UK-Arab partnership opportunities
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce are supporting the Arab-British Economic Summit taking place in September. Details of the event and how you can register can be found below.

Please note that the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce have advised that the Consulate of the Arab Republic of Egypt in London will be closed from 11-15 July 2022 due to celebration of Eid ul Adha. Therefore, any documentation that requires legalisation for Egypt is subject to delays.

Details of our forthcoming training courses looking at rules of origin, logistics and compliance can be found below. Don't delay in registering for the rules of origin course which takes place this week. We also provide the latest trade updates and details of a roundtable event in the oil and gas industry.

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
Arab-British Economic Summit 2022 & Expo
Thursday 15 September
QEII Centre, London.

The Summit, under the banner of 'Shaping a Shared Vision', will highlight the strategic UK-Arab partnership with a stress on how Technology and Climate Change are transforming the priorities of business and reshaping our commercial relationships. The event will seek to identify practical initiatives that can strengthen transnational trade ties and bilateral investment flows in the post-pandemic, post-Brexit low-carbon economy. Discussion will concentrate on healthcare, education, financial services, hospitality, real estate, transport and other key sectors.

This high-level event will bring together government officials, senior executives, thought leaders and decision-makers from across the UK and the Arab world to share their ideas and debate the diverse trade and investment opportunities that are developing in the new emerging technology based industries.

Further details and booking details here.


Understanding Rules of Origin
Thursday 14 July, 9.30am-1.00pm

This course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade Agreements and how to understand and comply with them to help companies be more competitive in export markets.

As Exporters and Importers, we should be encouraged to trade with countries which we have preferential trading agreements with. This course will help you understand why EUR1 Movement Certificates are required with the consignment so that our customers can import the goods either duty free or at a reduced rate.

Rules of Origin are the major factor in FTA agreements and we will learn how this is calculated and the benefits of having UK Origin.

Understanding Logistics
Tuesday 19 July, 9.30am-1.00pm

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

This course will cover a number of points around logistics including:

  • Definitions of transport
  • Differences with pallets
  • Cargo and marine insurance
  • Hazardous goods and dangerous goods notes
  • Understanding commodity codes
  • The role of your customer and the paperwork
  • AEO.
Import / Export Diagnostics
Thursday 11 August, 9.30am-1.00pm

This workshop goes through key areas of procedures and compliance, preparing you for trading internationally either by exporting or importing. We will talk you through the steps you should take to get your procedures in order to ensure you meet HMRC requirements should they come out and inspect you.

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

Courses can also be tailored to meet your company’s specific requirements. For more information about a bespoke course for your company, which can be delivered remotely or in person, please contact the Chamber on 01223 237414.

Ukraine update

Last week, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) took part in discussions about the reconstruction of Ukraine with UK government officials. There is likely to be an investment summit held in the autumn to progress this agenda. We will provide further updates when possible.

Trade updates

The House of Commons International Trade Select Committee has launched an enquiry into UK accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). This is due to be finalised by the end of 2022. The deadline for submissions is Friday 2 September. If you have content you would like us to put forward for inclusion in our submission please email

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is due to launch a campaign this autumn on enhancing preference take-up by SMEs of new or priority free trade agreements. This follows representations made by the BCC. The first five agreements to be in this campaign will be Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Japan and Singapore.

New processes will apply to the movement of goods from GB to the EU from 1 March 2023. Firms sending, handling, shipping and transporting cargo, express or postal consignments to or via EU by air will have to comply with new data reporting requirements for pre-loading and pre-arrival customs risk assessments. Click here to read the full details.

Oil & Gas: Executive Roundtable, Colombia Energy Transition Series 2022
Monday 18 July, 4.00pm

The British and Colombian Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to their Executive Roundtable of Oil & Gas, Colombia Energy Transition Series with Dr Armando Zamora from Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos de Colombia and The Embassy of Colombia to the UK.

The Roundtable will discuss Colombia’s current dependency on Oil & Gas Revenues and the role companies are playing in the energy transition. The session will also encourage opportunities available in the country today in relation to the expected growth in global energy demand.

Register here.

Contact the Chamber

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