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Understanding Preferential Rules of Origin



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 Rules of Origin course* Rules of Origin are used to establish the country of origin of imported and exported goods and to help identify those which qualify for lower or nil customs duty. This course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade agreements and provide you with a full understanding of how to comply with them to avoid delays at borders and to help companies be more competitive in export markets.

This course is most suitable for all those involved in the export/import process including peripheral support functions. There will be ample opportunity for Q & A. 
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
  • Supporting administrative functions (accounts, finance, HR, R&D, QA)
  • 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:

  • Definition of a Trade Agreement
  • The importance of The Tariff and how the Tariff works
  • What are the Rules of Origin?
  • Non-preferential Rules of Origin
  • Preferential Origin
  • Percentage rule
  • Cumulation
  • How to Interpret the Rules of Origin
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Free circulation
  • Documentation

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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