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Upcoming Events

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Module 3 - Creating an International Strategy

5
5 March 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 3: Creating an International Strategy This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding as to how an organisation...
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Understanding Commodity Codes Training

7
7 March 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
Understanding commodity codes is vital to internationally trading businesses. Commodity codes are used worldwide to determine the customs duty and other charges levied on the goods when importing and exporting. They also determine any preferential treatments or restrictions and prohibitions that may apply to the goods and are used for monitoring...
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Digital Sustainability Webinar

7
7 March 2024
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10:00am - 11:00am
Ever wondered what your digital carbon footprint is?

Want to know more about how to measure and reduce your digital impact?

Maybe you’ve heard about Digital Sustainability and aren’t sure where to start!

Join Essex Chambers and Bailey Bryan from Footprint Digital to uncover the impact the internet has on carbon emissions and...
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Incoterms® 2020 Workshop

12
12 March 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
Incoterms® are a set of internationally recognised, three letter acronyms, which define the risks and responsibilities of buyers and sellers in international trade contracts.

It is essential that businesses understand Incoterms® as their use is vital for the successful movement of goods between customers and suppliers around the world. The misuse...
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Networking with the Bank of England

12
12 March 2024
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5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for an opportunity to meet Kieran Dent, Agent for the South East and East Anglia for The Bank of England. In 2023, Kieran Dent assumed the role of Agent for the South East and East Anglia. This position reflects his commitment to understanding and engaging with economic developments at...
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Module 4 - International Trade Research

19
19 March 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 4: International Trade Research This module aims to develop knowledge from research activities to gain an understanding of...
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Module 5 - Exporting & Procedures

21
21 March 2024
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9:30am - 3:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 5: Exporting & Procedures This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the exporting process used in...
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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Networking Tour

21
21 March 2024
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4:30pm - 7:00pm
The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance provides life-saving services 24/7 with their Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and rapid response vehicles (RRVs). Come and explore their newest airbase and visitor centre at North Weald and discover how this amazing charity services the County.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) exists...
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Export Procedures & Documentation Training

27
27 March 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
International markets offer huge Export opportunities for UK businesses. Finding and developing new markets for products is a hugely valuable avenue for expansion and in some sectors in particular, global demand for British brands and products makes international trade an excellent means of growth.

Selling internationally is very complex but – as...
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March Virtual Networking

27
27 March 2024
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10:00am - 11:30am
Elevate your professional network from the comfort of your desk! Connect with industry leaders, share insights, and build valuable relationships at our upcoming Virtual Networking session. 

Networking virtually is a fun, informal and highly interactive experience. It also gives you the opportunity to talk to a wide variety of people, some...
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Module 6 - Importing & Procedures

10
10 April 2024
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9:30am - 3:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 6: Importing & Procedures This module aims to develop knowledge from research activities to gain an understanding of...
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Import Procedures & Documentation Training

17
17 April 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
International markets offer huge Import opportunities for UK businesses.
Finding and developing new markets for products is a hugely valuable avenue for expansion and makes international trade an excellent means of growth.

Selling internationally is very complex but – as with most things – easy with help and appropriate training.

This virtual half...
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Improving your Instagram Skills

17
17 April 2024
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Instagram is one of the fastest-growing marketing platforms around today – especially if you want to attract a younger audience.
More than half of the UK population now have an Instagram account, with the majority of them under 35-years-old. But how can you get the most out of Instagram – especially...
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Customs Procedures and Documentation Training

24
24 April 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day course looks at the procedures required when dealing with customs authorities and the information needed for submitting customs declarations to enable goods to be imported or exported.

It is vitally important that businesses understand all the procedures and information required - fines and inspections are things that no...
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Module 7 - Finding International & Global Opportunities

25
25 April 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 7: Finding International & Global Opportunities This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of...
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Twilight Networking at Genting Casino

25
25 April 2024
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5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for our popular twilight networking at the Genting Casino in Westcliff Essex Chambers of Commerce are once again delighted to return and welcome you to the Genting Casino for an evening of networking and socialising in one of the prime locations in Southend.

Overlooking the sea, Genting Casino Westcliff offers a premier casino...
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Module 8 - International Marketing - AI & Social Media

9
9 May 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 8: International Marketing - AI & Social Media This module aims to develop knowledge from research activities to...
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Understanding Rules of Origin Training

14
14 May 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade Agreements and how to understand and comply with them to help companies be more competitive in export markets.

Rules of Origin are the major factor in FTA agreements and we will learn how this is...
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Module 9 - Import & Export Diagnostics, Creating a Procedure Manual

16
16 May 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 9: Import & Export Diagnostics, Creating a Procedure Manual This module aims to develop knowledge and practical skills...
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Essex Global Summit

22
22 May 2024
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10:00am - 3:00pm
Join us at the Essex Global Summit, where our experts, industry leaders, and innovators converge to explain the future of international trade. This premier Essex Chambers of Commerce event, in partnership with Chelmsford City Council, is your gateway to unparalleled networking, cutting-edge insights, and transformative partnerships.
 
