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International Trade Centre Professional Development May 27, 2009

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girl_and_mapContinuous Professional Development Programme 2009
Training is affordable – losing business is not

Investment in Continuous Professional Development generates a valuable return increasing profits and sales. Our tutors have spent many years working in Industry and have experience in assisting organisations of all sizes to develop markets and overcome the issues associated with international trade.

Programme 2009

Export Procedures & Documentation
Tuesday 2 June
Monday 27 July

The seminar covers a wide range of Export Documentation procedures including a practical to produce a commercial invoice, Certificate of Origin, EUR1 and ATRs, getting paid and an introduction to Letters of Credit.

Book online for 2 June here.

Introduction to International Trade
Monday 15 June

The course provides a fundamental foundation into the export/import process, terminology, how to build an export price, VAT and getting paid, Incoterms, HM Customs, import licences, import duty, payment, quotas, and import management.

Book online here

Letters of Credit
Wednesday 1 July

The course explains the process in great detail by showing examples and providing the delegates the opportunity to complete a Letter of Credit and understanding UCP 600. The workshop finishes with a number of practical exercises to take delegates through procedures to prepare and check documents.

Book online here

Bespoke and in house training programmes are available. Please call us to discuss your particular requirements.

Price per delegate per course: Member rate: £200 + VAT / Non Member rate: £300 + VAT

For further information or registration please call on 0157 227 1234 or e-mail at export@liverpoolchamber.org.uk.

Fees are payable in advance. Cheques to be made payable to Liverpool Chamber and by return a VAT invoice will be sent. Fees include lunch, refreshments and course notes.  Cancellations: A refund of fees less 50% cancellation charge will be made for written cancellations received no later than ten working days before the start of the course. The Chamber reserves the right to alter or cancel a course due to circumstances beyond our control.

Liverpool @ Shanghai World Expo 2010 May 27, 2009

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expoReaching Out to a Global Market – Benefits and Opportunities

Liverpool is the only city in the UK outside London to have a dedicated presence at the world Expo, Shanghai, in 2010.

The city will represent and promote the entire North West region at the event, which is expected to attract over 70m visitors. Located on the banks of the Huangpu River, this purpose built site of 5.26km2 will attract visitors from over 140 countries during May to Oct 2010.

This is a unique opportunity to showcase your organisation on a world stage, access the fastest economy of China at the biggest ever World Expo and establish how your organisation exploits the opportunity to its fullest.

You are invited by Liverpool Vision and Liverpool Chamber of Commerce to attendthis event. We will explainwhat Expo is, the business opportunities for Liverpool’s creative industry and answer your questions.

Time: 14:00-15:30, Friday 19th June, 2009
Venue: Liverpool Chamber of Commerce (Number One Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9HG)

Agenda: 14:00-14:30  networking and registration
14:30-14:35  open remarks
14:35-14:40  Expo video
14:40-15:15 “Liverpool Pavilion at Expo: opportunity to your business”, presentation by Phil Southward, Project Director
15:15-15:30 Q&A

Please RSVP to chinalink@liverpoolchamber.org.uk with your company and contact details.

Want To Trade With China’s Regional Cities? May 6, 2009

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Chinese FlagLooking to do business in China? This event on Friday 15 May can help you do just that.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) are delighted to announce a seminar, sponsored by Cathay Pacific and supported by the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce to help companies in the North-West of England identify and explore opportunities in China’s regional cities.

Building on the research from UKTI’s recently-published report on ‘Opportunities for UK Businesses in China’s Regional Cities’, you will learn about the dynamic business environment outside traditional centres such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

This roadshow is suitable for:

  • Companies considering entry into the Chinese market for the first time
  • Companies already operating in China, but wishing to expand their markets
  • Companies interested in learning about how the current economic climate is affecting the
  • attractiveness of China as a whole as a place to do business
  • Companies interested in learning about how the UK government can help support your business development in China.


