Trading internationally can be a highly lucrative business if your company is set up correctly and working efficiently.  
If you are looking to start an import/export business or currently importing or exporting goods and want to improve your processes to boost profits, then allow our import & export experts talk you through best practices and give 1 on 1 advice during our training courses to help you get the best out of your business. 
Import Export Training.Colchester

What’s covered in our import and export training courses 

Our import and export training courses start with introducing you the world of international trading and how to get started. With the basics covered, our experts will help develop your understanding of Incoterms®, Customs/Logistics, Distributors & Agents, and more. You’ll learn about rules of Origin and Letters of Credit and Export Finance, so you are fully clued up on all the aspects of an import and export business. 

 How to Start Importing & Exporting 

 Getting started with an import/export business can look daunting at the outset, but our introduction to the business can ease your mind and help you begin.   Our international trading experts will walk you through how to select the best target markets and the best plan of attack. You’ll learn about finding your ideal overseas partners, resources, export quoting, as well as support in working out your key logistical considerations.  

 Customs and Logistics 

 Where do you start moving your goods in and out of the country? This customs and logistics course is perfect for anyone looking at the functions and processes required, from working with HMRC, through to documentation requirements and working with freight forwarders.   You’ll cover many of the rules involved with exporting goods, get clued up on the licenses you’ll need and the checks you’ll need in place.  

 Working with Distributors and Agents 

 Picking the right partners is pivotal to a successful import and export business. Tackling working with distributors and agents, this course will provide a thought process for choosing the ideal route to market and sourcing overseas partners.  Ideal for delegates tasked with export sales, our experts will also cover the important elements to consider in a distributor agreement, as well as touching on the Bribery Act.   

 Introduction to Rules of Origin 

 Are you striving to find out exactly where your product came from and declaring it correctly? This course will consider the key issues of Rules of Origin and how they can be applied to the products you are looking to import or export.   Using real examples and highlighting UK trade agreements, our experts will guide all delegates on how to determine the exact origin status of their products and how to declare it.  

 Letters of Credit and Export Finance 

 The complex world of international payment methods can catch many business owners, accounts and sales departments out, if rules are not understood and processes put into place.   During this course, our experts will support delegates to pair the most appropriate payment method in a variety of international trading scenarios. Close attention will be paid to Letters of Credit and how mistakes can be avoided.  

When is it?  

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Follow-up one-to-one sessions with Jim Fanshawe can be booked via contacting Colbea on 01206 548833, or

Meet The Trainers 

 Wallis Shipping, UK Your Export Department have worked with Wallis Shipping Services for many years and often collaborate on training clients as well as service provision. Stuart Gregory is the MD and founder of Wallis Shipping Services Ltd and has over 35 years’ experience in the logistics industry. He regularly assists UK companies on how to export and import. He is also a Director of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and a local shipping contact for the Bank of England.  Since the beginning, he has believed in offering honest, reliable and exceptional service. Founded in 1987 his company Wallis quickly built a reputation for integrity and excellence within the shipping and logistics industry and is now known as one of the top UK freight forwarders.   Under his guidance Wallis have always believed in nurturing young talent, and numerous of the team have remained for many years, which has bought experience and continuity for Wallis’ clients, a great many of whom are still clients after 30 years. 

 With over 20 years’ experience of international trade and export business David has a deep knowledge of what it takes to be successful on the global market. For his clients he brings Board level leadership and decision making experience combined with a proactive international sales approach.   David has direct experience of working with or in more than 90 countries, building up sales, marketing and logistics teams along the way. He is now at a point in his career where he is excited to apply this knowledge and commercial acumen to the benefit of client SMEs who are seeking guidance and input from a respected professional.    Contact David on 

 Jim has over 20 years’ experience in international trade, global supply chains and export business development and operations. A CPD member of the Institute of Export & International Trade Jim has also been Ambassador for Suffolk Branch of The Institute of Directors covering Brexit and International Trade.   With management experience of international business throughout Europe, Russia, Africa, Asia, North and South America he founded Your Export Department Ltd in 2014 thanks to his passion for seeing UK SMEs succeeding overseas. Jim’s approach is one based on a deep knowledge of international business and operations combined with an approachable manner.   Contact Jim on 

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