Maximising your business presence in the USA
Our International Trade Club meets online on Wednesday 25 May at 3.00pm to find out more about entering US markets. Further details, along with registration details, can be found below.

This week we also provide you with the latest trade updates, forthcoming training courses and welcome the British Chamber of Commerce Moldova to the Chamber Network.

There is also an article on packaging and EEE obligations for sellers on German online market places.

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
How to Navigate Trade between the UK and USA
Wednesday 25 May, 3.00-4.00pm

At this one-hour online webinar we will be looking at how as a UK trader you can
navigate into the US Market and, once there, how to maximise your business potential.

Our guest speaker Dr Ray Davies of BABC-PNW (Business American Business Connections - Pacific North-West), will give some guidance on US Trade and Markets and will offer a Q&A session for those of you with areas you wish to discuss.

You can ask questions on the day, but if you have a question now please email it to before the event and we will try and ensure we have some form of answer on hand for you.

Topics we will cover:

  • How to initiate entry into the US Markets successfully
  • How to maximise your business presence in the USA
  • Compliance/Legal requirements to watch out for when trading with the US
  • Logistics and Customs.
Register here > 


Understanding Importing
Thursday 19 May, 9.30am-1.00pm

This course covers all the basic key areas around importing and will explain the requirements for documentation, plus an overview of country of origin and incoterms.

Customs Procedures and Documentation
Tuesday 7 June, 9.30am-1.00pm

The course looks at the procedures required to deal with customs and the information that is required to be submitted to customs to enable goods to be imported and exported from the UK.

Bitesize Workshop: Export Marketing
Tuesday 7 June, 3.00-4.00pm

Find out how to market your products and services overseas in this one-hour workshop.

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

Ukraine Support - recent updates

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

Last week, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss MP announced a new tranche of sanctions on Russia. This time, they are affecting UK services exporters trading with Russia. Legal and remaining financial along with other business services exports from the UK to Russia remain unaffected for now. However, the new measures ban exports in accountancy, cloud computing, PR and management consultancy services.

Trade update

Last week, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) took part in the first meeting of the Domestic Advisory Group on UK-EU trade, raising concerns over current and forthcoming new VAT burdens on cross-border trade.

We expect several trade-related Bills in today’s Queen’s Speech including:
  • The Australian / New Zealand trade deal ratification bill
  • A new bill on data protection
  • The Brexit Opportunities Bill.
Also last week, the BCC had a call with Oliver Griffiths, the CEO of the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA). As well as discussing our policy asks on trade remedies on steel, we learned more about the TRA’s future work programme.

Welcome to British Chamber of Commerce Moldova

A warm welcome to our colleagues in the British Chamber of Commerce Moldova who have recently joined our Chamber Network.

This brings our international membership to 77 Chambers from all corners of the globe. Find out more about our newest member and say hello to our new Chamber colleagues.

New packaging and electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) obligations for sellers on German online marketplaces

From 1 July 2022 online marketplaces and fulfilment service providers operating in Germany will be subject to new extended producer responsibility obligations for packaging that they place on the market, with similar regulations for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) coming into force on 1 January 2023.

Due to recent German packaging law changes, operators of online marketplaces will no longer be allowed to offer packaged products, and fulfilment service providers must not carry out any activities, such as storing, packaging or dispatching goods, if the sellers of these products have not complied with their legal obligations. Sellers need to be registered with the German Central Packaging Register LUCID and license their packaging with a German compliance scheme. These regulations apply to both product and shipping packaging.

Read the full release here > 

Contact the Chamber

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