Aims and Objectives:-

Through training, discussion, case studies and exercises, the programme is designed:-

  • To give delegates a thorough understanding of the main documentary requirements and legal obligations placed upon them when exporting from the UK
  • To ensure delegates are aware of record keeping requirements as demanded by HMRC – the “Audit Trail”
  • To assist exporters minimise unnecessary costs and delays in delivery
  • Outcomes:-

  • Delegates will be able to produce export documents both correctly and cost-effectively
  • Delegates will be able to meet the legal obligations demanded of exporters when despatching goods overseas - especially  those of meeting UK/EU origin requirements
  • Delegates will be able to improve their chances of getting paid more quickly
  • Content:-

  • Introduction to the programme
  • Why is this programme needed? – Case studies of export disasters!
  • Getting the basics right – simple tips and hints to minimise future problems
  • Sources of information –
  • What information an exporter needs to access – and why

    Includes a review of the services (and the importance) to exporters of Chamber membership


  • The export steps, records that need to be kept, software for producing documents, “on-line or hard copy”?
  • Documentation:-


    A study of documentary content – including what each item relates to – and why it is there.  With specific emphasis on finding commodity codes, understanding and meeting origin requirements - and using Incoterms 2010 correctly.

    The documents:-

  • Commercial – with specific reference to the export invoice (including VAT considerations at export). Also covers quotations and packing lists
  • Origin –  EC C/O, ABCC C/O, EUR1s and the ATR. The session will involve the use of EZ Cert, authentication procedure, correct completion ,Wet/Dry authentication, typical errors and how to avoid them
  • Other official documents produced by exporter - but required by both exporters and importers – including pre-shipment inspection, quality documents and export licences
  • Getting the good shipped – Information and documents required by the forwarder
  • Transport documents – Bills of Lading, AWBs and CMR – and their significance as proofs of export
  • Working with HMRC – their role, record keeping for Customs’ and the necessary documents –C88s
  • A review of the programme – The top ten tips - and what to do next

    The programme is a one-day programme with two (morning and afternoon) breaks and a half hour lunch break