Export and import training

Export training

Exporting and importing procedure training is essential to provide you with important information to succeed when trading internationally.

From understanding export paperwork and letters of credit, to the classification of goods and Incoterms, there's lots to learn when it comes to the world of international trade. Small errors in your export procedures can easily lead to long and costly customs delays.

Don't underestimate the power of training to help fill knowledge and skills gaps in your business, quality training can offer a clear and positive direction for you and your employees.

How we can help

Our training courses have been designed to help both novice and experienced exporters who are looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of the export regulations and paperwork required for all types of goods.  

With multiple course titles to choose from we have something to help you at each stage of the export process. 

Courses available:

Exporting - Understanding the Paperwork

Learn how to establish best practice for your documentation and understand how to ensure customs compliance. Discover how to avoid delays in getting goods to customers, and increased costs and charges.

Using Documentary Letters of Credits, Drafts and Bills

All you need to know to ensure you get paid for your exports. Learn about the different methods of creating and collating accurate documents, the role of a Letter of Credit, options for negotiation of the credit and the latest governing rules that you must adhere to.

Classification of Goods - Using Commodity and Tariff Codes (half day)

Understand the fundamentals for customer compliance and establish correct duty rates, origin of goods, intrastat, export control and many other customer procedures.

Incoterms (2020) (half day)

The Incoterms® Rules are an essential export tool as they define the responsibilities of each party during the logistics processes. This course will enable you to maximise legal certainty in transactions and understand the features of the rules and changing obligations of all parties involved. 

Introduction to Export Procedures

This course will give you an overview of the export process from first enquiry to arrival of the goods at destination, whilst highlighting potential pitfalls.

Export Controls and Licensing

Find out how to master all the export licensing controls and receive guidance on how to avoid customs seizures, custodial sentences, logistical problems and contractual penalties. 

Inward Processing Relief

Explore how you can obtain duty relief on goods imported from outside the EU that are then processed and re-exported. Reduce your costs (and not your profits!) and avoid legal repercussions.

VAT and International Trade in Goods

This specialist course will consider the VAT rules and requirements for the international trading of goods in a practical way, in order to minimise unexpected VAT consequences and compliance costs.


Our full day training courses are fixed at £350 (+VAT) per delegate, and our half day courses cost £175 (+VAT) per delegate.

There are often discounts available for members of the Business West Chambers of Commerce and Department for International Trade (DIT) clients so it's worth checking your status before booking.

  • How to get started

    We run each of our training course titles at regular intervals throughout the year, with all events taking place at the prestigious Leigh Court in Bristol. For further information on the content delivered under each title, or to book your place on the next available date please follow the link below.

    Call us on 01275 370 849

  • Have a question?

    If you have any specific export questions or would like to speak to one of our advisers about entering new markets simply let us know.