Trading under Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

Trading under FTAs

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) offer businesses a chance to export goods and services to other countries at preferential tariff rates than would be possible otherwise.

However, in order to take advantage of these FTAs, it is vital to understand how FTAs work, why they work and how to successfully export under this framework. 

This course, "TRADING UNDER FTAs allows participants to gain practical knowledge of the intricacies of exporting to countries under the framework of Free Trade Agreements. 


26 July, 2021 - 28 July, 2021
N150, 000.00; Early bird rate: N120, 000.00
Online (Virtual)


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What you'll learn

  • What are Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)?
  • The role of bilateral, multilateral trade agreements in modern trade
  • Current Free trade Agreements and The Rules of Origin
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) and GATT
  • Possible Basis of Future Trade Agreements
  • Customs clearance implications of FTA
  • Special focus on AfCFTA
  • Compliance and Documentary Issues
  • Differential effects on industry sectors
  • Implications for Export Controls and Licensing
  • Possible effect on agency and distribution agreements
  • Opportunity for change – New border and customs arrangements

Who should attend?

If you currently work or are aspiring to work in a senior role at an exporting firm, you should take this course. In particular, “Trading under FTAs” will be particularly suited to the following roles:

  • Export managers
  • Logistics
  • International Marketing/Sales managers
  • Trade and Trade Finance advisors
  • Business advisors
  • Senior managers of Small and Medium Exporting firms
  • Trade promotion and facilitation officers

Why Learn with IEOM

At IEOM, one of our key priorities is to develop export professionals in Nigeria.

The IEOM certificates in Export Management and Export Operations are a key path to achieving this objective. 

The “Trading under FTAs” module is part of both certificate courses and completion of this module gives you credit for the award of either the certificate of Export Management or Certificate of Export Operations.

Register to Attend

Registration for this course is not currently available as there are no scheduled training sessions. Please check back or contact us for more information on upcoming dates for this course.

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