Rules of Origin and FTAs – November 23rd

Using Free Trade Agreements can reduce tax payments resulting in substantial cost savings for businesses. However, complex Rules of Origin must be met, and eligibility to cut taxes must be proven. This course is ideal for businesses wishing to leverage the opportunities from FTAs, keep money in their pocket and trade compliantly. Filled with examples and presented engagingly, this course helps you understand Rules of Origin and prepares you to use FTAs effectively for the benefit of your organisation.

Special Discount Price with CILT Skillnet: €150 per person. Click here to book.

IEA Price: Member Rate: €449 Non-Member Rate €649

Date: November 23rd

Online: Microsoft Teams (Half-Day)

Topics Covered

  • The concept of the origin of goods, including preferential and non-preferential origin of goods
  • The methods to determine the origin of goods
  • The concept and use of Binding Origin Information (BOI) decisions
  • The proofs (or Certificates) of origin.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will

  • understand and know what are the rules of origin for preferential and non-preferential origin
  • be able to identify the correct proofs of origin
  • be able to determine and correctly declare the origin of goods, in particular when goods have been processed in several countries
  • know what FTAs are available for specific non-EU countries
  • know about Binding Origin Information (BOI) decisions, how to apply for one and which authorities are responsible for issuing
  • understand the political and economic aspects of rules of origin and harmonisation theories.

Who should attend

  • Any company involved in import/export
  • Freight forwarders
  • Logistics, warehouse and shipping managers
  • Compliance, customs and export sales managers
  • Finance and procurement managers
  • Entry-level and administration staff who require training in customs


Digital Badge Awards

All trainees who successfully complete the Customs Classification training workshop receive a digital badge award containing verifiable data on the skills or knowledge attained. Digital badges can be shared on social media platforms such as LinkedIn or added to digital CVs or email signatures. After completing a course, you will receive an email containing simple instructions for downloading, sharing, or collecting digital badges.



Customs Series Member Non-member
Any two Customs courses €763 €1,103
Any three Customs courses €1,078 €1,558
Any four Customs courses €1,347 €1,947

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact our training department at 01 661 2182 or

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Microsoft Teams November 23, 2023 9:30 am - 13.00 pm

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