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Understanding Export and Export Documentation

Exporter Services knows that exporting can drive business expansion and success. Despite various upheavals, the value of UK exports to countries outside the EU has risen steadily over the last 20 years from £132billion in 2002 to £475billion in 20223

The team at Exporter Services are experts in navigating the intricacies of exporting and this course will enable you to understand exporting in detail.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable as a follow-on course to the Beginner’s Practical Guide to Exporting course or for those working in an export environment like sales administration without much formal training.

What will I learn?

The course looks at the end-to-end export process providing an understanding of export documentation requirements and shipping using freight forwarders and couriers.

We will cover the entire process from first enquiry to despatch including:

  • Receive the Enquiry – Considerations
    • Transport Options
    • Incoterms
    • Insurance
    • Methods of Payment and the Risk Ladder
    • The Goods – Commodity Codes
    • Export Controls and Licence Requirements
    • Origin of the Goods– Non-Preference and Preference
    • Documentation and Costs
  • Quotation
  • Order Acknowledgment/Pro Forma Invoice
  • Packing – Guidelines and Rules
  • Generating the Shipping Documents to include
    • Invoices
    • Packing Lists
  • Move the Goods
    • Booking Considerations
    • Courier Shipments
    • Freight Forwarders and their Responsibilities
    • Export Declarations
    • Contracts of Carriage/Transport documentation
  • Proof of Export – Evidential Requirements

How will I learn?

This is a hands-on practical workshop created to give you the knowledge you need to run your export activity smoothly.


Full day intensive course from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Learn from the Experts

Exporter Services has been empowering businesses to export successfully for over 10 years. We offer straightforward, no-nonsense learning to enable you to feel confident that you have mastered your new export skills.

Are you ready to work with us?