Ensuring your Customs Declarations are compliant
The importance of understanding the legalities of a Customs Declaration has never been more important. By attending our training course this week you can ensure that your company has the knowledge to guarantee your declarations are compliant should a HMRC Auditor arrive at your door.

Also in this update you can find out about other training courses, webinars and events plus read 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
Step by Step Understanding a Customs Declaration
Thursday 3 November, 9.30am-1.00pm

This training course will highlight what you need to know to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently for both the import and export of goods, including taking you through step-by-step guidance on the new CDS Data Elements and other mandatory system changes.
Part two of the training will detail many of the common pitfalls and make attendees aware of some of the mistakes made by newcomers to customs declarations.

In summary, the training will build basic understanding on how to compile a basic import / export entry and highlight changes you need to know following the move from CHIEF to CDS.
Letters of Credit
Tuesday 15 November, 9.30am-1.00pm

With the latest change in Egypt Trade, Letters of Credit are becoming more commonly requested around the world. Make sure your business has the knowledge to trade on a Letter of Credit now to avoid delays and financial impacts.
Import & Export Diagnostics
Thursday 24 November, 9.30am-1.00pm

Compliance, Compliance, Compliance!
Ensure your company has the right tools to be compliant in the new world of UK/International Trade.
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.
Unlocking the B2B opportunity with Alibaba.com
Friday 4 November, 10.00am-4.00pm
Cambridge - the exact event location will be emailed to all successful registrants

In collaboration with Alibaba, the Department for International Trade is hosting a session with the Alibaba Food & Beverage Business Development Team for UK sellers that will focus on the US, India, Canada and Europe.

Sellers will hear about trends and market opportunities and will be able to have 1-2-1 opportunities with the Alibaba team.

Register here.

UK Trade and Export Finance Forum
Thursday 17 November
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London

The UK Trade and Export Finance Forum brings together finance and business leaders for a full day of presentations, case studies, panels, workshops, and networking.

The Forum will cover the latest developments in export and trade finance and explore the importance of realising the export potential of emerging net zero technologies.

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. Shevaun Haviland, British Chambers of Commerce Director General, 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.

Chile: Open for Business
Tuesday 22 November, 4.00-5.00pm

Have you ever considered Chile as the next country you export to?
The opportunities are vast and Chile is definitely Open for Business!

We are delighted to be working with the British Chilean Chamber of Commerce and Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce to bring you this informative online session.

Register for your free place here.
The British Chamber of Commerce has been briefed in the past week by DIT on the latest progress in the UK-India trade negotiations. The majority of chapters have been agreed, and political and technical level discussions continue in areas such as rules of origin, business travel and mobility, and market access in goods and services.
Contact the Chamber

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