Food/ Drink


Cost Effective Business Support and Helpline

Why not make our specialist in all areas of international trade and customs regulations part of your team?  Why spend thousands employing specialists in these areas when we can be available via email or telephone when you need us.  This cost effective business support partnership starts at £180.00 + VAT per annum and includes a regular update of changes and key issues related to your business and a £70.00 discount per delegate off public training run by Strong & Herd in London, Manchester or Belfast.


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Training options

Strong & Herd LLP offer international trade training as a public or in-company solution. 

Public training courses relevant to the Food and Drink sectors include:


Export beginners training courses

Export Essentials

Essential Guide to Customs Procedures

Generating Your First Export Order

Selling Internationally - how to begin

EU and Intrastat

Letters of Credit: A Practical Guide for Exporters


International trade training courses


Introduction to Excise Procedures

Import Essentials

The Export Course

Agents, Distributors and Other Selling Partners

The Importers' Workshop: Advanced Guide to Import Procedures

Advanced Guide to Customs Procedures

Tariff Classification Explained

Inward Processing Relief - IPR Explained

Preference & Origin Rules Explained

Your Five Year Plan for Exports

In-company training courses

All the courses listed above can be tailored to fit the requirements of companies involved in the Foods and Drinks industry, including Alcohol and Tobacco and extended to include the key international trade areas you need to know about. 

We have trained experienced specialists in the areas of selling and promoting foods and drink products overseas, practical experience on how to physically move these types of goods and the challenges faced by overseas customs and phytosantiary measures and the issues surronding the tariff classification of foods stuffs - dependent on sugar content, whether fresh or frozen, etc and the related customs duty preferences that may, or may not, apply, eg GSP.

We also have specialist in excise goods and the very particular skills and compliance issues related to trading in excise goods such as tobacco and alcohol.  MORE ON EXCISE

On-line training courses and e-learning

Although we have a number of on-line international trade training courses for sale publically on our website our main area of on-line training is creating bespoke in-company training solutions which enables businesses to create their own e-learning training packages in bite-sized chunks - what we call SPOTLIGHTS - lasting between 1-2 hours per session.  These SPOTLIGHTS can cover standard topics (as listed above) but the main advantage of this type of training solution is that we can ensure SPOTLIGHTS are written (and kept up-to-date) specifically covering what your business needs.

We suggest considering 4 standards for training in international trade matters:

  • Bronze:            Awareness level training
  • Silver:               Intermediate level training
  • Gold:                Advance training
  • Platinum:        Advanced training and professional

Therefore, we are able to offer Distance Learning courses for all areas of international trade and customs compliance, some topics already exists other may have to be developed to make them in-company specific.  Distance Learning can be via our on-line training portal which can be used on an individual basis (cost of between £35.00 - £65.00 per person/ per session) or as a corporate designed package administered either by S&H or by you.  Alternatively we can organise bespoke interactive webinars, generally up to 2 hour long, to cover bite-sized chunks of information.  This can be supported, if required, by the use of our assessment programmes.

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Business Support Packages

Telephone helpline One Call, bespoke Business Support options, Import and Export Consultancy, Shipping Office Services and internal/external audits available.

Online Training

Home study or office study opportunities as an alternative to face-to-face training. Courses range from single documents to complete advanced levels.

Contact Strong & Herd
to discuss your requirements
0161 499 7000
0161 499 7100
Strong & Herd LLP, Manchester International Office Centre
Styal Road, Manchester, M22 5WB