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EU-Japan Co-operation initiatives: Vulcanus in Europe - Keys to Japan
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is promoting Vulcanus in Europe and Keys to Japan, two highly demanded opportunities for European companies.
Qatar – the latest information available
Companies trading with Qatar are becoming increasingly concerned about the severing of diplomatic ties with that country on 4 June by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.
Ramadan in the UAE
The British Centre for Business explain the impact of Ramadan on business and commerce
Cambridgeshire businesses deliver for Britain
Businesses in Cambridgeshire using the Chamber export documentation service should be congratulated for how well they are performing and supporting the UK economy.
BCC/DHL: Exporter confidence remains high, but exchange rates a concern
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with DHL, published its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, which shows that confidence among UK exporters remains strong.
Export Training Course dates announced
The Chambers' summer export training course schedule has been released.
Russo-British Chamber of Commerce annual Business Forum
Chamber members invited to annual RBCC Business Forum at discounted rate.
Businesses to gain an insight to trading in Canada
Exporters will turn their attention to Canada and North America at a special event taking place in Cambridge next week.
International Trade training course dates announced
The Chambers' next schedule of international trade training courses has been released.
Global Awards sponsorship opportunity
The Chamber is looking for sponsors for the 2017 Global Awards.
The Great British Personal Care Showcase in Prague, Czech Republic
The British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic invites British suppliers of personal hygiene products and cosmetics to the The Great British Personal Care Showcase – 1 June 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Cambridgeshire companies to gain awareness of Iran market
Exporters will benefit from an insight into the Iran market at a special event taking place in Cambridge this month.
Chamber launches Global Awards 2017
Global Awards 2017 have been launched by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce to recognise success in international markets.
BCC/DHL: Confidence boost for exporters ahead of Article 50 trigger
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with DHL, today (Thursday) publishes its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, which shows that confidence among exporters that their turnover will improve jumped in Q4 2016, ahead of further moves towards Brexit.
Opportunity to export products to Egypt
The Ministry of Supply in Egypt is planning to import some food products and is seeking quotations from British companies who could export such products to Egypt.
Forthcoming international events
Events update from The Department for International Trade East of England.
BCC International Trade Survey: Fall in Sterling expected to increase cost base and push up prices
The recent fall in the value of Sterling is squeezing domestic sales margins, and increasing the cost base of UK businesses, according to the results of the British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) latest International Trade Survey.
BCC International Trade Survey: Europe to remain key export market despite Brexit vote
UK companies remain committed to strong trading relationships with European customers and suppliers despite the UK’s vote to leave the EU, according to the results of the British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) International Trade Survey, released today (Monday).
TUC and BCC heads send joint letter to Theresa May on EU migrants’ right to remain
Prime Minister must ‘show leadership’ on EU migrants’ right to remain – says TUC and British Chambers of Commerce.
Businesses encouraged to use agents and distributors to extend their market reach overseas
Businesses investigating the potential to sell goods or services outside the UK are being urged to consider using an agent or distributor by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.
BCC: Boost SME export support to navigate uncertainty
The latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook is published today, Tuesday 1 November.
Exporting to Egypt has changed, come to this seminar to hear how this will affect you
Exporters will be turning their attention to the trade regulations changes that are now affecting the export of goods to the Egyptian market at an event in Cambridge this month.
Embassy closure during Eid al-Adha
The Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce will be closed for Eid al-Adha.
Cross-Sector Trade Mission to the Philippines
The British Chamber of Commerce Philippines (BCCP) is organising a Trade Mission for British Companies on 18–20 October 2016.
Sports Meets Business
On 11 October the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce will be receiving a trade mission from UK.
BCC: Surge in trade documentation before EU referendum
There was a surge in the volume of trade documentation issued in the second quarter of 2016 - before the EU referendum - the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and DHL has shown.
Cambridge companies given in-road to £3.3 billion Saudi market
Exporters will be turning their attention to the Saudi market at a special event taking place in Cambridge next week.
Dramatic increase in worldwide exports despite political upheaval
Exports from Cambridgeshire companies exceeded £47million in June 2016 – almost double the value of the same month the previous year.
The Great British Gardening Products Showcase
The British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic invites British suppliers of garden products to the The Great British Gardening Products Showcase on 20 October 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Egyptian Chamber closures
Further documentation delays likely as the Egyptian Chamber closes for Eid holidays.
Update on origin documents following the referendum result
Following the referendum result to leave the EU, we can confirm there are no immediate changes to the issuance of either EU Certificates of Origin or HMRC preference documents.
Webinar: IT opportunities in Chile
The British Chilean Chamber of Commerce have organised a webinar to coincide with the Chilean Information & Technology Association Trade Mission to the UK 20-24 June.
Possible documentation delays during Ramadan
During the holy month of Ramadan the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce will adopt shorter working hours.
British manufacturing companies wanted for Industry 4.0 trade delegation to Germany
The German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce is organising a trade delegation trip to Germany from 20-24 June 2016 as part of a project to promote Industry 4.0, also known as the fourth Industrial Revolution.
BCC: Export growth slows in the face of global headwinds
UK export growth continued to slow at the end of 2015, with manufacturers in particular struggling, a report from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and DHL has shown.
