North Europe business opportunities
Next Thursday I will be attending the Europe North meet Southern England roadshow at the Moller Centre in Cambridge. There will be multiple Northern European markets in attendance at the roadshow covering a range of sectors. Further details can be found below.
This weeks Trade Updates look at some reforms on customs processes and authorisations announced in the budget which HMRC will consult on.
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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
Meets Southern England Roadshow
28-30 March 2023
The Department for Business and Trade Southern region are bringing together in-market specialists from six Northern European markets to have 1-2-1 meetings with businesses based in Southern England.
These in-market experts will be showcasing export opportunities, as well as offering insight and guidance into their markets. This event promises to be an action-packed day where new business relationships are established.
There are over 100 meetings available for businesses across the course of the roadshow in three locations; Bristol, Guildford and Cambridge. The Cambridge event takes place on Thursday 30 March at The Moller Centre.
More information and registration here
Trade Remedies Authority
The UK’s Trade Remedies Authority (TRA)
was set up after Brexit to investigate whether new measures are needed to protect UK industries from unfair trading practices and unforeseen surges in imports.
These remedies usually take the form of additional duties on those imports. Trade remedies can be a complicated area to navigate so the TRA is there to help UK businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Anyone can apply for a new trade remedies investigation and you can view already active cases and reviews on the Trade Remedies Service
Global Trade Month: China - Panel Discussion
Thursday 23 March, 9.30-10.30am
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
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 Office for Budget Responsibility forecast
a poor year ahead on trade volumes in their Budget 2023 release.
2023 got off to a slow start on both imports and exports according to the latest trade data
for January 2023 from the Office for National Statistics.
The Integrated Review 2023 refresh
contained some new policy announcements of interest on supply chain resilience.
The Budget policy announcements also covered some reforms on customs processes and authorisations
which HM Revenue and Customs will consult upon and are likely to take effect in 12 months’ time.
Reforms have been announced to the remit and governance arrangements on trade remedies
Read a blog
written by William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at British Chambers of Commerce, for Chamber Customs on the Windsor Framework, customs and logistics.