Last reviewed 21 October 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 October, 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.

Meetings and Networking

November

Doing Business with USAID — Changes & Priorities during the Biden Administration: 25 November 2021 (London)

Held from 10.00–11.30, this British Expertise event will discuss how participants can enter the USAID market and share best practices for starting and growing business with USAID.

For details see: www.britishexpertise.org/product/doing-business-with-usaid-changes-priorities-during-the-biden-administration.

Seminars and Workshops

November

Customs procedures: 1 November 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-customs-procedures-tickets-157794374221.

Export Customs Procedures and Documentation: 2 November 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: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/export-customs-procedures-and-documentation-november-2021/.

Incoterms® 2020: 2 November 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/incoterms-2020-2-1/details.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Import Procedures: 3 November 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-import-procedures-3440.

Import procedures: 3 November 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-import-procedures-tickets-157794689163.

Agents & Distributors: 4 November 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/agents-distributors-2/details.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Documentary Letters of Credit: 4 November 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-documentary-letters-of-credit-3436.

Trade Commodity Codes workshop: 4 November 2021 (online)

This morning-only course from Greater Birmingham Chambers will look at the make-up of Trade Commodity Codes, how to find a code, what happens if a code is wrong, and the UK Global Tariff, which went live on 1 January 2021.

For details see: www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/trade-commodity-codes-workshop-1-1/details.

UK VAT and International Trade: 4 November 2021 (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: www.uktraining.com/training/the-essential-guide-to-uk-vat-and-international-trade/46/classroom.

Letters of credit and methods of payment: 8 November 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chamber-global-training-course-letters-of-credit-and-methods-of-payment-tickets-157794972009.

A Beginner’s Practical Guide to Exporting: 9 November 2021 (online)

Presented by MY Export Hub, this course aims to help participants understand basic export processes and documentation requirements now that the UK has left the EU. It includes a practical session looking at the creation of a commercial invoice and understanding where the various elements of that invoice come from.

For details see: www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4842-a-beginners-practical-guide-to-exporting-non-bcc.

HS Code Classification & The UK Global Tariff: 9 November 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.chamber-international.com/events/hs-code-classification-the-uk-global-tariff-online-workshop-nov-2021/.

Trade Commodity Codes: 9 November 2021 (online)

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

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

China Business Clinics: 10 November 2021 (online)

Intended both for those new to China and for experienced exporters, these free 30-minute digital business clinics from China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) will give participants the opportunity to discuss their plans with an experienced China market adviser. Topics covered in the clinics will include key business issues such as market access, regulation, IP protection, setting up and finding Chinese business partners.

Slots must be pre-booked.

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

Essential Guide to Incoterms®: 11 November 2021 (London)

This half-day course from UK Training looks at Incoterms® and their relevance to businesses. It explains the risk and cost responsibilities of each term for both the customer and the supplier and examines the potential consequences of using a particular term in an overseas supply contract. The course will help participants avoid potential problems arising in commercial agreements between companies trading internationally.

For details see: www.uktraining.com/training/the-essential-guide-to-incoterms/80/classroom.

Import Procedures Including Inward Processing and Outward Processing: 11 November 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/import-procedures-including-inward-processing-and-outward-processing-3/details.

Doing business in Singapore: 16 November 2021 (online)

This brief (10.00–11.30) Department for International Trade (DIT) webinar is designed to help UK businesses understand the major market opportunities in Singapore, the benefits of expanding to the Singapore market and how to overcome barriers when doing business overseas. Market experts will share insights, tips and strategies for companies wanting to expand their products or services into Singapore.

For details see: www.events.great.gov.uk/website/5608/.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Agents & Distributors: 16 November 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-agents-and-distributors-3456.

Preference Rules of Origin: 16 November 2021 (online)

Greater Birmingham Chambers says that this afternoon course is suitable for anyone working in an export and or import environment wishing to know more about origin calculations. Information will be provided on how origin affects sales and purchases, the documentation required, and — in a practical session — how to read and understand Customs notices and determine origin.

