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    Industry News: The Department for International Trade’s Export Academy – North West Workshops

    The Export Academy is a free programme of support for SMEs across the North West.

    What is the Export Academy?

    The Export Academy is a free programme of support for SMEs across the North West. It’s a comprehensive step-by-step programme ideal for anyone:

    • New to exporting

    • Exporting already but needing to upskill staff

    • Exporting already but wanting to refresh knowledge, or fill gaps


    The programme is made up of a series of ten core interactive, educational sessions with exclusive content based on feedback from our delegates and designed specifically to help small and micro businesses understand everything they need to know in order to sell internationally.

    The main sessions will focus on:

    The Export Academy, from the Department for International Trade (DIT), gives small and micro-businesses the know-how to sell to customers around the world with confidence.

    1. Understanding benefits & barriers to export
    2. Steps to export
    3. International market research
    4. Pricing strategy and route to market
    5. Customs, export controls, and trade deals
    6. Selling services overseas
    7. International commercial (INCO) terms
    8. Creating an Export Action Plan
    9. Customs, VAT, and rules of origin
    10. Movement of money

    There will be additional masterclasses led by industry experts focusing on topics such as social media, SEO and eCommerce. Delegates will also have the opportunity to hear from DIT Export Champions on their exporting experiences, and advice for success.

    For more information, please contact

    Chris Baxter, Export Academy Adviser


    Register here

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