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Understanding Rules of Origin, Free Trade Agreements & Export Preference
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***You can now claim government grant funding to cover the full cost of this training course. Find out more***



As Exporters and Importers, we should be encouraged to trade with countries which we have preferential trading agreements with. As exporters we are often asked to supply EUR1 and ATR Movement Certificates with the consignment so that our customers can import the goods either duty free or at a reduced rate.

This course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade agreements and how to understand and comply with them to help companies be more competitive in export markets.

This Course is one of six courses that count toward our Customs Practitioner Award


Learning outcomes

Delegates will have gained the knowledge of how origin is established, how to complete the relevant documentation and the internal requirements to support the process.

  • Definition of a Trade Agreement
  • How the Tariff Works
  • How Trade Agreements are negotiated
  • What we mean by Rules of Origin
  • How to Interpret the Rules of Origin
  • What is Preferential Trade
  • What is Non-Preferential Trade
  • Documentation

          - EUR1

          - ATR

          - GSP

          - Registered Exporter

          - Approved Exporter Scheme

  • Rules of Cumulation
  • Internal documentation and procedures required to support origination declaration
  • Responsibilities as an importer and exporter


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
  • Research and Development
  • Production
  • Human Resources
  • Production Planning
  • PR and Marketing
  • Technical Support
  • Quality and Standards
  • Repairs
  • Distribution
  • Legal

"The course was very well presented and the trainer made it very interactive and applied the fine detail to each one of our business models, which made it easier to digest. I am looking forward to the next one!"

Andrew Barlow, Export Administrator at Trouw Nutrition


Member price - £299 + VAT*

Non-member price - £399 + VAT

*Please note that only Associate, Full and Business Members are eligible for this preferential rate.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This course is CPD certified - 10 points


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Dates and locations

Start Date

End Date


17/09/2019 17/09/2019 Manchester Book Now
08/10/2019 08/10/2019 Manchester Book Now
05/11/2019 05/11/2019 London Book Now