What is this virtual seminar about?
This virtual learning session give a quick guide on to identify the origin of your goods, both as an economic nationality (non-preference origin) and to benefit from Free Trade Agreement (FTAs). This session has been created specifically to address the issues relating to the UK leaving the Customs Union of the European Union (EU) in December 2020. Whether the UK and EU agree to an FTA or not origin will be important. The aim is to give delegates confidence in dealing with overseas suppliers, transportation and with customs procedures. The session includes:
• Understand the difference between origin and preference origin
• Procedures and processes are needed to ensure you have correct evidence of origin
• How to read a Free Trade Agreement – in particular the List Rules
• Assess your own commodity codes and how this will apply to UK-EU and GB-NI trade
• Legal responsibility for settling the codes
Who should attend?
Everyone who has any connection with international trade but especially businesses that predominantly trade with the EU or Northern Ireland. Whether the UK-EU agree a deal, the commodity code and origin of goods will be important, in fact more important if a deal is arranged. This seminar will create a more confident employee with an understanding of how to use the tariff efficiently. The following are examples of the type of company personnel who need to keep up-to-date:
• Newcomers to international trade or people only involved with EU trade
• Shipping department trainees
• Import administrators and managers who have had no formal training
• Buyers, purchasing and procurement staff who need to understand key issues to correctly obtain prices and understand the true “cost of ownership”
• Customer service administrators
• Freight forwarders and clearing agents who may be asked by their clients to make this important legal decision when entering goods to customs
• Management trainees
1. Ensure compliance with customs regulations
2. increase your understanding of customs rules
3. Provide you with clear guidelines on how to find out what information and documents are required
4. Give you the skill to put compliant systems in place within your organisation
5. Identify the importance of the import entry declarations and how to read them
6. Increase your efficiency by teaching you the jargon of international trade.
7. Know where or who to go to for information