For details see: www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/preference-rules-of-origin-4/details.

UK VAT and International Trade: 16 November 2021 (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: www.uktraining.com/training/the-essential-guide-to-uk-vat-and-international-trade/46/classroom.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Preference Rules of Origin: 17 November 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-preference-rules-of-origin-3451.

EU VAT Obligations for eCommerce Sellers: 18 November 2021 (online)

This Greater Manchester Chamber Bitesize Session (12.00–12.45) will outline the new requirements introduced in July 2021 for eCommerce sellers in the UK supplying to customers in the EU, helping participants understand their obligations and what action they need to take.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/gmcc-bitesize-session-eu-vat-obligations-for-ecommerce-sellers/.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Inward & Outward Processing: 18 November 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-inward-and-outward-processing-3461.

Incoterms®: 19 November 2021 (online)

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

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

Northern Ireland Trade after Brexit: 23 November 2021 (online)

Since Brexit, Northern Ireland (NI) is in a uniquely complex situation in relation to international trade. This half-day course from UK Training will guide participants through how international trade involving Northern Ireland should operate from both a customs and VAT perspective.

For details see: www.uktraining.com/training/northern-ireland-trade-and-vat-after-brexit/132/online.

Preference Rules of Origin: 23 November 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4746-preference-rules-of-origin-bcc-accredited.

China Business Clinics: 24 November 2021 (online)

Intended both for those new to China and for experienced exporters, these free 30-minute digital business clinics from China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) will give participants the opportunity to discuss their plans with an experienced China market adviser. Topics covered in the clinics will include key business issues such as market access, regulation, IP protection, setting up and finding Chinese business partners.

Slots must be pre-booked.

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

UK VAT and International Trade: 24 November 2021 (London)

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

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

UK VAT and International Trade: 24–25 November 2021 (online)

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

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

Foundation Award in International Trade — Incoterms®: 30 November 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-incoterms-3422.

Trading with Commonwealth Nations: 30 November 2021 (online)

At the time of writing, the programme for this brief (14:00–15:00) event organised by Greater Birmingham Chambers was still to be confirmed.

For details see: www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/trading-with-commonwealth-nations-1/details.

December

China Business Clinics: 1 December 2021 (online)

Intended both for those new to China and for experienced exporters, these free 30-minute digital business clinics from China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) will give participants the opportunity to discuss their plans with an experienced China market adviser. Topics covered in the clinics will include key business issues such as market access, regulation, IP protection, setting up and finding Chinese business partners.

Slots must be pre-booked.

For details see: www.cbbc.org/events/china-business-clinics-5.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Customs Procedures & Documentation: 1 December 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-customs-procedures-and-documentation-3445.

Import Procedures: 1 December 2021 (online)

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: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/import-procedures-december-2021/.

Doing business in Chile: 2 December 2021 (online)

This Department for International Trade (DIT) webinar aims to help UK businesses understand the major market opportunities in Chile, the benefits of expanding to this market and how to overcome barriers when doing business overseas. Running from 15:00–16:30, the event will give an overview of the current Chilean market, discuss cultural differences and considerations when doing business with Chilean people and companies. Market experts will share insights, tips and strategies to successfully expand products or services into Chile.

Participating businesses must be SMEs based in London or the South East of England and be registered in the UK.

For details see: www.events.great.gov.uk/website/5629/.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Export Documentation: 2 December 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-export-documentation-3427.

Letters of Credit and Methods of Payment: 2 December 2021 (Liverpool)

This Liverpool Chamber of Commerce explains the letters of credit process in detail, using examples and practical exercises. It will also cover other methods of payment used in international transactions.

For details see: www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk/events/letters-of-credit-and-methods-of-payment/.

UK Certificate of Origin Step-by-Step: 2 December 2021 (online)

Presented by Greater Manchester Chamber, this morning-only course will examine the UK Certificate of Origin, highlighting common completion errors and clarifying the correct information to be entered.

