Training course - is this course suitable for you?

Background: what is an export?

An export refers to a product or service produced in one country and sold to a buyer abroad.

Successfully exporting can:  

  • Generate increased revenue - Exporting can significantly boost your profits.
  • Develop and grow overseas relationships - Exports provide access to new markets and new revenue streams.
  • Build your client base - By selling products or services internationally, you can tap into a broader customer base
  • Set you on a path to be an industry leader – By establishing a presence in multiple countries, you are building credibility in the global market.

Learning about the correct procedures and what documentation to use is vital for your export success.

Is it for me?

Are you looking to support smoother export transactions through understanding:

  • What information is required on your invoice
  • When to request a certificate of origin or preference document
  • What are the different requirements on your commercial invoice and your pro-forma invoice

This course is suitable for beginners who are new to their role in Export or who haven’t had any formal training. It is an ideal follow-on course for delegates that have previously attended our non-BCC Beginners Export course, however, would also suit more experienced staff looking for a refresher and wanting to update their knowledge.  

Course content

  • Receiving the Enquiry
  • Responsibilities and roles
  • Incoterms ® 2020
  • Methods of Payment and the Risk Ladder
  • Export Controls and Licence Requirements
  • Quotation
  • Order Acknowledgment / Pro Forma Invoice
  • Pre-shipment Inspections / Packing
  • Shipping Documents to include Invoices and Packing Lists
  • Commodity Codes
  • Origin
  • Preference Documents
  • Certificates of Origin
  • Moving the Goods
  • Transport Considerations
  • Book the Shipment and Freight Forwarder Responsibilities
  • Contracts of Carriage / Transport documentation
  • Proof of Export - Evidential Requirements
  • General good business practice

There will be numerous opportunities for questions throughout the day, and there will be reviews and discussions on the processes from enquiry to dispatch.

How to book

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Once you are logged in, click the ‘book now’ button. Alternatively, email our training team on the email below who can book your place and send you an invoice.

Member’s fee:  £300 + VAT

Non-member’s fee: £370+ VAT

Looking to continue learning after the course?

This course is part of our British Chamber (BCC) accredited course collection.

Attendees of a BCC course have the opportunity to work towards gaining the Foundation Award in International trade – a nationally recognised qualification gained from completing six BCC accredited modules of training.

If you would like to find out how to gain this achievement, talk to the team today.Not looking to gain a qualification, but wanting the flexibility to learn specific guidance on your chosen topic?

You are welcome to book and join the course without being enrolled in the Foundation Award collection.

Interested in working with us to create quality course content for your bespoke business requirements?

Our team are experienced in crafting tailored training delivery programmes to meet your specific needs.  Contact us to discuss how we would approach this with you.


*Any cancellations must be confirmed via email to and must be given within 5 working days clear of the original event date. For any cancellations given less than 5 working days before the event, fees will not be refunded.

This also counts for non-attendance. If the course is due to run again in the future, delegates can opt to transfer to the next available date. A £50 fee will still be issued to cover the costs already incurred.

*Please note, the aim is always to finish at the time provided above, but please allow extra time depending on how many delegates are on the course, as there may be more questions for the trainer to answer.