Updated Border Operating Manual plus events and training to support your international trade journey
Global update from Vic Annells, Chief Executive
A guide was produced to detail how the border with the European Union would work after the Brexit transition period. This is regularly updated and the latest updates were made yesterday. Please ensure you keep up-to-date with these changes to ensure you continue to trade without unnecessary obstacles.

On Tuesday we are hosting an event to advise companies on Transit Declarations and Customs Declarations. Both of these services can be provided by our International Trade Team at the Chamber. Please do register for more information on why these declarations are required and how our team can support you.
The Border Operating Model

The latest iteration of the GB Border Operating model was published by the Border and Protocol Delivery Group yesterday. It contains more information on the inbound processes applicable to goods from the EU coming into GB from October 2021 and January 2022.

You can read the response to the publication from William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, here >

New trade report argues UK should reject ‘green protectionism’ and harness free market to address climate crisis

A new report published today sets out how free and fair trade can support the low carbon transition and calls on UK to challenge green protectionism.

Read the report here >


Crossing Continents - moving goods under transit
Thursday 22 July, 2.00-3.00pm

The volume of goods being exported from the UK under the Common Transit Convention has increased significantly since Brexit.

  • Why is this method of import and export becoming more popular and how does a trader access the service?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages to using Transit?
  • What is the role of a consignee and a consignor?
  • What does it cost to move goods in this way?
Join us to find out answers to these questions and hear from our Director of Trade Facilitation & Chamber Customs and also experts from HMRC.

Register here > 

Export Club: Customs Declarations and Transit Declarations
Tuesday 27 July, 4.00-5.00pm

At this free event we will 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.

Please register here > 

Costa Rica: Destination for UK Companies looking to establish a Centre of Excellence or Shared Services for Latin America

The British Chamber of Commerce in Costa Rica, in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, will be delivering a webinar presenting how companies who are looking to establish themselves in Latin America can do so through a centre of excellence and shared services in Costa Rica.

Keynote presenters will include:

  • HE Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of The Republic of Costa Rica
  • Spencer Mahony, HM Deputy Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Baroness Hooper, the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy for Costa Rica
  • Andrés Valenciano, Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica.
The event will be chaired and moderated by BCC’s Global Business Network Director, Anne-Marie Martin.

Register here > 


Incoterms 2020
Tuesday 10 August, 10.00am-2.30pm

Step by Step Understanding a Customs Declaration
Tuesday 24 August, 10.00am-2.30pm

Letters of Credit
Tuesday 7 September, 10.00am-2.30pm

Inward and Outward Processing
Tuesday 14 September, 10.00am-2.30pm

Understanding Rules of Origin
Wednesday 22 September, 10.00am-2.30pm

Full course details are available on our website > 

Contact the Chamber

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