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Introduction to Exporting


Cost: £598.80 - £718.80

International markets offer huge opportunities for UK businesses. Selling internationally can seem daunting but, as with most things, it is easy with help and appropriate training.

The 'Introduction to Exporting' course covers all the key areas of trade a business needs to familiarise themselves with to export successfully.

It is delivered in such a way that it is suitable for both new exporters and those who just want to refresh their knowledge.

The content provides an excellent platform for delegates to gain a comprehensive understanding of trade by taking more specialist courses also offered by the IOE&IT.

The course will deliver a complete understanding of the export process, the customs processes involved and will answer many of the questions raised whilst preparing and progressing export orders for customer overseas.

The course is ideal for anyone who is getting to grips with new requirements for continuing trade with the EU now that the transition period has finished.

Learning outcomes

What is an export?

  • The export process
    • The different stages of exporting goods
    • Overview of the customs process
  • Exporter responsibilities
    • Proof of export
    • Checking customs entries
  • Tariff codes
    • What a tariff code is used for
    • How to classify a product
  • Basic export documents
    • Invoices
    • Packing lists
    • Shipping documents
  • Country of Origin
    • Why is a Country of Origin Certificate required?
    • How to determine the origin of a product?
  • How trade agreements work
    • Overview of trade documents
    • Invoice declarations
  • Incoterms® and shipping risks
    • An overview the terms
    • How to use the terms
    • Common misunderstandings

Who should attend

This course is most suitable for new exporters or people working in export but who have never received official training.

Webinar cost

Member - £499 + VAT
Non-member - £599 + VAT


5 October 2021, 09:00 - 17:00
Online event

Cost: From £598.80

27 October 2021, 09:00 - 17:00
Online event

Cost: From £598.80

2 November 2021, 09:00 - 17:00
Online event

Cost: From £598.80

24 November 2021, 09:00 - 17:00
Online event

Cost: From £598.80

7 December 2021, 09:00 - 17:00
Online event

Cost: From £598.80

14 December 2021, 09:00 - 17:00
Online event

Cost: From £598.80


It is company policy that all invoices are paid at least 15 days in advance of the course start date.

We offer a no refund policy and where we have to postpone a course your registration will be transferred to the next available course.

You will be sent a course confirmation two weeks prior to the course start date and we recommend that you do not confirm any travel arrangements prior to this date as we cannot be held responsible for travel costs incurred prior to the course confirmation date.

In exceptional circumstances we may have to postpone a course and in such circumstances we will advise you of this no later than two weeks prior to the course start date.

Cancellations are not permitted within 15 days of the course start date, in such instances 100% of the course fee will be payable regardless of attendance/non-attendance.

Please note that any dietary requirements advised to us are passed to the venue for catering purposes. The Institute accepts no responsibility for the provision of catering or the adherence to any dietary requirements, this is the responsibility of the venue's catering provider.


Event organiser

Institute of Export and International Trade
Export House Minerva Business Park
Lynch Wood
United Kingdom: England

01733 404400
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