Take part in a Digital Carnet Pilot
Are you interested in improving trading terms with customers in Turkey? Please contact me with any examples of where an upgraded trade deal with Turkey would help goods or services for exporters or importers. This information will be shared with the British Chambers of Commerce who lobby on our behalf.
Our reach continues to grow and last week we welcomed the British Chamber of Commerce in Guyana to our amazing Chamber Network.
We are asking for companies to get involved in an e-ATA Carnet pilot. Please see details below on how to get involved.
International Trade Team Leader
Would you like to get involved in our e-ATA Carnet pilot?
Digital Carnets are being trialled as part of an international trial and we invite you to be part of this pilot.
The purpose of the pilot is to demonstrate that all aspects of the ATA Carnet lifecycle management can be carried out electronically, in order to enable the World Customs Organisation to adopt digital Carnets
as a legally acceptable tools for temporary admission from 2024.
The pilot will involve presenting both the paper and digital Carnet in tandem to UK customs and participating foreign Customs. The UK trial will initially involve London Heathrow Airport and will then gradually expand to other airports and RO-RO ports around the country.
If you're keen to embrace cutting-edge technology, get in contact with our Carnet team
today. This exciting opportunity will allow you to showcase your innovation and help us test the technology involved.
Calling all UK Manufacturing SMEs, Industrial partners and Research and Technology Organisations!
With the rapidly evolving landscape of technology, the time is ripe for SMEs to embrace smart manufacturing.
The Digital Innovation Fund (DIF) is now open; a funding program designed to assist UK Manufacturing SMEs embark on a Smart Manufacturing journey.Click here
to view the range of funding opportunities available.
You can view the full list of all our training 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.
Preference Utilisation webinar
Wednesday 18 October, 2.00-3.00pm
Join tomorrow's webinar, where we'll dive into the details of preference, guiding you on how to leverage these benefits to your advantage.
If your products align with the origin rules in a Trade Agreement, it can unlock the door to reduced tariffs, more lenient quotas, and favourable trade terms.
Document Checking Workshops
Thursday 9 November, 10.00am-4.00pm
As part of International Trade Week, we are holding a document checking workshops at our Chamber Offices in Oakington, where you can visit us to obtain face to face training and guidance on completing and creating a number of key international trade documents.10.00-11.00am
This session will help you to create and apply for a Certificate of Origin (UK and Arab) and a EUR1 Movement Certificate.2.15-3.00pm
The afternoon session will explain what a manufacturer/supplier declaration should look like, and how to ensure you obtain a valid document that is sufficient to be able to verify origin when presented alongside a Certificate of Origin application.
As part of this day we are also offering 1-2-1 sessions with one of our experts (30 minute slots) - FREE to Members, and only £15.00 (plus VAT) for Non-members. You can use your timeslot to discuss any type of trade document you need help with or want to understand better, and you can even bring a document along to discuss!
Booking is first come first served so don’t delay!To book your place, please click here.
Business mission to Egypt
29 October - 2 November
The Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce (EBCC), in partnership with the Department of Business and Trade and British Waters, is organising a three day business mission to Egypt.
The business mission coincides with Cairo Water Week and aims to discuss the opportunities available in the water sector based on the memorandum of understanding signed between the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities and British Water.
3rd Arab-British Economic Summit 2023
Sustaining an Emerging Vision
Monday 20 November, 8.30am-6.00pm
Hilton London Metropole, London
Book your place, view the confirmed speakers and see the agenda
on the website.
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Global Annual Conference 2024
Thursday 27 June 2024, QEII Centre, London
BCC Global Annual Conference 2024 will bring together business leaders, policy experts, media and government representatives to tackle important business issues and create lasting change.
UK exports moved into reverse in August, according to the latest Office for National Statistics release
. Read the BCC’s reaction and analysis of the latest trade data here
The BCC will be joining the Trade Remedies Authority’s Forum on Thursday 2 November at the Congress Centre, London. William Bain will be speaking on a panel focused on green subsidies, the US Inflation Reduction Act, and control of state subsidies in trade. You can register to attend the Forum here
The BCC raised the issue of compliance burdens for UK and other third country steel and iron products with EU sanctions on Russian sourced or processed steel and iron with the EU Embassy. The issue has been referred to DG Trade at the European Commission in Brussels for further consideration.
The BCC took part in a roundtable last week on the dispute resolution processes being discussed as part of the UK-India trade negotiations.