International Trade Training Courses

International trade can be complex with many different terms, procedures and regulations to follow. Our courses offer an understanding of the main topics around international trade ranging from Export Documentation, Letters of Credit to Customs Procedures and Incoterms.

The courses are accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce and could help your employees to achieve a Foundation Award in International Trade and enhance their skills set. As a member, you will also get preferential prices.

Here's what some of our delegates have said:

"I thoroughly enjoyed the courses and would recommend them to anyone looking to further their knowledge in International trade. They were very well organised and I found the content useful for my work."

“Really enjoyed the training, some very good points arose. Also, good that the trainer handed out a manual to look back on, as exporting is a much more complicated process than originally thought”.


Foundation Award in International Trade

This is a nationally recognised award which delegates will achieve upon the successful completion of any six of the modules outlined below. Prices for individual modules start at £125+VAT. (A 15% discount applies when booking six modules)

For full details and booking information on all International Trade Courses, please visit our Events page here. Our accredited courses include:

  • Understanding Exporting - This course covers the basic aspects of exporting, including preparing an export quote and processing an export order. 

  • Export Documentation - This course is designed for export staff and covers all aspects of dealing with documentation, including procedures that need to be followed and where to go for assistance. 

  • Methods of Payment including Letters of Credit - Delegates will be able to identify the different methods of payment, including Letters of Credit and details of the procedures involved 

  • Incoterms - This course will look at the four groups of Incoterms, the definitions of each term and the benefits of using them 

  • Agents and Distributors - This half day course will help delegates to understand the difference between agents and distributors as well as how to find, motivate and manage them. 

  • Import Procedures - This course is designed to introduce you to the principles of importing and customs controls. 

  • Preference Rules of Origin - This half day course takes a detailed look at rules of origin and delegates will have an understanding of the difference between Preference and Non-Preference Origin as well as determining the rules of origin. 

  • Inward and Outward Processing - This course provides an introduction to the process of applying for IPR and OPR, as well as understanding the advantages and documentation required. 

  • Customs Procedures and Documentation - This course highlights the role of HMRC and will help delegates to gain an understanding of customs procedures and duties payable when exporting and importing. 

Our non-accredited courses include:

  • International Sales and Marketing - This course will cover market research, routes to market, negotiation skills and finding customers overseas. 

  • E-Z Cert Workshop - This half day course will cover the functioning of the E-Z Cert system and how to start applying for export documentation online. 

  • Understanding Tariff Codes - This half-day course covers all the key elements of the Tariff/Commodity code. 

Interested in these courses? Email exportbritain@gmchamber.co.uk to find out more. Please make sure you state the name of the course you're interested in. 

Bespoke Training

We also offer bespoke training programmes where we can work with you to design a package specific to your business's needs. These can also be held at your own premises. Please email exportbritain@gmchamber.co.uk for more information and a quote.