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Accelerate your international business growth with our International Trade Masterclass Series

Do you have the potential to rapidly scale your business? Want to expand into new overseas markets? Could your business benefit from specialist masterclasses to unlock its true growth potential?

The International Trade Masterclass Series is designed to support ambitious businesses with the potential and determination to achieve significant sustainable business growth. Established businesses face many business growth challenges when scaling their operation, especially when accessing new international markets. The International Trade Masterclass Series offers a package of fully funded support catering to the specific needs of growing international business, comprising some / all of the following masterclasses:

Brexit for Importers and Exporters:
Managing the business after Brexit, trade with EU businesses and non-EU businesses, import and export declarations, commodity codes, trade agreements, DDP deliveries, direct and in-direct exports, special procedures and regimes for importing.

Export Sales and International Quotations:

Payment terms to trade internationally, Incoterms® rules, how to price an export quotation, terms and conditions, insurance, workshop to build up a delivered price.

Exporting Practices and the Technicalities:

HM Revenue and Customs regulations, tariff and commodity codes, evidence of removal, specific controls imposed, using freight forwarders, export documentation, workshop to calculate freight rates.

Importing Practices and the Technicalities:

HM Revenue and Customs regulations, evaluating duty and VAT, investigating commodity codes, import documentation, the import agent, workshop to calculate the landed price of imported goods.

Eligibility: Lancashire SMEs trading for more than 3 years and have 10 or more staff.

AND, access one 12 months membership for one individual to attend future International Trade Club meetings, from a choice of;

17th September 2020 – Breakfast meeting at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel with guest presenters: John Lucy from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) discussing the very timely Brexit implications on supply chains and logistics suppliers – understanding the impacts on freight movements between the UK, Northern Ireland and the EU on January 1st 2021 and an overview of the intended border procedures & responsibilities of traders (importers and exporters) for freight movements to and from the EU. Ben Ritherdon, Managing Director from Ritherdon & Co ltd discussing how we has grown exports. Jyoti Jani from the EU Exit Stakeholder Engagement – HMRC providing the all important update on the UK exit from the EU.

1st October 2020 – Breakfast meeting at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel with guest presenters: Norma Foster offering top tips for winning new business online and John- Joe McGonagle from Northern Industrial discussing the company’s experiences and challenges with exporting overseas.

3rd December 2020 – International Trade Club Gala Lunch & Awards Celebration

2021 dates – coming soon

Contact: Stef Heywood,, t: 01254 356454

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