What does the delegate gain?Providing the delegate completes and passes the short assessment questions sent to them at the end of the course, (delegates have a week to complete this) the course gains them 2 modules towards the Foundation award in International trade – a nationally recognised qualification issued from the British Chambers of commerce.To gain the foundation award, each delegate must attend and pass a total of 6 modules from the 11 BCC accredited modules.There are courses to choose from in total.

As well as the opportunity to gain this achievement, the delegate will take away with them invaluable skills and knowledge to implement in their role within their company.

What happens on the course and what is taught?

The second half of the course covering inward and outward processing is suitable for those who work in international trade who require specific training on Customs Special Procedures. The first half of the course does cover enough for the delegate to complete the whole day.

This course will also provide an insight into business solutions post Brexit for those who currently only purchase from or use processing facilities in the EU.

The day’s agenda as follows:

  • Definition of an Import & Process Flow
  • Making the Enquiry, areas to consider
  • Product – Commodity Code & Origin
  • Payment – Options & Risk
  • Import Controls – Licences & Certification
  • Incoterms & Insurance
  • Transport – Lead-times & Options
  • Documentation – Standard & Preference Documents
  • Costs – have you considered all the costs?
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Providing the Purchase Order
  • Movement of Goods
  • Import Clearance
  • Documentation Requirements
  • Import Declarations and the Process
  • The Customs Declaration Service
  • Routing & GVMS
  • Import Duties & Taxes
  • An Introduction to Special Procedures
  • What they are
  • How to Apply
  • Bills of Discharge

Member’s fee (BSSA or Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce):  £360.00 inc. VAT

Non-member’s fee: £444.00 inc. VAT


*Any cancellations must be confirmed via email to training@birmingham-chamber.com 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.