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Importing Basics Session

September 19, 2024

09:30 - 12:30


East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

This session is delivered face to face. As a potential importer it is vital to understand the complex issues of trading internationally. Importing is a process and needs planning with clear and focussed objectives. Taking time to consider the implications for your business and the need to be realistic within a timescale of what can be achieved is essential.

This short half day session will give practical tips and advice to enable your business to look at importing and consider the implications of compliance.


  • Brief introductions to why we import, market research, payment terms and Incoterms 2020 ®
  • Looking at your suppliers - Preparing an import enquiry, checking the quotation, negotiation and ordering 
  • Cost factors to consider on importing - Overview of HM Revenue and Customs regulations, embargoes, sanctions and other licences 
  • Overview of import documentation and import agents


“Thoroughly enjoyable and informative session as always. “ – Claire Stewart, International Sales Office Manager, Interfloor Limited, Rossendale, Lancashire.

£250 per attendee or 100% UKSPF funding available to businesses located in Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn & Blackburn with Darwen.

Venue address

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, Red Rose Court, Clayton Business Park, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington, BB55JR

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