Import Export Course Features

We Teach You How To Export In The Real-World

Since the start of lockdown remote learning is now commonplace and we’ve become much more used to classes being taught over Zoom and other video platforms.

Our courses cater for this trend with online learning, pre-recorded, remote video courses that allows you to study in your own time, with no start-time nor deadline to complete the course once you enroll.  Our courses cover three fundamental and important subjects:  

1. Start a Successful Import Export Agency Business
2. Import Export Documentation and Procedure
3. How to Buy and Sell Using a Letter of Credit in International Trade

Lead by our course director Alan Bracken, he has over 35 years of experience in international trade and teaches you his knowledge first hand, including the mistakes and pitfalls he made, so you don’t suffer the same.

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Why Learn How To Export With Us?

We cut out all the theory, all the fillers and get to the point, based on 35+ years of real-world experience.

We’ve streamlined our courses, so we don’t waste your time teaching you what you’ll never need to know, using a series of pre-recorded video tutorials. You’ll be able to import to, or export from any country in the world, as import export procedure is the same globally.

We don’t waste your time teaching you theory you’ll never need to know.

The Benefits

Our courses teach you in a practical way, what you need to know about how to import and export in today’s real world.

One-to-one support

Pre-recorded video

Worldwide access 24/7

No start or finish time, study at your own pace

Real-world example documentation

Certificate awarded on completion

Subtitles available in English

35+ years experience

Lifetime course access

One-To-One Support

Learn to import and export with us and you’ll get access to our exceptional one-to-one support over the phone or video call. With over 35+ years of experience, we’re going to answer all your questions both on our course content as well as questions you may have with your own business or career objectives.

Love Your Job

Forget the Theory

We don’t waste your time teaching the theory of logistics but get straight to the practical day-to-day knowledge you’re going to need to do your job and run your business. Theoretical knowledge gives you no advantage in the real-world and is a waste of your time and money.

Best Trade Education

Voted Best Trade Education Provider by Trade Finance Global in 2017. “We were impressed with the simple, straightforward and clear way that ABTS® presents their course. The course covers vital introductory elements such as transport types, payment mechanisms and Incoterms.”

Forget the Theory

Our import export training course is validated by The London Institute of Shipping and Transport (LIST) so you can be sure you’re being taught  by professionals with years of experience who have learned the hard way, from their mistakes, so you don’t have to.

Some Of The Companies and Agencies Enrolled On Our Course:

FREE Import Export Training

Learn how to start your own import export business.
  • How To Become An Import Export Agent
  • Land Your Perfect Job, Without Experience
  • Find Buyers, Make Sales
  • Make Sure You Get Paid!
  • Incoterms 2020, Code Words for Trade
  • All About Freight Forwarders
  • Get it Delivered with Incoterms 2020
  • Cargo Insurance
  • 10 Most Common and Costly Mistakes
  • The Art of The Deal

As a novice with no previous experience, I am extremely happy that I took the three-course bundle; it has excellent long-term value. I can go back for guidance anytime I'm stuck or need a refresher in the future. The bundle was well-rounded and progressive. Alan offers a bonafide and insightful curriculum, along with invaluable support and a light humourous joke or two along the way to keep you enagaged. I also got invaluable advice/consultation when I decided to start-up after finishing the courses. This not only gave me the confidence to start my own enterprise but also the support, knowledge and skills required to work day-to-day in the sector mid recession - what more can i ask for. A very good course, without any cheesy upsells!

On completion of ABTS Logistics online Import-Export Training course, I can confidently say that the program has exceeded my expectations and provided me with a solid foundation in international trade. The course is not only legitimate but also equips students with practical, real-world knowledge that can be immediately applied in the industry. The course's well-structured curriculum covered a wide range of topics, including export and import documentation, international shipping, customs regulations, payment methods etc. The use of real-life case studies and examples made the content highly relatable and engaging. The instructor (Alan) is knowledgeable and well experienced, always willing to provide guidance throughout the course. The flexibility of the online format allowed me to complete the course at my own pace while balancing other commitments. The course materials and resources were easily accessible, and the online platform was user-friendly, making the learning experience even more enjoyable. I highly recommend ABTS Logistics online Training on import-Export documentation and procedure course to anyone looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the ins and outs of international trade. This program is a fantastic investment in your future, and you will not be disappointed.

