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Ambition to export: mapping and accessing new markets workshop

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Sandwell Start-Up Hub, Second Floor, Jack Judge House, Halesowen Street, Oldbury B69 2A
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We’re holding a series of international trade workshops for Sandwell businesses. The fourth one takes place on Thursday 22 February (new date!) at our Sandwell Start-Up Hub.

We (the Sandwell Business Growth Team) are holding a series of international trade workshops covering:

  • How to improve your import, export and customs procedures
  • Ambition to export: mapping and accessing new markets
  • Cutting costs and improving productivity through customs
  • Reviewing Brexit: customs compliance and audit for UK importers.

The first three workshops covered a beginners’ guide to importing and exporting, how to improve your import, export and customs procedures, and cutting costs by improving productivity.

The fourth workshop in the series takes place on Thursday 22 February* at Jack Judge House in Oldbury. It’s called ‘Ambition to export: mapping and accessing new markets’. It is an introduction to exporting and fully revised to reflect Brexit issues and current practices.

*Postponed from Friday 12 January.

We (the Sandwell Business Growth team) are hosting the workshop and experts from Falsum Consulting Ltd will deliver the session, which is designed to offer basic grounding in export procedures. It’s a whole-day event, from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

The workshop will cover the key points of exporting, including export documentation and working with freight forwarders. It is ideal for any businesses new to export or for anyone whose job has an export connection. 

Whether you work in sales, contracts, finance, customer services, shipping, logistics or you would like a managerial overview of the whole export procedure, attendance will increase your confidence and awareness.

The workshop aims to provide a greater understanding of overseas requirements and export document procedures, such as:

  • Rules and regulators
  • Trading inside the EU
  • Goods on the move – a look inside the freight world
  • Export procedures –  the steps along the supply chain road and what happens to goods when they arrive overseas 
  • The export control system (ECS) and the export accompanying documents (EAD)
  • INCOTERMS® 2020 RULES –  a review of the importance of using shipping terms correctly 
  • Documents – finding out what documents are needed and key documents examined and explained
  • Origin rules – certificates of origin and preference certificates, ATR and EUR forms, invoice statements, approved exporter status
  • Customs control – an introduction to customs procedures, how to handle temporary movements and record-keeping requirements
  • The language of exports – jargon explained, including shipping terms (incoterms), payment terms, customs codes and common abbreviations
  •  Working with a freight forwarder – getting it right
  • Where to go for advice.

This workshop will be ideal for compliance managers, finance leaders, business heads and logistics management.

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