Customs Declarations focusing on Export Procedures and Documentation POSTPONED

The purpose of the course:
Completing Customs Declarations for exports can be a challenge, join us to understand what information is needed to be able to complete a Customs Declaration – whether you are considering doing this yourself or using a Customs Intermediary / Freight Agent / Customs Broker. This course provides an in-depth exploration into the procedures and documentation you will need to be aware of if your business is to make a success of exporting. The spotlight will be on the many varied documents required in International Trade, highlighting which ones are important, and why.

We’ll ensure you feel confident about your quotations and together we’ll follow the trail of the actions for you to take so you can become an expert exporter. We’ll help you identify which documents to raise, which modes of transport to use, and where to go for advice and assistance. We’ll cover why it is important that you retain a clear audit trail, together with specific documentary evidence, in order to meet export compliance.

We shall make brief reference to the Customs Law (the Union Customs Code), and how this affects EU trade and Exports out of the EU. Be aware of the new customs computer; Customs Declaration Service (CDS) and we’ll discuss Brexit, and how that may impact on your international trade.

Benefits for your organisation:
This course will deliver a comprehensive insight into the documents used at every stage of the export process, and most importantly how to complete a Customs Declaration for export. By completing the right forms, at the right time, in the right place, you will benefit from a smooth customs clearance and ensure success in International Trade. We will consider how Brexit and CDS may affect your current procedures and practices.

Who is this course for?
Those involved in the setting up of export contracts, processing export documentation, organising shipment of goods and receiving payment. This course is suitable as a start-up for beginners, as well as a refresher course for those more experienced exporters.

Topics covered:
• Customs Declarations for export
• Quotations, proforma invoices, commercial invoices, CCVO
• Certificates of Origin, EC and Arab British, certification and legalisation
• Preference and origin rules, EUR1, ATR
• Pre-shipment inspection, packaging restrictions
• Transport documents, Airwaybills, Bills of Lading, CMR notes
• Export Customs clearance entry declarations
• Intrastat despatch, EC sales list
• Customs Declaration Service (CDS)
• Brexit – Customs Law, the Union Customs Code (UCC)

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to understand how to complete a Customs Declaration for export, feel confident they are completing the correct forms, in the correct way, for the correct reason. Ensure they are retaining accurate record keeping for proof of removal and be more aware of the changes on the horizon – Brexit, CDS.

HMRC have extended the deadline for customs training funding until 31 January 2021.
Make sure you are prepared and get grant funding to cover your training costs
whilst it is still available.
The funding will give you up to 100% of the cost of training for your employees,
up to a limit of £2,250 per trainee.

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Event summary

Export Procedures and Documentation

How to book

To book your place(s) please contact Rose Griffiths on 01223 209817 or email including your company name, all delegate names and job titles, and a contact telephone number. Payment for the course is required at the time of booking.


Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce Clifford House, 2 Station Yard Oakington, Cambridge CB24 3AH

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9.15am - 5.00pm


Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce

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