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Export training & events

Cumbria Chamber working in partnership with other North West Chambers is able to offer the below export training.

IMPORT PROCEDURES – North West Chambers – Delivered and hosted by Greater Manchester Chamber – 21st Nov – 9.30am to 12.30pm – £199 +VAT Chamber members / £270 +VAT non-members

The course will cover a combination of documents and procedures and explain the content and the benefits of being aware of this information.
As with all aspects of business, being efficient and profitable is a very important factor to most. This course is suitable for companies new to importing and established companies who need to update their current procedures.

Key learning objectives and outcomes:

  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of import documentation and procedures.
  • Understand what is an import?
  • What should be considered before importing?
  • Understand the content of an import purchase order and instructions to the supplier.
  • What documentation is required to ensure import customs clearance?
  • Understand what determines how much duty and VAT is payable?
  • What information you should check on import documentation.
  • Be able to identify customs regimes and import controls.
  • Be aware of duty and VAT suspension regimes which benefit the importer.
  • Understand that the import of certain goods is controlled and where to go for sources of information and assistance.

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CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY ROAD & SEA – Delivered by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce – 23rd Nov – 9.30am to 12.30pm – £199 +VAT Chamber members / £270 +VAT non-members – hybrid

Course Aim

To define the duties and responsibilities of consignors, carriers, freight forwarders, and those organisations involved with dangerous goods traffic by sea.

The course covers:

  • Legal Overview
  • UN Class System & Hazard Identification
  • Packages & Packaging
  • Documentation – Road / Sea
  • Segregation & Stowage
  • Security of Dangerous Goods

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DBT events

During November and December the Department for Business & Trade are running a digital marketing masterclass series – you can drop into the topics that suit you most or join them all.

22nd Nov – Essential tips on Search Engine Optimisation to boost your international growth – 2pm to 3pm

Kickstart your journey will all the tools you need to increase your online presence using SEO

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29th Nov – Localisation – six essential steps to adapting your content for a global audience – 2pm to 3pm

Learn the essential elements you need to create compelling content for your international audiences

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6th Dec – How you can use social media to drive international growth – 2pm to 3pm

Get top tips on how you can tailor your message to the right audience on the right platform for the right market

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13th Dec – Top tips for using social media effectively to reach and sell to a global audience – 2pm to 3pm

Explore how social media is increasingly being used in conjunction with eCommerce to connect brands directly with consumers globally, enabling you to capitalise on this technology to generate sales and drive growth

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Also from DBT…..


21st Nov – How to realise your business’ potential in India…. Powered by UPS – 10am to 11am

Hosted in partnership with multinational shipping company UPS and perfect for businesses interested in selling their products to India but unsure of how to start

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30th Nov – Spot the differences: Business and culture in India – 10am to 11am

Hosted in partnership with eLanguage World, a member of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) and an ideal event for companies considering selling to India and want to understand Indian cultural attitudes and values

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