Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism is a landmark tool to put a fair price on the carbon emitted during the production of carbon intensive goods that are entering the EU, and to encourage cleaner industrial production in non-EU countries. This starts on 31 January and we're holding a free webinar on 6 February to explain more about what it is and how you should be planning your sustainability strategy. Places can be booked below.

Next Monday afternoon we have a webinar to answer your questions following the transition of our export documentation platform to E-ZCert. This is free to attend and will give an overview of the system and offer the opportunity to ask questions. Please register here.

Coming up this week we have our Export Processes & Procedures training course taking place tomorrow - it's not too late to secure your place. Also, on Thursday there is a webinar looking at healthcare trends in Vietnam. Both can be booked using the links further down.

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

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
01223 237414
Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

Wednesday 31 January is the deadline for the first reporting period in the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism covering embedded carbon emissions in non-EU exports in six key economic sectors. 

To support this we are holding a webinar on Tuesday 6 February from 3.00-4.00pm where we will will discuss the questions below and explain how you should prepare for CBAM.

What is Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism?
When does it start?
How will it work?

You will receive important key information to take away from the session including how to plan your sustainability strategy.

FREE to attend.
Click here to book
Event Documentation Portal Transition Workshop
Monday 15 January, 2.00-4.00pm

This free two-hour online workshop will support you with the transition from EssCert to E-ZCert for your export documentation applications.

On Monday 1 January 2024 we moved all documentation applications to the E-ZCert portal. This portal fulfils Cyber Essentials requirements and therefore is a more secure system for the Chamber and our Exporters.

To support you with this change, this two-hour session will cover the following:

  • Registration
  • Setup (signature/users)
  • Creating applications
  • Submission/Checkout
  • Rejections/Printing
  • Support.
There will also be time to answer any questions that you have.

This workshop is free to attend.  
Register Here
Coming up in January:

TOMORROW: Export Processes & Procedures Training
Wednesday 10 January 9.30am-1.00pm

Understanding Rules of Origin
Tuesday 16 January, 9.30am-1.00pm

Opening Doors to Global / International Trade
Wednesday 24 January, 9.30am-1.00pm

International Marketing Workshop
Wednesday 31 January, 9.30am-1.00pm
You can view the full list of all our training courses for 2024 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.
Healthcare Trends to Watch in Vietnam - 2024 and beyond
Thursday 11 January, 8.00-9.00am

Vietnam has witnessed significant developments in its healthcare sector, driven by advancements in technology, changes in demographics, and evolving healthcare policies. Notably, Vietnam has ranked as the second-highest country in Southeast Asia for healthcare expenditure relative to GDP.

If you want to hear how this sector is developing, the impact of technology and healthcare delivery or simply understand what opportunities there are, join this upcoming virtual event.
Register Here
Ghana: Jobs and Economic Transformation (JET) and Automotive Investor Mission
23 - 26 January 2024, Accra, Ghana

Supported by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Ghana JET is organising an automotive mission to Ghana.

JET is FCDO’s flagship investment-led programme to support Ghana’s economic transformation. The five-year programme seeks to spur £30 million of investment and create 7,000 jobs across three priority sectors in Ghana: Automotive, Pharmaceuticals and Textiles and Garments.

The programme includes business and government meetings along with tailored support and meetings offered to individual companies as required.
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 theme for the 2024 Global Annual Conference is
"The Future of the Economy".

Our TCA: 3 Years On publication continued to have excellent media coverage in late December, outlining our asks for improved trade and regulatory relationships between the UK and the EU.

At the end of January, inbound controls on certain food and plant imports from the EU to GB begin with the introduction of export health certificates on medium risk products of animal or plant origin. See the latest UK government guides on how to comply.

No last minute compromise was reached between the UK and Canada on dairy tariff rate quotas. UK exporters will now have to access Canada’s non-EU quota
Contact the Chamber

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