Chamber launch International Trade Level 4 Qualification
If you are interested in attending a roundtable event on Tuesday 20 February to meet with William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, (BCC) we have just two spaces available. If you would like to attend this event at Novotel Cambridge North, which costs £30.00 (plus VAT), please register here. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

We are delighted to have launched a new International Trade qualification with Export Unlocked. See below for further details around modules and costs.

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

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
01223 237414
International Trade Level 4 Qualification

Our new International Trade Qualification Programme offers three certification levels: diploma, certificate, and award. 
Tailor your learning by choosing from one, five, or all 21 modules. Completing all 21 modules grants a prestigious diploma, with each module earning a credit. Accumulate 26 credits for a Level 4 International Trade Qualification.

Click here to find out the modules covered and the costs involved. 
These modules are taught by experienced trainer Richard Bartlett, an Accomplished Director with 23 years of experience in logistics, supply chain, and international trade.

Find out more by emailing
Freeport East welcomes new international agreement with Australian hydrogen specialists

Freeport East has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Australian-based, green hydrogen storage firm, Rux Energy. 
The MOU underlines both parties’ commitment to achieving the safe storage, distribution and supply of low carbon hydrogen within the UK and exporting green hydrogen across the world.

Read the full press release here.
The UK government has extended tariff free trade to Ukraine on most goods imports for a further five years. Read the BCC comments in the government press release on this announcement.

Last week, the BCC took part in a trade roundtable hosted by the UK Accreditation Service. Policy changes on markings of industrial and electrical goods were discussed as well as how to advance future campaign work around mutual recognition of conformity assessment.

The BCC also met with the Japan External Trade Organisation. During the meeting they discussed their experiences of boosting utilisation of trade agreements by businesses, including the UK’s trade agreement with Japan.

They also spoke with the Cabinet Office and EU Embassy about the latest issues. This covered the new legislation on the Windsor Framework and the first week of new inbound GB border controls.

In two weeks’ time, the BCC will be taking part in a roundtable with Business Minister, Nus Ghani MP about the effects of the Red Sea disruption on trade and supply chains.

Letters of Credit and Method of Payment Masterclass
Thursday 22 February, 9.30am-1.00pm

The course provides an overview of all methods of payment when trading internationally to include the risks and benefits involved. It will then concentrate on the Letter of Credit aspect guiding you through the rules of managing a letter of credit, making sure documents are compliant and payment is successful.

Incoterms® 2020 Workshop
Wednesday 6 March, 9.30am-1.00pm

This virtual half day workshop will explain each Incoterm® and their importance in international trade contracts.
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.
Navigating Customs Changes Webinars

Updating the Windsor Framework
Wednesday 21 February, 2.30pm

The changes to the Windsor Framework represent significant steps towards simplifying customs processes and reducing checks and paperwork on goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. This webinar will explore the implications of these changes for businesses, the timeframes involved, and the opportunities emerging from the new agreement.

Register here.

CDS Exports
Thursday 7 March, 11.00am

In September 2022, HMRC completed stage 1 of transitioning to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), bidding farewell to the CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight) system for Import declarations. Now, stage 2 is on the horizon, marking the withdrawal of the Export CHIEF service. This webinar will help businesses navigate these changes effectively and ensure a smooth transition.

Register here.
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,
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.

  • Hear how you can overcome the financial barriers to exporting
  • Meet with representatives from UKEF, Innovate UK, Newable Lending, Synergy in Trade, White Oak, Accelerated Payments and Stenn International Finance to discuss what support is available for your business
  • Learn how UKEF can help you to win contracts, fulfil orders and get paid
  • Meet with the Chambers' International Trade Team.
Attendance is free of charge. Please email by Friday 9 February to RSVP and confirm any dietary or accessibility requirements.
Global Connections - USA Retail and Consumer
Thursday 29 February, 9.00am-4.00pm
Crowne Plaza Reading East

Are you looking to elevate your business in the dynamic landscape of the USA's Retail and Consumer sector?

Join industry-leading partners at this tailored event designed for businesses striving to make significant strides. You’ll gain invaluable insights, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and seize the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses.
Find out more and register
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