Last reviewed 28 April 2022

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

Covid-19

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

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

Conferences, Meetings and Networking

May

Business Clinic — Doing Business in Ghana: 18 May 2022 (online)

Aimed at companies seeking to grow their businesses in Ghana, this event from Greater Manchester Chamber will offer five 25-minute one-to-one meetings with a Ghana market expert. Meeting slots are available from 9.00–12.00.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/business-clinic-doing-business-in-ghana-online-event-18th-may-2022

June

China Consumer: 28–29 June 2022 (London/online)

China accounts for over 50% of online global retail sales and the country is on track to become the biggest consumer market in the world by 2025. Hosted offline and online, this event offers an opportunity for UK brands to hone their China market strategy. From panel discussions to workshops, focus groups and meet the China buyer opportunities, this China–Britain Business Council event aims to provide a holistic view of China’s consumer trends, tangible business leads and shared best practices.

For details see: https://www.cbbc.org/events/china-consumer-2022

British Chambers of Commerce Global Annual Conference: 30 June 2022 (London)

This year’s event will see business leaders from the UK and around the world look to a more sustainable and responsible future, with a particular focus on sustainable trade.

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

Seminars and Workshops

May

Foundation Award in International Trade — Methods of Payment: 3 May 2022 (online)

This introductory-level, morning-only course from Sussex Chamber covers the five main types of payment for international trade, including the documents required, security, and changes from January 2021.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-methods-of-payment-3764

Methods of Payment: 3 May 2022 (online)

Presented by Greater Manchester Chamber, this morning-only course looks at different types of international payment methods, the documents required and security. It also considers what can go wrong and offers tips for success.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/methods-of-payment-may-2022/

Export Documentation: 4 May 2022 (online)

This Suffolk Chamber course looks at export documents, why they are used, what content is required and the benefits they offer. It is said to be suitable for all levels of exporters as the information can be used both operationally and commercially.

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

Foundation Award in International Trade — Import Procedures: 4 May 2022 (online)

This introductory, morning course from Sussex Chamber is aimed at those involved in the import of goods. It will cover import documentation and procedures, commercial considerations, purchase orders, calculating VAT and duty, and how to reduce import customs clearance delays.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-import-procedures-3746

Documentary Letters of Credit: 5 May 2022 (online)

This morning-only course from Greater Manchester Chamber covers the eight main types of Letters of Credit used in international trade and is said to be suitable for all staff who need to have a clear understanding of the procedures required to ensure payments for goods sold on documentary credit terms. Knowledge and understanding will be reinforced through the use of exercises, tips on getting the credit required and working examples of documentary credits.

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

Foundation Award in International Trade — Documentary Letters of Credit: 5 May 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-documentary-letters-of-credit-3768

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 10 May 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/customs-procedures-and-documentation-bcc-accredited-220510/details

Introduction to Exporting: 10 May 2022 (Manchester)

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-may-2022/

UK–Australia FTA: Opportunities for the Food and Drink Industry: 10 May 2022 (online)

This brief (10:00–11:00) webinar from the Food and Drink Federation will explore opportunities, gaps and trends across food and drink in both the UK and Australia. It will bring together market experts, buyers and businesses to share their views and experiences.

For details see: https://www.fdf.org.uk/fdf/events-and-meetings/events/events/2022/uk--australia-fta-opportunities-for-the-food-and-drink-industry/

Understanding Exporting and Export Documentation: 10 May 2022 (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/5043-understanding-exporting-and-export-documentation-bcc-accredited

Trading with Egypt: 13 May 2022 (TBC)

From 1 October 2021, exporters to Egypt have to comply with the Advanced Cargo Information System (ACI) and submit all cargo and shipping documents through the CargoX platform. This morning-only course will provide an overview of the agreement with Egypt and the documentation, as well as giving information on both ACI and CargoX.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/trading-with-egypt-training-course-may-2022/

Agents & Distributors: 17 May 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/agents-distributors-bcc-accredited-220517/details

