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Brexit: Customs procedures and documentation training course

1 February 2019

Training course to help prepare businesses for the UK’s departure from the European Union

The Institute of Export and International Trade are organising a Customs procedures and documentation training course in Belfast aimed at preparing businesses for the UK’s departure from the European Union.

The one-day training course covers what businesses need to know to enable goods to be imported and exported post-Brexit.

The course covers the information that is required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported. It also looks at the differences between EU and non-EU trade.

Course content

The course will cover:

  • an understanding of the role of HMRC
  • an understanding of UK customs procedures
  • explanation of an EORI number
  • explanation of what free circulation is
  • explanation of the SAD C88 - Key information for both import and export entries
  • the change from CHIEF to CDS
  • UK Tariff - Product classification – Tariff code/Commodity codes
  • explanation of Customs Procedure Codes (CPC) and what they do
  • explanation of key import and export documentation - what documents can be used as proof of export from the UK
  • certificates of Origin - Non-Preference and Preference
  • compliance with Rules of Origin
  • commercial Invoices
  • generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  • WTO Methods of Valuation for Import
  • AEO - Benefits of being an Authorised Economic Operator
  • customs relief schemes available to imports and exporters
  • Customs Notices

Who should attend

This course is suitable for people new to international business and experienced companies who may want to refresh their knowledge.

The departments within a business that this course would apply to are:

  • export administration
  • shipping
  • export sales administration
  • logistics
  • distribution

Event details

There are three dates to choose from for this event in Northern Ireland:

Belfast Clayton Hotel

  • Date: 11 March 2019
  • Time: 09:45
  • Venue: The Clayton Hotel Belfast, 22-26 Ormeau Ave., Belfast BT2 8HS

The Junction, Dungannon

  • Date: 25 March 2019
  • Time: 09:45
  • Venue: The Junction, 12 Beech Valley Way, Dungannon BT70 1BS

Ulster University, Belfast

  • Date: 26 March 2019
  • Time: 09:45
  • Venue: Ulster University, 25-51 York Street, Belfast BT15 1ED

Cost of the event is £299 + VAT for members and £399 + VAT for non-members.

This course qualifies for HMRC grant funding. Find out how to apply for HMRC grant funding.

Further information and register your place.