Additional import controls are coming on 30 April
There are further import controls coming into effect from Tuesday 30 April. Please spare a few minutes to read the article below to check what you need to do to be compliant and avoid disruption to your business and supply chain. 

Logistics is a critical component within the supply chain but is often overlooked. Enabling the most efficient and cost effective movement of materials or goods, the satisfaction of contracts, and fulfilment of services are key for a global successful operation. Our training session on Tuesday 26 March is particularly aimed at companies exporting or importing goods, or companies who at some point are involved in the movement of materials/goods. You can register for this event using the link below in the training section.

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

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
01223 237414
Additional import controls are coming on 30 April

New import controls have been introduced and further changes will come into effect from 30 April 2024.

On our website is an article that provides information on what you need to do to comply now and when the additional changes are implemented.

The article covers:
  • Changes introduced on 31 January 2024
  • How to comply with changes that are now in place
  • What changes are coming on 30 April 2024
  • Resources to help and prepare you for the changes that are coming.
Read the article
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference took place recently in Abu Dhabi. The moratorium on electronic transmission of goods/services was renewed until 2026. Read the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) reaction to the key outcomes from the Conference.

The BCC joined other business groups to discuss export support with the Labour frontbench Trade team, including Shadow Ministers, Gareth Thomas MP and Tam Dhesi MP.

William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the BCC, participated in a Chatham House roundtable on AI and Trade as part of their Trade Conference. The roundtable had an emphasis on the advantages of AI for trade facilitation as well as border and customs efficiency gains.

William Bain has also spoken at a panel discussion on trade in West Sussex attended by all EU Heads of Mission to the UK and their key staff. The BCC will be holding technical discussions soon based on our TCA: 3 Years On document and our proposals for strengthening UK-EU trade.

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.

Import Procedures and Processes
Tuesday 9 April, 9.30am-1.00pm

This virtual half day course covers all the basic key areas around importing. The course will explain the requirements for documentation, plus an overview of country of origin and incoterms
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.

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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".
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