Customs Declaration | Rules of Origin | VAT Processes

SME BREXIT SUPPORT TRAINING PROGRAMME

Qualify for the BCC Foundation Award in International Trade

ABOUT

WHY DO I NEED TRAINING?

Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce has a number of nationally accredited international trade courses delivered by the Accredited Chamber Network that together form an import and export curriculum.

These courses give international traders the essential skills invaluable to small and large businesses alike.

During each course the candidates must demonstrate knowledge of the subject, and their performance is marked by an external assessor.

SME BREXIT SUPPORT FUND


The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover.

The £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund enables traders to access practical support, including training for new customs, rules of origin and VAT processes. Small and medium sized businesses that trade solely with the EU – and are therefore new to importing and exporting processes – are encouraged to apply for the grants.

To be eligible, businesses must import or export goods between Great Britain and the EU, or move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

APPLY FOR A GRANT HERE

TRAINING COURSES

The courses below are a Level 2 British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Accredited International Training Course.

Delegates can opt to take a short assessment at the end of each course with submission to the BCC for assessment. Successful completion and assessment will result in a BCC International Trade Certificate of Completion and 1 Credit which works towards the completion of the BCC Foundation Award in International Trade (6 credits).

Further training courses can be found here www.chambercustoms.co.uk/trainingcoursescustoms

IMPORTANT - For anyone applying for the SME Brexit Support Fund please pay via invoice ONLY.


INCOTERMS 2020 and their Relationship with VAT since Brexit - For Exporters and Importers

Date: Thursday 13th May 2021
Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm

Location: Online
Price: Members: £300+VAT | Non-Members: £350+VAT

Brexit has changed the way we need to consider delivery terms for international trade with the EU. As international trade increases and becomes more complex with the rest of the world as well as Europe it is becoming more important to understand universally accepted rules. We shall be looking at the whole international trade function in respect of INCOTERMS 2020.

This course serves well as a complete guide to all eleven recognised INCOTERMS as designed in 2019 and effective from January 2020. Delegates will be given a complete description of the risks and responsibilities for buyer and seller, of each one of the terms and an explanation of the practical and legal reasons for use.

It provides a useful revision opportunity for experienced staff as well as those new to the shipping or export office and will be particularly relevant to businesses that are now exporters or importers for the first time due to the end of the EU transition period.

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand why INCOTERMS were created and their purpose.
  • Understand the definitions of the INCOTERMS rules.
  • Appreciate the VAT implications of the use of each term.
  • Understand the effect of each INCOTERM on the export or import quotation.
  • Appreciate the legal obligations of each INCOTERM as they relate to transport and handover/ownership of cargo.

With our location in mind, attention in detail is paid to requirements to facilitate trade with Europe, though not to the exclusion of the rest of the world.

Delegates can be assessed for and receive a Certificate equal to one credit of six in the British Chambers of Commerce Foundation Award in International Trade.

Introduction to Export Procedures and Documentation - Includes CDS Awareness

Date: Wednesday 19th May 2021
Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm

Location: Online
Price: Members: £300+VAT | Non-Members: £350+VAT

Your company’s success in export markets depends upon the knowledge and expertise of the export staff and their competence when dealing with your customers, bank and freight forwarders.

The course creates and develops that competence.

It gives a complete description of the documentation requirements, creates competence and proficiency through clarifying and educating on any export document. It provides a useful revision opportunity for experienced staff as well as being very useful training for those with a basic grounding in the shipping or export office.

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Produce Export Documentation
  • Identify sources of international information and assistance
  • Identify each mode of transport and consider their various advantages and disadvantages

With our location in mind, attention in detail is paid to new requirements to facilitate trade with Europe, though not to the exclusion of the rest of the world.

The course includes an awareness section on the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) which is replacing the existing CHIEF system for import and export entries to HMRC.

Delegates can be assessed for and receive a Certificate equal to one credit of six in the British Chambers of Commerce Foundation Award in International Trade.


Importing Procedures

Date: Tuesday 25th May 2021
Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm

Location: Online
Price: Members: £300+VAT | Non-Members: £350+VAT

Importing is an integral part of international trade with greater volumes involved than in the export market. As a result of the end of the UK EU transition period many more companies have become importers for the first time.

This course is designed as an introduction to the main documents, terminologies, customs rules and procedures for successful importing. It will include a summary of INCOTERMS 2020 used for international trade consignments.