10:00 – Registration / Welcome Coffee & Tea
10:30 – Chair’s Welcome – Clive Drinkwater, North West Director, UK Trade & Investment
10:45 – Introduction and Overview of the Opportunities in Regional Cities and Key Findings from the
Research Team – Chen Wu, Assistant Director, Research and Consultancy, CBBC
11:15 – Your Gateway to regional cities in China – Shanghai Expo 2010 – Phil Southward, Liverpool Vision
11:30 – Coffee /Tea
11:45 – Case Study
12:10 – Q & A / Discussion
12:25 – Chair’s Closing Remarks
12:30 – Event Finish & Networking Lunch

Win tickets and hotel stay in China with Cathay Pacific and Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts – A chance to win one of two Business class tickets flying to any destination in China on the Cathay Pacific and Dragonair network, including a stopover in Hong Kong AND two-nights complimentary stay at either Island Shangri-La or Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong plus three-nights stay at any hotels in China under the Shangri-la chain.

The prize draw will only be available to registered delegates who attend the Regional Cities events. Full details will be provided at the event.

Cost per ticket – £34.50 per person (£30 + £4.50 VAT)

Download the more info and booking form here or emailEcho.Wang@cbbc.org for more details.

NW Sector Mission To PLMA, Amsterdam April 28, 2009

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amsterdam26 – 27 May 2009

UKTI’s North West International Trade Team together with the North West Regional Development Agency invite North West companies to participate in a mission to World of Private Label ® at the RAI Exhibition Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Organised by the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) World of Private Label® is, for many visitors, the most important international tradeshow of the year, as well as an opportunity for manufacturers and retailers to meet and work together. Devoted entirely to private label, World of Private Label® covers all major products including:

  • Fresh, frozen and refrigerated foods
  • Dry Groceries
  • Snacks and Beverages
  • Exhibitors from over 70 countries are expected in 2009 • There will be over 3000 exhibit stands spanning 11 halls, as well as 30 national and regional pavilions promoting their products, region and country
  • Buyers from all over the globe attending World of Private Label® will include representatives from hypermarkets, supermarkets wholesalers, importers and exporters

What We Can Offer

  • The opportunity to attend the show, with the offer of an NWDA sector grant of £200 per company for eligible North West companies.
  • Free access to the exhibition on completion of the attached visitors form with a business card
  • The opportunity to request a 1:2:1 meeting with a representative from The British Embassy in The Hague
  • Access to an accompanying experienced UKTI International Trade Adviser throughout the show

The market visit is also supported by the Enterprise Europe Network, which offers support and advice to businesses across Europe and helps them make the most of the opportunities in the European Union.

For more information on services please contact 084500 6 888 or Email: een@businesslinknw.co.uk.

Download the booking form here.

Did Your Parents Move To The UK? April 7, 2009

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shanghaiboingboing TV production Ricochet are looking for participants in a new series they are making:

Does the country of your parents’ or grandparents’ birth fascinate you? Would you consider moving there for a better standard of living?

Perhaps you are attracted by potentially exciting career or business opportunities or maybe you want a different lifestyle.

We will be exploring the growing trend of "Reverse Migration" for a new documentary series.

Four 2nd or 3rd generation British families will be given the opportunity to ‘road test’ a new life in the country their parents or grandparents come from for several months, to find out about jobs, schools and housing. They might like it so much; they decide they want to stay.

If you and your family are thinking about making such a move or have always wanted to explore your cultural roots in Asia, China, Africa or the Caribbean call us on

01273 224 816 or email familyroots@ricochet.co.uk

Tel: 01273 224 816

Email: familyroots@ricochet.co.uk

Web: www.Ricochet.co.uk

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Upcoming International Trade Events March 17, 2009

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HR small Liverpool Chamber’s International Trade team are running a programme of events designed to help you get business abroad:

18 March 2009 – China Canton Fair (Import and Export Fair)

26 March 2009 – Meet the British Ambassadors from Latvia, Slovakia and Germany.
Networking lunch

16 April 2009 – China Regional City Event

Continuous Professional Development Programme 2009

  • Market research for Exporters – Monday 18 May
  • Export Procedures & documentation – Friday 3 April, Tuesday 2 June, Monday 27 July
  • Letters of credit – Wednesday 22 April, Wednesday 1 July
  • Introduction to International Trade – Monday 15 June
  • Agents and Distributors – Wednesday 29 April

Outward exhibitions & mission groups, inward mission groups and seminars are to be added through out the year as they arise.

