Transit Declarations and Customs Declarations - find out what you need to know
Global update from Vic Annells, Chief Executive
We're really pleased that we can now offer Transit Declarations as part of the services offered by our International Trade Team at the Chamber.

We have a virtual event on 27 July to discuss both Transit Declaration and Customs Declarations, the reasons why you need them when importing and exporting, and how you can get support from our Chamber team. Please do register your place, further details are below.
Export Club: Customs Declarations and Transit Declarations
Tuesday 27 July, 4.00-5.00pm

Our Export Club events provide vital, informative presentations from guest speakers specifically designed for our importers and exporters to develop their knowledge of key issues and to share their experiences with others.

Join us this month as we explain the purpose of Customs Declarations and Transit Declarations, why you need them and how to access this service from the Chamber.

Richard Bartlett, Managing Director of Export Unlocked, and Karen Cash, Export Team Supervisor at the Chamber, will clarify the purpose of these declarations and answer any questions. Richard will also advise on the training courses that are available through the Chamber to support your international trade journey.

This event is free to attend. Please register here >

Nearly 3 in 4 Exporters Report No Sales Growth in Q2

The British Chambers of Commerce Trade Confidence Outlook for Q2, released today, has shown that exporters still face significant issues after a historically weak Q1. The survey of more than 2,800 UK exporters revealed that the percentage of firms reporting increased export sales had risen to 27 per cent, a 7-point rise from the previous quarter. The percentage of businesses reporting decreased export sales fell to 28 per cent, down from 41 per cent, however this remains a historically high proportion. 45 per cent reported no change in their export sales.

The percentage balance data shows that the proportion of firms reporting increased export sales has recovered slightly, after taking a downward turn in Q1. The balance of manufacturers reporting increased overseas sales was up to +8 per cent from -9 per cent, while the balance of services firms reporting increases rose to -7 per cent from -26 per cent.

Overall, 35 per cent of manufacturing exporters surveyed reported increased overseas sales in Q2, with 27 per cent reporting a decrease and 39 per cent reporting no change.

Read the full article > 

Incoterms 2020
Tuesday 10 August, 10.00am-2.30pm

Incoterms® were first published by the International Chambers of Commerce in 1936. They are a set of internationally recognised, three letter acronyms, which define the risks and responsibilities of buyers and sellers in international trade contracts.

It is essential that businesses understand Incoterms® as their use is vital for the successful movement of goods between customers and suppliers around the world.

The misuse of these terms can lead to delays, penalties, problems with payment and more. This course will explain Incoterms ® and their importance in international trade contracts.

Register here >

Survey launched to hear business views on post-Brexit trade with EU

A call has gone out to businesses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to share their first-hand experiences of Britain’s new trading relationship with the European Union.

The Business Board, the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, and the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce have launched a joint survey and are appealing for feedback from as many business leaders as possible.

The results will help both organisations better understand the issues businesses across the region are currently facing, allowing support and resources to be targeted where they are most needed.

The survey covers importing and exporting of goods, skills and labour shortages, customs declarations and transport and logistics.

Complete the survey >
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