Develop the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the food and drink sector
If you are involved with the Food and Drink sector we have an online workshop on Thursday 14 December that will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. You’ll also have the chance to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with each stage of the export journey and receive guidance from industry experts. Full details can be found in the training section below.

Please note our key documentation dates below ahead of the festive break. Whilst the office is closed between Christmas and the New Year we will be processing online documentation on 29 December.

If you get chance, please answer our short survey to help us find out which Arab League States you would like to know more about. This will help us shape our event in 2024 with the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce.

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

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
01223 237414
Key documentation processing over the Christmas Break

The last date for submitting consular documentation is 11.00am on Thursday 14 December. Documents submitted after this time will not be processed until Tuesday 2 January.

The Chamber will close at 4.00pm on Friday 22 December and re-open at 9.00am on Tuesday 2 January. 

We will process online documents on Friday 29 December from 10.00am-1.00pm. Please ensure you upload all supporting paperwork to enable us to process these applications or email
To find out more visit the awards website.
Please note that entries close on Sunday 14 January 2024.
CDS: New Customs for Exports/Imports
Thursday 7 December, 9.30am-1.00pm

Work through changes in data elements on a customs declaration on the new CDS system with our Training Officer, and gain an understanding on what is required by you as a company/individual to process a compliant customs declaration.

NEW! Export Strategy: Food & Drink
Thursday 14 December, 9.30am-1.00pm

Richard Bartlett, Chair of our International Sector and course trainer, will be joined by Nicola Thomas who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the food and drink sector.

Throughout the workshop, we will explore a range of topics related to the export process, including understanding international regulations and requirements, exploring potential target markets, developing an export plan and best practices for managing an international supply chain.
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.
Global Trade Month: USA

Wednesday 29 November, 4.00pm

Our Global Trade Month will help businesses understand the trade and investment opportunities in the USA.
In 2022, $64 billion worth of goods and services were exported into the USA, and $1 trillion were invested by the USA into the UK. With such a vast pool of opportunities there is no wonder that the USA is one of the UK’s strongest trading partners. This event will give businesses an insight into why this market can be so lucrative and what your business can be doing to begin trading or expand your activity in the USA.

We are proud to deliver this event alongside British American Business, who are the leading transatlantic trade organisation, and our corporate partner WTA Group, who are trusted logistics experts and well versed at helping businesses trade between the UK and USA.
Register Here
2023 ECJU Export Control Symposium
Wednesday 29 November
Leonardo Royal Hotel, London Tower Bridge

The Symposium will comprise:

  • Plenary session - senior government officials and industry talking about strategic export controls and the challenges of trading in a changing world
  • Specialist workshops including understanding the new strategic controls criteria and how it is applied to managing risk; protecting classified information and material; how to make strong licence applications; impact of sanctions on exports; enforcement and interception of shipments; US ITAR for Beginners and Intermediate level
  • Networking 'village' where delegates can talk to the Trade Associations and officials across government.
Cost £240.00 per delegate (VAT included). Lunch and refreshments provided.
Register Here
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.
The BCC took part in a Ministerial Policy Roundtable on trade with Turkiye with Trade Minister Greg Hands MP last week.

They also met with the Australian High Commission economic and trade team to discuss youth and professional mobility schemes under the Australia-UK trade agreement.

The BCC hosted a call between senior UK government officials, Chambers and affected member companies on the issue of EU sanctions on Russian sourced or processed steel products.

UK trade negotiations for an upgraded agreement with South Korea were launched in London. Read the BCC hopes for the negotiations outcomes

Also last week William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the BCC, took part in a webinar on the forthcoming Border Target Operating Model with the UK Trade Policy Observatory.

The BCC will be represented on the new UK government engagement forum on trade policy and negotiations. The first meeting takes place this week.
Contact the Chamber

Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce
Clifford House, 2 Station Yard, Oakington, Cambridge, CB24 3AH