11 March 2022

10:00 - 15:00


£ Training course

Learn how to import feed, agri-food, plants, live animals and products of animal origin.

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Businesses trading in food and drink with the EU have for the past year have faced a range of new requirements and new red tape. Many agri-food exporters are concerned that the new rules are just too complex, costly and time-consumer to keep trading. Exporters may need to engage with official veterinarians to complete export health certificates while most will need to navigate a range of new IT systems and platforms, including IPAFFS and TRACES. Ensuring your goods successfully and efficiently move across borders by managing the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements can be very challenging.

Export Bootcamps is delighted to present, in conjunction with Customs Manager Ltd, a unique training programme focusing on UK-EU trade in food and drink.


  • Learn how to identify the correct SPS export health certificate and get to grips with how to correctly complete it.

  • Get a step-by-step guide to border clearance to ensure your goods are not rejected, turned away or destroyed.

  • Understand the latest on new regulations facing composite food and drink products exported to the EU.

What We Will Cover

  1. What are SPS measures and how are they regulated?

  2. EU -> GB:- Preparing to export live animals, animal products, food, feed and plants out of the EU.- Importing SPS goods into GB: Requirements, processes and procedures- GB Health Certificates, where to find and how do they look?-Introduction to IPAFFS.

  3. GB -> EU:- Preparing to export live animals, animal products, food, feed and plants out of Great Britain.

  4. Importing SPS goods into the EU: Requirements, processes and procedures. EU Health Certificates, where to find and how do they look? Introduction to TRACES.


About your instructors:

Lesley Batchelor OBE, is a champion of UK exporters, with a powerful track record in enhancing the international performance of hundreds of businesses. From a blue-chip background, she worked as director general of the Institute of Export (IOE) for 12 years promoting professionalism and the need for qualifications and support for businesses.

Experience includes:

  • Co-Chair of the Bribery Act 2010 Scrutiny expert panel working with DFID and the Government.
  • Anti-corruption Champion
  • IP Auditing international marketing
  • Advising on APPG Advisory Panels on Trade & Investment and Manufacturing and Select Committees supporting SMEs
  • ICC/WTO MSME trade negotiation.
  • ICC WTO Alliance & Trade & Investment Committee.

Lesley now runs an ICC and ILM accredited training company with a real difference. Using years of experience teaching and training businesses owners and managers to trade competently internationally, the BootCamps approach guarantees engagement and results.

She also acts as a board advisor to Bridgehead International Agency and Open Borders Direct. With invaluable expertise in intellectual property, global licensing and marketing Lesley was awarded CBI Real Business First Woman in Business Services and CEO of the year from Trade Association Congress in 2015.

Lesley is often sought out for comment on Brexit and international trade issues, writing thought leadership pieces for many journals, TV and radio stations.

Arne Mielken is Managing Director of London-based Customs Manager Ltd, which offers a range of services to help business with compliant, reliable, efficient & expedient cross-border movement of goods. Customs Manager supports businesses with the development of insightful thought leadership, global trade intelligence, continuous education and training and a wide range of support and consulting services in the area of customs, trade agreements and export controls. Having worked in and with the European and UK meat and livestock trading sector on trade and veterinary legislation since 2005. He is a former Secretary-General of the European Organization of Young Farmers and worked with ship suppliers delivering food and drink to international vessels and tourist ferries.

He holds a Trans-Atlantic Masters Degree from the University of Washington and worked for major American companies in the field of Global Trade Management. He currently offers customs and global trade courses in German, French and Spanish.

Pricing (including VAT)

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(tickets available until 07/03/2022)
£288.00 £288.00 -

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