BCC Accredited International Trade Training Programme 2018

Fri, January 5th, 2018

Leading to the BCC Foundation in International Trade

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce delivers a number of courses that are accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), and other standalone courses.

BCC Accredited courses form part of an initiative which Liverpool Chamber and the BCC are involved in. At the end of each session, delegates will be given a series of revision exercises to complete. These will then be assessed and candidates achieving Pass or Merit in any of the courses will receive a uniquely numbered certificate in each area. Upon completion of six courses, delegates will achieve a nationally recognised Foundation Award in International Trade.

Please see below for our 2018 programme.

Intro to Export Course - BCC ACCREDITED

 Key Learning objectives and outcomes of the course

  • Understand what an export is both direct and indirect
  • Understand the role of the tariff code and the importance of correct classification
  • Understand how to produce the necessary documentation for an international shipment and identify where to go for sources of information and assistance.
  • Use most appropriate Incoterm® for the shipment of your products
  • Understand the basics of letters of credit
  • Understand the role of customs and information required
  • Untangle the complexities of the Rules of Origin, how to comply and benefit from them
  • How to successfully process and export order
  • How export documents and procedures can reduce costs and increase sales

Times: 09:30 – 16:30

Thursday 8 March 2018


  • £210 + VAT Chamber members
  • £260 + VAT Non members

One Full Day Course - 1 credit and includes BCC Accreditation assessment

Export Documentation & INCOTERMS – BCC ACCREDITED

This course delivers the complete international business package for all levels covering the following topics:

  • Commercial Invoice - Content
  • Packing List
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Modes of Transport – Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Shipping Documents
  • Export Licences
  • EUR 1 & ATR 1
  • ATA Carnet
  • Commodity/Tariff Codes
  • Inward Processing Relief
  • Outward Processing Relief
  • Preferential Trade Agreements
  • Country of Origin including Rules of Origin and Approved Exporter Status
  • VAT & Intrastat

Times: 09:30 - 16:30

Thursday 01 February
Tuesday 10 April
Tuesday 05 June


  • £220 + VAT Chamber members
  • £270 + VAT Non members

One Full Day Course - 2 credits and includes BCC Accreditation assessment

Letter of Credit – BCC ACCREDITED

Describe how to request an amendment to the L/C, understanding of costs and how to deal with discrepant documents

  • Describe the main parties in an L/C transaction and their roles
  • Describe the process and methods relating to international payments
  • Prepare and present the relevant documents in accordance with the terms of the L/C to ensure payment

Times: 09:30 - 16:30

Wednesday 24 January Thursday 17 May 2018


  • £210 + VAT Chamber members
  • £260 + VAT Non members

One Full Day Course - 1 credit and includes BCC Accreditation assessment

Agents & Distributors and Payment Methods BCC ACCREDITED

  • Why do you need channel partners such as agents or distributors?
  • What are the main difference between agents and distributors?
  • Agent / Distributor Profiling
  • Managing Agents and Distributors
  • How to help a new distributor accelerate their business. To assist with marketing, online presence, ideas, brand building etc.
  • How to prevent a long-standing distributor stagnate. Expand product range, expand into new markets, invest in more or different types of marketing, invest in more personnel
  • Agreements – Content and key points including the EU Agency Directive
  • Exclusivity
  • Territory

Times: 09:30 - 16:30

Friday 25 May 2018


  • £220 + VAT Chamber members
  • £270 + VAT Non members

2 credits

One Full Day Course - 2 credits and includes BCC Accreditation assessment

Customs Compliance and Rules of Origin -BCC ACCREDITED

This course is a reviewed and updated version of previous courses designed to help you to understand current topics discussed in the international arena:

  • Are you sure that you will survive a Customs Audit?
  • Do you comply under the New Customs Rule?
  • Are you aware that HM Revenue & Customs knows and makes frequent checks on all your export transactions through its computer system?
  • Implications of origin and the use of Preferential documents – EUR1 & ATR
  • Implications of Global Free Trade Agreements and how to benefit from them
  • VAT changes
  • INTRASTAT changes
  • Incoterms changes coming up between 2018 and 2020 & WTO rules

Times: 09:30 - 16:30

Thursday 15 February 2018


  • £220 + VAT Chamber members
  • £270 + VAT Non members 2 credits

One Full Day Course - 2 credits and includes BCC Accreditation assessment

Trade Clinics on Import/Export Procedures:

These sessions are 30 minutes appointment to clarify any doubts on your import & export processes & tailored to meet your business needs!

  • Are you compliant?
  • Do you understand the UCC and implications for your business?
  • Do you have schedules a Customs Audit and need clarity?
  • Do you need help with your import procedures?

By appointment on Thursdays through the year

£40 + VAT Members /£50 + VAT non members

AchievingAEO Status

UCC has come into force in May 2016 and it also relates to AEO, this last isn’t mandatory, but it gives quicker access to certain simplified customs procedures and in some cases the right to ‘fast-track’ your shipments through some customs and safety and security procedures.

Dates under request

09:30 – 13:00


  • £150 + VAT Chamber members
  • £200 + VAT Non members

If you wish to book onto any of the above courses please contact the chamber at events@liverpoolchamber.org.uk or on 0151 224 1892.

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