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Welcome to our virtual learning platform. Below is the list and a short overview of our BCC accredited modules for the Foundation Award in International Trade. Completion of six modules will qualify the learner for the award. The half day courses will be followed by an assessment, which must be returned to

Each course can be reimbursed through the UK "Customs Grant Schemes", up to £2,250, available until January 31st, 2021. The grant is run through PwC to support business handling and completing customs documentation in the build up to Brexit.Please Click Here for more.

Pricing for one module-
Global Member: £125
Chamber Member (non-Global): £175
Non-Member: £250

Each course starts at 1pm, there will be breaks throughout, but unfortunately as they are online courses, refreshments can not be provided!

Export Documentation- 27th July
This course looks at export documents, why they are used, what is the required and content and the benefits they offer. This course is suitable for all levels of exporters as the information can be used both operationally and commercially.

Learners will-

1. Be able to understand which documents are necessary for an international shipment.
2. Be able to identify where to go for sources of international information and assistance regarding documentary requirements.
3. Be able to understand the documents for each mode of transport

Session led by Holly Tonge.

Preferential Rules of Origin- 29th July
Some trade and goods qualify for preferential treatment through Rules of Origin. However, it might be difficult to try and determine the correct country of origin and this workshop aims to provide delegates with understanding and difference between Preference and Non-Preferential trade.

Learners will

1. Have an understanding of the difference between Preference and Non-Preference Origin.
2. Have an understanding of the rules determining preference rules of origin.
3. Have an understanding of the percentage rule and how to apply it.

Led by Holly Tonge.

Customs Procedures and Documentation- 3rd August

Customs procedures are used to maintain, manage, and regulate the flow of goods across our border. It is the businesses responsibility to ensure documentation is correct, so compliance is vital to ensure you do not incur any additional costs, time delays or penalties.

This course is designed to give an overview of Customs procedures and the requirements needed to satisfy customs.

Learners will:

1. Have an understanding of the role of HMRC, Origin and EC trade
2. Have an understanding of Customs Procedures and UK Trade Tariff
3. Understand Universal Customs Code (UCC), duties and taxes applicable.

Led by Sue Grewcock

Import Procedures- 5th August

This course will cover the documentation and procedures of importing, as well as understanding the benefit of knowing the process.

The learner will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of import documentation& procedures
2. Identify customs regimes and import controls
3. Determine how much VAT & Duty is payable
4. Know where to get additional information & assistance

Led by Sue Grewcock

Letters of Credit & Methods of Payment- 10th August

This course will cover two modules, both Letters of Credit and Methods of Payment, counting two towards the BCC Foundation Award in International Trade.

Over 75% of first presentations to banks are rejected, resulting in cost and time delays for many businesses. This course aims to give business better understanding of getting paid for their goods.

Learners will:
1. Be able to understand the Letter of Credit procedure, and identify the relevant parties
2. Be compliant to the requirements of a Letter of Credit and methods of payments
3. Be able to identify different Methods of Payment in International Trade
4. Identify & understand the necessary process for payment documentation

Led by Anna Doherty

Inward & Outward Processing- 12th August

Inward Processing Relief (IPR) helps business be more competitive by allow companies to obtain relief on customs duties & import VAT.

Learners will:

1. Have an understanding of the advantages of claiming IPR or OPR
2. Have an understanding of the customs regime and the “tariff”
3. Have an understanding of the documentation required to claim IPR & OPR

Agents & Distributors- 17th August

This online global training course will cover International Agency and Distribution. It examines the differences between Agents and Distributors, and when best to use or appoint them in international trade. The session will also cover some best practice in how to find and appoint agents overseas.


Understanding Export
Delegates will gain an overview of the exporting process, from first enquiry to order completion,as well as the possible pitfalls that can await the unwary. This session is suitable for those new to exporting or looking for a refresher. You will learn:

1. To be aware of what is in a sales contract/purchase order, be aware of incoterms, packing marking and labelling requirements.
2. Have an awareness of compliance issues around exporting, the UK trade tariff and its importance.
3. Understand the reasons for accurate export documentation and where to get help.

Session led by Claire Dalton

Incoterms® Rules 2020

INCOTERMS® rules detail who is responsible for certain stages and responsibilities of the international trade process, and they are important for avoiding later disputes but only if companies understand how to use them properly. INCOTERMS® recently updated from 2010 to 2020 and a great workshop for newcomers and refreshers.

Learners will:
1. Be able to understand the purpose of Incoterms
2. Be able to understand the definitions of Incoterms 2020
3. Be able to identify some of the practical issues around Incoterms4.
4. Be able to identify where to go for help and information on INCOTERMS.