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British Chambers of Commerce Foundation Award in International Trade

We are expanding the number of British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Accredited Training courses for 2022. Our Trade Expert training programme will now deliver 10 courses. 

The BCC has nationally accredited a selection of International Trade Courses to be delivered by the Accredited Chamber Network. These courses form an Import and Export curriculum, giving international traders the essential skills invaluable to small and large businesses alike.

At the end of each course the candidates will sit a short assessment paper, to demonstrate knowledge of the subject, which is then marked by an external assessor. If a ‘Pass’ or ‘Merit’ is achieved the candidate will receive a BCC Certificate and a credit towards the Foundation Award.

The courses are suitable for both experienced and those with no previous knowledge of international trading. Candidates completing six or more credits are awarded the BCC Foundation Award in International Trade.

Achieving this award has assisted companies going through their AEO application. Having the award enables companies to demonstrate to HMRC that they have the necessary competences to apply for AEO Registeration. With one company reporting that “The BCC Accredited Trade Training courses developed my all round international trade knowledge and allowed my company to become AEO registered.”

Essex Chambers of Commerce’s Trade Expert training courses consist of –


  1.    Understanding Exporting 
  2.    Import Procedures
  3.    Incoterms
  4.    Customs Procedures and Documentation
  5.    Export Documentation
  6.    Preference Rules of Origin
  7.    Methods of Payment
  8.    Documentary Letters of Credit
  9.    Agents and Distributors 
10.    Inward and Outward Processing

Book your place HERE