Importing goods and materials can be complex. You need to give some thought to how the different elements of the operation will fit together.
Importing is more complex than buying from a UK supplier. And when things go wrong, sorting them out can be more difficult and expensive. This seminar will help you to avoid the most obvious pitfalls

Participants will understand:
  • Import documentation and procedures
    • What is required to ensure customs clearance takes place without delay
  • Costs & charges
  • Sources of advise and information
  • When and how you’ll make payments for the goods or materials - bearing in mind that the exchange rate might change after you have placed your order
  • Transport arrangements and who pays for it, storage, documentation and insurance
  • Whether the imports will comply with UK legislation and who will make the customs declaration for you
  • The trading terms that you’ll have in place with your suppliers - which again might require legal advice
  • Whether you’ll be affected by the principle of product liability - meaning that your business is responsible for damage caused by defective products that you have imported
  • Whether the goods or materials are subject to import quotas
  • Whether you’ll need a licence to import your goods
  • Duty and VAT suspension regimes
Course duration: 1 day

There is an optional exam (open book) at the end of the course, this is marked by the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) and gives a certificate of competence. These exams (on passing 6 subjects) will lead to a BCC Foundation Award in International Trade which is equivalent to a SVQ qualification.

To find out more about BCC courses and exams please click here

Please note that payment is due at the time of booking. Invoicing is only possible on immediate payment terms after receipt of a valid purchase order number (if applicable).

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce
The Hub, Exploration Drive
Aberdeen Energy Park
Bridge of Don
AB23 8GX
Availability Places available
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