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

Understanding Incoterms® 2020: 2 December 2021 (online)

Presented by Suffolk Chamber, this course will discuss all aspects of Incoterms, including: what the Incoterms® rules are; how they affect businesses; and what businesses need to know about them. The course aims to give a clear understanding of how Incoterms® map out the tasks, costs and risks involved in the delivery of goods from sellers to buyers and will offer a practical guide to correctly applying Incoterms rules to global sales and purchasing activities.

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

Import & Export Practice and Procedures: 6–7 December 2021 (online)

This course from UK Training will examine the complex customs requirements which need to be followed when importing and exporting from and to the European Union (EU) and other countries. It will cover both basic and more advanced issues and offer practical tips to help avoid problems and delays. Topics to be covered include: customs declarations, key documents, invoices, commodity codes, rules of origin, customs duties, taxes, reliefs, incoterms and supply chain risk.

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

Risk and Rewards in International Trade: 7 December 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/risk-and-rewards-in-international-trade-3/details.

Developing and Delivering an International Sales Pitch: 8 December 2021 (online)

This brief (10.00–11.00) session from the Welsh Government and Winning Pitch will look at how Welsh exporters can develop and deliver an effective international sales pitch. The webinar is open to all Welsh businesses with international growth ambitions but is not for intermediaries or suppliers of international trade services.

For details see: wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/developing-and-delivering-a-international-sales-pitch/.

Doing business in Mexico: 8 December 2021 (online)

This Department for International Trade (DIT) webinar aims to help UK businesses understand the major market opportunities in Mexico, the benefits of expanding to this market and how to overcome barriers when doing business overseas. Running from 15:00–16:30, the event will give an overview of the current Mexican market, discuss cultural differences and considerations when doing business with Mexican people and companies. Market experts will share insights, tips and strategies to successfully expand products or services into Mexico.

Participating businesses must be SMEs based in London or the South East of England and be registered in the UK.

For details see: www.events.great.gov.uk/website/5623/.

Documentary Letters of Credit & Methods of Payment: 8 December 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: www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4745-documentary-letters-of-credit-methods-of-payment-bcc-accredited.

The EU-UK Trade Deal & Rules of Origin: 8 December 2021 (online)

This morning course from UK Training will guide participants through how the EU-UK trade deal (TCA) impacts trade conducted between the two parties. The TCA is not simply a free trade deal; to benefit from zero tariffs, businesses must prove that goods are of UK or EU origin. The course will explain the rules of origin and the situations where they can and cannot be applied and give an overview of customs procedures that apply to UK-EU trade.

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

Export & Import Procedures, get it right: 8 December 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: www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk/events/bcc-accredited-export-import-procedures-get-it-right-2/.

Documentary Letters of Credit & Methods of Payment: 14 December 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/documentary-letters-of-credit-methods-of-payment-3/details.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Understanding Exporting: 14 December 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-understanding-exporting-3417.

Understanding Exporting and Export Documentation: 14 December 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4843-understanding-exporting-and-export-documentation-bcc-accredited.

China Business Clinics: 15 December 2021 (online)

Intended both for those new to China and for experienced exporters, these free 30-minute digital business clinics from China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) will give participants the opportunity to discuss their plans with an experienced China market adviser. Topics covered in the clinics will include key business issues such as market access, regulation, IP protection, setting up and finding Chinese business partners.

Slots must be pre-booked.

For details see: www.cbbc.org/events/china-business-clinics-6.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Methods of Payment: 15 December 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-methods-of-payment-3432.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Import Procedures: 16 December 2021 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-import-procedures-3441.

January

Foundation Award in International Trade — Incoterms®: 11 January 2022 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-incoterms-3740.

Incoterms Update 2020: 11 January 2022 (online)

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

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

Foundation Award in International Trade — Customs Procedures & Documentation: 12 January 2022 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-customs-procedures-and-documentation-3748.

A Beginners Practical Guide to Exporting: 13 January 2022 (online)

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

For details see: www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/networking-events/events-calendar/listing/a-beginners-practical-guide-to-exporting-non-bcc-220113/details.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Export Documentation: 13 January 2022 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-export-documentation-3756.

