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VAT in International Trade
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Please note, due to COVID-19 some course dates are being offered through a virtual classroom

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In this course, run in partnership between the Institute of Export and, we will guide you through the fundamentals of cross-border VAT compliance so that you can confidently trade and expand internationally.  

Not only will you leave the training with the necessary tools to manage the European VAT obligations relevant to your business, but we will also give you some insights into the future of European VAT.

From Brexit, to new technologies and the upcoming reboot of the EU VAT system, we will look at how you can adapt to the coming major VAT rules changes and, in your day-to-day business, be confident in an ever-changing and complex VAT landscape.


Learning outcomes

  • Understanding the current European VAT system
  • EU VAT Rates and current thresholds
  • VAT treatment of goods and services within and from outside the EU
  • VAT for e-services and MOSS
  • The Quick Fixes
  • International VAT for Imports : current rules and future simplifications
  • VAT invoicing requirements
  • EC Sales Lists
  • Intrastats
  • Brexit : ticking your Brexit-proof checklist
  • The Northern Ireland and Ireland Protocol
  • The European Commission’s Action Plan on VAT and the major reforms paving the way to a definitive VAT system in the next few years.
  • The future of VAT and how tech will keep transforming the VAT system


Who should attend

The departments within a business that this course would apply to are:

  • Customer Services
  • Shipping
  • Purchasing
  • Accounts and Finance
  • Import Administration
  • Logistics
  • Human Resources
  • Distribution
  • Legal

"I would just like to say that the VAT training was very well prepared and it fully met my expectations. Both course instructors were very professional and specialists in their field. The course content, presentation, material and communication were excellent. The material was presented in a clear, concise way making it intelligible and meaningful. 

I would highly recommend Simply VAT to my colleagues working in accounts and anyone needing this type of training."

Aneta Kosela, Corporate Services Manager at Provar Testing

SimplyVAT logo    Run in partnership with SimplyVAT, specialists in international VAT services including VAT registrations,  VAT returns (or equivalent), additional reporting such as Intrastat and EC Sales Lists. 


Member price - £299 + VAT

Non-member price - £399 + VAT


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This course is CPD certified - 10 points


IOE&IT Digital Badges

We have partnered with Acclaim, a part of Credly, to provide you with a digital version of your course attendance credentials. This digital badge will contain data describing your credentials, the training course attended and how the skills you have now earned.

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Dates and locations

Please note, due to COVID-19 some course dates are being offered through a virtual classroom




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