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An introduction to exporting: practical & precise

May 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Background: Introduction

There are several challenges that businesses must navigate when venturing into the world of exporting. New terminology, customs process and compliance requirements can cause shipment delays and impact profitability.

With appropriate knowledge and planning, businesses can better position themselves for successful international expansion.

Is it for me?

Are you looking for answers to these common questions?

  • What paperwork do I need?
  • What details do I provide on my invoice?
  • What if I don’t correctly declare a piece of information?

You may be unfamiliar with export processes, regulations, and paperwork.  This course offers anyone newly tasked with operating in the world of export and customs, practical straightforward guidance.

This beginner’s course is designed to support anyone new to an export role, delivering clear and concise insights of the end-to-end export process.

If you are new to international trade, or are looking for some expert guidance to understand paperwork requirements and establish your processes, this session provides an excellent introduction.

Course content

As well as the practical session where attendees will learn how to correctly create a commercial invoice from a pre-defined set of documentation, topics will include learning about:

  • Export definition and the process flow
  • Questions to ask prior to sending goods overseas
  • Requesting a shipment quotation
  • Export documentation
  • Packing lists and labels
  • Creating an invoice correctly – what to include
  • Booking and managing the shipment collection
  • Buyer / Customer communication
  • Proof of export / delivery
  • Terminology and the jargon explained
  • The importance of adhering to export procedures

No assessment will take place after this course, but delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

Member’s fee:  £216 inc. VAT

Non-member’s fee: £300 inc. VAT

An introduction to exporting; practical & precise

Ts & Cs

*Any cancellations must be confirmed via email to and must be given within 5 working days clear of the original event date. For any cancellations given less than 5 working days before the event, fees will not be refunded. This also counts for non-attendance. If the course is due to run again in the future, delegates can opt to transfer to the next available date. A £50 fee will still be issued to cover the costs already incurred.

*Please note, the aim is always to finish at the time provided above, but please allow extra time depending on how many delegates are on the course, as there may be more questions for the trainer to answer. 


May 9
9:30 am - 12:30 pm