Familiarise yourself with the changes to
UK Certificates of Origin
There are big changes to the way certificates of origin will be prepared from 1 April. Please see guidance below on the changes, amendments to standard rules when applying for a certificate of origin and our documentation rates from 1 April.

The deadline date to enter the Department for International Trade’s inaugural Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards close on Thursday. Details on how to submit your entry can be found below.

If you have any international trade queries please email internationaltrade@cambscci.co.uk or telephone the team on 01223 237414. 

Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
01223 237414
REMINDER Standard Rules Update

Standard Rules must be observed by applicants when applying for Certificates of Origin or requesting the certification of international trade documents.

The Standard Rules have been updated to reflect the exporters responsibility to print UK Certificates of Origin on plain paper to a standard which will be accepted by custom authorities.

These rules take effect from 1 April 2023.

We will be sending out a letter this week to all exporting companies. View the letter here and our new documentation rates.

If you need further information on the change to printing UK Certificates of Origin on plain paper please contact the International Trade Team on 01223 237414 or email internationaltrade@cambscci.co.uk.
North America Roadshow

Interested in exporting to North America?

The Department for Business (DBT) and Trade North America will take to the road to visit 12 cities across the UK, where they'll offer presentations and interactive sessions to help you understand the opportunities in Canada and the USA. The DBT team and a range of experts will provide key information and guidance to help you on your export journey.
Roadshow sessions will offer updates on our trade negotiations with the US and Canada, including our US State MOUs and the economic outlook for all three nations.

Practical advice will be provided by UKEF, legal, banking and tax experts. The National Association of State Procurement Officials will join us to demystify US State procurement. DBT North America sector specialists will provide deep dives on the opportunities available to UK companies in key growth sectors.

Find out more here.
New website for UK Export Finance

Exporting can be a crucial part of any company's growth strategy, but one of the biggest obstacles can simply be not knowing or understanding what export finance options are available.

Their updated website makes it easier for UK businesses and international buyers to understand the work of UK Export Finance and the support available.

Visit the website here.
Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards - deadline to enter this Thursday!

Entries for the Department for International Trade’s inaugural Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards close on Thursday. The awards 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 winners will be announced mid-April.
Step by Step Understanding a Customs Declaration - LAST CHANCE TO BOOK
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.
Understanding Commodity Codes - LAST CHANCE TO BOOK
Thursday 23 February, 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
  • Understand the importance of getting your commodity codes correct.
Register here.
Understanding Rules of Origin
Wednesday 8 March, 9.30am-1.00pm

This course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade Agreements and how to understand and comply with them to help companies be more competitive in export markets.

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.
The latest UK trade data for December 2022 was released together with the complete picture for Q4 2022 and last year as a whole. Read the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) response and analysis here

Last week, the BCC met with the EU Embassy policy team for an update on legislation and to indicate our continued support for an imminent deal on NI Protocol compliance.
Contact the Chamber

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