To register your interest in any of the above please contact the International Trade Centre on tel 0151 227 1234 or email export@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

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Want To Trade With Uganda? March 9, 2009

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uganda_tree Uganda Investment Authority

30 March to 3 April 2009

UIA representatives will be visiting the UK from 30 March to 3 April, and they would be delighted to meet with potential companies at their offices, should they wish to discuss the opportunities afforded by investing in Uganda. They have identified key sectors in which they believe they can provide a strong development opportunity, these include;

  • ICT
  • Forestry
  • Agriculture
  • Bio-Energy
  • Telecommunications
  • Mining
  • Textiles

Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) is a publicly-owned economic development agency completely funded by the Ugandan Government, and is currently in the process of contacting UK companies to gain an insight into their investment and expansion plans, especially those focused on Africa within the next 12-36 months.


International Trade Training – Documentary Letters of Credit March 5, 2009

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Who should attend?

This course is a must for anyone in the export team who processes letters of credit. The course explains the process in great detail by showing examples and providing the delegates the opportunity of putting into practice what they have learnt by completing practical examples.

This course is suitable for export sales managers and administration staff.


International Trade Training – Export Procedures & Documentation March 5, 2009

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Red Tape3 April 09

Who should attend?

This seminar provides an introduction to the world of Export Procedures and Documentation and is designed for any person in the organisation who has to deal with export procedures and the paperwork associated with it. It is ideal for those in administration, sales, despatch, logistics, purchasing, finance and managers of companies exporting for the first time.

Experienced export clerks often attend this course as a refresher, to learn if regulations have changed.

For in-house courses the content is customised to meet the needs of the company and is used as an ideal opportunity for employees and directors to understand the exporting and importing process and the activities of different departments.

Each delegate will get a set of detailed course notes to take home to use in their place of work.


Hong Kong & Jiangmen Trade Seminars February 26, 2009

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Chinese FlagChina remains one of the world’s most promising markets. Discover how you can take advantage of China’s opportunities in a special half-day seminar led by Hong Kong and China market experts.

Recent Chinese government measures to encourage domestic consumption, enhance infrastructure development and improve environmental standards bring with them opportunities for UK companies. The Pearl River Delta city of Jiangmen, with its cost-competitive manufacturing and sourcing, its port and historic waterfront district, is a particularly promising market. Jiangmen is best targeted via Hong Kong, which offers world-class infrastructure and professional services, the rule of law, intellectual property rights and unrivalled business experience in the Chinese mainland. In short, Jiangmen and Hong Kong are your perfect partners for success in China.

Find out how Hong Kong and Jiangmen can help British companies tap into China’s fast-growing domestic market. Sign up now for the FREE business seminar, in London or Liverpool.

The Roadshows

Date:   3 March 2009 (Tuesday)
Time:   9:30 am – 2:00 pm (registration starts at 9:30 am)
Venue: CBI Conference Centre, 103 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1DU. (Nearest underground station: Tottenham Court Road on Central Line)

Date:   5 March 2009 (Thursday)
Time:   9:30 am – 2:00 pm (registration starts at 9:30 am)
Venue: Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool, Monarchs Quay, Liverpool, L3 4FP or L3 4BX for Sat Nav users. (Nearest station: Liverpool Lime Street)

For more details and application, please this website: http://info.hktdc.com/hk-jiangmen-uk-2009 (more…)