The challenges in avoiding costly delays at the point of import will be a key aspect, and some of the Import Duty Reliefs will be highlighted. If you are new to importing, or perhaps only just dealing with your first few orders or enquiries, this course is designed for you. Staff with a greater level of experience may well find this is a concise and useful revision in just one morning.

This import procedures course will address many aspects of finance and documentation and consider their relationship in order that supply chains can be operated smoothly. Many companies are using imported raw materials or re-exporting imported goods after a process.

Delegates can be assessed for and receive a Certificate equal to one credit of six in the British Chambers of Commerce Foundation Award in International Trade.

Rules of Origin and Preference in International Trade

Date: Thursday 27th May 2021
Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm

Location: Online
Price: Members: £300+VAT | Non-Members: £350+VAT

Trade agreements and preferential trade arrangements are a constantly changing process. Understanding Rules of Origin and their effect on international trade is an important part of modern trade. Staying in touch with the changing landscape for trade agreements is also a priority for companies involved in international trade. As a result of the end of the UK EU transition period many more companies have become importers or exporters for the first time and are having to consider these rules of origin for the first time.

This course is designed as an introduction to the main terminologies and customs procedures for successfully negotiating this subject and will consider the relationship between tariff classification and correctly documenting export or import consignments.

By the time the course is completed delegates will appreciate when and why to use a Certificate of Origin.

Understand the importance of other origin documents.

Appreciate the percentage rules for origin and understand why product transformation is a key consideration.

Delegates can be assessed for and receive a Certificate equal to one credit of six in the British Chambers of Commerce Foundation Award in International Trade.


Inward and Outward Processing

Date: Wednesday 9th June 2021
Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm

Location: Online
Price: Members: £300+VAT | Non-Members: £350+VAT

Inward Processing Relief can be used to obtain relief from Customs Duty and Import VAT on goods that are imported from outside the UK to be processed in some circumstances.

Outward Processing Relief similarly can be used to obtain relief. Many companies send partially manufactured goods overseas for a further part of the process and then re-import them for completion or to stock.

Customs Warehousing is becoming an increasingly useful tool in the international trader’s armoury. In all circumstances where these reliefs are utilised it is important to keep thorough records. The course will take delegates through the necessary procedures.

Inward and Outward Processing Relief can save a lot of money but can be quite challenging. The course will look at Duty Guarantees and Returned Goods Relief.

Delegates can be assessed for and receive a Certificate equal to one credit of six in the British Chambers of Commerce Foundation Award in International Trade.

Customs Procedures and Documentation

Date: Tuesday 15th June 2021
Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm

Location: Online
Price: Members: £300+VAT | Non-Members: £350+VAT

An understanding of Import and Export Customs procedures is now more important than ever since the end of the EU UK transition period. Many companies have become importers of exporters for the first time because the EU 27 were previously regarded as home market for customs trade purposes.

Delegates will gain an understanding of the relationship between trade and HMRC.

They will understand the role of the UK Trade Tariff and how it relates to consignments.

Understand the relationship between export declaration, import duty, VAT and HMRC.

The importance of correctly documenting for import or export procedures cannot be stressed enough. Failure to do so can lead to costly delays.

Delegates can be assessed for and receive a Certificate equal to one credit of six in the British Chambers of Commerce Foundation Award in International Trade.

IN-HOUSE TRAINING

ABOUT GRAHAM CARD
M I Ex (Grad), A B F A dip, A M C I L T, F R G S

Companies are increasingly seeking in-house training for its flexibility, convenience and cost-effectiveness.

Employees and organisation achieve their goals and receive a strong return on investment.

  • Convenience - as timings are suited to your required dates
  • Less Disruption - to work schedules
  • Confidentiality and Direct Relevance - to company needs
  • Value for Money - as the charges are per event rather than per person
  • Time Savings - all the work involved in designing the training activity

If you would like to find out more on what we can offer, please email events@kentinvictachamber.co.uk

Graham is a graduate of the Institute of Export and International Trade, holds the diploma of the Asset Based Finance Association, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport as well as the Financial Intermediary and Brokers Association. His career spans UK and international trade and commercial trade finance. Core experience is in supply chain logistics, letters of credit and trade documentation together with sales and sourcing of the most appropriate finance facilities for UK as well as import and export situations.

International trading companies retain Graham as an external source of advice and assistance, in some cases outsourcing part of their international trade function.

Training is provided on a wide range of international trade documentation and logistics, as well as finance disciplines. If you have attended one of Graham’s courses, you should always feel free to make contact to resolve queries or seek advice or assistance.

g.card@corporateliquidity.com


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