Foundation Award in International Trade — Agents & Distributors: 17 May 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-agents-and-distributors-3771

UK VAT and International Trade: 17 May 2022 (London)

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

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

Understanding Commodity Codes: 17 May 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/understanding-commodity-codes-bcc-accredited-220517/details

Foundation Award in International Trade — Preference Rules of Origin: 18 May 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-preference-rules-of-origin-3762

Import & Export Customs Procedures: 18 May 2022 (London)

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

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

Foundation Award in International Trade — Inward & Outward Processing: 19 May 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-inward-and-outward-processing-3774

Inward Processing and Outward Processing Relief: 19 May 2022 (Manchester)

This morning-only course from Greater Manchester Chamber offers exporters and importers an opportunity to learn about Inward Processing and Outward Processing procedures in detail.

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/inward-processing-and-outward-processing-relief-may-2022/

Brexit: EU Imports & Exports in 2021: 23 May 2022 (online)

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

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

Understanding Exporting: 24 May 2022 (online)

Topics covered in this Suffolk Chamber course include: the EU; sales contract and purchase order; Incoterms®; packing and handling marks; freight forwarders; and export documentation.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/understanding-exporting---training-course---bcc-accredited-010

Incoterms® 2020: 25 May 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/incoterms-2020-bcc-accredited-220525/details

Rules of Origin: Preferential and Non-Preferential: 26 May 2022 (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-may-2022/

June

Understanding Exporting & Incoterms: 2 June 2022 (online)

Chamber International says that this workshop will be of real benefit to anybody involved in the export/import process, from administrators through to sales and accounts personnel. It explains international trade concepts and procedures in simple terms and aims to equip delegates with an understanding of current best practice. Topics covered include: methods of export quotation; deciding on delivery terms and the use of Incoterms 2020; overview of payment methods; and export documentation and compliance.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/understanding-exporting-incoterms-workshop-jun-2022-/

Foundation Award in International Trade — Incoterms®: 7 June 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-incoterms-3743

Customs Procedures and Documentation: 8 June 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/5044-customs-procedures-and-documentation-bcc-accredited

Foundation Award in International Trade — Customs Procedures & Documentation: 8 June 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-customs-procedures-and-documentation-3751

Incoterms® 2020: 8 June 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/incoterms-2020-bcc-accredited-220525/details

Incoterms® 2020: 8 June 2022 (online)

This morning-only course from Chamber International provides a comprehensive overview of Incoterms® 2020 and what has changed since the 2010 version. It also considers using the most suitable Incoterms® for each mode of transport, how to avoid pitfalls and problems by avoiding unsuitable terms, and the commercial benefits of Incoterms® in sales negotiations.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/incoterms-2020-course-jun-2022/

Export Customs Procedures and Documentation: 9 June 2022 (online)

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

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

Foundation Award in International Trade — Export Documentation: 9 June 2022 (online)

This introductory, morning-only course from Sussex Chamber covers the principles and current industry practices required to ensure that participants will be able to process documents properly.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-export-documentation-3759

Import Procedures Including Inward Processing and Outward Processing: 9 June 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/import-procedures-including-inward-processing-and-outward-processing-bcc-accredited-220609/details

UK VAT and International Trade: 9 June 2022 (Manchester)

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

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

Understanding Export: 13 June 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-understanding-export-tickets-298635465717

Foundation Award in International Trade — Understanding Commodity Codes: 14 June 2022 (online)

Sussex Chamber describes this short course (9.30–13.00) as offering participants “fundamental skills and knowledge to prepare and process a system of classifying their parts for both import and export.” It includes a practical session on classifying products using the UK Global Tariff.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-andndash-understanding-commodity-codes-3879

Top Tips for Occasional Exporters: Online Briefing: 14 June 2022 (online)

This brief course (9.30–11.30) from Chamber International is aimed at businesses receiving only a few export enquiries a year, but which need to understand enough about the process to protect the profit in the transaction without the need to have a fully trained export administrator on the payroll.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/top-tips-for-occasional-exporters-online-briefing-jun-2022/

