International Trade Webinar – Export Documentation

31 March 2015

12.00pm – 12.45pm

The International Trade team through the Smart Exporter Programme are running a series of pilot webinars throughout February and March aimed to provide an overview on a range of technical aspects of exporting.

Smart Exporter is an international trade skills programme delivered by Highlands and Islands Enterprise in partnership with Scottish Development International (SDI) and supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Who’s it for?

Our pilot webinars are targeted at Highlands and Islands companies who are thinking about or are new to exporting/international trade.


For many SME’s, having the relevant, appropriate and correctly completed documentation is one of the most complex and frightening issues for a new export business to navigate. As a result this is often one of the biggest barriers to effective exporting for many companies. Navigating your way through the ever-changing regulations for the relevant documents can be time-consuming to get right and costly to get wrong: the accurate completion and official authentication of export documentation is vital if customs penalties and delays are to be avoided and shipments are to make delivery deadlines.

There are a range of third parties who offer to complete all of your documentation on your behalf, however it is vital that as a business, you understand what documentation is required, for what purpose and who is responsible so that you can manage your risks and processes.

This short webinar will look at

  • The context within which export documentation is required
  • The four main types of documentation
  • How to begin understanding what documentation is needed for each market
  • What support is out there to assist me
  • What else do I need to consider when completing documentation
  • Penalties and other issues for incorrect documentation delivery

This webinar will be delivered by Ewan Ramsay from the Inverness Chamber of Commerce.  Ewan is a highly experienced and adaptable project manager and International Trade consultant with over 16 years’ experience and Worked with a range of Scottish SME’s to develop their International Trade strategies.
His experience covers a range of sectors including water resources, wastewater, water industry investment, renewable energy, technology innovation, community development and International Development, working in a range of international markets and conditions from mainland Europe and North America to remote and rural markets such as Scandinavia (including the Arctic Circle) and Eastern Africa.


To register for the FREE webinar click here.

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