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British Chambers of Commerce Foundation Award in International Trade

Our Trade Expert training courses are part of the BCC Accredited Training programme and successful candidates will receive the BCC Foundation Award in International Trade.

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.

The courses are suitable for both experienced and those with no previous knowledge of international trading. Since the courses began in 2013, over 5000 candidates have attended the programmes. Candidates completing six or more courses 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. Export Customs Declarations & Procedures

  2. Incoterms 

  3. Finance Options focusing on Letters of Credit

  4. Import Customs Compliance & Savings

  5. Rules of Origin: Non-Preference & Preference

  6. Customs Special Procedures focusing on IP & OP

View our full list of courses here