Tuesday 17 April 2018 @ 09:00 - 17:00


Cost: £380.00 +VAT

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Event Theme: International Trade

Price: Member Rate: £240.00 +VAT | Non Member Rate: £380.00 +VAT 



Problems associated with Export Documentation will often lead to delays in getting goods to customers, increased costs and charges, and a breakdown of goodwill between seller and buyer. Changes to regulations and requirements often pass unnoticed or are misunderstood.

HM Revenue and Customs require exporters to demonstrate documentary compliance with security and customs regimes, even if they choose to outsource the shipping function to agents or forwarders or delegate logistics to the buyer under ex-works terms or similar. Non compliance risks delay in the supply chain and the possibility of financial penalty.

This course will address all these issues and more. It will examine all aspects of export documentation from first enquiry to arrival of the goods at destination and will seek to establish best practice, emphasising the need for a clear and coherent audit trail for each shipment to ensure customs compliance.

Who should attend?
Designed for more experienced exporters, those who require a refresher course or updating in the latest procedures or those who have attended the Introduction to Export Operations course. It will be assumed that delegates have a basic knowledge of exporting procedures. The content will be relevant to field and office based sales staff, purchasing staff, shipping and despatch personnel, accounts and finance staff, customer services, freight forwarders

Course Objectives:
•Provide an overview of export control requirements
•Identify the destination country requirements for documents required
•Gain an overview of export contract documentation
•Understand when, why and by whom the documents are required
•Provide the necessary information for completion of documentation by other parties
•Compliance with security and customs requirements
•Establishment of a clear and coherent audit trail for each shipment

Course Content:
•Introduction– Background, context and current developments
•Export Controls – Background, development and documentary compliance requirements
•Destination Country Requirements– Illustrated with current examples
•Financial Documentation – Insurance certificates, bank requirements for documentary settlement
•Customs Compliance – Security initiatives, Authorised Economic Operator, commodity codes, customs procedure codes
•Internal Documentation – Audit trail, sales contracts, customs requirements, proof of export, invoices, packing lists, shipping instructions, pre-shipment inspections
•Consignment Documentation – Shipping notes, bills of lading, waybills, express bills, air waybills, road/rail consignment notes
•Customs Documentation – European/arab certificates of origin, EUR1, invoice declarations, community transit/TIR, intrastat, NES export declaration

One day - approximately 6 hours actual training time

Delegates who attend this International Trade course will be invited to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the subject matter by completing a short exam at the end of the course that will be marked by external examiners accredited by British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The module for this course is part of a curriculum that provides invaluable basic skills for small and large companies alike.  Candidates will receive a certificate for each module successfully completed, and the achievement of completing six modules will result in the candidate obtaining a nationally recognised Foundation Award in International Trade.



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