It`s a great course with all the experience of the teacher being funneled into real scenarios of everyday challenging situations. You understand how you should function and opens your mind to the great "what if".

Syd Carr
Syd Carr26-05-2023

International trade is a tricky topic to grasp, and it's even harder to teach it in an accessible way. But that's exactly what Alan's course manages to achieve. Armed with the knowledge and applied examples provided during the course, I now have a clear understanding of international trade documentation and the overall process. Thank you!

Kate Sukhanova
Kate Sukhanova24-05-2023

This is a very enlightening well thought through training school. Should you wish to understand the mechanics of international trade, then Alan Bracken's teachings are in my opinion the best on the market. The content is thorough and covers all aspects of import export and gives the student all the tools to start their own business in foreign trade.

Bob Mogg
Bob Mogg10-05-2023

I now have the confidence to start my import/export business with Alan's detailed course. I really recommend anyone who are serious about entering the international trade arena to take ABTS courses - you will not regret it!


No Nonsense. Clear, Progressive and Transparent. Does what it says on the Tin. Excellent.

The courses offered by ABTS are very informative. Despite working in the transportation industry within the UK for several years, my knowledge in regards to international trade was very limited. After completing the three courses I am now filled with confidence and ready to embark on a new journey as a Import-Export agent. I’d like to thank Alan for constructing the information to the point where it’s easily digestible by a beginner And also Marcus for being very responsive and supportive making sure the learning experience through this online portal one of ease. Again massive thanks to the ABTS Team.

Salim Mohamed
Salim Mohamed08-04-2023

This is a must-do course for anyone looking learn or expand their knowledge in international logistics or to be a professional freight forwarder. Alan is good tutor, delivers the basics and guides you in the right path.

Kimani Macharia
Kimani Macharia21-11-2022

The abts online school is good in that everything is simplified, and also good in that everything is explained to the tee. I had a half hour consultation with Alan recently and learned a lot from it. Worth more than it costs.


I just finished my import and export course I enjoyed the course very much and learned a lot from it,the course is well organised and focused on practical situations, ABTS is an absolutely amazing and professional trainers that I would recommend to others.

Jamal aidid
Jamal aidid15-10-2022

ABTS training is definitely one of the best places to learn about international trade. I can say at the same time that Alan is THE mentor I need for my import-export journey.

Cedric M.
Cedric M.30-08-2022

Alan the course tutor has been really helpful in all areas of international trade. I have learnt so much in so little time, all thanks to Alan. Thanks for your patience and thoughtfulness. This is the only course you will ever need to be on, it covers everything! From making a contract to delivery. Making a sound decisions is part and parcel of international trade and Alan will show you all the way!

After completing the ABTS training course I felt extremely confident to start my own import export agency. The lectures were very clear and informative. Mr. Alan is very approachable and is always there to help his students in every step of their career. He’s truly an amazing mentor with huge experience in the field.


Awesome experience. Detailed yet easy-to-grasp course curriculum. Full of practical insights and valuable downloadable resources. Alan is approachable and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Import-Export business. Worth every penny. Highly recommended!

Ugo Eke
Ugo Eke30-06-2022

Before coming to ABTS, I did joined another course costs me $1200. They give me too much general information. Then I decided to take another cost of Mr. Alan. It's so much different, it is so much practical, easy to understand. And it is specifically that you can communicate or get support directly from Mr. Alan. This is the best course ever, it is worth with your money. Don't miss it.


Great contents, great modules and great tutor. Having gone through all the modules I am thrilled to have start my own procurement agency company with regular support from Alan when required. I’ll definitely recommend ABTS to anyone who’s considering a career change or tired of 9-5 jobs.

Samuel Okeke
Samuel Okeke20-04-2022

Amazing experience. Alan answered my queries with practical knowledge and insights based on his years of experience. Definitely feel much more equipped to undertake this venture now. Highly recommended!

