International Training Courses

International Training Courses

Develop your international knowledge with our training programme

We offer an extensive training programme to help you understand how to trade internationally. The courses, led by expert trainers with international trade experience, provide invaluable skills for small and large companies.

All of the courses below currently have an early bird offer of £40 off per person. Make sure you book in time so you don’t miss out!

  • Understanding Export and Export Documentation

    This practical online course looks at the end-to-end export process providing the attendee with an understanding of the export documentation requirements and shipping using freight forwarders and couriers. Read More >>
  • Customs Procedures and Documentation

    The course provides further detail around the key information and documentation required for customs whilst also looking at the Customs Procedures and Compliance requirements for successful international trade. Read More >>
  • Beginners Guide to Export Licensing Controls

    Key areas covered are the basis for the export licensing controls, the Wassenaar Arrangement and the setting up of the dual-use controls, the EU dual-use control list and the USA Export Administration Regulations and how these rules will be adopted in an independent UK. Read More >>
  • Focus On: Embargoes, Sanctions and End-Use Controls

    This course concentrates on the export of goods and includes a look at end-use, end-user and transit controls. With the increase of sanctions on Russia and political change elsewhere, exporters, need to be fully informed of their responsibilities in this area. Read More >>
  • Understanding Commodity Codes

    This courses prepares candidates, who might be called upon to contribute to a correct description of goods traded internationally, with fundamental skills and knowledge to prepare and process a system of classifying their parts for both import and export. This can range from complete beginners with no qualifications to experienced traders who want to refresh their knowledge. Read More >>
  • Understanding Origin & Preference

    Fully updated with the new and current EU & UK FTA negotiations and the potential impact of the UK no longer being part of the EU and these agreements. It looks at the main elements of claiming preference at import and/ or issuing preference documents, applying for Approved Export Status (e.g. for S. Korea), when REX is applicable and issuing supplier declarations as exporters. Read More >>
  • A Beginner's Practical Guide to Exporting

    This course is suitable for beginners new to their role. It provides a high-level overview of the export process, including questions to ask prior to sending goods overseas, requesting a shipment quotation, booking and managing the shipment collection and a practical session creating a commercial invoice from a pre-defined set of documents. Read More >>
  • Introduction to CDS – A practical Guide

    CDS is a new system that requires further data to be declared both for your import and export entries. This increased amount of information is required by all businesses. Even if you do not complete your own declarations and your agent or broker arranges the customs clearance for you there is an increased amount of information you will have to provide to them. Read More >>
  • ICC – INCOTERMS ® 2020 RULES - Half Day Workshop

    This half-day presentation will concentrate on the changes made to the classification system of Incoterms® in the new 2020 set that came into force on 1 January 2020. The new terms were launched in the UK on 15th October 2019 and though old Incoterms Rules never die (so the 2010 will still be valid in commercial contracts), it is advisable to start using the new, more up-to-date terms as soon as possible. Read More >>
  • Focus on Food - Export Procedures

    It explains the regulatory bodies involved, what they do and what they need from a food/drink exporter. It explains when health certificates or catch certificates are needed, how to acquire them, and how to understand your obligations as a composite food product manufacturer. Read More >>
  • Focus On: Northern Ireland - The Movement of Goods

    Under the Northern Ireland Protocol that came into force on 1 January 2021, when the United Kingdom left the European Union, trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK became controlled under customs regulations. Understanding your responsibilities under the new procedures when sending goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland can seem a difficult and challenging prospect, with British companies having to manage many changes, deal with many new procedures and perhaps even complete customs entries for the first time. Read More >>
  • Focus on Food: Tariff Classification

    This brand-new course has been introduced to meet growing demand for specialist training in the Tariff Classification of food products in chapters 1-24 of the Integrated tariff of the UK that apply to importing Food and drink products. It explains the regulatory bodies involved, where to apply for Advanced Tariff Rulings (ATaR’s) and non-binding rulings. We will cover a diverse range of food products giving practical examples and tips on how to apply this knowledge across a wide spectrum of chapters. Read More >>
  • Focus on: IPAFFS (Import of Plant Products, Animal Food and Feed Systems)

    This focus on course will take a closer look at IPAFFS explaining what they are and why we need them for imports into the UK. The phased approach of this new system that has been in place from January 1st 2022, how this could affect your business and what requirements you now need to meet. Read More >>