Help with Customs Declarations and paperwork
The Chamber are part of ChamberCustoms who are experts in international imports and exports. We can process Customs Declarations and Transit Declarations on your behalf and advise on your shipments. Please read more information below and get in touch if we can help you.

Our first International Trade Club for 2022 takes place tomorrow via zoom. We'll be discussing the importance of REX and Supplier Declarations. If you want to be part of the discussion, please register via the link below.

If you have any queries please email the International Trade team at or telephone 01223 237414.

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
ChamberCustoms: We are here to help with all your Customs needs

Email or call 01223 237414 to see how we can help you.

Challenges Facing Traders:
Brexit, the pandemic, inflation, price hikes (fuel, steel, shipping containers) and skill shortages (e.g. drivers) are all challenges businesses continue to face.

Trading businesses must now also be prepared with customs declarations and additional paperwork. From 1 January 2022 full customs controls were introduced at GB borders. All imports and exports will require full customs clearance and tariffs to be paid, without the option to delay these unless the goods are moving from NI to GB. Businesses tell us it feels daunting - and it’s complicated work.

ChamberCustoms are experts in the complex nature of international import and export, with knowledgeable teams based across the UK.

We are the only customs broker with connections to all land, air and sea clearance ports in the UK. Unlike other customs brokers, freight forwarders and agents - we don’t subcontract your declarations to offshore processors or to other brokers at port of entry or exit. You deal directly with our UK based team with direct access to HMRC and all port inventory systems.

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK: The Importance of REX and Supplier Declarations

Following changes that took effect on the 1 January 2022 many UK Traders have been caught out by increased duties on goods from the EU, and are unaware of the documentary requirements they are required to hold from EU Suppliers with regards proof of origin.

In this one- hour event our International Sector Chair, Richard Bartlett of ExportUnlocked, will highlight all you need to know about these changes.

There will be a short presentation covering both elements, followed by a live Q&A Session.

Register here > 

Brexit, Borders and Trade
Tuesday 15 February, 3.00-4.00pm

A year after the impact of Brexit was first felt by businesses that import and export goods, we assess the current state of play.

This session will provide some hard data from our latest International Trade Survey, some reflections on how businesses have had to adapt to a whole new set of border controls and a look forward at a new era for UK Trade Deals and what they could mean for businesses in Great Britain.

Register here > 

Webinar: Slovenia – Doing business in the heart of the EU

Wednesday 9 March, 12.00-1.00pm

Slovenia is a relatively unknown destination, but its central European location and close transport links to Asia means it will be of interest to many UK-based businesses.

This practical session will offer the opportunity to hear why Slovenia might be the place for your European business hub, from a selection of key industry leaders and politicians.

Register here > 

Chamber Training

Understanding Logistics
Thursday 3 February, 9.30am-1.00pm

Logistics refers to the overall process of managing how resources are acquired, stored, and transported to their final destination.

Cost per person:
£250.00 (plus VAT) Chamber members, £330.00 (plus VAT) non-Chamber members

Bitesize Workshop: Export Strategy
Thursday 3 February, 4.00-5.00pm

At this workshop we'll discuss the importance of having an Export Strategy. Building new international markets is the first stage.

Cost per person: £50.00 (plus VAT) Chamber members, £750.00 (plus VAT) non-Chamber members

Chamber Foundation Awards

By completing six of the seven courses listed below you can achieve the BCC Foundation Award. 

  • Understanding Exporting
  • Understanding Importing
  • Customs Procedures and Documentation
  • Incoterms
  • Letters of Credit
  • Inward Processing and Outward Processing
  • Rules of Origin
Please see our website for further details.

Trade Update

The first round of UK-India trade negotiations began last week. Both sides are keen to assess the potential scope of any agreement by the end of 2022. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) issued comments on the negotiations and our priorities for them.

The UK and the US have agreed a formal process to consider the future of the US tariffs on UK steel and aluminium exports. EU exports of steel and aluminium do not face US tariffs following a deal last year. The UK-US joint statement raises the possibility of stronger measures against Chinese steel imports to both markets.

Contact the Chamber

01223 237414 •
Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce
Clifford House, 2 Station Yard, Oakington, Cambridge, CB24 3AH