International trade activity
Catch up on the latest news, events and activity from across the Global network.
For further details on our suite of international trade services please see below.
January Brexit Changes
This article outlines 4 key changes coming to international trade, that businesses need to be aware of, from January 1st 2022.More
Extension to CE Marking Announced
The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is a new UK product mark that is used for goods being placed on the British Market. It is transitionally replacing the EU’s CE marking.More
Business chief calls on PM to save North East from Brexit damage
A letter to Boris Johnson sent a fortnight ago by James Ramsbotham called on the prime minister to save the north-east from the “damage being done to our economy” by Brexit.More
Chamber survey shows devastating impact of Brexit on EU Trade
One of the first pieces of research into how North East businesses have fared since leaving the EU has shown 75% of respondents had difficulties in trading post Brexit.Read more
EGYPT: New Customs Pre-Registration System
Egypt has made mandatory Advanced Cargo Information (ACI) declarations from July 1st 2021. This is a pre-registration system for shipments before their arrival at Egyptian ports.More
Supporting a prosperous trading future
The Chamber has launched a new customs clearance service to accompany the suite of international trade services that support companies trading around the world.More
Break down the barriers to realise a prosperous trading future
With Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU) continuing to deliver seismic change across the trading landscape, Tom Kennedy, North East England Chamber of Commerce EU tranMore
Documentation is at the heart of international trade, it is essential you have the correct export documentation in place to avoid contractual issues, transport delays or difficulties getting paid. Our team process over 20,000 export documents each year facilitating export from the UK around the world. We can arrange a variety of export documentation including certificates of origin, movement certificates and ATA Carnets.More
All imported and exported goods now require customs clearance. We offer a customs brokerage service under ChamberCustoms®. We have direct links to sea, air and road ports and terminals in the UK. Helping you comply with custom rules to trade easily and effectively overseas.
Global training & events
Develop your international trade knowledge with our nationally accredited training programme in import and export. Our one day development sessions offer the ideal balance between theory and practice. We also run a series of international trade events and webinars providing information and support as well as sharing experience from different countries.More
We’re partnered with Moneycorp, the global foreign exchange and international payment experts. This offers bespoke FX and international payments services to members trade internationally, pay for a service abroad, or receive international funding.
Global members can access a complimentary FX audit, preferential exchange rates, zero international payment fees and range of products helping manage international payment risk.More
Global business network
There are currently 70 accredited British Chambers of Commerce and business groups across the Global Business Network that we work with to help you realise your global ambitions. We work with you and our network to provide confidence and clarity in unknown markets.More
Chamber Global package
Chamber Global is designed to save you time and money, with access to specialist account management, optimum discounts on training and trade facilitation and access to international focused insight and events.More
Department for International Trade
The Department for International Trade North East can support your business explore new opportunities in international markets and provide you with the tools to strengthen your business export strategy. Join the thousands of UK businesses that are successfully selling overseas.More
Global North East Updates
North East England can rightly pride itself on its export success. Businesses in our region are recognised around the world for their quality, service and innovation. Read the latest Chamber blog posts from our Global North East campaign.More
Essential knowledge and guidance for trading overseas
No matter where you are in your trade journey, we are here to support you.
This section contains essential knowledge, guidance and information on the fundamental processes of international trade, as well as practical guidance and useful links.