Junshuo Tan
Junshuo Tan25-03-2022

I am enjoying the course so far, I have learned a lot. Any questions I have had so far have been answered by Alan. The course is concise and has been updated for the new incoterms and also for changes after Brexit. Very useful course notes available to download as well as references to useful documents. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to start a business in international trade.

Halima Habib
Halima Habib07-02-2022

Alan is a brilliant teacher, expert in his field and highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn about global trade, freight.

Rezaul Rana
Rezaul Rana27-01-2022

A great course for anyone starting an Import-Export business. Alan is more like a mentor than a teacher with so much knowledge in the international trade. This course will give you so much information to start your business.

C M17-01-2022

Great course for beginners in international trade and a very helpful teacher who gets back to you quickly with answers to your questions.

An insightful and practical program presented by an excellent teacher. Any questions I had which the syllabus didn't cover, Alan answered thoroughly. Everything you'd want from an import-export course.

Ansar B
Ansar B16-09-2021

What an amazing teacher Alan is!! I would strongly recommend this training for anyone that is serious about logistics training. No pretentious waffle about useless information, just down to earth clear and concise instruction on all logistical activities. The training was so comprehensive that it actually attracted an employer to my CV. Alan is an absolute monster of experience and will hand guide his students on how to become a successful Multimodal Freight Forwarder .

Sam Norrin
Sam Norrin06-09-2021

I enrolled Alan's course as I wanted to import seafood into the UK but had limited understanding of the import/export processes and procedures. I was so impressed with Alan's breadth of experience and knowledge in the field that I decided to purchase his consultancy service too. He has seamlessly taken me through the whole process from market research to custom clearance and everything in between. I particularly found helpful his guidance on selecting the appropriate letter of credit. I highly recommend his course to anyone that is interested in becoming familiar with import/export procedures and international trade.

Aboker 06-09-2021

To be honest I was quite sceptical about the course in the beginning , but in the end you start really understand how things are working. The big and very important thing that Alan provides really nice support. He gave answers to all questions which I had after the course .

Ivan Kiriyak
Ivan Kiriyak25-07-2021

A very good introductory or refresher course into the world of freight forwarding & international trade. Alan's years of experience in 'doing the job' mean that you are learning from real life experience not a text book. The video tutorials have been updated & Alan's knowledge, personality & enthusiasm shines through. The end of module & end of course tests help to make sure that you have taken in the information Alan has presented.


Good training with practical tips that can be used in many areas of business.

Tomasz Czyczylo
Tomasz Czyczylo14-07-2021

I am really enjoying the course and consultation received from Alan at ABTS. He has a wealth of knowledge in the field and I know I've chose the right company to work with. Tessa


Genuinely enjoyed the course and found it very helpful, i would recommend following the course with a consultation as for me this helped me apply what i’d learnt to my own particular circumstance

G W28-06-2021

Absolutely brilliant course. Alan is a wealth of information and a constant source of knowledge, help and encouragement.

David S
David S22-06-2021

This course is the ESSENCE of what you really need to know if you want to become an agent. It gives practical knowledge how efficiently orientate yourself in this business. I found Alan's tips based on his experience extremely useful as it pointed out what I should watch out not to make losses but to make a successful business deal. The course material is presented in such a simple and easy to understand manner. Highly recommend!

Martyna J.
Martyna J.17-06-2021

Clear and down to Earth explanations for a sometimes arcane subject. It's been a pleasure talking to Alan and learning from him.

Ionut Cojocaru
Ionut Cojocaru20-04-2021

Good quality stuff and the tutorials from very professional people.


Dealing with ABTS has been a really positive experience throughout. Everyone is very friendly and responsive. Alan’s knowledge on import and export is excellent. We are so pleased to have found ABTS and would highly recommend if you need advise. We will be using ABTS for our needs moving forward.

Lauren Rojahn
Lauren Rojahn04-04-2021

The tutor was very easy to communicate with and friendly, the course was well planned and had a lot of information about the import/ export industry. I highly recommend this course if you are looking for a legitimate way to learn more with no fuss at all.

ken forrer
ken forrer25-03-2021

Alan is a great teacher who makes import export document and procedure interesting. I highly recommend this course if you want to quickly understand the import and export documentation and procedures...

yvan Cambiati
yvan Cambiati22-03-2021

great course, clear and informative would definitely recommend.


