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The Institute of Export & International Trade is running a new programme of 'lunchtime learning sessions' to help firms come to terms with the implications of the UK’s free trade agreement with the EU.

The one-hour webinars will also cover new rules and requirements for trade with the EU after the UK’s departure from the single market and customs union on 31 December.

Free for IOE&IT members and only £50 (including VAT) for non-members, the online events will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 14 January till 9 March.

The first webinar takes place this Thursday and is titled 'What is the deal?'

Great opportunity

Kevin Shakespeare, director of the IOE&IT Training Academy, called the new programme a "great opportunity" for companies still getting to grips with the implications of the trade deal.

"This new series is a great opportunity for companies of all levels of experience to get in-depth but accessible advice on procedures around the UK's new trading relationship with the EU  including the impact of the UK-EU trade deal on their business," he said.

For more details about the programme and how to register individual sessions (see list below), visit the ‘IOE&IT Trade with Europe’ hub.

The programme

All lunchtime sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12-1pm

January 2021 dates

Thursday 14 Jan, 12pm-1pm: What is the deal?
Tuesday 19 Jan: What does the deal mean?
Thursday 21 Jan: What is an import?
Tuesday 26 Jan: What is an export?
Thursday 28 Jan: Customs procedures

February 2021 dates

Tuesday 2 Feb, 12-1pm: Customs documentation
Thursday 4 Feb: Commodity codes & tariffs
Tuesday 9 Feb: Rules of Origin
Thursday 11 Feb: Incoterms
Tuesday 16 Feb: Trader, buyer, carrier and haulier responsibilities
Thursday 18 Feb: Supply chain management
Tuesday 23 Feb: Inward & outward processing
Thursday 25 Feb: VAT

March 2021 dates

Tuesday 2 March, 12-1pm: Transit
Thursday 4 March: AEO
Tuesday 9 March: Trade in services