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International Trade Training

A Beginners Guide to Import Procedures

Importing & Exporting

12/12/2023 9:30 am

12/12/2023 12:30 pm


Chamber Members: £160

Non-members: £220

*All our business prices are excluding VAT at 20%

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For further information on this event, please contact: International Trade Training on 0333 320 0333 or email


This course is suitable for beginners who are new to their role and provides a high-level overview of the import process from a practical perspective. It also includes a practical session creating clearance instructions from a pre-defined set of trade documents.


Getting Ready to Import to include

• Commodity Codes
• Origin
• Incoterms
• Goods Valuation to include Duties / Taxes

The International Purchase Order & Documentation

• Commercial Invoice
• Packing Lists
• Preference Documents

• Shipping Methods & How to Request a Shipping Quotation
• Information for a Shipping Quotation
• Booking the Shipment and Clearance Instructions
• Buyer Managing the Shipment
• Import Declarations – the Basics
• Record Keeping and Checks

What outcomes can you expect from joining us

To be able to understand the key requirements in managing a successful import of goods into the UK

Exporter Services

Exporter Services was established in 2010 by Sue Wright. Initially Sue delivered training in several areas of International Trade for Chambers of Commerce. The business model was to expand from Training to offer assist exporters and importers with issues that they may have. This included offering a Helpdesk Service, preparing and presenting documents for Letters of Credit and offering a full Shipping Department service for SME’s.
The business is successful and well established today with a team of 15 employees. Training has expanded to have 4 trainers and the operations side of the business continues to grow.

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