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This introductory course covers all the key elements of international trade. The content provides an excellent platform for delegates to continue their own learning path on to more specialist courses. The course will deliver a complete understanding of the export process, the export documents required and will answer many of the questions raised whilst preparing and progressing export orders for customer overseas.

Areas covered:

  • The Export Process

o The different stages of exporting goods

o Overview of the customs process

o Customs Entries

  • Tariff Codes

o What is a Tariff Code

o What a Tariff Code is used for

o How to classify a product

  • Basic Export Documents

o Invoices

o Packing Lists

o Shipping Documents

  • Country of Origin – Non-Preferential Origin

o Why is Country of Origin

o When is a Country of Origin Certificate required?

o How to determine the origin of a product?

  • Preferential Origin

o Trade Agreements – Rules of Origin

o Overview of the different Trade Documents

o How to comply with the Trade Agreements

  • Incoterms – Shipping Risks

o An overview the terms

o How to use the terms

o Common Misunderstandings

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for companies new to international trade as well as experienced companies who may want to refresh and update their knowledge. It is especially beneficial for staff who work in export sales, purchasing, logistics, accountancy, import and export shipping departments, customer services, import and export administration.

Key information

  • Course duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Member price: £100+VAT
  • Non-member price: £150+VAT
  • Certificate of Completion: on completion of your course you will earn a digital certificate.