We are now the
Chartered Institute of Export & International Trade

Empowering Global Trade

We are now the
Chartered Institute of Export & International Trade.

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Chartered Institute Membership

Discover what membership can do for you
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Unlock invaluable resources created to support your international trade career.


From £36/year

Join at any stage of your professional development and boost your career prospects

  • Exclusive Lunchtime Learning webinars offering tips and tricks from our experts
  • Discounts on the Chartered Institute’s training courses
  • Special Interest Groups delivering industry-specific expertise and networking
  • Priority access to the Chartered Institute’s networking events
  • Digital badge and suffix showcasing your commitment to professional excellence
  • Coming soon: International trade toolkits to support you in your role
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Unlock our complete benefits package for you and your team, including our trade and customs helpline.


From £375/year

Unlock essential insights, tools and education for you and your team

  • Unlimited use of the Chartered Institute’s trade and customs helpline
  • Exclusive Lunchtime Learning webinars offering tips and tricks from our experts
  • Discounts on the Chartered Institute’s training courses and advisory services
  • Special Interest Groups delivering industry-specific expertise and networking
  • Priority access to the Chartered Institute’s networking events
  • Access to our business member logo, showcasing your commitment to professional excellence
  • Coming soon: International trade toolkits to support you and your team with your global trade operations
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Reach, connect and engage with our community of international trade professionals.


From £2000/year

Put your brand front and centre of our international trade community

  • Preferential rates on marketing, promotion and sponsorship opportunities
  • Networking and exhibitor opportunities at the Chartered Institute's events
  • Proudly display our logo on your brand and marketing collateral
  • Expert insights delivered to your inbox daily
  • Advertising opportunities in our Daily Update newsletter
  • Reach our audience through a Chartered-Institute-hosted webinar
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Advisory services

Navigate challenges and maximise opportunities

Our advisory services offer you practical guidance so you can trade compliantly and confidently. Designed to understand your unique business needs, the Chartered Institute of Export & International Trade provides you with tailored solutions to fit your needs.

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Customs compliance health check

Ensure that your business is trading compliantly with an in-depth audit from our custom and trade experts. We can help you optimise your operations and identify any opportunities for improvement.

  • Prepare for customs audits and authorisations.
  • Develop SOPs and utilise MSS/CDS data for compliance and duty maximisation.
  • Respond effectively to customs audits and special procedures applications.
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Export controls health check

Ensure the long-term viability of your business and that your operations comply with all licensing laws, particularly in innovative technology fields.

  • Review processes for international compliance programmes
  • Ensure compliance for businesses requiring licenses, including new technologies
  • Focus on end-use and end-user compliance
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Sanitary & phytosanitary (SPS) support

Get the expert guidance you need to successfully navigate the new Border Target Operating Model to control the import of high - medium risk products between the EU and UK.

  • Ensure compliance with biosecurity, safety, and security processes at the UK border
  • Link to BTOM and highlight recent HMG warnings and relevant news articles
  • Address requirements for biosecurity, safety, and security at the UK border
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Customs authorisations and special procedures

Streamline your customs procedures and grow your expertise in inward and outward processing, warehousing, and SCDP with our expert support.

  • Guidance through Inward and Outward Processing, Warehousing, and SCDP
  • Assistance in applying for and maintaining customs authorisations
  • Develop and implement procedures for compliance and operational efficiency



Through my membership of the Chartered Institute – an organisation dedicated to supporting those who work in exporting and importing – I have access to expertise and industry best-practice vital to keep me and my business informed and operating at the top of our game.

Jonathan Walsh MCIEx Full Member Fortior Insight

The challenge within this profession is staying on top of ever-changing legislation and regulations. The Chartered Institute is an excellent partner, not just for training courses, but also by providing helpful tools like webinars and special interest groups.

Alexandra Tamas Business Member Knauf Insulation

Friendly and knowledgeable trainer. Any questions asked the tutor answered, and if not known, they asked colleagues and answers were provided. Course contained a lot of information and very thorough in everything covered.

Lee Carvell Customer Service Export Assistant Robert Welch

The tutor was very lovely, she explained everything clearly. Particularly when discussing the composite export health certificates, which is a bit more complicated, so very helpful! The course was well structured and allowed for questions in between so was at a good pace!

Hayley Vaughan Customs Manager TJX Europe

Studying with the Chartered Institute of Export & International Trade has been valuable in increasing my knowledge and understanding of the complexities of international trade. Modules cover all important aspects of trading internationally and cover key facts in detail while putting them into context using real-life examples. These are qualifications that employers recognise and value and obtaining these qualifications has greatly assisted my career.

Kate Willers Student member

The Advanced Certificate in International Trade qualification has been a great platform in order for me to enhance my skills and update my knowledge. This has been incredibly important for maintaining my credibility for assisting and supporting our companies with their international ambitions.

Marion Murray Level 4 Diploma in International Trade (formerly ACIT) Student member

The onsite health check went exceptionally well, I was amazed at how open, honest, and frank the Westmill staff were. I know that if we had gone with one of the big 4, the outcome would have been very different. The consultant made all involved feel comfortable and able to express their thoughts and concerns without holding back.

Alessandro Wagner Global Compliance Manager ABF

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About us

Trade excellence since 1935

The Chartered Institute of Export & International Trade’s purpose is to empower organisations and equip individuals with the expertise to trade effectively, sustainably and competitively.

Established in 1935, the Chartered Institute is trusted by governments, businesses and trade professionals around the world as the leading experts in international trade and the foremost association of exporters and importers.

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Upcoming events

Consultancy 4
24 July, 2024

What should the new government prioritise on trade?

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24 September, 2024

Food and Drink Special Interest Group Session 5

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26 September, 2024

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Regionals: Bristol

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