Training to support Customs documentation
Following a major update to the Esscert online system over the weekend, all users are required to complete a password update before they can access the system again.

Please see below instructions:
essCert carried out a security update, and all users need to change their password. In order to recover the login details, it's necessary to open the link, click on the link that appears in the middle of the page and type the email address linked to the essCert account.
The system will send an email containing the username and the password to log in. 
Please make sure you then replace any other saved access to this site in your browsing history.
We have two courses coming up this month looking at Customs paperwork. Tomorrow we're covering customs procedures, from both a commercial and operational level, so that you understand good compliance. On 22 February our course will take you step-by-step how to complete a declaration. Further details and how to book can be found below.

There is still time to enter Department for International Trade’s inaugural Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards. Below you can find details of the seven categories available and how to enter. Entry deadline is Thursday 23 February.

If you have any international trade queries please email or telephone the team on 01223 237414. 

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
01223 237414
Interactive Customs Health Check Tool

ChamberCustom’s have a free interactive tool that will give you greater insight into your customs clearance compliance level for imports and exports.

The tool aims to identify areas where you could save money or improve efficiencies and HMRC compliance for your trading business.

Click here for more information and to complete the Health Check.
Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards

Entries for the Department for International Trade’s inaugural Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards are now open. The new awards programme will recognise and celebrate the global trading success of SMEs from across the UK.

There are seven categories for this year’s awards, which are split by sector. The awards are free to enter. Applications can be submitted here.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday 23 February. The winners will be announced in mid-April.
Customs Procedures and Documentation

Wednesday 8 February, 9.30am-1.00pm

This 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.

Register here. 
Step by Step Understanding a Customs Declaration
Wednesday 22 February, 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 completing the SAD C88 form.

Register 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.
CargoX and ACID Systems
Thursday 16 February, 9.30am-12.30pm

The Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce has the pleasure of offering this workshop for all Exporters and Importers who trade with Egypt.

This course is a step by step guide on how to send your documents using the new system CargoX.

This is a half day course and covers everything involved setting up accounts to sending trade documents in the new systems.

When you sign up select Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce as your local Chamber. The course costs £230.00 (plus VAT) per delegate.
Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia for women in business

The British Business Group Dubai and Northern Emirates is planning a female trade mission to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in early March.

During this trade mission, British-owned or managed business can gain invaluable insights into foreign direct investment opportunities, market entry intelligence, operational considerations and investor support.

Click here to see further details.
This week, the European Commission announced measures on its Green Deal Industrial Plan and Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework (on State Aid).  These are being discussed at the European Council on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 February. We will be discussing the impact on UK exporters of this technology, plus the US Inflation Reduction Act subsidies and the UK government’s response with Trade Policy Minister, Greg Hands MP next week.

Trade negotiations are continuing with India, and the 11 members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), on the two most likely trade deals with the UK to next be completed. Negotiations with Canada, Mexico, Israel, and the Gulf Co-operation Council states are also in progress, with Switzerland and South Korea set to follow.
Contact the Chamber

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