Customs procedures and International documentation: 19 January 2022 (online)

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

For details see: www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4844-customs-procedures-and-international-documentation-bcc-accredited.

Tips on International Marketing: 19 January 2022 (online)

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

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

Introduction to Exporting: 20 January 2022 (online)

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

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/introduction-to-exporting-january-2022/.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Understanding Exporting: 25 January 2022 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-understanding-exporting-3737.

How to Complete Customs Declarations: 25 January 2022 (online)

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

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/how-to-complete-customs-declarations-january-2022/.

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

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-methods-of-payment-3763.

Incoterms® 2020: 26 January 2022 (online)

This morning course from MY Export Hub will provide an overview of changes between the 2010 and 2020 editions of Incoterms®. It will also provide a guide to the obligations and costs borne by both buyer and seller, including when risk passes from one to the other.

For details see: www.myexporthub.co.uk/events/4845-incoterms-2020-bcc-accredited.

Foundation Award in International Trade — Import Procedures: 27 January 2022 (online)

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

For details see: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training/scheduled/foundation-award-in-international-trade-import-procedures-3744.

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

This course from UK Training will examine the complex customs requirements which need to be followed when importing and exporting from and to the European Union (EU) and other countries. It will cover both basic and more advanced issues and offer practical tips to help avoid problems and delays. Topics to be covered include: customs declarations, key documents, invoices, commodity codes, rules of origin, customs duties, taxes, reliefs, incoterms and supply chain risk.

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

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

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

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

Understanding Tariff Codes: 27 January 2022 (online)

Presented by Greater Manchester Chamber, this morning-only training course covers key elements of the Tariff/Commodity Code, highlighting the commercial implications of correct use of the Code.

For details see: www.gmchamber.co.uk/events/understanding-tariff-codes-january-2022/.

Trade shows

November

International Drink Expo: 9–10 November 2021 (London)

This event is expected to attract some 200 suppliers showcasing innovative drinks and technology, with attendees able to choose from over 120 seminars and a range of panel debates. International Drink Expo runs alongside five other complementary events in the world of food and drink.

For details see: www.excel.london/visitor/whats-on/international-drink-expo-2021.

Medica: 15–18 November 2021 (Düsseldorf, Germany)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is seeking expressions of interest from companies interested in attending Medica. The world’s largest event for the medical sector, Medica attracts several thousand exhibitors and visitors representing the medical technology, electromedical equipment, laboratory equipment and pharmaceuticals sectors.

For details see: www.events.great.gov.uk/website/5417/.

Midlands Engine Market Visit to Medica: 15–18 November 2021 (Düsseldorf, Germany)

Midlands companies are invited to register to participate digitally and/or physically in Medica, the world’s largest event for the medical sector. Medica attracts several thousand exhibitors and visitors representing the medical technology, electromedical equipment, laboratory equipment and pharmaceuticals sectors.

For details see: www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200228183&.

Future of Healthcare Week Asia: 22–25 November 2021 (online)

This event, organised by The Economist Events team, brings over two thousand healthcare leaders together to explore how to navigate the opportunities and challenges around innovation, accessibility, efficiency, sustainability and the acceleration of digital healthcare. Discussions will focus on issues such as: accessibility and value-based care; digital innovation and the hospital of the future; and the personalisation and consumerisation of healthcare.

For details see: https://ukabc.org.uk/event/hybrid-event-future-of-healthcare-week-asia/.

Going Global Live: 24–25 November 2021 (London)

Describing itself as “the leading exhibition dedicated to providing businesses with absolutely everything they need to expand internationally and trade overseas”, Going Global Live will focus on some of the most significant political developments in decades, including post-Brexit trade. This year's show will see professionals from all areas of international trade and export leading their own seminars, plus 150 exhibitors.

For details see: www.excel.london/visitor/whats-on/going-global-live-2021.

January

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

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

For details see: www.bettshow.com/.

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

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

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

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

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

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