Incoterms® 2020: 15 June 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-incoterms-2020-tickets-298685936677

Moving Goods Under the Northern Ireland Protocol: 16 June 2022 (online)

This Chamber International course examines key areas that companies need to plan for when exporting into Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Topics covered include: documentation requirements; export procedures; border controls; and using Great Britain as a land-bridge for goods coming from the European Union to Ireland.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/moving-goods-under-the-northern-ireland-protocol-workshop-jun-2022/

UK Certificate of Origin Step-by-Step Workshop: 16 June 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/uk-certificate-of-origin-step-by-step-workshop-june-2022/

UK VAT and International Trade: 16 June 2022 (Birmingham)

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

Export Documentation: 20 June 2022 (online)

This afternoon-only 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-298698072977

Foundation Award in International Trade — Understanding Exporting: 21 June 2022 (online)

Those joining this morning course from Sussex Chamber of Commerce will receive an introduction to exporting, including sales and purchase orders, Incoterms®, packaging, commodity codes and general compliance issues.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-understanding-exporting-3739

Import Procedures: 21 June 2022 (Manchester)

This morning 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-2022/

Import Procedures: 21 June 2022 (online)

Suffolk 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---training-course---bcc-accredited-20220621

Rules of Origin: 21 June 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/rules-of-origin-bcc-accredited-220621/details

Foundation Award in International Trade — Methods of Payment: 22 June 2022 (online)

This introductory-level, morning-only course from Sussex Chamber covers the five main types of payment for international trade, including the documents required, security, and changes from January 2021.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-methods-of-payment-3765

Import Procedures Including Inward Processing and Outward Processing: 22 June 2022 (online)

This MY Export Hub course is said to be suitable both for those currently working in an import environment without formal training and for those wanting a refresher. The import procedures session covers: definition of an import and the process flow; areas to consider when making an enquiry; the purchase order; movement of goods; and import clearance, documentation, declarations and import duties. Topics covered on the inward processing (IP) and outward processing (OP) session include: the impact of the Union Customs Code; the advantages of claiming IP and OP and the documentation required; and the impact of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status on holders of Special Procedures authorisations.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/5045-import-procedures-including-inward-processing-and-outward-processing-bcc-accredited

Foundation Award in International Trade — Import Procedures: 23 June 2022 (online)

This introductory, morning course from Sussex Chamber is aimed at those involved in the import of goods. It will cover import documentation and procedures, commercial considerations, purchase orders, calculating VAT and duty, and how to reduce import customs clearance delays.

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-import-procedures-3747

Importing From the EU — What You Need to Know: 23 June 2022 (online)

This morning-only course from Chamber International considers the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing from the European Union. Coverage includes: the import process; import documentation; tariff codes; import duties and VAT; Customs procedures; and Incoterms® for import.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/importing-from-the-eu-what-you-need-to-know-online-workshop-jun-2022/

Rules of Origin: 23 June 2022 (online)

Certain trade agreements allow goods to enter the market with preferential or zero duty, depending on their “origin”. This afternoon 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-298699356817

UK EUR1 Step-by-Step Workshop: 23 June 2022 (online)

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

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

Customs procedures: 27 June 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-customs-procedures-tickets-298700299637

Documentary Letters of Credit & Methods of Payment: 28 June 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/documentary-letters-of-credit-methods-of-payment-bcc-accredited-220628/details

International Trade — The 2022 Update: 28 June 2022 (online)

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

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

Risk and Rewards in International Trade: 29 June 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/risk-and-rewards-in-international-trade-non-bcc-220629/details

Import procedures: 30 June 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-import-procedures-tickets-298700871347

UK VAT and International Trade: 30 June 2022 (online)

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

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

July

UK VAT and International Trade: 1 July 2022 (online)

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

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

Letters of Credit and Methods of Payment: 4 July 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-letters-of-credit-and-methods-of-payment-tickets-298702245457?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Documentary Letters of Credit: 5 July 2022 (online)

This morning-only course from Greater Manchester Chamber covers the eight main types of Letters of Credit used in international trade and is said to be suitable for all staff who need to have a clear understanding of the procedures required to ensure payments for goods sold on documentary credit terms. Knowledge and understanding will be reinforced through the use of exercises, tips on getting the credit required and working examples of documentary credits.

