Very knowledgeable tutor, well delivered and presented course with thorough notes. Kay Booth | EDF Energy | International Procurement Course

International Procurement

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A two day course

Intended for purchasing personnel who wish to take advantage of the benefits and opportunities of international trade but also to effectively manage the many complexities of international procurement.


This course comprehensively covers the added challenges of buying globally. Attendees will learn how to manage currency and payment, understand customs and import procedures and be able to ensure the enforceability of the buyer’s requirements across differing legal systems. The necessity for uniformity of understanding and interpretation of contractual obligations between the buyer and seller is emphasised together with practical methods of achieving these key requirements. Transportation, freight rates and the revised ICC Incoterms are also covered.

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Fee | £645.00 + VAT

Fee includes all tuition, comprehensive course notes and information hand-outs, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

Dates | Two day course

Next course:

Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th August 2018


Doncaster Racecourse Exhibition and Conference Centre, Leger Way, Doncaster DN2 6BB

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Course Content

Opportunities & Challenges

The Added Risks of International Sourcing / International Purchasing Strategy / Sourcing & Evaluation of Overseas Suppliers / Communication / Distance / Dealing with Cultural & Ethical Issues / Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Factors / Role of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

The Enquiry Package

Getting Uniformity of Interpretation & Understanding / Product Specification / Documentation / CE Marking / Packing & Labelling / Incoterms & Shipment.

Legal Complexities of International Trade

Differing Legal Systems / Conflict of Laws / International Sale of Goods Convention / ICC Model Contracts / The Unidroit Principles for Commercial Contracts / Challenges of Enforcement & Jurisdiction / The Implications of The Brussels, Lugano Conventions / Rome I Regulations / Using International Commercial Arbitration for Dispute Resolution.

Currency & Payment

Handling Currency Fluctuations / Risk & Speculation / Matching & Multilateral Netting / Currency Options / Forward Exchange Contracts / Open Account / International Money Transfer / Bills of Exchange / Documentary Credits (Letters of Credit) / Cash Against Documents / Protecting Payments / Advanced Payment Guarantees.

Incoterms 2010

ICC Incoterms 2010 / When does Risk & Cost Pass? / Critical Points / Insurance & Compensation for Loss or Damage / Selecting the Correct Term / Common Misconceptions.


Modes / Selection / Packaging / Freight Rates / Volumetric Weight / Insurance / TIR.


Bill of Lading / Sea Waybill / FIATA Multi Modal Bill / Truck Waybill / Air Waybill / Standard Shipping Note / Commercial Invoice / Certificate of Insurance / Certificate of Origin / Pre-Shipment Inspection Certificate / Affect of the Transportation Conventions.

Import and Custom Procedures

HM Revenue & Customs / The European Union / Goods in Free Circulation / The Union Customs Code (UCC) 2016 / Customs Notice 3001 / Import Declarations / Import Licences / Import Duty / Valuation of Imports / VAT / Additional Levies / ADD / Relief from Duty / Tariff Quotas / Preference Rates / Inward Processing (IP) / End Use Relief (EnU) / Simplified/Accelerated Procedures at Import / CFSP / SDP / EIDR / Customs Warehousing / Free Zones.

We provide training to large, medium and small organisations in both the public and private sector.

  • BAE Systems
  • Everest
  • Eurotunnel
  • Nestle
  • Met Office
  • Mitsubishi
  • Quorn
  • Toyota
  • Unipart Rail
  • Virgin Trains