GLOBAL UPDATE
Documentation services, updates and events
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The Chamber offers a range of services to help exporters maintain their competitive edge in the international marketplace. Please see details of our documentation services below, along with updates and forthcoming events.
ATA Carnets

These documents are becoming more common since Brexit and temporary entry into the EU is now likely to require this type of document. Carnets now apply to over 70 countries around the world.

You can obtain a Carnet quickly and simply by using our online system.

Start the process by registering here.

For more information, please contact the International Trade team on 01223 237414 or email internationaltrade@cambscci.co.uk


Customs Declarations

We can process your Customs Declaration for both imports and exports.

A simple onboarding process enables us to provide a contract allowing us to complete these declarations on your behalf.

Three members of our International Trade team are trained to complete a swift and hassle free turnaround of your entry.

Prices are competitive within the market and can be negotiated depending on the number of declarations anticipated on a monthly basis.

If you have any questions, or want to know more, please contact the International Trade team on 01223 237414 for more information or email customsdeclarations@cambscci.co.uk

TRAINING COURSE: Step by Step Understanding a Customs Declaration
Wednesday 26 May, 10.00am-2.30pm

This training will highlight what you need to know to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently both import and export of goods, including taking you through step-by-step guidance on completing the SAD C88 form.

More details and registration here.


EUR1 forms for Albania

We have received confirmation from HMRC that Chambers can now issue EUR1’s for Albania. The trade agreement came into force on 3 May. The Government website will be updated shortly to show this.

As a reminder, Jordan has now entered back onto the list of countries that can be provided with a UK EUR1 also.


Origin Exclusions

If you are excluding goods from a Certificate of Origin application and stating (for example) this document covers lines 2, 5 and 7 on invoice number XXX you need to provide an explanation as to why. This can be a covering note for manual applications or an email note or system note for electronic applications.

It should not be a common occurrence to exclude items as all exporters should be actively seeking to confirm origin / manufacturer information when purchasing goods.

This requirement comes into effect immediately, and the Chamber will consider each application individually.


Reduced costs for Chamber members

By being a member of the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce you receive significantly reduced rates for export documentation.

As a Global Member you also have access to the Tate’s International Trade Guide which is valued at £700.00.

Interested in becoming a Chamber member?
Get in touch with the Membership team on 01223 237414.


Invitation to join the NI-GB Food Supply Chain Forum

Defra are establishing a new industry forum for all businesses within the agri-food supply chain and moving goods between Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI).

The NI-GB Food Supply Chain Forum aims to create a community for open discussion of issues affecting business. It will focus on operational implementation issues in the main and ensure the open communication of relevant policy and delivery developments associated with movements into and from NI.

The new forum will be an important opportunity for businesses, organisations, industry bodies and government partners across the entire agri-food supply chain from GB to NI and NI to GB including, but not limited to,:

  • Food producers
  • Food processors (such as abattoirs)
  • Food manufacturers
  • Suppliers
  • Wholesalers
  • Logistics companies
  • Hauliers
  • Ports and port authorities
  • Retailers
  • Hospitality businesses
  • Trade associations
  • Official Veterinarians (OVs)
  • Food Competent Certifying Officers (FCCOs)
  • Plant Health and Seeds Inspectors (PHSIs).
Defra will provide regular operational updates, alongside key public sector and government partners across government, including DAERA, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The forum is initially scheduled to take place weekly and first meeting of the forum is planned for Thursday 20 May at 9.00am and will last 30 minutes. The frequency and duration of meetings may alter as we approach key implementation milestones (eg October 2021).

How you can take part?
Please register your interest here, and you'll be contacted with further details, the Forum’s terms of reference and the information you’ll need to take part.


Reminder - new Animal Health Regulation and composite rules apply 

This is a reminder that new EU Animal Health Regulation (AHR) and composite rules came into effect on 21 April 2021.

Five new Export Health Certificates (EHCs) and one private attestation can be used for exports of specific products of animal origin to the EU. This includes two new composite product EHCs and the private attestation document for products exempt from certification. The ECHs are on EHC online and the private attestation on form finder


The remaining new EHCs for live animals, germinal products and products of animal origin will be phased in over the coming months.

If your composite product already requires an EHC, you will be able to carry on using the current EHC until August or choose to use the new documentation.

If your product does not currently require an EHC, you must follow the new rules.

For live animals, germinal products and other products of animal origin you will be able to continue using existing EHCs until August 2021.

Heat treatment

The European Commission has confirmed it is amending the AHR to allow businesses to use a private attestation to export shelf-stable composite products containing dairy (but no meat) that has not undergone UHT or sterilisation, so long as the dairy product originates and is processed in a third country listed for the export of dairy to the EU, such as GB. There is further information in the guidance. 

Further information

There is further information on AHR and the new composite rules in our guidance. The AHR will apply in Northern Ireland.

The composite product decision tree will help you decide if your product is a composite and what documentation you need to use.


Virtual GBIP: Digital Technology for Manufacturing - Taiwan

The Global Business Innovation Programme brings together cohorts of up to 15 innovative UK businesses, up to 500 employees, looking to grow and scale globally. Each focuses on a specific country and technology or sector area and enables the businesses to build collaborations and partnerships and explore innovation opportunities.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on 7 June. All applications should be made online through the GBIP page on the Innovate UK EDGE website

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Tuesday 8 June, 10.00am-2.30pm

The course will give delegates a better understanding of how important it is to getting it right first time avoiding delayed payment of goods exported.

Register here >
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Tuesday 15 June, 10.00am-2.30pm

The course will cover special procedures and the benefits of using IP and OP in your compliance.

Register here > 
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Tuesday 22 June, 10.00am-2.30pm

This course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade Agreements and how to understand and comply with them to help companies be more competitive in export markets.

Register here > 
Contact the Chamber

01223 237414 •  chamber@cambscci.co.uk
Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce
Clifford House, 2 Station Yard, Oakington, Cambridge, CB24 3AH
www.cambridgeshirechamber.co.uk