Despite spending the past few years in export sales, I didn't know anything about documentation and procedure. This course taught me so much, was well presented and I'm very pleased to have done it.

Mr M Kemp
Mr M Kemp22-02-2021

I´ve just finished the Import Export Documentation Procedure course. I really enjoyed it, it is an excellent course to do if you are new to international trade or if you want to refresh your knowledge. The course is well structured and very practical. I would highly recommend it. Alan is very helpful and so is his feedback.


Alan and Marcus are very helpful and fast answering to your questions. The course is very practical and complete, put you ready for the real world.

Tiago Ferreira
Tiago Ferreira 18-12-2020

I am very happy that I have signed up for this course. It was an eye opener for me. I was looking for a practical course in international trade and I found ABTS course very practical and to the point. Not even university taught me this. Alan and Marcus were very supportive, thank you both! I can only highly recommend this course.

I have found this course a very useful and intensely practical one. In the past I have studied the subject from a theoretical point of view, but this has given me valuable new insights. The use of financing documents and the practical tips about them were particularly important. Paul.

Paul Kreling
Paul Kreling21-09-2020

I'm really happy I took this course. Its extremely helpful and Alan has been the best resource. Highly recommended!

This a great course and an excellent insight into Import/Export. As the website says it cuts out the nonsense and gets straight to the point. It's interesting, enjoyable and full of great material. On top of that it is a reasonable price with outstanding support from Alan and Marcus. I fully recommend the course.


I signed up with ABTS in May after deliberating between few other online courses. I had a phone call from Alan explaining me about the course itself, the modules and the topics covered and as soon as I put the phone down, I signed up with ABTS. This course is tailored made and explains you exactly what you need to know and how to put your knowledge into practice. Alan is great and takes time to explain every detail supported with a lot of examples from his personal experience. Thank you Alan.

Rumi Kamburova
Rumi Kamburova25-08-2020

Its a very helpful course for whoever wishing to make their career in international trade. They have explained every document, every process very thoroughly. And explained how to act in a particular scenario, its very helpful and I would like to thank to export india team and recommend others to join the course.

Akshay Gaikwad
Akshay Gaikwad20-08-2020

This is a comprehensive course and provides a valuable insight into the cargo/shipping sector. It breaks down the complexities of moving cargo by air/sea in to understandable language. It covers international rules to shipping, fees, customs rules to actual business ideas/strategies. I want to get into the industry and this has provided me with a good background and confidence to launch some ideas. Alan is well experienced and knowledgeable both him and Marcus were available to help and give advice.


I had the privilege to attend ABTS online Import Export course which is a great source of information for everyone who is interested in Import Export, and I hope all attendees benefit from it as I did.

Esmail Najafi
Esmail Najafi01-08-2020

An absolutely wondeful course! Learned a lot about import and export, incoterm and documentation. I think it is a must- take course for those who are shaping thier future in supply chain. Regards Khursheed Alam

Khursheed Alam
Khursheed Alam17-07-2020

As a novice I was a little wary of completing this course as I had no prior experience in Import/Export. I needn’t have been. The content is very clear and easy to follow. Alan was very responsive throughout and really takes the time to answer any queries you might have. You can tell that this is a true passion of Alan’s and he enjoys helping his students achieve. I have completed the course and now have a great grounding in the industry. I could not recommend his course enough. Thanks Alan!


It is a well-structured course that gives a good flow chart of the entire import-export process. It also gives finer notes on what you should be cautious of when doing things practically. Excellent course for beginners. Regards, Abdulrazaq


Very good and understanding easy to learn cant get a better course then ABTS well recommended 10 out of 10


its orignal institute where staff and owner of institute are expoter not like IIIEM whos owner deepak manohar is not expoter his factory is small and wind up rest staff of iiiem is not expoters they are fraud . iiiem institute fraud.

export Export
export Export03-06-2020

I found the course very useful and easy to follow. Questions were answered very promptly by Alan, he is a helpful course tutor. I would highly recommend ABTS Import/Export Course.


