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Understanding Customs Procedures and Documentation



Event Time: 09:00 - 13:00

Event Theme: International Trade

Price: Member Rate: £200.00 +VAT | Non Member Rate: £250.00 +VAT |

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Upskill your team's knowledge with Subsidised , fully Accredited Training from Surrey Chambers of Commerce.

The UK government and HMRC are urging UK business to prepare now for the huge opportunities available to them in the International market. At the end of this year we are leaving the EU Single Market and Customs Union, and this means there are both new challenges and new expansion opportunities for businesses and the opportunity to take advantage of global demand for British products and services. To prepare you for the complexities of selling internationally together with the new Exporting rules that will come into force on 1st January 2021, (regardless of deal or no-deal), Surrey Chambers of Commerce is providing International Trade training courses.

The Customs Procedures and Documentation course* is a comprehensive look at the information that is required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported including the consequences of delays, fines, inspections and HMRC audits that will ensue if you get it wrong.
Understanding customs documentation and all of the information that is required, is vitally important for importers and exporters as they are liable for the correct and accurate completion of this information, even if it is done by a third party such as a customs broker or freight forwarder.
This is organised in a virtual package comprising of a live webinar.

Delegates: This course is most suitable for all those involved in the export/import process. The departments within a business that this course would apply to are:

  • Senior management and directors with oversight responsibilities
  • Customer Services
  • Export/Import Administration
  • Shipping and Distribution
  • Export Sales
  • Import procurement
  • Logistics
  • Legal

Grant funding: Eligible for £50 million HMRC training funding (www.customsintermediarygrant.co.uk)   
Course pre-requisites: none. 
Course content is based on the following topics:
The course will cover:

  • An understanding of the role of HMRC
  • An understanding of UK customs procedures
  • EORI numbers what they are and how to apply for them
  • Explanation of key import and export documentation
  • The change from CHIEF to CDS
  • Understanding of Customs Procedure, Tariffs and Commodity codes
  • Rules of Origin and Certificates of Origin (Non-Preference and Preference)
  • VAT responsibilities
  • Understanding duties and taxes
  • Explanation of WTO  
  • AEO - Benefits of being an Authorised Economic Operator
  • Ongoing help and support from Surrey Chambers

Assessment: Optional formal exam can be taken to work towards a BCC 'Foundation in International Trade' award

Individual Course (price per delegate)

Accredited Chamber members £200 + VAT | Non-members £250 + VAT

Training Package 1 (price per delegate)

ALL 9 Training Courses
Accredited Chamber members £1350 + VAT | Non-members £1800 + VAT

Training Package 2 (price per delegate)

 4 of the 9 available Training Courses
Accredited Chamber members £700 + VAT | Non-members £900 + VAT

If you wish to book either of the Training Packages, please download and complete the Booking form here and return to export@surrey-chambers.co.uk 

About the Trainer

The course is being delivered by Linda Bazant, Barrister and Transition Consultant who specialises in advising clients on how to prepare UK businesses for the global stage post-transition.
She continues to help organisations to develop their internal processes to successfully handle the UK transition process.
She is a member of Gray's Inn, the Bar Association of Commerce and Finance in Industry and The Institute of Export and International Trade.



09:00 - 13:00 (GMT)  by Surrey Chambers

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