Engage with key contacts in Arab States and Hong Kong
Please note that Royal Mail have announced dates for strike action. Therefore please be aware that there could be delays in us receiving any postal documentation applications and further delays in the return of your documents. The strike dates are Friday 26 August, Wednesday 31 August, Thursday 8 September and Friday 9 September.

This week we also provide information on two summit events, international trade training courses and the latest trade update.

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

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
BritCham Hong Kong Virtual Summit
12-13 October 2022

As the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) marks its 25th Anniversary, explore the opportunities ahead as a catalyst for international business growth in the region. Organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the virtual summit will take place on 12 and 13 October. The event will bring together senior leaders from all sectors across the international business community in Hong Kong.

Hear expert opinions and gain valuable insights from a diverse range of Government officials, industry leaders and practitioners on the next 25 years for Hong Kong, and beyond. See more information and register here. 

Arab-British Economic Summit - ABES 'Shaping a Shared Vision'

Organised by the Arab British Chamber of Commerce, ABES 2022 will bring together senior government officials, ministers, diplomats, executives, investors and decision makers from the public and private sectors of the UK and the 22 Arab countries.

The forum takes place on Thursday 15 September and attracts high calibre speakers who share their wealth of expertise and experience with the global audience of business owners, investors and exporters.

Find out more and register here. 


Import / Export Diagnostics Workshop 
Wednesday 7 September, 9.30am-1.00pm

Changing trade requirements means changing the way your business records information to ensure you remain fully compliant. HMRC Customs Officers are now actively auditing businesses on a regular basis, and the number of audits will only go up. This means that your business is more and more likely to be affected, and you need to take action now to ensure you are able to pass an HMRC Customs Audit.

Our Import/Export Diagnostics workshop is designed to give you an insight to all areas your business will need to focus on, and provides key information on how to get started.

Understanding Exporting
Thursday 8 September, 9.30am-1.00pm

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

Understanding Importing
Tuesday 20 September, 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.

Understanding Commodity Codes
Tuesday 27 September, 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 and understand the importance of getting your commodity codes correct.

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

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.

Trade updates

Trade negotiations between the UK and India are continuing at pace ahead of a potential agreement in the autumn.

Please let Karen Cash know if there are particular areas of concern or if you are seeking renewed trade opportunities with customers or investors in India.

Contact the Chamber

01223 237414 •  chamber@cambscci.co.uk
Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce
Clifford House, 2 Station Yard, Oakington, Cambridge, CB24 3AH