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Export Practice and Procedures

Full-day course  |  6 CPD hours

£ 329 +VAT per person

£329 +VAT
per person

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Export Practice and Procedures

Full-day course

Course prices:

Classroom: £329 +VAT per person

Course overview

It is essential to understand the risks and practicalities of exporting goods, as mistakes can result in delay of the goods, customer service failures and financial loss.

The course provides a complete overview of the export process from the first enquiry to final arrival of the goods, and suggests some “best practice”.  

It will explain export terminology, consider the exporter’s compliance obligations and detail the necessary documentation. The course will also explore the possible implications of Brexit.

Course content

  • Export enquiry and quotations
  • Elements of export control and licensing
  • Freight and logistics costs and issues
  • Freight forwarder role and selection
  • Incoterms 2010® (soon to be replaced by Incoterms 2020®)
  • Limits of liability and cargo marine insurance
  • Potential destination implications
  • Sources of support and information
  • Export finance and payments
  • Role of HMRC
  • The Authorised Economic Operator concept
  • Commodity codes
  • Origin rules
  • Customs Procedure Codes (CPCs)
  • Export documentation
  • Future Customs procedural changes as a result of Brexit
  • Changes introduced under the Union Customs Code

Who should attend?

The course will start with the basics and will benefit anyone involved in selling, marketing, despatching or shipping goods overseas. If you are considering whether or where to export your goods then this course is an essential starting point for you.

What will you learn?

  • International Trade background – the current global situation
  • What is a direct export? What is an indirect export?
  • Intra EU and third country trading differences
  • Routes to market
  • What are the Export Controls?
  • How to process export enquiries and quotations
  • Source of information
  • The importance of Incoterms 2010® (soon to be replaced by Incoterms 2020®)
  • The importance of cargo insurance
  • Export payment options
  • The effect of international security regimes
  • The Role of HMRC
  • The benefits of customs compliance
  • The Harmonised Systems and commodity codes
  • The essential details for export documentation
  • Proof of export for VAT compliance
  • Consignment documentation
  • Preferential trading agreements and the impact of Brexit
  • The rules of origin
  • What is the importance of a Certificate of Origin?
  • What are the different types of export declaration and when should they be made?

Extra benefits

  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A certificate of attendance
  • Complimentary refreshments and lunch provided

Course presenters

  • Steve Hudson

    Steve Hudson MIEx is an experienced International Trade and Logistics professional with over 30 years of experience. He has been involved in importing and exporting both operationally and also as an international trade consultant. He now provides advice and support to clients on Customs related issues. Steve has spoken widely on Customs and  is a committee member of the Automated Customs and International Trade Association (ACITA).

    Before becoming an International Trade Consultant, Steve was the International Trade Manager at GE Healthcare and he successfully helped them achieve AEO status in the UK and in several other countries in Europe.

  • Helen Lilley

    Helen has worked for 25 years in International Trade, primarily as a Freight Forwarder in both sales and operational roles, delivering global supply chain solutions. She has delivered training for 15 years to freight forwarders and importers and exporters on numerous subjects, from Supply Chain Management to Incoterms and Customs Processes.

    Helen is a fully qualified trainer offering a variety of International Trade courses and is an approved Certified Instructor on behalf of the Department for Transport & Civil Aviation Authority to deliver Air Cargo Security Training in accordance with the National Aviation Security Policy.

  • Keith Robe

    Keith offers advice and support for businesses across all areas of customs. In his former role with HMRC, and previously HM Customs & Excise, for over 32 years he worked in various aspects of customs work including Customs law and facilitations. He worked extensively on the introduction of the Union Customs Code (UCC), Customs Special Procedures and he is a champion of the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation scheme having trained HMRC staff and having worked with the EU, Brazilian Customs and US Customs & Border Protection with their AEO/CTPAT programmes for which he was awarded the WCO Certificate of Merit. He is a very experienced trainer delivering courses for International Trade Associations and businesses in all areas of customs development since 2002.

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