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Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19

This introduction course is aimed at those involved in the importing of goods. The course will cover import documentation and procedures, commercial considerations, the importance of your purchase order, calculating VAT and duty, and how to reduce import customs clearance delays. Incoterms® and their impact on importing will be shown, along with an introduction to duty regimes to help importers.

Course Contents:
• Import documentation and procedures
• Calculating VAT and duty
• Incoterms®
• Customs regimes and import controls
• Changes coming in January 2021
• Sources of help and advice

This introduction course is suitable for administrators, managers, directors, and owners of businesses who need to purchase from overseas. The course is valuable for both newcomers wanting an introduction and overview, and experienced staff needing a refresher on current requirements. It will be valuable for companies who are already importing so they can ensure they have the correct processes in place and are meeting their compliance obligations.

Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award (NVQ Level 2).

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT Members
£195+VAT Standard

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19

An introduction course providing candidates with fundamental skills and knowledge to prepare and process the documents required for exporting goods overseas. It is fully supported with user friendly and up-to-date notes (including copies of completed documents) to ensure the skills learned can be used effectively back in the workplace.

During the introduction course candidates will study the principles and current industry practices required to ensure that they can process documents thus ensuring they operate both legally and cost effectively. They will understand the documents required for international shipments and transportation and where to go for further help and advice.

Course Contents:
• "The Foundations" including a look at information sources, legal requirements, record keeping and software systems
• The significance of documentary content – with specific reference to Incoterms® 2020, how to prove origin and the commodity code
• Exporters commercial documents – quotations, invoices and packing lists
• The "origin documents" – including Country of Origin, EUR1s and ATRs
• Further official export documents – export licences, pre-shipment inspection, and C88 SAD
• Dealing with the freight forwarder – including ECSIs, SSNs
• The proof of export documents – including Bills of lading, AWBs and CMR notes
• Payment mechanisms and a review of the documents needed to ensure payment
• Changes coming in January 2021
• Sources of help and advice

This course is aimed at owner/proprietors of small businesses that manage their own export and customs processes and personnel who administer the functions within larger organisations. This includes staff working in export administration, export sales and freight moving who are required to deal with export documents within their organisation. The course is valuable for both newcomers wanting an introduction and overview, and experienced staff needing a refresher on current requirements. At the end of the course, candidates will have received training to ensure they can confidently deal with export documents within their organisation thus ensuring both legal compliance and cost effectiveness for all of their exports.



Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award (NVQ Level 2).

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT Members
£195+VAT Standard


Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19



Incoterms or International Commercial Terms are a series of pre-defined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) relating to international commercial law. Understanding is fundamental to international trade and this course covers not only a detailed view of the terms, but also the changes that will be introduced in 2020 revision.

No previous knowledge is required but if you are already working with Incoterms 2010, it is essential that you learn about the updates that have been made.

The course covers the history and background of Incoterms, new vs old terms, a review of the key definitions, overview of what they cover and, as importantly, what they don't cover. The day includes an interactive "deep dive" into the terms.

This course gives delegates a detailed view of Incoterms, focusing on the commercial implications of each term – risks, costs, obligation and responsibilities. This feeds through into how a simple misunderstanding could affect profits in the company and gives them the ability to respond to any future international enquiry with confidence.

Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

Who Should Attend:

The course is designed for staff responsible for international sales negotiations and those involved in the production of export quotations. It would also be of value to staff newly appointed to an export role.

Qualification criteria:

This course covers 1 module.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award (NVQ Level 2).

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT Members
£195+VAT Standard

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Cancellation Policy:

In the event of a booking being cancelled prior to the scheduled course date, the following charges will apply:

30+ days notice = 25%
14-30 days notice = 50%
<14 days notice = 100%

Bookings can be transferred to a later date but will incur a £10 administration fee.

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19



If you transport goods into and out of the UK for maintenance or other processing, this course explains the HMRC regimes that will enable you to save costs. The course help you understand the advantages of claiming IPR and OPR, how commodity codes help, the documentation required, and whether AEO may also be helpful for your organisation.

Course Contents:
• Explanation of Inward and Outward Processing
• Advantages of IPR/OPR
• Commodity Codes
• Documentation required for IPR/OPR
• Benefits of AEO
• Sources of help and advice


International trade and finance administrators and managers needing to understand cost savings that can be made on the goods that come into and out of the UK for processing. The course is valuable for both newcomers wanting an introduction and overview, and experienced staff needing a refresher on current requirements.
Considerable cost savings can be made in this area, so it is important you understand the relevance of this to your organisation.



Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award (NVQ Level 2).

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT Members
£195+VAT Standard

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19


This introduction course is aimed at anyone involved in international trade who needs to understand customs. The course 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®. The course also provides an introduction to customs entries, classification of goods, valuation of goods on import duties, taxes and the Union Customs Code (UCC).

Course Contents:
• HMRC and customs procedures
• Origin, Classification of goods and Valuation of goods
• Duties and taxes (UK Global Tariff)
• The Union Customs Code (UCC).
• Changes coming in January 2021
• Sources of help and advice

Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award (NVQ Level 2).

