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Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber Training Commerce House 123 St Nicholas Street Coventry None CV1 4FD
International Trade Member Rate: £125.00
Rules of Origin are an essential aspect of international trade. Preferential trade agreements, also known as Free Trade Agreements, rely on rules of origin. In order to benefit from existing and future free trade agreements businesses must be able to evidence the origin of their goods. This practical workshop will give delegates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess the origin of their company’s products.
Topic Covered Include
- The context of Free trade Agreements
- How they work
- How they may be applied post Brexit between the UK and EU
- The Agreements in place currently through the EU and potentially Post Brexit
- Rules of Origin in order to qualify and how to calculate this.
- When FTAs cannot be used or when there is no benefit to business
- Additional documentation
- Obtained Approved Exporter Status and Issuing EUR1
- Evidence and Audits
- Suitable for individuals and business that currently use Free Trade Agreements, are looking to use them in the future or need more information on how this will be applied post Brexit with the EU and other Non EU countries. The course will ensure businesses know how to check the origin status of their products, how to support that evidence and understand the benefits, risks and issues associated with using them.
- Business attending this course will get a good understanding of what a FTA is and what actions they can take now in order to use existing agreements or prepare for future ones after Brexit
Please note that there will be no refund for cancellations received less than 14 calendar days prior to the event.
- David Hooper
- Company Director, Hooper & Co.
David Hooper MBA, has worked in International Trade and Economic Development for 20 years including 5 years working for HMRC. He is now Director of Independent Freight Solution Ltd based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, who are a freight forwarder that also provide specialist advice, consultancy and training regarding customs and compliance related issues. David has an extensive knowledge of World Wide Customs Compliance and in 2016 Independent Freight became an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) for Customs and Security. Over the last few years David has been asked to give talks and presentations to business on customs compliance rules and regulations and guidance on how Brexit could affect business exporting and importing in the future. David has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction from Aston University in 2004 and a degree in Economics, Politics and Philosophy from the Open University. David also sits on the Coventry of Commerce Brexit Committee.