Growing Globally Networking Lunch
The Chambers' International Trade Sector are holding a Growing Globally Networking Lunch in Peterborough this month. This is a great opportunity to meet other companies trading internationally and to hear the latest international trade news from a panel of experts. Further details can be found below.

Since leaving the single market there have been many examples of businesses struggling to understand how to send material within passenger luggage where they are, for example, sending an engineer to carry out repairs. Below you can read more about Duplicate Lists which can help you avoid paying duty and VAT.

We also list a number of events, webinars, training and updates to support your international trade activities.

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
Duplicate Lists

A 'Duplicate List' can be used to avoid the need to pay Duty and VAT. The 'owner' of the goods must be travelling with the items and all of the goods must return to the country of original export. This avoids the need for customs declarations as the 'Duplicate List' replaces that requirement. It adds a degree of risk that can be avoided by the use of an ATA Carnet, as a border agent might not recognise this process as it is less well known that a Carnet. Most EU countries recognise this temporary form of import where all the goods passing through customs will be taken out of that country in the same state as they enter.

HMRC guidance can be found here. 

Instructions for using a Duplicate List

You must list all the goods being transported on company letterhead paper, descriptions and identifying serial numbers, if possible, on two lists. Form C&E 1246 should be completed.

When passing through UK Customs you should present the form to customs, they may check the goods, but they must stamp, date and sign the form. When entering the country of destination, you should go through the red channel and declare the goods to customs there, again check, stamp sign and date.

When leaving the country, again declare and get a signature and stamp and the same when entering the UK.

We would advise that care should be taken in planning the use of Duplicate Lists. The passenger carrying the goods should have clear instructions on what to do, should have two sets of duplicate lists carrying two for UK customs and two for the country of arrival and departure. If you are travelling to a third or fourth country, then carry duplicate lists for each regime. It would be good practice to carry a schedule of the dates of entry/exit and the names and addresses of the companies that will be visited.

For any clarification, please contact our International Trade Team on 01223 237414.

HMRC Survey

HMRC continues to research what it’s like to use their products and services. This is essential to ensure their products work well for those who use them.

They are researching what it's like for UK-based micro and small businesses to export to or import from EU countries now that the UK has left the EU.

It’s entirely optional to complete this survey. HMRC will only share your answers internally and they will be kept anonymous. 

This survey is now live and should take no more than five minutes to complete. The survey will remain open until 14 October 2022.

Access the survey here. 

Update on Russia

Late on Friday sanctions on Russia were further strengthened in co-ordinated statements in London, Brussels and Washington. Services exports to Russia in the following sectors are now prohibited by the UK Government:

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Advertising
  • IT consultancy
  • Auditing
  • Transactional Legal advisory services (including on assets and commercial work).
Legislation will be brought forward in the next two to three weeks. Further details here.


‘Growing Globally - Good and Services’ Networking Lunch
Wednesday 19 October, 11.45am-2.00pm
Peterborough United Football Club, London Road, Peterborough, PE2 8AL

We’ll be working with World First, Smart Manufacturing Alliance, PEM Accountants and Department for International Trade on this event.

The four entities will cover a panel discussion surrounding the latest news in the international world and how your business can grow globally.

There will also be a networking lunch which will give you time to connect with like-minded professionals, all whilst overlooking the pitch at Peterborough United.

We will also be holding a business card draw which will give you the chance to win two hospitality tickets to watch Peterborough United.

Cost: £20.00 (plus VAT) per person

Click here
to register.

BritCham Hong Kong Virtual Summit - October 2022
12-13 October, virtual event

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 bring together senior leaders from all sectors across the international business community in Hong Kong.

See more information and register here. 

Webinar: Free your trade potential - International Trade Week
Wednesday 26 October, 2.00pm

Leading up to the Department of International Trade (DIT) International Trade Week 2022 we’ll be discussing the latest hot topics at this online webinar including:

  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Discounts at the border
  • How to claim and use preferences including the required documentation
  • Maximising profits
Register here. 

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) UK

Taking place from Monday 14 - Sunday 20 November, GEW celebrates entrepreneurship through events, activities and competitions taking place across the nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as countries around the world. BCC's Shevaun Haviland will be a keynote speaker at the official launch, full day conference on Monday 14 November.

See more information and register here to attend virtually or in person.

ICC’s International Trade and Prosperity Week (ITPW)
Virtual Conference, 17-20 October 2022

ICC’s International Trade and Prosperity Week (ITPW) is a free, flagship event of the year, drawing an online audience of more than 1000 attendees and over 3000 viewers across 250 businesses and 100 countries.

This year’s conference, Building resilience in global value chains will be held virtually from 17-20 October 2022. Once more we’ll be exploring the latest global economic trends by sharing views from international boardrooms, an expert roundtable on the roadmap for digital trade in 2023, as well as dedicated sessions on the new global biodiversity framework being agreed this year. Finally, we’ll be reviewing best practice from around the world on responsible business conduct, and how best to champion a global culture of integrity.

Find out more and register here. 

Oman-Britain Business Conference
Tuesday 8 November, 11.30am-6.00pm

This is a highly exclusive event, enabling direct access to key decision makers and investors from Oman. Offering the opportunity to establish desirable business partnerships in Oman and help build a sustainable and diversified national economy, as demonstrated in the Oman 2040 strategic vision.

Download the event flyer.


Customs Procedures and Documentation LAST CHANCE TO BOOK
Thursday 6 October, 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.

Understanding Logistics
Thursday 13 October, 9.30am-1.00pm

Logistics refers to the overall process of managing how resources are acquired, stored, and transported to their final destination. This half-day course will cover a number of key points around logistics.

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

Last week, the Secretary of State for International Trade, Kemi Badenoch MP delivered her first keynote speech in the role to an audience of US investors at the Atlantic Future Forum in New York. In her speech, Kemi mentioned the work of the UK/US Trade Dialogues on diversifying supply chains which is a key area of interest for the British Chambers of Commerce.

India is proposing to adopt 15 per cent additional tariffs on the importing of 22 products from the UK in response to continued UK safeguard measures on steel imports. The Indian Government claims a substantial fall in steel exports to the UK worth $247m in duties. It is proposing to make good these losses by raising a similar amount from UK imports including cheese, whisky, oils, cosmetic products, engine parts and turbo jets. This was notified last week to the WTO Council on Trade in Goods.

Contact the Chamber

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