Shropshire Chamber offers international trade qualification

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce is giving companies the chance to achieve a nationally-recognised qualification on international trade.

Seven specially-themed sessions are being held in the county over the coming months, and delegates who successfully complete six of the modules will receive the BCC Foundation Award in International Trade.

Hollie Jones, Shropshire Chamber’s training manager, said: “This is a nationally recognised award which covers a broad range of international trade topics.

“Whether you are an individual keen to kick-start a career in international trade, or an exporting or importing business seeking to train new staff or up-skill your existing workforce, these courses can be of real benefit.

“They are designed to help you understand the complexities of trading globally and give you the knowledge and skills needed to succeed.

“Staff working in export and customs compliance departments, supply chain, freight and transport agents, finance, business development and sales, will all benefit from what this course has to offer.”

The one-day training sessions are being held at Shropshire Chamber’s Shrewsbury offices, on the Battlefield Enterprise Park. They are:

January 19 - Understanding Export and Export Documentation

March 15 – Customs Procedures and Documentation

April 20 – Import Procedures and an Introduction to Special Procedures

May 16 – International Commercial Terms

May 24 – Preference Rules of Origin

June 14 – Understanding Commodity Codes

July 12 – Methods of Payment and Letters of Credit


Hollie added: “During each one-day course, candidates must demonstrate knowledge of the subject, and their performance is marked by an external assessor.”

The courses are open to both members and non-members of Shropshire Chamber. For more details, see or call Hollie Jones on either 01952 208225, or 07866 599913.