Importing for Beginners

Jul 29, 2022

Date: 17th of October 2022

Time: 9:30-12:30

Where: online


This course is suitable for beginners who are new to their role and provides a high level overview of the importing process. It includes a practical session looking at the creation of a commercial invoice and understanding where the various elements of that invoice comes from.

This course will also be beneficial to those businesses new to export providing an opportunity to understand basic export processes and documentation requirements now that the UK has left the EU.

What is the course content?

  • Import Definition and the Process Flow
  • 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

Cost per person for this course is £170+ VAT for members and £230 + VAT for non-members

Book your place now

Add up to 10 delegates from within your business on separate lines in the following format: Full name - Email address
• Advance payment is required - VAT invoice will be issued. (Pro-forma invoices provided on request)
• All full-day in house courses include a light lunch and refreshments, (Please specify any dietary requirements). • In the event of cancellation, 10 working days’ notice is required. Regrettably refunds cannot be issued after this time. In case where event was booked within last 10 days prior the course taking place, no refund will be issued, however our training team is flexible and we do understand exceptional circumstances do happen. In this case, please speak to our export team for possibility of re-booking for alternative date. Additional re-scheduling fee applies of £40+ VAT • A discount is available for 3 or more delegates booked for the same course • Courses require a minimum of four delegates to take place. To complete the BCC Foundation Award in International Trade, delegates must complete 6 modules together with assessment sheets for each courses. to receive their Diploma.
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