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Understanding Free Trade Agreements (Advanced) VL-FTA

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This Virtual Learning course concentrates on the key areas that are covered under International Free Trade & Preferential Trade Agreements.

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As the UK develops new independent trade arrangements with overseas markets, this timely training session looks at what is included in International Trade Agreements and the key Rules of Origin. It explains how to understand the whole Agreement, whether it covers just goods or goods, services and other trade issues. Ideal for anyone with some understanding of customs regulations and need to upskill on UK Arrangements.

As the UK plans for its trade independence from the EU in January 2021, businesses based in the UK will have to get used to the new UK Trade Agreements, be able to understand how to read these agreements that will cover by the movement of goods, services and other trade arrangements. This new course will also look at what will happen with UK businesses and potential use of EU FTAs in 2021, non-manipulation certificates and the impact on losing access to some of these arrangements.

Regardless of whether your company has sales or procurement teams currently utilising existing free trade arrangement or you are looking at the future trading benefits of the new UK arrangements, this is an important session. It is recommended that delegates have a understanding of import/export regulations or have at least attended our Import Essentials or Export Essentials training sessions.

Now includes a 3-hour e-learning awareness session to explain Customs Declaration processes and procedures.

To enjoy the full benefits of this remotely delivered session, please ensure that you have an Internet enabled computer and telephone (for login purposes). You don't have to be on Camera or Microphone should you not wish to. As long as you can see and hear our trainer(s), you're good to go.

Topics covered:

• INTRODUCTION: What is a Free Trade Agreement. What is a Preferential Trade Arrangement?

• THE GROWTH OF FTAs: Bilateral, multi-lateral agreements; the current agreements in place, future agreements

• WTO RULES OF ORIGIN: are there international rules of origin for normal trade and free trade agreements (preference)?

• WTO GUIDELINES ON WRITING FTAS: What should be covered in an agreement, includes:

• Wholly Originating

• Minimum Operations

• Direct Shipping & non-manipulations

• Drawback of duties

• Cumulation

• Tolerance and de-minimus rules

• List Rules

• SPECIFIC “LIST RULES”: how to know if your goods qualify for preference under the terms of the PTA/FTA




• GENERALISED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES: background, current usage and the UK 2021 Scheme compared to EU Scheme



The course has been fully updated to include all customs procedures changes. Seminar will include exercises and bullet point quizzes. Each delegate will receive a full set of course notes, including a detailed glossary of terms.

Certificate and CPD points also provided upon completion.

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Strong & Herd LLP (S&H LLP) was formed in 1995 and has become a key player in export and import training. Many companies, large and small, have sent delegates to S&H LLP courses and workshops, and training by S&H LLP has become an integral part of these companies’ training programmes. All training courses are on international trade topics and delivered by professional tutors who have current practical experience in these areas.

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