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Course overview

The past couple of years has seen a great deal of turbulence for any organisation that trades internationally.  With the impact of Brexit, coupled with the effect of Covid on logistics and transport, importers and exporters have been profoundly affected.

This essential online update looks at the key changes to customs and international trade in 2022. It provides an insight into the current trade issues and critically it will guide you through the changes coming up in 2022 and beyond. You can find full details on exactly what is covered below.

Our expert presenter will provide tips and advice on how to prepare and plan for the changes. As we have learned in recent times, being able to assess the risks well in advance can be the difference between survival and disaster for a business dependant on international trade.

This course assumes prior knowledge and understanding of customs procedures and VAT principles - including the changes which were introduced at the start of 2021. If you need this understanding - we have a range of other courses here.

Course content

This essential update covers the following topics...

  • Brexit: one year on - the continuing impact of the changes and what's still to come
  • The end of deferred declarations
  • GVMS: Goods Vehicle Movement Service and checks starting in January 2022
  • New timelines for checks on animals and goods of plants and animal origin 
  • Changes to commodity codes in 2022 
  • An update on the supply chain crisis 
  • Tighter rules of origin from January 2022
  • The probability of Customs Audits and what you should be aware of 
  • The wider focus of E-commerce and the IOSS 
  • Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA) - common issues
  • Horizon scanning - other developments further down the line that you should be aware of

Who should attend?

Anyone involved in or responsible for arranging the movement of goods to or from the UK and ensuring compliance with Customs regulations.

Business owners, directors and managers that need to understand how to deal with the new procedures related to international trade.

You will need to have an understanding of the fundamental principles of import/export rules and procedures.


Extra benefits

  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A certificate of attendance

Course presenters

  • David Hooper

    David is Managing Director of Hooper and Co International Trade Consultancy Ltd, a business which specialises in providing advice and consultancy to businesses involved in international trade with a particular focus on customs, logistics and the practical issues of doing trade internationally.

    He is also Director and founder of Independent Freight Solutions Ltd, a Midlands based freight forwarder and Customs Brokerage which is also an Authorised Economic Operator for Customs and Security. David has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a distinction from Aston University and a Degree in Politics, Economics and Philosophy.

    He is an experienced trainer having delivered training courses for the Department of International Trade and several Chambers of Commerce.