International export business support

We're working in partnership with Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce (HCoC)  to identify and work with Dacorum-based companies who have the potential to begin exporting or those who currently export and are interested in expanding into new markets.

HCoC has developed a range of activities, including webinars, one-to-one advice, tailor-made training courses, access to the British Chambers of Commerce Global Business Network, and online trading platform CONNECTS, all of which have been carefully planned to ensure companies receive the best possible advice, guidance, and training.

Training courses

HCoC is offering free (usually £400) places on its forthcoming Import and Export training courses to companies registered in Dacorum. All courses will be online and run by highly experienced and knowledgeable trainers.

Candidates completing six or more credits are awarded the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) Foundation Award in International Trade. Achieving this award has assisted companies going through their Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) application.

Free places on the training courses are limited and only available to companies registered in Dacorum. Companies registered outside of Dacorum will be required to pay the standard amount £350 plus VAT for a chamber member, or £400 plus VAT for non members. To register for a place on a course(s) please email stating your company and which course(s) you wish to attend,

  • Understanding Exporting
    Date and time: 7 October 2022, 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Location: Zoom
    This online, British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) accredited course provides an overview of the complete export process and covers the key elements delegates would need to understand to start to formulate a successful export strategy.
  • Documentary Letters of Credit
    Date and time: 14 October 2022, 10am to 4pm
    Location: Zoom
    This one-day, online course provides a step-by-step guide on how to deal with Documentary Letters of Credit - from receipt of order to successful presentation. Course tutor, Alan Bracken, has more than 30 years' practical experience working with Letters of Credit.
  • Customs Procedures and Documentation
    Date and time: 4 November 2022, 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Location: Zoom
    This online, BCC-accredited course is designed to help delegates understand procedures required to move products in and out of the UK. It will also provide you with the information you need to be able to understand how to comply with customs.
  • Inward and Outward Processing
    Date and time: 25 November 2022, 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Location: Zoom
    Inward processing and outward processing are methods of claiming relief from Customs Duties and in some cases VAT. One of the main benefits of these procedures is that they can have a substantial financial impact on the cost and profitability of a product. This online, BCC-accredited course explains how both processes work and the information required to comply with HMRC regulations.
  • Import Documentation and Procedures
    Date and time: 2 December 2022, 10am to 4pm
    Location: Zoom
    This one-day, online course is designed to help businesses handle their imports more efficiently and with the minimum of financial expense. 
  • Agents and Distributors
    Date and time: 9 December 2022, 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Location: Zoom
    This online, BCC-accredited course covers how to research and find new partners and method of management. It will also cover the important element of Agreements.


Upcoming international trade events will be posted here. All events are available for companies registered in Dacorum, and are free of charge. Places may be limited at in-person events.