Import & Export Enabling International Trade

Understanding Commodity Coding - Chesterfield

Event Information:

Venue: Chesterfield Office, Derbyshire

Date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Time: 9:15am - 1:00pm

Member Price: £139.00+VAT

Non-Member Price: £199.00+VAT


The international system for coding products for customs purposes when we trade internationally is generally regarded as complex and difficult to understand. The penalties for wrongly assigning a code to a product could be severe and relying on a freight forwarder’s judgement does not release the producer or shipper from responsibility for accurately describing the goods.

This course guides people through the process and its paperwork steadily and methodically so that
everyone can arrive at an accurate HS code for their product with confidence and peace of mind.

Understanding Commodity Coding - Part 1

  • The Tariff Document - organisation and layout
  • Using the tariff
  • Finding your product
  • Applying the correct code
  • Errors and omissions on your documentation
  • The HMRC helpline

Course Outcome

At the end of this ‘hands -on’ course - with many coding exercises - candidates leave with a solid experience of coding a variety of products, including their own range and can approach further HS coding challenges with complete confidence.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for anyone in the organisation who makes a contribution to a correct customs description of internationally traded goods. It is also applicable to management staff whose role requires supervision or checking of sensitive declaration descriptions.

Course Delivery

This half day workshop is delivered in a board room style environment from the Chambers modern training facilities and is limited to a maximum of 15 delegates. Lunch and refreshments are provided as part of this workshop and there is no requirement for delegates to bring any stationery or IT equipment.

About the Trainer

The trainer for this event is John Robinson, a Fellow of the Institute of Export. John has worked with the Chamber over a number of years to provide International Trade training courses of the very highest standard.

Other Courses You May Benefit From

  • Export Foundations
  • Export Documentation
  • Rules of Origin and International Trade Preference
  • ITOPS - International Trade Operations and Procedures

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