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ONLINE NETWORKING EVENT

Wednesday 12th May 2021 – 08:50-10:30

Join Dorset Chamber for our Simply Networking Online at 9am via Zoom.

We use the format of two room changes where you can network with up to 8 people. Due to the number of attendees it is likely you will meet one person you have met in the previous room. We try to avoid business sector clashes but this is not always possible.

A chance to network, make new contacts, catch up with existing customers and gain advice.

Please bring your own coffee and cake.

FREE to all members.

Non-members can attend ONE Members Simply Networking to see how uccessful our events are. Email your details to [email protected] (subject to available places and terms and conditions)

All Dorset Chamber events remain online via Zoom.
What you'll need:
– PC or Laptop (Phones are not best for online networking)
– Headphones with built in microphone (recommended)
– Notepad and pen (recommended)
– Quiet environment
– A smile and friendly manner

ONLINE NETWORKING EVENT

Wednesday 26th May 2021 – 08:50-10:30

Join Dorset Chamber for our Simply Networking Online at 9am via Zoom.

We use the format of two room changes where you can network with up to 8 people. Due to the number of attendees it is likely you will meet one person you have met in the previous room. We try to avoid business sector clashes but this is not always possible.

A chance to network, make new contacts, catch up with existing customers and gain advice.

Please bring your own coffee and cake.

FREE to all members.

Non-members can attend ONE Members Simply Networking to see how uccessful our events are. Email your details to [email protected] (subject to available places and terms and conditions)

All Dorset Chamber events remain online via Zoom.
What you'll need:
– PC or Laptop (Phones are not best for online networking)
– Headphones with built in microphone (recommended)
– Notepad and pen (recommended)
– Quiet environment
– A smile and friendly manner

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19

The UK is only 4% of global GDP so 96% of the world's market could be open to you. The world is more and more connected, so it is easier than it has ever been to trade internationally. This is an introduction to Exporting and the practical considerations needed. The course covers the requirements of sales and purchase orders, an introduction to Incoterms, packaging considerations, general compliance issues and commodity codes. The importance of export documentation is explained, along with sources of help and guidance.

Course Contents:
• Why export?
• Commercial considerations, pricing and getting paid
• Practicalities including Incoterms®, packaging, transportation, and compliance
• Export documentation
• Changes coming in January 2021
• Sources of help and advice

This course is suitable for administrators, managers, directors, and owners of businesses who want to grow through international trade. It will be valuable for companies who are already exporting reactively so they can ensure they have the correct processes in place and are meeting their compliance obligations. 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

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

ONLINE NETWORKING EVENT

Wednesday 28th April 2021 – 08:50-10:30

Join Dorset Chamber for our County Connections Online @9 with Somerset Chamber at 08:50 via Zoom.

We use the format of two room changes where you can network with up to 8 people.

Due to the number of attendees it is likely you will meet one person you have met in the previous room.

We try to avoid business sector clashes but this is not always possible.

This is a chance to network, make new contacts, catch up with existing customers and gain advice with our neighbours Somerset Chamber.

Please bring your own coffee.

FREE to all members.

All Dorset Chamber events remain online via Zoom.
What you'll need:
– PC or Laptop (Phones are not best for online networking)
– Headphones with built in microphone (recommended)
– Notepad and pen (recommended)
– Quiet environment
– A smile and friendly manner

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



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

Have you registered for funding? You claim up to 100% of your training costs as part of Brexit preparations




Customs Training and IT Grants Scheme





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

ONLINE NETWORKING EVENT

Wednesday 14th April 2021 – 08:50-10:30

Join Dorset Chamber for our Simply Networking Online at 9am via Zoom.

We use the format of two room changes where you can network with up to 8 people. Due to the number of attendees it is likely you will meet one person you have met in the previous room. We try to avoid business sector clashes but this is not always possible.

A chance to network, make new contacts, catch up with existing customers and gain advice.

Please bring your own coffee and cake.

FREE to all members.

Non-members can attend ONE Members Simply Networking to see how uccessful our events are. Email your details to [email protected] (subject to available places and terms and conditions)

All Dorset Chamber events remain online via Zoom.
What you'll need:
– PC or Laptop (Phones are not best for online networking)
– Headphones with built in microphone (recommended)
– Notepad and pen (recommended)
– Quiet environment
– A smile and friendly manner

Online Dorset Chamber AGM

**Members Only**

Join Dorset Chamber for our AGM which will be Online for 2021..

Thursday 25th March 2021 – 09:50 for 10:00 start -11:00

The event will begin with an opportunity to network with fellow members, followed by our AGM. Ian Girling, Chief Executive, will provide a summary of the year's activity and we will confirm our Board office bearers and announce the results of the online ballot for elected Ambassadors. We will also be adopting new articles and receiving a report on Dorset Chamber finances.


All members are encouraged to attend our AGM

The AGM will be held via Zoom.
What you'll need:
– PC or Laptop (Phones are not best for online networking)
– Headphones with built in microphone (recommended)
– Quiet environment

We look forward to welcoming you.