International Trade Operations & Procedures (ITOPS)

05 Feb 2020 09:00 - 16:00

Location
Black Country Chamber of Commerce
Creative Industries Centre
University of Wolverhampton Science Park
Glaisher Drive
West Midlands
WV10 9TG

Cost
Members: £1,440.00
Non members: £2,120.00

The ITOPS award is a double-certificated and nationally-recognised qualification that has full British Chambers Of Commerce accreditation. It has been achieved by many hundreds of exporters, importers and freight forwarders.
 
It is an immensely practical qualification where candidates have to prove they can actually perform their job role to a high standard. The significant areas of international trade are covered in depth - including administration, documentation, Customs' procedures, despatching goods and ensuring payment. Over-riding "constants" throughout the programme are the need for Customer Service, Commercial Awareness and Legal Compliance.
 
Contents:
Administration
Record Keeping
Documentation
Packing and Marking
Moving Goods Dates
Transport Procedures
Freight Charging
Cargo Insurance
Meeting legal requirements
 
Through a series of four workshops, candidates will learn the skills necessary to operate professionally within the workplace. Qualification is achieved by the presentation of a portfolio of "proof" that they can do the job.
Full course dates:
Workshop 1 - Wednesday 5th February
Workshop 2 - Wednesday 19th February
Workshop 3 - Monday 2nd March
Workshop 4 - Tuesday 24th March



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The real and practical benefits for Companies whose staff have completed the award are as follows:-
 
Major freight rate savings:- One exporter saved £38k after a review of freight charging procedures.
 
Major duty savings:- up to a total of £250k per annum.
 
Better legal compliance to meet the demands of HMRC and other official organisations
 
Improved delivery timescales to ensure that customer demands and customer service requirements are met.
 
Better motivation and retention of valuable staff - "through knowledge comes confidence"


HMRC are currently offering funding for this ITOP's Course, please visit:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/grants-for-businesses-that-complete-customs-declarations?utm_source=be3350df-f49b-4a1e-a0a5-022aad5cb956&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

 

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