The need to acquire and update international trade skills to compete in this rapidly evolving globalised world is both essential and urgent!

With over 15 different international trade courses – many of which are British Chambers of Commerce accredited and result in recognised qualifications – the Chamber’s international trade training programme is ever- evolving so to meet the needs and demands of current and would-be exporters.

Delivered by expert and experienced trainers from Devon based International Trade Matters, they cover the key skills that are essential to businesses that trade overseas, including quoting and selling internationally, understanding and completing export documentation, managing and operating letters of credit, why and how to use Incoterms® Rules 2020 and legislation of HM Revenue and Customs.

New for 2021 is our Master Class series, these course offer a more specialised and in-depth look at Exporting/Importing and are of value to businesses who have already started some export growth, and those that are new to selling overseas or planning for the future.

Links to our courses are detailed below:

January 2021


Customs Procedures & Documentation


Export Documentation


Import Procedures

February 2021


Incoterms for Sales (Master Class)


Agents & Distributors


Preference Rules of Origin


Inward and Outward Processing



March 21


Export Documentation


Methods of Payment


Supply Chain Resilience (Master Class)


Agents & Distributors



Export Quotations & Sales (Master Class)




Customs Procedures & Documentation


Export Documentation





Export Strategy & Tactics (Master Class)


Import Procedures


Documentary Letters of Credit


2021 Shipping Routes (Master Class)


Inward & Outward Processing



AEO & AE (Master Class)


Export Documentation


Methods of Payment

Bespoke Courses

In addition to the popular public courses, we are able to offer bespoke training for businesses. Because these are focussed on the individual needs of the business, they can be more time and cost efficient. This also enables businesses to train an entire team in one go and means valuable discussions can take place about specific scenarios or processes that might be needed. Bespoke training can cover all aspects of International Trade from the basics, to compliance and special customs procedures.
Alongside public and bespoke courses, we can offer support with authorisations such as AE and AEO, export audits to ensure the correct processes are in place and consultancy to support accessing new markets.

HMRC Funding For Our Training Courses Has Been Extended until 31st January 2021!

South West businesses can continue to receive full funding for all of these criteria meeting/accredited international training courses. This funding is open to businesses that are established in or have a branch in the UK when the grant is paid and for those that have not previously failed to meet tax obligations.
Join other local businesses who have already received full training grants for our courses by registering via this link: Click here

Please do contact if you need any assistance in completing the forms.

Who Can Benefit from the Courses?

These courses will suit anyone involved in importing and exporting goods and services, arming you and your employees with the knowledge to trade internationally. The people who attend the courses include owner/proprietors of small businesses that manage their own import and export services, through to employees working in import/export departments in larger organisations. Some attend all the courses, others just attend those relevant to their role.

Training your staff to deliver your products or services right first time, every time, will lower your costs and improve the experience you deliver to your customers and by choosing a great export training provider such as Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce/International Trade Matters, who both understand about making a profit internationally, can really help your company take off in your export markets. Combined with great quality and competitive prices, it makes our courses hard to beat.

Training Provided by International Trade Matters


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