Response to the outcomes from the World Trade Organisations 13th Ministerial Conference
This week we include a response to the outcomes from the World Trade Organisations Ministerial Conference. The British Chambers response and a snapshot of the outcomes can be found below.

Incoterms® are a set of internationally recognised, three letter acronyms, which define the risks and responsibilities of buyers and sellers in international trade contracts. We are running a half-day course tomorrow to ensure businesses understand that their use is vital for the successful movement of goods between customers and suppliers around the world. Interested in attending? Please use the link in the training section below to register.

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

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
01223 237414
British Chambers of Commerce welcome MC13 outcomes but more to do 

William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, responded to the outcomes from the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) 13th Ministerial Conference.

Discussions between the world’s trade ministers, key officials, and the WTO, were difficult and robust but they were ultimately successful.

You can read William's response and an overview of the outcomes here. 
The European Commission has issued a new questions and answers paper looking at the reporting requirements in connection with the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism being faced by UK exporters into the EU. This should help firms in making their declarations.

Recent data from BCC Insight's Unit, looking at the business impact of trade disruption in the Red Sea and Suez Canal, has considerable print and broadcast media coverage this week, particularly on the BBC. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) work was also raised during a House of Lords statement on the Red Sea disruption.

The BCC joined the inaugural meeting of the Horizon Europe Participation Systems Group with other business, science and technology stakeholders. Please contact if you are interested in participating or leading bids for Horizon Europe funding.

Incoterms® 2020 Workshop - LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER
Wednesday 6 March, 9.30am-1.00pm

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

Logistics, Agents & Distributors BCC
Tuesday 26 March, 9.30am-1.00pm

This session will look at how logistics is a critical component within the supply chain but is often overlooked.
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.
International Trade Level 4 Qualification - now taking registrations

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
Navigating Customs Changes Webinars

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.
Three Seas Initiative Business Forum
Thursday 11 April
Vilnius, Lithuania

The Three Seas Initiative (3SI) Business Forum is a platform for providing political support for economic development and enhanced intra-regional and cross-border cooperation and connectivity between 12 EU Member States, bordering the Baltic, the Adriatic and the Black Sea.

This year, the key focus areas are energy transformation, digital innovation and cybersecurity ecosystems, transport transformation, financial instruments and Ukraine’s reconstruction.
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 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