Proposed agreement on the Northern Ireland Protocol
A proposed agreement was agreed last week on the Northern Ireland Protocol. The British Chambers of Commerce has been calling for a negotiated solution to the trading difficulties caused by the initial version of the protocol. They have produced a Q&A document that can be found below.
If you need to know more about Rules of Origin then tomorrow's course could be beneficial for you. More details and how to register can be found below.
I would also like to remind you about the change to plain paper certificates of origin from 1 April 2023. Please click here to view a letter regarding the change to UK Certificates of Origin that is being sent to all companies that use the Chamber documentation service.
If you have any international trade queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the team on 01223 237414. Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
Windsor Framework Q&A
Last week a proposed agreed on the Northern Ireland Protocol was announced. Take a look at the initial British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) response here
Following the announcement, the BCC has put together a Q&A document that looks at the new Windsor Framework in further details and covers:
- How does the new Windsor Framework make the situation better?
- Does this affect trade between NI and Ireland or just within the mainland?
- Do you think further changes will be required to the protocol in the future?
to read the Q&A document.
Wednesday 17 May, QEII Centre, London
This full day conference will be an opportunity for business leaders from across the UK, and the globe, to come together to discuss the opportunities for growth to help local communities thrive.
Find out more and register here
The things every business needs to know about HMRC Compliance Requirements
Tuesday 28 March, 3.00-4.00pm
Join this free webinar where Tom McGrath of ExportUnlocked will be talking about the requirements for HMRC Compliance and highlight areas where companies need to be vigilant.
There will be opportunities for a Q&A Session on the event, but please feel free to email any questions that you may have before the event so as we can try to cover the subject matter on the day.
Business Opportunities from UK Trade Deals
Thursday 23 March, 11.00am-12.00pm
Trade deals with New Zealand and Australia are coming to their fruition. The Government is seeking to improve the EU-UK Trade Cooperation Agreement (TCA) and join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Amanda Brooks CBE, Department for Business and Trade, will join us to explain how these trade deals are progressing.
Find out more and register here
LAST CHANCE TO BOOK Understanding Rules of Origin
TOMORROW 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.
Wednesday 15 March, 9.30am-1.00pm
It is essential that businesses understand Incoterms® as their use is vital for the successful movement of goods between customers and suppliers around the world.
This half day course will explain Incoterms ® and their importance in international trade contracts.
Thursday 16 March, 9.30am-1.00pm
This course will cover a number of points around logistics including:
- Definitions of transport
- Differences with pallets
- Cargo and marine insurance
- Hazardous goods and dangerous goods notes
- Understanding commodity codes
- The role of your customer and the paperwork
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 Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill
final stages in the House of Lords are due on 14 March.
The UK’s accession negotiations to the 11 nation The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement appear to be in their final phase. We will share a further update once the negotiations conclude.
The EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism regulation
will be in force by the autumn.
See the latest decisions
from the Department for Business and Trade on anti-dumping duties applicable to imported rebar steel products from China.
The Department for Business and Trade has launched a new Help to Grow website
, including guidance for export-facing companies.