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Export Practice and Procedures

Updated 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 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”.  

The course will explain export terminology, consider the exporter’s compliance obligations and detail the necessary documentation.

Course content

  • Export enquiry and quotations
  • Elements of Export Control and Licensing
  • Freight and logistics costs and issues
  • Freight forwarder role and selection
  • Incoterms
  • Export Cargo Insurance
  • Destination customs issues
  • Sources of support and information
  • Export finance and payments
  • Role of HMRC
  • The Authorised Economic Operator concept
  • Commodity codes
  • Origin rules
  • CPCs
  • Export documentation
  • Changes introduced under the Union Customs Code
  • Future Customs procedural changes as a result of Brexit

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
  • The elements 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
  • 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.

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