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Sussex Chamber of Commerce provides a wide range of high quality training courses across the Sussex region. Training courses are ways of improving the effectiveness of your current workforce, but they are also attractive benefits for ambitious people.
Training isn't just important to a company, it is vital. Training benefits your company and your employees who will have an increased ability to respond effectively to change and develop their skill set which in turn will allow them to undertake a greater variety of work.
All scheduled courses are held at The King's Church Mid-Sussex, 33 - 35 Victoria Rd, Burgess Hill, RH15 9LR
Sussex Chamber can provide company bespoke training courses which is a fantastic way of designing one of our training courses to suit your business needs. This is a cost effective way of training a group of your employees at the same time, on a date that suits you and at the premises of your choice.
The course is suitable for those new to the problems of exporting and for experienced exporters who need to update their knowledge. No prior knowledge of exporting is assumed. The content will be relevant to field and office based sales staff, purchasing staff, shipping and dispatch personnel, accounts and finance staff, customer services, freight forwarders.
The course will offer practical guidance on the latest procedures, terminology and documentation required for successful importing. It will highlight some of the pitfalls that often cause importers to incur unnecessary costs and delays in arrival of goods and suggest some ways of avoiding these. It will examine Customs Rules and Compliance Procedures and look briefly at some of the duty reliefs available. A summary of The New Incoterms® Rules 2010 will be included.
This course will examine the Letter of Credit process in detail and offer guidance on how to create a workable credit. It will consider the different interests of the exporter, importer and the banks and methods of reducing the risks for all parties. It will also discuss methods of creating and collating accurate documents, the role of the draft (Bill of Exchange) and consider the options for negotiation of the credit and the current version of the rules that govern letters of credit (UCP600).
This half day course will consider the terminology used and the structure of the Harmonised System, Commodity and Tariff codes. It will examine the General Interpretative Rules that are used for classification and the use of tools available to assist in the establishment of the correct code. We will then look briefly at the International Trade procedures related to commodity and tariff coding and highlight the necessity and benefits of using the correct codes. All staff involved with international trade - Sales, Purchasing, shipping, exporting staff, importing staff, management at all levels, logistics, freight forwarders should attend this training course.
This course will examine all aspects of export documentation from first enquiry to arrival of the goods at destination and will seek to establish best practice, emphasising the need for a clear and coherent audit trail for each shipment to ensure customs compliance. The course is designed for more experienced exporters, those who require a refresher course or updating in the latest procedures or those who have attended the Introduction to Export Operations course. The content will be relevant to field and office based sales staff, purchasing staff, shipping and despatch personnel, accounts and finance staff, customer services, freight forwarders.
The latest version of The Incoterms® Rules (Incoterms® 2020) was published in early September 2019. This training course has been updated to the latest version
The Incoterms® Rules are an essential business tool for export import because they define the risk and cost responsibilities of each party when arranging loading/unloading of the goods, delivery, import export clearance and freight contracts. They may be used in contract negotiations, as a checklist for buyers and sellers and as a framework for international and domestic sales contracts.