I signed up to Alan’s course about a year ago. As a sea freight clerk by trade there were aspects of air freight i need to understand and this course helped me do that Cheers Alan Nav

Nav Paul
Nav Paul18-05-2020

In my opinion the best online logistic course ever. I am new in import/export but the course did teach me everything about international trade in very easy way. The support from Alan was always there whenever I had question. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone.

Karol Schulz
Karol Schulz14-05-2020

It is a comprehensive course which gives a good flow chart of the entire import export cycle. It also gives finer notes on what you should be cautious of when doing things practically. Excellent course for beginners. Regards, Raj C

Raj C
Raj C04-05-2020

It introduces good knowledge to beginners....Material carry strong and easy content to understand.

sanjay singh
sanjay singh25-04-2020

Course is very useful for trade finance professionals or those who want to start career in logistics, shipping company or Banking. Course contents are lucid and easily understandble even for beginners. They are designed keeping in mind of the market requirements. All the Best Warm Regards Danish Anwar

danish anwar
danish anwar08-04-2020

An excellent Import/Export course that will give anyone who wants to pursue a career in this interesting area of work a good grounding in knowledge. Students can do the course at their your own speed knowing that help is available should they have any questions. I thoroughly recommend this course.

carl smith
carl smith12-03-2020

This course is a must if you plan to get into logistics/import/export business. Alan is really helpful with any questions, making it unique to other courses that aren't specifically tailored to your needs. I really enjoyed the practical approach of this course as well as equipping the students how to approach negotiations and the mindset you should have in order to succeed in this industry. If you are interested in learning about import/export, I would start with this course.

Jan De Klerk
Jan De Klerk17-02-2020

I believe it's the most worthy practical logistics online course EVER! The online tutor helped me a lot to understand what I don't get. Even I met the main tutor after finishing the course for discussing questions. The tutor went through my CV too. I feel I have my helper for learning the knowledge of logistics and getting a job.

Sophia Jang
Sophia Jang09-02-2020

I was in a mood of Entering into the export import industry from my early hood. That's why I was wandering about the best course online. After a huge research I found ABTS Logistics at the end that seeming to be fulfilling my desire. Thanks Alan & the whole team for creating such a masterpiece platform. Want to stay with you forever as from the day one.

Pulok Dey
Pulok Dey 28-01-2020

One of the Best courses for importers / exporters. I highly recommend it, especially for the novice entering the realm of International trade. ABTS support throughout the course is prompt and consistent. Thank you Alan and team.


ABTS has fueled my passion and desire to start a import-export business. The course material is well-explained and when you need help, Alan quickly responds with clarity. You will notice that quickly, especially when you take the course online from a different part of the world, with huge time difference. Thank you ABTS for laying the foundation for my understanding of Import Export. I highly recommend it. Ndjacho.


I consider that the Import Export Training Course Online has given me tools to face the daily work, it has updated my knowledge and has strengthened the integral vision that must be had about all the agents and matters that are present in International Trade. Lester Piloto

Lester Piloto
Lester Piloto18-07-2019

Before I took the ABTS online course, I was working as a Customer Service Assistant. The online course thought me everything about international trade, import and exporting and it helped me to find a job in a supply chain department. The support for Mr Alan Bracken and his team was always there whenever I had questions while I was working in supply chain. After working in 4 years in my last company, I am now responsible for all import and exporting processes in our successfully run family business. Thank you for everything ABTS! Semra Arslan


ABTS' import export training course was a great experience from beginning to end. The course was well-organized and easy to understand and everyone from Marcus (support) to Alan (instructor) was very helpful and friendly. They went out of their way to assist me and always responded to my requests quickly and with much patience. They've made import/export exciting and I would definitely recommend to anyone.Five stars!

Nadia Williams
Nadia Williams01-05-2019

This was the first time I have ever completed an on-line course and it was made very easy by the team at ABTS. Their support was superb and the course details were up to date and having access to all the information even after I have completed the examination will be extremely helpful. Thank you.

Lucy Hunter
Lucy Hunter14-01-2015