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

Foundation Award in International Trade — Documentary Letters of Credit: 5 July 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-documentary-letters-of-credit-3958

Incoterms: 5 July 2022 (Manchester)

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-2022/

Agents and distributors: 6 July 2022 (online)

This afternoon course from North East England Chamber will examine the differences between agents and distributors, and when best to use or appoint them in international trade. The session will also cover how to find and appoint agents overseas, plus legal issues, and the advantages and disadvantages of appointing agents and distributors.

For details see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-agents-and-distributors-tickets-211753158397?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Customs Declarations: 6 July 2022 (online)

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

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

Foundation Award in International Trade — Agents & Distributors: 6 July 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-agents-and-distributors-3961

Incoterms® 2020: 6 July 2022 (online)

This Suffolk Chamber course will explain what the Incoterms® rules are, how they affect businesses and what participants need to know about Incoterms. It aims to provide delegates with a clear understanding of the tasks, costs and risks involved in the delivery of goods from sellers to buyers and to offer a practical guide to correctly applying Incoterms rules to global sales and purchasing activities.

For details see: https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events-networking/suffolk-chamber-events/incoterms%C2%AE-2020---training-course---bcc-accredited-20220706

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

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

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

Foundation Award in International Trade — Preference Rules of Origin: 7 July 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-preference-rules-of-origin-3953

Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA) — Getting it Right: 7 July 2022 (online)

Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA) for imports was introduced on 1 January 2021 to provide cash flow assistance to VAT registered importers. This short morning course from UK Training will provide practical advice and guidance on the PVA rules and help participants avoid the common issues businesses are facing. Topics covered include liaising with customs agents, declaration requirements, accessing and downloading the PVA statement, and completing the VAT return.

For details see: http://www.uktraining.com/training/postponed-vat-accounting-pva-getting-it-right/142/online

Introduction to Authorised Economic Operator: 12 July 2022 (online)

Businesses trading with Europe are now becoming familiar with the need to Customs clear their goods when they are buying and/or selling into or out of the EU. This Greater Birmingham Chambers course aims to help businesses understand why there might be a benefit in achieving Authorised Economic Status (AEO).

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/introduction-to-authorised-economic-operator-3/dehttps://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/introduction-to-authorised-economic-operator-3/details.

Trading after Brexit —18 months on: 13 July 2022 (online)

This half-day course from Greater Birmingham Chambers will help attendees understand post-Brexit changes and the implications of not following procedures correctly. Topics covered will include: Customs declarations, Rules of Origin, duty and VAT, Incoterms, and Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA).

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/trading-after-brexit-130722/details

Export Documentation: 14 July 2022 (Manchester)

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

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

Incoterms® 2020: 14 July 2022 (online)

The morning course from My Export Hub is suitable for those working in an export environment or who are new to exporting. Delegates will learn the most appropriate Incoterm to use for their international transactions.

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/5046-incoterms-2020-bcc-accredited

Foundation Award in International Trade — Inward & Outward Processing: 19 July 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-inward-and-outward-processing-3964

Trading with Ireland & Northern Ireland: 19 July 2022 (online)

This afternoon webinar from Greater Birmingham Chambers will cover post-Brexit trading arrangements between Northern Ireland and Great Britain (GB), between Northern Ireland and the European Union, and between GB and Northern Ireland where the goods travel via Ireland. The role of the Trader Support Service in supporting businesses trading with Northern Ireland will be explained.

