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The Exporting of Excise Goods for Breweries & Distilleries

The Exporting of Excise Goods for Breweries & Distilleries

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Delivered Online Edinburgh Midlothian EH2 2LE

12th May, 2021 10:00-15:30 Training 280.00-350.00
This course is not included in our three places for the price of two offer, on all international courses.

This full-day workshop focuses on the exporting of excise goods to both the EU and other international countries.

Training content and delivery is curated, specifically for breweries and distilleries who need a detailed knowledge and overview of the systems and processes involved in the movement of their goods, the associated paperwork required and the distinct roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders relating to compliance, policy and law.

Delegates receive comprehensive and detailed training notes to supplement their learning and for future reference. Training certificates of participation are issued upon completion.

Who should attend?
Anyone involved in brewery and distillery industry who is involved in the exporting of excise goods and needs a comprehensive overview and understanding of the systems, processes, compliance and paperwork required for the movement of these good to the EU and beyond.

Course Contents & Learning Outcomes:
  • The duty status of goods held in an excise warehouse:
    • The differences between alcohol and tobacco held in a customs warehouse as opposed to an excise warehouse and the different law, policy, duty liabilities and procedures involved in exportation of these goods
  • Identification and understanding of the responsibilities of the dispatching warehousekeeper. This will identify the responsibilities of the warehousekeeper and owner of the goods when moving goods in a customs regime as opposed to an excise regime and will include:
    • The need for written instructions
    • Due Diligence checks
    • Movement by EMCS or Common Transit procedures for exports to the EU27.
    • Completion of the documents removing the goods from the warehouse. The Importance of the ARC.
    • The export declaration. Which CPC code to use etc?
    • “Arriving” the goods at the port and presentation of the goods to UKBF. Why is the “Departure” message on CHIEF/CDS important?
    • Importance of linking the EMCS document to the export declaration.
    • Movement guarantees.
    • Moving the goods to the place of export.
    • Closure of the export declaration
  • The relationship between the dispatching warehousekeeper and the exporter of the goods
    • What is the relationship and why is this important. Discussion into the INCOTERM to be used and how this affects not only the export from the UK but the importation into the receiving country?
  • Irregularities during movement to the port of exit from the UK
    • What is an irregularity? Where does the liability lie?
  • How is the EMCS/ Common Transit movement closed?
    • This details the importance of full compliance with both Customs export procedures and EMCS documentation. It will include HMRC provisions for the use of alternative evidence of export where appropriate
  • Question and answer session

Course Director: This course is delivered in partnership with our expert International Trade training partners, String & Herd LLP

Train your team:
This course can be delivered on site for corporate teams and tailored to your specific requirements. For details contact

The ECC training experience:
  • Expert trainers - Passionate specialists who keep up to date with the latest trends in their field
  • Quality delivery - Trainers are assessed annually on the quality of their delivery and delegate engagement
  • Practical training methods - Theory and practical based training to take back to the office
  • Small class sizes - No more than 15 people to ensure you get the most from our trainers
  • Wide breadth of topics - ECC offer over 40 different essential business training courses covering everything from Leadership and Management through to Digital and International Trade
  • 3 learning levels – Beginner /Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced
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Funding for International Trade training courses:
You may be eligible for grant funding to cover the cost of this training.  The SME Brexit Support Fund could provide up to £2,000 worth of grant funding to help with customs, excise, import VAT or safety and security declaration requirements.

Grant funding, available from HMRC, can be applied for via the Customs Grant Scheme and is administered by PWC. 

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