Are you aware of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and Border Target Operating Model?
The UK industry fears disruption from new post-Brexit border checks when electronic Export Health Certificates and pre-notification of consignments of medium risk animal and plant origin products inbound from the EU to GB starts this week. We have a free webinar on Tuesday 6 February where you can ask your questions.

Other changes coming into play is the Border Target Operating Model. We are delighted to have William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, leading a roundtable discussion on this subject on Tuesday 20 February. Places are limited and we encourage you to sign up below if this event is of interest. Please note we are only accepting one person per company to this event. 

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

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
01223 237414
Roundtable discussion on the Border Target Operating Model

We are delighted to welcome William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, to a private roundtable event on Tuesday 20 February where we will focus on the Border Target Operating Model (BTOM) and what this means for UK businesses with the additional customs rules and checks.

The event is limited in numbers to a maximum of 16 guests to ensure that each person has time to join in the discussion and ask any questions they may have.

If you would like to attend this event, which costs £30.00 (plus VAT), please register here. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Last week, the UK suspended trade negotiations with Canada. This means that rules of origin will change at the end of March in supply chains where EU content was included in goods being traded with Canada. The continuity agreement will continue covering UK-Canada trade, and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) ratification is still ongoing. Read the BCC reaction to the announcement here

The BCC gave evidence last week to the Business and Trade Select Committee enquiry into the UK’s terms of accession to CPTPP. Watch William Bain’s session at the Committee here covering rules of origin, trade policy and export support, and read the transcript here

This week sees the introduction of requirements for electronic Export Health Certificates and pre-notification of consignments of medium risk animal and plant origin products inbound from the EU to GB. Read the latest reaction to some of the remaining questions on border enforcement on goods. 

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) announced further changes in policy around CE marking and testing for UKCA. Legislation is due by the spring which will provide greater trader certainty, as well as extending the new flexibilities into three more areas. Read the BCC reaction here
International Marketing Workshop
Wednesday 31 January, 9.30am-1.00pm

This course will equip learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully create and execute a global marketing plan.

Customs Procedures and Documentation Training
Tuesday 6 February, 9.30am-1.00pm

This virtual half day course looks at the procedures required when dealing with customs authorities and the information needed for submitting customs declarations to enable goods to be imported or exported.

CDS: New Customs for Exports/Imports
Wednesday 7 February, 9.30am-1.00pm

This  training will highlight what you need to know to be able to accurately complete a simple customs declaration and to understand the Customs regimes and will focus on completion of a customs declaration on CDS.
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.
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.
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Clean Energy Supply Chain Opportunities in the UK and USA
Tuesday 20 February, 1.30-3.30pm
University of Essex Colchester Campus, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ

Join EEEGR, the University of Essex, Innovate UK EDGE, Essex Business School and the US City of Virginia Beach for an event discussing
the sustainable opportunities and funding available to businesses in the East of England, the UK and the USA in the near future.

Speakers at
the event will include: John Stenhouse, Investment and Equity (University of Essex), Julie Pauley, Ecosystem Relationship & Gateway Lead
(Innovate UK EDGE), Fernando Centeno, Sustainability Lead (Innovate UK EDGE), Paige Fox, Business Development Manager (City of
Virginia Beach, USA) and Charles Macdowell, UK Representative (City of Virginia Beach), Sophie Skipp, Head of Energy Skills (EEEGR).
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UK Export Finance Cambridgeshire Business Forum
Tuesday 27 February, 9.00am-1.30pm
Suite 12, The Trinity Centre, 24 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0FN

Join UK Export Finance (UKEF) for an informative morning highlighting alternative routes to finance to help you export. There will be insightful presentations from UKEF, Department for Business and Trade, Innovate UK, and others that will provide you with the information you need to overcome the financial barriers to exporting. You will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from UKEF and a range of financial institutions to discuss the support available for your business.

Attendance is free of charge. Please email by Friday 9 February to RSVP and confirm any dietary or accessibility requirements.
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".

Contact the Chamber

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