The latest trade updates plus a reminder about tomorrow's International Trade Club event
We're looking forward to our face-to-face International Trade Club tomorrow evening at Quy Mill Hotel. If you've not yet registered your place, please see event details and registration link below. The event offers a great opportunity to connect with other companies trading internationally and speak to the experts from The Department for International Trade and WorldFirst.

We also remind you about the correct procedures to be followed when raising documentation for shipments to Arab League states, detail the latest International Trade courses and Trade Updates plus the opportunity to be part of the UK-US Virtual Trade Expo.

If you have any queries please get in touch with our International Trade team by emailing or telephone 01223 237414.

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
International Trade Club: Informal Networking
Wednesday 30 March, 5.00-6.30pm
Quy Mill Hotel, Church Road, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge, CB25 9AF

An informal networking event for exporters, international service providers and those interested in accessing new markets overseas.

Whether you are already involved in international trade or considering expanding into new markets, International Trade Club offers a unique informal environment to share experience and expertise.

This month we welcome representatives from Department for International Trade and WorldFirst, an international payments business helping you collect and send money globally, who will be available to answer questions.

Register here > 


NEW Understanding Commodity Codes
Tuesday 12 April, 9.30am-1.00pm

By attending this course we will ensure you:

  • Are aware of what a commodity code is and what it is used for
  • Understand the process of how to classify goods
  • Successfully classify a range of goods
  • Understand the importance of getting your commodity codes correct.
An introduction to IPAFFS
Thursday 21 April, 9.30am-1.00pm

IPAFFS (Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed Systems) is a web-based service for the application for, and issuing of, Common Health Entry Documents (CHEDs) for imports from outside the EU and EEA of live animals, their products and germplasm.

By the end of this course you will have the knowledge to successfully import live animals, their products and germplasm.

You can view the full list of courses on our website.

Indemnity Letter & letter from the League of Arab States

The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce are concerned about the increase in the number of UK certificates of origin being issued in lieu of the Arab-British Certificate of Origin. This is causing delays for many exporters, demurrage charges and non-clearance of their goods at the port of discharge.

We believe that it is our duty to inform exporters of the official guidance, and hereby provide a copy of the Arab Ambassadors letter from July 2021 that reiterates the correct procedures to be followed when raising documentation for shipments to Arab League states.

Ukraine support - updated materials and guidance

The British Chambers of Commerce Ukraine Hub contains information and guidance for businesses about the situation in Ukraine. This will continue to be updated as and when new guidance is received.

Businesses and traders with questions relating to trading with Ukraine, Russia and Belarus can submit their enquiries to the Department for International Trade's Export Support Service or call the helpline on 0300 303 8955.

ChamberCustoms is continuing to offer free export declarations for groups collecting and transporting humanitarian aid out of the UK. See further information here. 

Trade Update

The first meeting of the UK/US Dialogues on the Future of Atlantic Trade resulted in an agreement on the lifting of the tariffs on steel exports from the UK to the US on 1 June. The British Chambers of Commerce issued comments on this development and highlighted that further action is needed on steel supply chains.

Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP has called in the Trade Remedies Authority’s reconsideration of safeguard duties on certain imported steel products. The British Chambers of Commerce is seeking to confirm a meeting with the Secretary of State as soon as possible.

The Office for Budget Responsibility, in its latest Economic and Fiscal Outlook, found that UK trade in goods with the EU has fallen 15 per cent over the last few years. Overall, UK trade has not picked up as readily out of the pandemic in 2020 compared to neighbouring countries.

UK-US Virtual Trade Expo 2022
Wednesday 20 April, 11.00am-1.00pm or 4.00-6.00pm

In partnership with the BAB Network, BritishAmericanBusiness invites you to join the Second Annual UK-US Virtual Trade Expo.

Businesses looking at the UK and the US as investment destinations will have the opportunity to take a deep dive into the various regions to learn more about what makes each area unique and the benefits of market entry. The event will be facilitated through an online events platform that offers an immersive and interactive expo venue. Each region will have their own exhibitor booth with local agencies and experts available to share information and answer questions live.

Register here > 

Contact the Chamber

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