Introduction to Export Taster Session

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Thursday, 24 May, 2018 - 08:30 to 10:30

Introduction to Export Taster Session


Enterprise Europe Network Midlands


Birmingham Chamber Of Commerce
75 Harborne Road Birmingham B15 3DH
United Kingdom

As part of the Enterprise Europe Network, the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce is running a FREE seminar designed specifically for SMEs looking to expand their international trade or those considering the growth potential of trading internationally. The Enterprise Europe Network is the largest network of contact points (600 partner organisations) providing information and advice to companies on EU matters, in particular, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

The content covers a range of information from the benefits of exporting to the licencing and financial considerations involved when to choosing to engage in the exportation of goods within Europe. The session will also include an overview of the tariffs and procedures, as well as outline the role of customs authorities, regulators and agents.

This two hour workshop will take place at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce in a seminar style environment and is designed to provide a basic understanding of exports and what they can do for your business as well as the steps your business will need to take to export your goods within the EU and the necessary documentation and procedures involved.


  • Exports – what are they ; direct, indirect and transit
  • Overview of the export supply chain and key actors
  • Business benefits of exporting (profit , growth , markets)
  • Role of Customs authorities / regulators / agents
  • Incoterms , contracts and payment
  • Customs Tariff , Procedures , licences, commodity codes, duty/VAT
  • Export licencing and strategic export
  • Compliance and finance risks / considerations

Who should attend?

This session is suitable for all growing and expanding goods-based companies who want to research the potential or development of providing their goods in overseas markets. No pre-existing knowledge is required to attend this event.

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