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Thu, 15 Jun


Virtual Training Event

Course: Northern Ireland - Successful GB-NI-ROI (EU) Trade

This course develops the competencies that professionals need to deal with all aspects of the trade in goods with Northern Ireland, including understanding the rules laid out by the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol, and practical processes and procedures. (Course ID: E-FA 07)

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Course: Northern Ireland - Successful GB-NI-ROI (EU) Trade
Course: Northern Ireland - Successful GB-NI-ROI (EU) Trade

Time & Location

15 Jun 2023, 09:00 – 13:00 BST

Virtual Training Event

About the event

Course ID: E-FA 07

This training is an Elective Course (E) which can be added as a Focus Area (FA) for the study of the Diploma in Customs Competencies. It can also be studied as a stand-alone training course. See here for information about our approach to education and training.


What this course is all about - in a nutshell

This four-hour course is designed to help you understand the rules under the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol and the practical processes and procedures of trading with Northern Irland, covering all four directions of trade: GB to NI, NI to GB, NI to ROI and ROI to NI. Under the Northern Ireland Protocol, businesses moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland are required to comply with certain EU and UK customs rules and processes. This course explains what these rules are and evaluates the implications of the Protocol for the different scenarios in which goods are moved into or out of Northern Ireland. We will also discuss bringing landing goods from outside GB & EU into NI, for example by plane to Belfast. We will look at current rules and the Windsor Framework with practical case studies.


The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, as an integral part of the Withdrawal Agreement, was agreed upon jointly and ratified by both the EU and the UK. It has been in force since 1 February 2020 and has legal effects under international law. The aim of the Protocol is to protect the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement in all its dimensions, maintaining peace and stability in Northern Ireland, and avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland, while preserving the integrity of the EU Single Market. The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, commonly referred to as the Northern Ireland Protocol, is part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement that ensures that a hard border is avoided on the island of Ireland after the UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020. The protocol takes into account the unique circumstances on the island of Ireland. However, the Northern Ireland Protocol has been the source of acute political, economic and

societal difficulties in the two years since it has been operating. According to the UK government, the rigorous implementation of the Protocol has been regarded by communities and businesses in Northern Ireland as unworkable without lasting economic and political damage. The Protocol has already led to significant disruption in the links between Great Britain and Northern Ireland that are integral to its place in our Union and the UK’s internal market. A Windsor Framework is to amend the rules in 2023

What we will cover in this course

  •  Understanding of the NI Protocol and its implications
  • Moving goods from GB to NI
  •  Moving goods from NI to GB
  •  Moving goods between the EU, NI and GB
  •  Moving goods between non-EU markets, NI and GB

Who would benefit from this course

The worldwide sales, supply chain, accounting/finance, customs, and shipping professionals dealing with Northern Ireland at any level may benefit from this training.

Please contact for more information.

Expected Outcome and Results

Upon completion of this course, you will have developed a great general awareness and thorough knowledge of:

  • The rules and regulations governing the Northern Ireland Protocol
  • Proposals under the Windsor Framework
  • Good at Risk and Not at Risk
  • The Trade Support Scheme
  • Trading in all four directions


Participants are invited to complete a Quiz after the training. If they pass with a rate of 80%, they will receive a Certificate of Completion in "Successful Northern Ireland Trade" - Level 1 - Awareness. This ascertains that you have received formal training and have met the above-mentioned outcomes and results.

Possibility to upgrade to Level 2 - Trained 

You have the possibility to achieve a Level 2 - Trained qualification with the completion of additional tasks/case studies and exercises. This will allow you to demonstrate that you are able to handle standard situations and related tasks in the field of  Northern Ireland Trade - independently. Completing a level 2 will require you to invest an additional 2-4 hours of self-study based on a work programme with deliverables. The exercises will mimic practical daily activities in businesses.  You will receive tutor support during this study and feedback on your submissions. If you successfully complete the work programme, you can obtain a  Certificate of Completion in "Successfully Trading with Northern Ireland " - Level 2 - Trained. This implies that we have verified and agree that you have a good working knowledge of the concepts and systems related to the subject studied and that you are able to apply and use this knowledge in your daily activities. 

 An additional fee is payable and more time needs to be invested. Please indicate, if you like to progress to Level 2 and we will provide additional information. 


Practical Aspects 

Who is the trainer/instructor?

Customs & Global Trade Expert Arne Mielken or a customs & global trade professional partner with many years of practical experience in the course subject.

Time and Dates and Breaks 

There are various dates throughout the year and there are usually either morning or afternoon sessions. The usual timings are 9 am-1 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm.  There are usually 2 short breaks of no more than 5 min and one longer break of 15 min. Please select the date and time that are best for you.

Deliverables after the event

Upon completion of this course, you will receive:

  • Full Slidedeck
  • Certificate of Completion or Participation (if you do not pass the quiz)
  • A discount voucher to subscribe to our FULL Trade Intelligence Service worth 264 GBP.
  • A 10% discount voucher for joining our Diploma in Customs Compliance or any future training
  • A 10% discount referral voucher for three of your friends or colleagues 

Course Fee

Unless you are studying for the Diploma in Customs Compliance,  individual bookings are subject to payment of a course fee. Upon signing up, an Invoice will be sent to you. Your course booking will be confirmed once payment has been received in full. 

Event Policy

This course is covered by our terms & conditions. Please review them before signing up for this course. Please note: booking a place on one of our courses implies acceptance of training terms and conditions.

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