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The Institute of Export & International Trade’s series of expert content sessions at Multimodal 2022 – the UK’s leading supply chain exhibition taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 14-16 June – will focus on the practicalities of trade to earn attendees valuable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Trade consultants from the IOE&IT will lead sessions on Tuesday 14 June and Wednesday 15 June at the free-to-attend exhibition and show in a bespoke pavilion.

They will give advice and guidance on best practice for international trade to and from the UK – with a focus on new procedures introduced since Great Britain left the EU’s customs union at the end of 2020.

IOE&IT pavilion

As well as running seminars, the IOE&IT will also be hosting a pavilion for members and other delegates.

“In this extraordinary year for trade, traders have told us that key priorities for them are attending in-person events for networking, while having the opportunity to further professionalise through training that delivers vital CPD points,” said Helen Hastie, membership engagement manager at the IOE&IT.

‘Unmissable theatre’

“We are delighted to be working with Multimodal as the established exhibition in the international trade calendar. Hosted at Birmingham’s NEC, Multimodal 2022 offers a convenient and Covid-secure space for IOE&IT members and the wider trade community to attend, network and learn the latest trade thinking and procedural guidance.

“Where better to learn the tips and tricks of the trade than from IOE&IT members showcasing their case studies in our very own pavilion – an unmissable theatre of practical learning from experts in the field.”

Professional development

Delegates attending the IOE&IT sessions will qualify for CPD points.

With an emphasis on the up-to-date, practical application of trade and logistics principles for GB-EU trade, topics covered include the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS), the government’s new approach to EU-to-GB imports, as well as rules of origin in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

Register here

For registration and a full description of the IOE&IT sessions at Multimodal 2022, see here.

DAY ONE: 14 JUNE 2022

  • How to keep goods moving using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS)
  • Border Operating Model: the government’s new approach for EU-to-GB imports 
  • Who does what: how Incoterms determine supply chain responsibilities
  • Freeports: how to maximise the opportunities
  • Customs Declarations - A recap of what traders need to do to continue trading with the EU
  • The switch from CHIEF to CDS – what traders need to know

DAY TWO: 15 June 2022

  • How to claim preferential origin to avoid unforeseen duties when trading with the EU
  • Understanding VAT in international trade
  • Freeports: how to maximise the opportunities
  • What are customs special procedures and why are they so beneficial for post- Brexit trade?
  • Green & Sustainable Trade