Useful guidance to support the end of
staged customs controls
Please see below two videos that have been created to support the end of staged customs control. These are worth familiarising yourselves with but please do get in touch with the team if you have any questions.

We're still taking bookings for next week's webinar on trade with the USA. This event is ideal for anyone thinking about trading with the US or maximising your business presence in the country. Please register using the link before if you would like to attend.

Also included this week are details of forthcoming training courses and out latest trade updates. 
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
End of Staged Customs Control Videos

ChamberCustoms has put together two new videos:

End of Stages Customs Controls

UK trading businesses have faced many challenges over the past two years. Now that Staged Customs Controls have come to an end, ChamberCustoms can guide businesses through these new customs procedures.
Border Control UK and Import Declarations 2022

It’s never been more crucial to have a trusted, efficient, and compliant Customs Clearance Agent with experience and expertise to guide you through the new challenges of importing and exporting. ChamberCustoms can be the navigator on your boat, steering you to success.
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce provide the ChamberCustoms service. Please contact us on or telephone 01223 237414.
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.

Further changes have been made to the UK’s sanctions applying to Russia and Belarus. Tariffs on imports of platinum, palladium, tableware and other goods will rise by 35%. Exports of goods including chemicals, plastics, rubber and machinery to Russia and Belarus will be prohibited. Legislation on this will be tabled imminently.

Trade update

The latest Office for National Statistics trade data for March 2022 was published last week. March saw a modest increase in exports to both the EU and the rest of the world, but the trade deficit is rising to its highest levels in 25 years. You can view the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) press release on the trade figures here. 

The Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill has been published. This makes changes in procurement rules and is a key step in the ratification of the UK’s free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand. Here are the BCC comments  supporting the forthcoming ratification process.

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