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Understanding Origin & Preferences For Export and Import – with Mark Rowbotham of Portcullis ISC, 27th February – Carlisle – Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

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Many companies export products to or import products from countries which have Free Trade Agreements with the EU. Some of these products are wholly manufactured/produced in the United Kingdom, while others incorporate components or materials which do not originate in these countries.

The UK will be arranging its own Free trade Agreements as soon as it leaves the EU, so many of these issues will continue to apply. In any case, the UK will also be using the REX (Registered Exporter) facility, as this is replacing the GSP Free Trade arrangements with many countries.

Join Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and Mark Rowbotham of Portcullis ISC, on the 27th February 10am to 4pm at Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Lowther Street, Carlisle to examine the Rules of Origin for such products, the countries which will have FTAs with the UK, and how origin is calculated.

The session will also address the Free Trade Agreements with the EU, and how they affect trade with the EU, and the conditions for HMRC’s Approved Exporter status.

Delegates benefiting from this day – Export Personnel, Import Personnel, Logistics Personnel.


  • What is an Export
  • What is an Import
  • What is a Free Trade Agreement
  • What is a Customs Union
  • Free Trade Agreements with the EU
  • Other Free Trade Agreements
  • The International Supply Chain
  • What is Origin
  • How does it Work
  • What are Rules of Origin
  • How is Origin calculated
  • The difference between non-preferential origin and preferential origin
  • Transaction Value
  • The 60/40 Rule
  • Substantial Transformation
  • Supporting Evidence
  • What are Suppliers’ Declarations
  • Certificates of Origin
  • GSP
  • REX (Registered Exporter)
  • Approved Exporter
  • Compliances
  • E-Cert

The delegate rate for this full day workshop is  £145 + VAT members / £245 + VAT non-members. Please note space is limited to 10 participants per workshop.

To book a place on this workshop, you will be directed to our third party event booking site. The information you provide remains the property of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and will not be used by the third party in any manner.  To book your place(s) please – BOOK HERE

Should you have any questions regarding the above training, please do not hesitate to contact me catherynn@cumbriachamber.co.uk


Any cancellations must be received at least three working days before the event, otherwise you will be charged for non-attendance.

Chamber Business Solutions is also able to deliver bespoke and in-house training – with our highly experienced team of trainers and subject matter experts we are committed to assisting you get the business results you need to achieve. For further information on how we can help your business please contact catherynn@cumbriachamber.co.uk

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