Start of trade deals with Australia and New Zealand welcome
The trade deals with Australia and New Zealand are welcome and below you will find a comment from the British Chambers of Commerce and details of how to contact us if you are looking to trade with these countries.

Please also find the latest trade updates and training courses to support your international trade activities.

Also, please note that there will be no service for ATA Carnets on Tuesday 6 June. Any Carnet applications will need to be submitted before that date as the team will not be able to action anything on that day.

If you have any international trade queries please email or telephone the team on 01223 237414.

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
01223 237414
Chambers welcome start of trade deals with Australia and New Zealand

Reacting to the news that the trade deals with Australia and New Zealand will come into force on 31 May, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “It is good news to hear that the free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand will finally come into force at the end of the month.

“These deals will lower tariffs, simplify customs procedures, allow for greater freedom of movement for labour and provide stronger market access for the UK’s world-leading services sector.

“But the success of any free trade agreement comes down to whether businesses use it, so it’s vital the Government shouts from the rooftops about these new opportunities.

“A recent BCC survey also found almost a quarter of firms (23%) said finding a business partner or distributor overseas would encourage them to either start exporting or export more.

“We have strong Chambers in both Australia and New Zealand and will be working with them to get the most out of these trade deals for all our economies.”

If you would like support with starting trade in new markets contact our International Trade Team on 01223 237414 or email
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Customs Procedures and Documentation
Friday 12 May, 9.30am-1.00pm

The course looks at the procedures required to deal with customs and the information that is required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported to the UK.

Register here.
Inward & Outward Proccessing
Tuesday 23 May, 9.30am-1.00pm

This course will cover special procedures and the benefits of using IP and OP in your compliance.

Register here.
You can view the full list of all our courses on the Chamber website.

Courses can also be tailored to meet your company’s specific requirements. For more information about a bespoke course for your company, which can be delivered remotely or in person, please contact the Chamber on 01223 237414.
The UK government produced its classification of plant and animal origin food products into low, medium and high-risk for the purposes of inbound GB border checks.

Consultation on inbound GB border processes is open until Friday 19 May. 

Policy around measures to tackle carbon leakage is a fast-emerging issue on the business radar. A major consultation on the UK response to this is underway.

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill is expected to return to the House of Lords later this month.

The BCC gave evidence to the House of Lords European Affairs Committee on the post-Brexit UK labour market, business travel and services access to the EU.
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Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce
Clifford House, 2 Station Yard, Oakington, Cambridge, CB24 3AH