International trade services

Helping you trade overseas successfully

We are the go-to organisation for trade services and support, with over 200 years’ experience helping businesses trade internationally.

Our suite of international trade services support you with everything from customs clearances and export documentation, to growing your network around the world. We also offer an accredited international trade training programme, and a series of internationally focussed events. If you have a question about any aspect of international trade please get in touch.

Save time and money on our services through Chamber Global membership.

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.

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Are you ready for CDS?

From 1st October 2022 all customs import declarations into the UK must be made via the new HMRC Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

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Force Majeure Certificates

Business is always done in good faith; however, actions or events can frustrate and block even the best business intentions, making it impossible to continue trading with a partner

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Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT)

Find out what the new plastic packaging tax (PPT) means for your business.

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Russia sanctions

Details the new sanctions against Russia including asset freezes and a ban on Russian private companies raising finance on the UK financial markets.

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Egypt import changes

An updated statement from the Central Bank of Egypt from 13th February on changes to import to Egypt

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2022 China Business Sentiment

The latest information from the British Chamber of Commerce in China’s British Business in China Sentiment Survey.

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UKCA

The North East England Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with BSI, want to ensure you’re aware of the key changes regarding product testing and certification.

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UK Government Delays Import Procedures from Northern Ireland

The UK Government has delayed the introduction of full import procedures for goods moving from Ireland to Great Britain.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chamber Global Training Courses

Develop your global knowledge with our training programme

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Export documentation

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.

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ChamberCustoms®

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.

 

 

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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.

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Chamber FX

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Essential knowledge and guidance for trading overseas

Trade toolkit

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.

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Resources

Your international trade questions answered

A range of advice sheets, how to guides, and useful links to help you trade overseas successfully. Whether you’re new to export or already established, we have the knowledge and expertise to help facilitate your exports from the UK around the world.

 

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