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

Foundation Award in International Trade — Incoterms®: 20 July 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-incoterms-3944

Preference Rules of Origin: 20 July 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/5047-preference-rules-of-origin-bcc-accredited

Foundation Award in International Trade — Customs Procedures & Documentation: 21 July 2022 (online)

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

For details see: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-customs-procedures-and-documentation-3947

Understanding Exporting and Export Documentation: 26 July 2022 (online)

Participants on this course from Greater Birmingham Chambers will learn about the export process from end-to-end and gain an understanding of documentation requirements, shipping, freight forwarders and couriers.

For details see: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/understanding-exporting-and-export-documentation-bcc-accredited-260722/details

HS Code Classification & The UK Global Tariff: 28 July 2022 (online)

Presented by Chamber International, this morning course takes a detailed look at tariff classification for importers, exporters and customs brokers.

For details see: https://www.chamber-international.com/events/hs-code-classification-the-uk-global-tariff-online-workshop-jul-2022/

Trade missions

May

Market Visit to IFAT Munich [water, sewage, waste]: 29 May–1 June 2022 (Munich, Germany or online)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) will lead a delegation of companies from the Midlands to IFAT — the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. The show is expected to have some 150,000 visitors and 3300 exhibitors drawn from over 60 countries. Delegates can attend in person or virtually.

For details see: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200239132&

June

Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Brazil — Powering Net Zero: 6–8 June 2022 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Energy Industries Council (EIC) invite British companies involved in the renewable energy sector to join this trade mission to Brazil. The three-day programme will include opportunities to: present capabilities at the UK & Brazil: Partners in Energy event; meet with main contractors and stakeholders; and speak at technical workshops.

For details see: https://eu.eventscloud.com/website/7391/?&reference=nphflyer

Trade shows

June

Shoptalk Europe: 6–8 June 2022 (London)

Over 2500 attendees from large retailers and brands, start-ups, technology companies, investors, media, and analysts are expected at this event, at which 250+ companies will be demonstrating the latest innovations and trends. Across the three days, Shoptalk Europe will host 200+ industry-leading speakers, from established retailers to innovative new start-ups and prolific investors.

For details see: https://www.excel.london/visitor/whats-on/shoptalk-europe

BIEMH [machine tools]: 13–17 June 2022 (Barakaldo, Spain)

The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry is promoting attendance at this leading Spanish international trade fair for machine tools and advanced manufacturing. The event draws visitors from around the world and is a meeting point for sharing the latest technology for machine-tools.

For details see: https://legacy.londonchamber.co.uk/events/see-all-events/?From=2022-06-01T12%3A00%3A00&page=1&pageSize=10&searchQuery=

Infosecurity Europe: 21–23 June 2022 (London)

Described as the biggest gathering of the information security community in Europe, this event aims to share innovation and learning, test and benchmark solutions, build relationships and drive new business.

For details see: https://www.excel.london/visitor/whats-on/infosecurity-europe-2022

European Pizza & Pasta Show: 22–23 June 2022 (London)

This event brings together leading flour, pizza and pasta brands, speciality food and ingredients, and manufacturers of professional kitchen and catering equipment from the UK, Europe and beyond.

For details see: https://olympia.london/whatson/european-pizza-pasta-show

July

Naidex [independent living]: 6–7 July 2022 (Birmingham)

Europe’s most established event for independent living and supporting the disabled community, Naidex showcases wide-ranging solutions to improve mobility and accessibility, highlights the latest innovations and technology, and explores the future of digital and physical accessibility. The event will feature over 200 suppliers and 100 seminars and panel sessions.

For details see: https://www.naidex.co.uk/home

Florida International Medical Expo (FIME): 27–29 July 2022 (Miami, USA)

Running for 30 years, FIME is the leading event in the medical device and equipment sector for the Americas. The event attracts some 25,000 trade visitors from across North, Central and south America, plus exhibitors from 50 other countries. Exhibitors can expect to meet dealers, distributors, professionals from private and public hospitals, clinicians, retailers and investors.

For details see: https://www.medilink.co.uk/event/fime/