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The Essential Guide to Export Procedures and Controls    

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Full-Day Course | £289 +VAT

If your organisation exports goods from the UK to a country outside the EU, it is essential to understand the risks and carefully consider the practicalities. This course will guide you through the best practices, helping you avoid the many potential pitfalls and penalties that can be encountered. It includes the implications of the procedural changes required following the UK’s forthcoming exit from the EU (“Brexit”) and changes implemented following the adoption of the Union Customs Code in 2016.

Course Dates

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07 November 2017 - Full Day -Birmingham - Colmore Gate
05 December 2017 - Full Day -London - 46 New Broad Street

Course Overview

The benefits of exporting your goods or services to other markets outside the EU can massively increase the profitability and success of your business.Just going to one external market, such as China or India, can increase the number of potential customers by many millions.

However, if you are exporting goods from the UK and EU then there are many rules and regulations that must be followed. Even if you use an agent to manage the process for you, the ultimate responsibility is yours and  it is you that will be answerable to HMRC if something goes wrong.

The consequences of making a mistake in your export procedures can result in significant financial loss, either from government penalties or from the loss of the goods you are trying to export.

This comprehensive one-day seminar will carefully explain what procedures you must follow, how they should be applied and who bears the liability when things are not done correctly. It provides a complete overview of the export process - including all the important terminology, the procedures and controls and the necessary documentation the must be used.

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Who should attend?

The seminar will start with the basics and will benefit anyone involved in selling, marketing, despatching or shipping goods overseas.If you are considering whether or where to export your goods then this course is an essential starting point for you.

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Course Times:

Classroom: 09:30 - 17:00

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Extra Benefits:

  • A Seminar Pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A Certificate of Attendance 

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What Will You Learn?

  • What is a direct export? What is an indirect export?
  • What is the Export Control System?
  • What are the different types of export declaration and when should they be made?
  • What is the difference between an export and a movement to another member state?
  • What are Export Accompanying Documents?
  • What is the importance of a Certificate of Origin?
  • What are the advantages offered by Preference Certificates?
  • What are the purposes of ATR and EUR forms?
  • What needs to be done to comply with Customs requirements?
  • What are Incoterms?
  • What are payment terms?
  • How can you be certain of the correct Customs Codes?
  • How do Freight Forwarders work?
  • What can UK Trade and Investment do to help?
  • What other sources of help are there?
  • What is needed to become an Authorised Economic Operator?
  • What are the consequences of the US Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism scheme?
  • What are the benefits of the Outward Processing Relief scheme?
  • What other forms of relief are available for exporters?
  • What is Customs Warehousing and Excise Warehousing?
  • What are Transit Control Procedures?
  • When is an export licence required and how is one obtained?
  • During the UK’s Brexit negotiations with the EU will anything change before March 2019?
  • How might customs procedures change should the UK leave the European Single Market and EU Customs Union?
  • What is the Union Customs Code and what has changed following its adoption across the EU?
  • What are the benefits of applying to become an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)?

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Course Presenter:

John Spargo
John Spargo has over 30 years experience as a policy advisor on Customs and Excise Duties in the UK and Europe. His comprehensive track record includes ten years leading BP's Customs and Excise Duties compliance and advisory team in the UK, and ten years as a senior advisor for oils and alcohols excise duty policy with the former HM Customs and Excise.

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Course Cost:

The price to attend this full day course is £289 per person and is exclusive of VAT and includes the course material, tea/coffee on arrival, mid-morning tea/coffee and mid-afternoon tea/coffee.

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