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Trade preference, agreements and origin rules session

April 16, 2024

09:30 - 12:30


East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

The rate of duty payable depends on the type of goods, whether you're importing or exporting, where the goods are deemed to have come from - the 'originating' country - and their destination.

The preference agreements that apply in the UK are applicable across the EU. If you’re importing or exporting under preference, it’s essential that you keep up to date with developments in the UK and the originating or destination country.

To be eligible for preferences under any of these agreements, you must:

  • Show that the goods have met prescribed rules of origin
  • Produce valid preference documentation
  • Ensure the goods satisfy rules about transportation


09:30 - What is preference, the principles and conditions of preference, what is and the importance of the commodity code 

10:00 - What are the preference documents and understanding the four origin rules 

10:30 - Break 

10:45 - Understanding chapters, exceptions and the headings, what is the Ex rule, how to use the low value invoice declaration and when to request supplier declarations

11:15 - How to become an approved exporter, what records to keep, how to consider importing, other types of procedures 

Testimonial: "Really enjoyed, thank you!! Quite new to my role and obtaining supplier declarations being part of that role, I now have a much better understanding around the importance of the origin of goods and origin rules, the notes are great and will be invaluable!!" Leanne Templeton, Interfloor Ltd

£250 per attendee

Venue address

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

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