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Events & Training

December 2023

Customs Auditing

Wednesday 6th December | 9:30am - 12:30pm | Chamber House, Coventry

Delivered by David Hooper, Hooper & Co.

This training session will help you to understand what you need to prepare for should you receive a HMRC Customs Audit, including;

  • The purpose of the audit
  • The different types of audit that HMRC may undertake
  • What the auditors will be looking for regarding imports and exports
  • Practical and effective record-keeping
  • Checking declarations for accuracy and validity
  • The role of the freight forwarder and customs broker
  • Common errors and mistakes
  • Tools that can help you manage your data and systems in anticipation of an audit
  • Additional measures to demonstrate you are in control of the process
To book your place, click here


January 2024

Understanding Export Procedures

Wednesday 10th January | 9:30am - 12:30pm | Chamber House, Coventry

Delivered by David Hooper, Hooper & Co.

This training session will provide an extensive overview, a wealth of wide-ranging information and a comprehensive understanding of export and customs procedures, as well as practical tips to help you develop your international trade strategy.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​All the stages of the procedures are put under the microscope to teach you how to navigate the highly complex process of export correctly.

This course will be especially beneficial to anyone involved in the areas of finance, sales, procurement, import/export administration, despatch, and shipping.

To book your place, click here


Understanding Import Procedures

Wednesday 24th January | 9:30am - 12:30pm | Chamber House, Coventry

Delivered by David Hooper, Hooper & Co.

Our Import Procedures training session will provide you with an extensive overview, outlining all stages of import processes and will teach you how to navigate this highly complex process for permanent and temporary imports.

It will cover a wealth of information including; customs requirements, the definition of and import and process flow, movement of goods, and the documents and processes requires for import clearance.

To book your place, click here


February 2024

Special Customs Procedures

Wednesday 7th February | 9:30am - 11:00am | Online Via Zoom

Delivered by David Hooper, Hooper & Co.

A lot of businesses are now having to use special customs procedures such as Inward Processing, Outward Processing and Customs Warehousing etc. Some businesses may need to consider using these schemes in the future or may be currently using but are unsure of how to best manage it.

This training session will look at the benefits and potential risks to business of using:

  • Inward processing
  • Outward processing
  • Customs Warehousing
  • Return Goods Relief
  • Temporary admissions
  • Temporary Exports including ATA Carnets
To book your place, click here


Rules of Origin

Wednesday 28th February | 9:30am - 11:30am | Online Via Zoom

Delivered by David Hooper, Hooper & Co.

You’ll need to understand the rules of origin to claim tariff preference when you’re importing and prove the origin of goods you’re exporting.

The origin of the goods:
- is where they have been grown, produced, or manufactured
- may not be the country where they are shipped or bought fro

This applies to all goods, whether they’re covered by the:

UK’s trade agreements
Generalised Scheme of Preferences
non-preferential rules of origin

To book your place, click here

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Coventry, CV1 2TL


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