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International Trade

International Trade Training Courses

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has designed a dedicated suite of courses aimed at businesses who trade internationally or who are involved with freight forwarding. Ranging from half day workshops on specialist subjects such as Incoterms through to full day courses on topics such as customs compliance and AEO.

Introductory Courses

 Perfect for those new to International Trade or those looking for a refresh on fundamentals of import and export.

NEW: Understanding International Trade and Getting Goods to Market 

Click Here 8th April 2020 and 7th October 2020 

Suitable for beginners who are new to their role or importers/exporters that have not had any formal training. This practical course will cover the essential aspects of moving goods internationally helping you comply with the relevant rules and avoid unnecessary and potentially costly mistakes.

NEW: Introduction to Export Sales

Click Here 22nd April 2020 and 29th September 2020

Designed for those newt to Export and looking to identify new export markets or pro-actively expand in existing international markets.

NEW: Import Essentials 

Click Here 12th May 2020 and 10th September 2020 

Designed for those new to the world of Import this will provide an overview the basic steps in the import process that you need to be aware of to comply with the relevant rules and regulations and to avoid unnecessary and potentially costly delays.


Operational and Advanced Courses

Full and half day courses designed to give delegates a working understanding of key topics relating to the import and export process

NEW: Incoterms 2020

Click Here 26th August 2020

This new Incoterms 2020 course will provide a comprehensive overview of the new Incoterms 2020 and the differences between the 2010 version. It will help to provide certainty and clarity to businesses trading across borders everywhere. It is important to fully understand the implications for your business as misapplication will result in damaging consequences for business. 

NEW: Rules of Origin & Preferential Trade Agreements 

Click Here 23rd April 2020 & 4th November 2020

Rules of Origin are an essential aspect of international trade. Preferential trade agreements, also known as Free Trade Agreements, rely on rules of origin. In order to benefit from existing and future free trade agreements businesses must be able to evidence the origin of their goods. This practical workshop will give delegates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess the origin of their company’s products.

NEW: Understanding Commodity Codes 

Click Here 31st March 2020 & 8th September 2020

This course is designed for anyone in the organisation who might be called upon to contribute to a correct description of goods traded internationally for both export or import declarations. This can range from complete beginners to experienced operators who feel the need to refresh their knowledge. It is also suitable for management staff whose role requires supervision or checking of sensitive Customs declarations.

Understanding Export & Export Documentation 

Click Here 18th August 2020

This workshop will cover the fundamental aspects of customs compliance and export documentation for those involved in the import and export of goods.

Customs Compliance and AEO 

Click Here 27th May 2020 and 26th November 2020

This workshop will help you understand the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) scheme and how to navigate the application process.
It will also give you a grounding in the key aspects of Customs Compliance when trading internationally which is an important issue for any business involved in importing and exporting.

Brexit for Importers and Exporters 

Click Here 2nd April 2020 and 1st October 2020

This exciting workshop will bring you up to speed with the Brexit process and the key practical aspects of international trade that will be affected by Brexit including.

Customs Declaration Training Workshop

Click Here 30th March 20205th May 2020 and 20th August 2020

This training course explains how to accurately complete a simple customs declaration. Whether you plan to complete customs declarations yourself or use an intermediary to do it for you, this workshop will give you the practical information to ensure the process is completed properly.

Letters of Credit and Methods of Payment

Click Here 29th April 2020 and 6th October 2020 

This course will provide information relating to the payment risk ladder, the importance of payment methods and letters of credit to ensure payments are received. On completion, delegates will recognise issues that can prevent payment or lead to delays when selling goods under Letters of Credit.

International Documentation & Customs Procedures 

Click Here  16th September 2020

This course is specifically designed for those entering the world of international trade or those wanting a refresher on current international trade requirements. It will review the end to end export process and associated documentation, including VAT and intrastats, the use of CHIEF including CPC codes and customs compliance, plus the role of HMRC.

NEW: UK Export Controls and Licensing 

Click Here 21st May 2020 and 1st December 2020

This course is designed for anyone working in an export environment needing to understand how to determine if a licence is required whilst guiding delegates on the types of licences available and application procedures. This is interactive session with plenty of opportunity to ask questions whilst providing exercises in classifying goods.


If you wish to book onto any of workshops please contact us 024 7665 4321.

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