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT Members
£195+VAT Standard

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19


This introduction course is aimed at those involved in the administration of international trade to ensure an understanding of rules of origin, product classification and item valuation to meet the demands of international trade in both exporting and importing. Understanding origin, tariffs and valuation is essential for correct calculation of taxation and duties, and mistakes leading to non-payment or underpayment are considered a serious matter by HMRC. They also lead to duty reliefs, so getting this right could save you money.

Course Contents:
• Preference and Non-Preference Origin
• The rules determining preference rules of origin
• Understanding tariff codes
• Correctly classifying goods with examples
• Import Valuation
• Changes coming in January 2021
• Sources of help and advice

International trade and finance administrators and managers needing to understand duties, taxes and compliance. Mistakes in this area can be costly and serious so companies must ensure they have the knowledge to manage this properly in their organisations. The course is valuable for both newcomers wanting an introduction and overview, and experienced staff needing a refresher on current requirements.




Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award (NVQ Level 2).

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT Members
£195+VAT Standard

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19


This course is designed for sales teams, administrators and managers planning international growth through Agents and Distributors overseas. The course covers the differences between Agents and Distributors, advantages and disadvantages of each, what to consider when appointing them, and an introduction to the legal implications. The course will also look at the importance of harmonising all sales channels so if you are already selling through these third parties, there is valuable information to learn about doing this effectively.

Course Contents:
• Routes to overseas markets
• Roles of Agents and Distributors
• Legal implications
• Advantages and disadvantages of Agents and Distributors
• Harmonising your sales channels
• Sources of help and advice

This course is suitable for staff within an organisation, ideally middle or senior management, who have a responsibility for developing business in overseas markets. The course is valuable for both newcomers wanting an introduction and overview, and experienced staff needing a refresher. It will also be valuable for those already using Agents and Distributors who want to ensure best practice and integrated sales channels.



Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award (NVQ Level 2).

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT Members
£195+VAT Standard

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19


This introduction course covers the eight main types of Letters of Credit used in international trade from advance payment, including Sight Documentary Collection, Documentary Letters of Credit. It includes the use of Bills of Exchange with and without documents.

Over 75% of first presentations to banks against Documentary Letters of Credit are rejected, resulting in delayed payments to exporters, additional costs, and breached delivery deadlines. This introduction course is 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 are reinforced through the use of exercises, tips on getting the credit you want and working examples of documentary credits.

Course Contents:
• What is a Letter of Credit?
• The eight main types of Letters of Credit
• Letter of Credit administration and procedure
• Types and levels of security
• Letters of Credit costs, Letter of Credit content – getting the credit you want
• Examination of documents required for presentation
• What can go wrong?
• Top tips for success every time UCP600/ISBP
• Sources of help and advice

This course is ideal for personnel who administer the documentation, sales, purchasing, despatch, logistics, Freight Forwarders and companies embarking into the export world. This is also an excellent refresher for those already working with Letters of Credit and for those going into new territories. Essential learning for accounts, export and sales teams.



Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award (NVQ Level 2).

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT Members
£195+VAT Standard

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19

This introduction covers the five main types of payment for International Trade.

Course Contents:

Identification of types of International Payment methods
• Examination of documents required
• Types and levels of security
• What can go wrong?
• Top tips for success every time UCP600/ISBP
• Changes coming in January 2021
• Sources of help and advice

This introduction course is ideal for personnel who administer the documentation, sales, purchasing, despatch, logistics, Freight Forwarders and companies embarking into the export world. This is also an excellent refresher for those already working in International Trade and for those going into new territories. Essential learning for accounts, export and sales teams.

Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award (NVQ Level 2).

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT Members
£195+VAT Standard

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19

An introduction course providing candidates with fundamental skills and knowledge to prepare and process the documents required for exporting goods overseas. It is fully supported with user friendly and up-to-date notes (including copies of completed documents) to ensure the skills learned can be used effectively back in the workplace.

During the introduction course candidates will study the principles and current industry practices required to ensure that they can process documents thus ensuring they operate both legally and cost effectively. They will understand the documents required for international shipments and transportation and where to go for further help and advice.

Course Contents:
• "The Foundations" including a look at information sources, legal requirements, record keeping and software systems
• The significance of documentary content – with specific reference to Incoterms® 2020, how to prove origin and the commodity code
• Exporters commercial documents – quotations, invoices and packing lists
• The "origin documents" – including Country of Origin, EUR1s and ATRs
• Further official export documents – export licences, pre-shipment inspection, and C88 SAD
• Dealing with the freight forwarder – including ECSIs, SSNs
• The proof of export documents – including Bills of lading, AWBs and CMR notes
• Payment mechanisms and a review of the documents needed to ensure payment
• Changes coming in January 2021
• Sources of help and advice

This course is aimed at owner/proprietors of small businesses that manage their own export and customs processes and personnel who administer the functions within larger organisations. This includes staff working in export administration, export sales and freight moving who are required to deal with export documents within their organisation. The course is valuable for both newcomers wanting an introduction and overview, and experienced staff needing a refresher on current requirements. At the end of the course, candidates will have received training to ensure they can confidently deal with export documents within their organisation thus ensuring both legal compliance and cost effectiveness for all of their exports.



Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award (NVQ Level 2).

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT Members
£195+VAT Standard