Unlocking Opportunities Across Borders:
Embark on...
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Inward and Outward Processing Training

23
23 May 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day course will cover special procedures and the benefits of using Inward and Outward Processing, commonly known as IP and OP, in your compliance.

We will look at the impact of the EU Union Customs Code (UCC) on the application, the requirement for duty guarantees and administrative processes...
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Understanding Commodity Codes Training

28
28 May 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
Understanding commodity codes is vital to internationally trading businesses. Commodity codes are used worldwide to determine the customs duty and other charges levied on the goods when importing and exporting. They also determine any preferential treatments or restrictions and prohibitions that may apply to the goods and are used for monitoring...
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Export Procedures & Documentation Training

5
5 June 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
International markets offer huge Export opportunities for UK businesses. Finding and developing new markets for products is a hugely valuable avenue for expansion and in some sectors in particular, global demand for British brands and products makes international trade an excellent means of growth.

Selling internationally is very complex but – as...
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Import Procedures & Documentation Training

12
12 June 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
International markets offer huge Import opportunities for UK businesses.
Finding and developing new markets for products is a hugely valuable avenue for expansion and makes international trade an excellent means of growth.

Selling internationally is very complex but – as with most things – easy with help and appropriate training.

This virtual half...
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Module 10 - International Customs

13
13 June 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 10: International Customs This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of customs procedures associated with international trade....
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Chambers Annual Golf Day 2024

13
13 June 2024
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12:00pm - 9:30pm
The Essex Chambers Annual Golf Day 2024: Tee Off for Success!  Join us for a day of business, networking, and swings on the green at the much-anticipated Chambers Annual Golf Day! This premier event blends business and leisure, giving you an opportunity to connect with industry leaders, clients, and colleagues in...
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Chambers Annual Golf Awards Dinner

13
13 June 2024
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5:30pm - 9:30pm
Essex Chambers Annual Golf Day Awards Dinner: Celebrating Excellence on and off the Green! As the sun sets on a day of friendly competition and strategic putts, we invite you to the grand finale of the Chamber Annual Golf Day – our Awards Dinner! Join us for an evening of camaraderie, dining, and...
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Module 11 - Importance of International Documentation

18
18 June 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 11: Importance of International Documentation This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of customs...
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Module 12 - Logistics - Road, Rail, Sea, Air & Courier

19
19 June 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 12: Logistics - Road, Rail, Sea, Air & Courier This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of...
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Incoterms® 2020 Workshop

26
26 June 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
Incoterms® are a set of internationally recognised, three letter acronyms, which define the risks and responsibilities of buyers and sellers in international trade contracts.

It is essential that businesses understand Incoterms® as their use is vital for the successful movement of goods between customers and suppliers around the world. The misuse...
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Improving your Twitter/X Skills

26
26 June 2024
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Twitter, or X as it is now known, is one of the hardest social media platforms to master.
 
Used correctly, it can bring eyeballs, prestige and ultimately new connections and sales to your business.
 
On the other hand, when things go wrong, it can lead to reputational damage.
 
Despite all the issues that...
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Module 13 - Customs Warehousing, Free Zones & Special Procedures

2
2 July 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 13: Customs Warehousing, Free Zones & Special Procedures This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the...
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Customs Procedures and Documentation Training

10
10 July 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day course looks at the procedures required when dealing with customs authorities and the information needed for submitting customs declarations to enable goods to be imported or exported.

It is vitally important that businesses understand all the procedures and information required - fines and inspections are things that no...
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Module 14 - Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

17
17 July 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 14: Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the status of an...
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Letters of Credit Training

24
24 July 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day workshop covers the five main types of payment for exports, from advance payment to open account, including Sight Documentary Collection, Term Documentary Collection and Documentary Letters of Credit. It includes the use of Bills of Exchange with and without documents.

Over 75 per cent of first presentations...
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Module 15 - Sustainability in Supply Chain

30
30 July 2024
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9:30am - 3:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 15: Sustainability in Supply Chain This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the impact of freight...
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Module 1 - International Trade - A Journey Through Time and Trends

12
12 September 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 1: International Trade - A Journey Through Time and Trends This module sets the stage for an immersive...
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Module 2 - Supply Chain

24
24 September 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 2: Supply Chain  This module aims to develop an understanding of supply chain management in international trade. This...
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Ambassador Networking Tour

26
26 November 2024
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10:30am - 3:00pm
One of our most successful events of 2023 is back for 2024. Back by popular demand, we are thrilled to once again invite you to our Ambassador Cruise Line Networking Tour, this time on their new ship Ambition.

As Britain's youngest cruise line, Ambassador has already made its mark on the world of cruising. It...
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