Improve the International Trade knowledge and skills
of your workforce
Happy New Year to you all.

This year we are aiming to help as many businesses as possible improve their workforce knowledge and skills, thus improving the business itself. We have many different courses all relating to international trade, and it is imperative that your staff are armed with the skills to be able to negotiate the right incoterms and freight terms when making a sale, know the requirements of HMRC for Customs and Documentation, and have the skills required to ensure your business is making the most of international trading.

You can see details below of our January courses dates, plus a link to our website to see other courses scheduled during the year. 

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
01223 237414
Plain paper Certificates of Origin

It has been agreed that from 1 April 2023 the UK Issuing Body Network will move to plain paper Certificates of Origin. This means that exporters will no longer need pre-printed Certificates of Origin as the entire certificate will now be printed.

These must be printed in colour with a watermark and of a standard that is acceptable to customs authorities.

The electronic providers have been made aware of this decision and will update their systems as necessary.

We have asked whether manual certificates of origin can still be applied for and as soon as we have an answer we will share details with you.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch with the International Trade team on 01223 237414.
Understanding Importing
Wednesday 11 January, 9.30am-1.00pm

The Introduction to Importing Training course covers all the basic key areas around importing. The course will explain the requirements for documentation, plus an overview of country of origin and incoterms.

More details here.
Understanding Exporting

Thursday 12 January, 9.30am-1.00pm

Finding and developing new markets for products is a hugely valuable avenue for expansion and in some sectors in particular, global demand for British brands and products makes international trade an excellent means of growth.

Find out the requirements for documentation, plus an overview of country of origin and incoterms.

More details here.
Import & Export Diagnostics
Wednesday 26 January, 9.30am-1.00pm

This workshop shows companies how to look at their SOPS and compliance, going through key areas of procedures and compliance, preparing for trading internationally either by exporting or importing.

More details here.
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.
Member engagement opportunity with Nick Thomas-Symonds MP
Thursday 12 January, 2.00pm
Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5

Heathrow is hosting a roundtable with Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Shadow Trade Secretary, for larger exporting companies and would like to invite Chamber members.

The Shadow Secretary is keen to hear from businesses on all trade issues, including specific challenges when it comes to exporting (paperwork, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Free Trade Agreements).

The discussion will be chaired by John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow, and hosted in-person in Terminal 5. If you would like to nominate a business for the discussion, please contact Jacob McAllister.
Oman-Britain Business Conference
Thursday 19 January, 11.30am-6.00pm

The University of West London invites UK businesses to meet key investors from Oman. 

This is a highly exclusive event, enabling direct access to key decision makers and investors from Oman. It offers 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.

View the Conference Agenda and find out how to register here.
Contact the Chamber

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