Customs Declaration training and Chamber support
plus access to Expo Europa 2021, Agrifood Global Incubator Programme and Trade Timelines
Global Update from Vic Annells, Chief Executive
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Customs Declarations are an important part of the process when trading internationally. This documentation is required for imports and exports and it is important you get the information correct on the declaration.

We're running a course on Tuesday that will take you through the completion of a Customs Declaration box by box and we urge anyone not familiar with completing these important documents to register. 

Please remember that our International Trade team are qualified to process these documents on your behalf and you can contact them for help and support. They also have knowledge of Transit Declarations and Export Documentation paperwork.
Step by Step Understanding a Customs Declaration
Tuesday 24 August, 10.00am-2.30pm

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

We’ll also look at the common pitfalls and makes attendees aware of some of the mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

Register here > 

Customs Declarations and Transit Declarations

The Chamber can process your Customs Declarations for both imports and exports and Transit Declarations.

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


Expo Europa 2021

The British Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce invite you to take part in EXPO EUROPA 2021, a virtual fair taking place from 19-22 October. This fair will provide you with the opportunity to widen your business connections with Ecuador and expand into the Latin American market, presenting your company, products and services in an international context.

Reservations and sponsorship for this event can now be made, with the following benefits:

  • Access new markets without geographical limitations and increase visitor numbers
  • Connect directly with suppliers and buyers
  • Make your brand VISIBLE 24/7 with effective contacts
  • Offer your services to end users focused on expressly buying your products in the business round
  • Specialised conferences and sectorised talks with your target audience
  • Customisable and accessible virtual platform with technical support
  • Low cost and high impact, 10 times cheaper than a physical fair
For more information please contact Sandy Nuñez, Comercial Officer at BRITCHAM UIO.


Trade Timelines

Ensure your International Trade runs smoothly with our easy to use documents, referencing key timelines for the new trade agreements.

These Trade Timelines cover trade with the EU, rest of the world and the UK's current trade negotiations.


Agrifood Global Incubator Programme

Recruitment is currently open for the Agrifood Global Incubator Programme, Singapore, and closes on Sunday 12 September 2021.

This is a four-stage programme, including preparation workshops, a virtual market visit, virtual incubation (18 October 2021-14 April 2022) and subsequent exploitation of the programme.

Key elements include:

1) Understanding Asia (2 weeks)

A series of virtual workshops to elaborate on the benefits and opportunities of trading in the region using Singapore as a gateway. Participants will undertake a process to start thinking about the ASEAN region and the nuances that exist in these markets.

2) Goal Setting and Testing the Opportunity (6 weeks)

Masterclasses, interactive workshops, on-line resources and one-on-one coaching focused on building roadmaps for product development and adaptation to Asian market; in-market customer validation; legal and regulatory requirements to establish a business in the region.

3) Scaling in Asia and Securing Opportunities (7 weeks)

One-on-one coaching, mentoring and expert sessions focused on: go-to-market strategy; value chain optimisation; customer acquisition; local partnerships; sales and marketing; and raising capital. Includes introductions to partners, customers, investors, corporates and service providers and participation in pitch events.

4) Launching into Asia (5 weeks)

Individual, tailored support to build a local team and establish business structures. COVID permitting, it is anticipated that this phase will include in-person visits by the participants. However, if this is not possible, the GROW team can provide appropriate in-country support.

Applications are welcomed from agrifood tech and innovative food and beverage businesses involved in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Controlled environment agriculture
  • Sustainable food production systems
  • Plant-based foods
  • Alternative proteins
  • Functional ingredients
  • Food traceability and provenance
  • Food waste.
Useful links

Global Incubator Programme flyer - Agrifood - Singapore, Gateway to Asia  

Global Incubator Programme application form - Agrifood - Singapore, Gateway to Asia 

Global Incubator Programme - Business acceleration for SMEs

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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