Export opportunities for UK businesses
We are now less than three weeks away from the change to plain paper certificates... these changes take effect from 1 April 2023. Please click here to view a letter regarding the change to UK Certificates of Origin that has been sent to all companies that use the Chamber documentation service. Please get in touch with me if you have any queries relating to this.
There are a number of webinars and training courses coming up over the next few weeks to support your international trade activities and to ensure you are compliant. Please see further details below.
If you have any international trade queries please email email@example.com or telephone the team on 01223 237414. Karen Cash
International Trade Team Leader
Export opportunities for UK businesses
The House of Commons International Trade Committee is leading an inquiry
into export opportunities for UK businesses.
This is a crucial opportunity to feed into the BCC’s evidence to the Committee. This feedback will help shape the Committee’s inquiry and recommendations into:
- The current situation for exporters
- The support offered by the UK government
- How easily exporters can access it.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) will be submitting their evidence before the Committee’s deadline on Friday 24 March. If you have any examples, please send them to Karen Cash
before the end of Thursday 23 March so they can be submitted via the BCC.
Global Trade Month: China - Panel Discussion
Thursday 23 March, 9.00-10.00am
With a population of over 1.4 billion and a growing middle class, China offers huge market potential for savvy businesses. ‘Global Trade Month: China’ is the first in our international trade series, bringing together industry figures, government representatives and thought leaders from across the world.
In this online panel event, you will discover how to diversify your portfolio, increase your revenue and competitiveness and tap into China’s technological advancements. Delivered in partnership with the British Chamber of Commerce in China and WTA, this is an unmissable event.
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
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.
.organised by the Chambers' International Trade Sector
Last chance to book training courses taking place this week...Incoterms 2020
Wednesday 15 March, 9.30am-1.00pm
This half day course will explain Incoterms ® and their importance in international trade contracts.
Thursday 16 March, 1.30-4.30pm
This course will cover a number of points around logistics.
Wednesday 19 April, 9.30am-1.00pm
This 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.
Thursday 20 April, 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. This course covers all the basic key areas around exporting.
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 Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill
continued its progress in the House of Lords last week.
Last week, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) took part in a Domestic Advisory Group briefing with the UK government on the Windsor Framework
. We will share further information as soon as we have details.
Last week the UK and Canada reached an agreement on co-operation on critical minerals and supply chain resilience.
See the latest Trade Remedies Authority proposals on steel here
. Interested parties have until Monday 10 April to make representations to the Trade Remedies Authority.
On International Women’s Day, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General of the World Trade Organisation, and key Ambassadors in Geneva called for a paradigm shift in women’s opportunities to benefit from international trade
Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch has announced new primary and secondary legislation on the remit and role of the Trade Remedies Authority
and the role of the Secretary of State in the process. In short, the economic interest test will be supplemented by public policy considerations which the Secretary of State can take into account on applying, extending or removing trade remedies.