; the content of an import purchase order and supplier instructions; what determines how much duty and VAT is payable; what and how to check on an import declaration; and where to get help with controlled goods.

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

Incoterms® 2020: 12 May 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=1435940&group=.

Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements and Export Preference: 12 May 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=1452887&group=.

Methods of Payment including Letters of Credit: 13 May 2021 (online)

This Glasgow Chamber of Commerce course will give an overview of all methods of payment when trading internationally, discussing risks related to different customers, countries and the value of goods being exported. In particular, the Letter of Credit (LC) process will be examined and guidance provided on how to create a workable LC and present documents that will ultimately allow payment.

For details see: https://portal.glasgowchamberofcommerce.com/eventdetail.html?eidQS=C163F4D0-2CC6-4176-A211-52FFB064871C.

Step by Step guidance on completing Customs Declarations: 14 May 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=1456853&group=.

Brexit: EU Imports and Exports in 2021: 15 March 2021 (online)

Presented by UK Training, this afternoon-only course aims to help anyone involved in EU imports or exports understand the customs and VAT procedures that must be followed after the end of the Brexit transition period. To ensure that goods continue to flow as freely as possible, it is essential that businesses understand the new procedures and how their impact. This event will introduce delegates to the key changes and the various options available, including: customs declarations; customs duties and establishing origin; postponed VAT accounting; export zero rating; and the Northern Ireland Protocol.

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

UK and US Export Controls: A Basic Understanding: 17 May 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.export.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1442273&group=.

Introduction to Exporting: 18 May 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=1435973&group=.

Advanced Exporting: 19 May 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=1436099&group=.

Export and Import Procedures, get it right: 19 May 2021 (Liverpool)

Designed for both those new to exporting and those with experience who want to update themselves on documentation and procedures, this Liverpool Chamber course covers the basic aspects of exporting and importing worldwide. Live online examples will explain the documentation and show participants how to complete it themselves.

For details see: https://www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk/eventitem.aspx/show/52095.

Import Practice and Procedures: 20 May 2021 (London)

This course from UK Training aims to offer participants a comprehensive understanding of importing. It will examine the essentials of importing, consider more advanced issues, provide useful tips for supplier management and offer an insight into a range of issues including: tariff codes, rules of origin, import documentation, supply chain costs and risks, customs duties, and taxes and reliefs.

For details see: http://www.uktraining.com/training/import-procedures-and-controls/78/classroom.

Customs Classification and Tariff Codes: 25 May 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=1436460&group=.

Introduction to Importing: 25 May 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=1442262&group=.

Inward and Outward Processing: 25 May 2021 (online)

This course from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce explains the HMRC regimes that will enable businesses that transport goods into and out of the UK for maintenance or other processing to save money. Delegates will learn about the advantages of claiming Inward Processing Relief (IPR) and Outward Processing Relief (OPR) plus how commodity codes help, the documentation required, and whether Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status might be of use to them.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/inward--outward-processing---half-day-online-training-course---bcc-accredited.

Advanced Importing: 26 May 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=1442329&group=.

Incoterms® 2020: 26 May 2021 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/incotermsandreg-2020-virtual-training-3324.