Businesses offered advice on successful trading with China
Cambridgeshire businesses will discover how to establish a successful e-commerce operation in China at a free event taking place at the Moller Centre in Cambridge tomorrow night.
Looking for business partnerships? Here’s how to find them…
Enterprise Europe Network works with SMEs to help them to grow faster through tailored support, new commercial partnerships and access to finance.
Sanctions relief paves the way for developing UK trade relationship with Iran
Iran has received extensive economic and financial sanctions relief as a result of meeting its obligations under the nuclear deal agreed on 14 July 2015, meaning the country is now able to trade more freely.
New importation regulation for Egypt
New regulations have recently been issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry regarding the importation of certain products and goods for the retail market.
Opportunity for UK companies to export to the UAE
UK companies have the opportunity to meet with UAE supermarket chain Al Maya Group.
Global Business Network launched
A forum to help businesses expand their knowledge when trading globally.
Morocco as a financial hub to Africa: How can the UK benefit from the Moroccan financial market?
The British Chamber of Commerce for Morocco is hosting a webinar about financial services in the Moroccan market.
Trade Mission to Romania
Enterprise Europe Network, UKTI London and the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce are inviting businesses to join a trade mission to Bucharest, in February 2016.
Withdrawal of electronic ATR’s and EUR1’s for Turkey
We have been informed that, with immediate effect, Turkish Customs are no longer accepting ATR and EUR1 forms that bear an electronic stamp.
Important documentation dates for the Christmas break
For members using our documentation service, please note these important dates.
Chamber receives national recognition for export services
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce has received national recognition for its success in assisting local businesses to develop their sales through international trade following a record month of exports for Cambridgeshire businesses.
Trade opportunities in Chile
Find out why Chile offers a range of exporting opportunities to UK businesses.
The Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce welcomed to Export Club
Exporters will be urged not to avoid doing business with Egypt at an event taking place in Cambridge next week.
Exports to Iraq update
Certain products have been banned from entering Iraq with immediate effect.
Are you Export Savvy?
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has just launched a new tool for companies who want to learn about exporting.
Food and drink exporters get advice on building high-performing overseas sales networks
Food and drink exporters have the opportunity to learn the best way to build and manage their international sales networks at an event being run by Roythornes Solicitors and the Food and Drink Exporters Association.
Trade Mission to Slovakia and Czech Republic -  13-16 October 2015
Enterprise Europe Network and UK Trade and Investment are organising a trade mission to Slovakia and the Czech Republic on the 13-16 October 2015 to help UK SMEs access business opportunities in the dynamic Central European economy.
Eid Al-Adha to cause documentation delays
Delays possible on Arab documentation next week due to Eid Al-Adha.
BCC: Accessing finance is a barrier to would-be exporters
Access to finance is still a barrier to exporting for UK firms, a report by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has found.
Skills shortage starting to undermine UK export growth
Two thirds of exporters are struggling to recruit skilled staff, figures released today by the British Chambers of Commerce reveal.
Trading with Greece
The Government has updated its advice on doing business with Greece.
BCC: Only radical change will boost export performance
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) comment on the findings of the Cole Commission Report.
Collaborative Systems supports Cambridge exporters and fast growth international companies
Cambridge based Collaborative Systems provides cloud based business management software Netsuite to exporters, fast growth SMEs and companies with offices internationally.
Working hours during the holy month of Ramadan
Exporters could face documentation delays during the holy month of Ramadan and should plan accordingly.
New Global Awards recognise excellence across Cambridgeshire’s exporters
Chamber launches Global Awards to recognise success in international markets
E-expert status translates into success
UKTI recognises Linguagloss as an expert for their e-exporting programme to advise both inbound and outbound companies.
Manufacturing exporters buck the trend despite exchange rate challenges, says BCC and DHL quarterly export confidence tracker
To coincide with Export Week (18-22 May) a quarterly report released today (Monday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and DHL Express shows that British manufacturing firms are rising to the global challenge, reporting increased export orders and sales in Q1 2015.
British business in Romania set for new boost
Regional businesses are being encouraged to look to Eastern Europe’s ‘tiger’ economy during a trade mission visit to Romania.
British exporters reap rewards – but more companies must make the leap
Businesses who make the leap into international markets are reaping the rewards, according to an international trade survey being published today (Tuesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Overseas delegation to Thailand
British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT), in collaboration with UK Trade & Investment – British Embassy Bangkok, is supporting the Energy Industries Council (EIC), UK, to arrange a trade mission to Thailand, mainly promoting the Oil & Gas Trade sector.
Free webinar on Public Procurement in Japan – experiences of a European SME
How can an EU SME set up a successful business case as a supplier to Japanese government organisations?
Protecting your trade marks when trading overseas
Bill Ward of Rachael Ward Ltd offers guidance as to the why and how to protect your trade marks when trading overseas.
Three indispensable business guides for China
Approach the lucrative and exciting China market with the right knowledge and tools.
Trade figures for January released today
BCC: Improving trade figures support confidence over economic outlook.
UK exporter confidence picks up despite global uncertainty, says BCC and DHL report
The majority of British exporters (58%) believe their profitability will increase this year, despite ongoing political volatility in the eurozone and Ukraine, according to a report released today (Tuesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and DHL Express.
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce adopt Tate’s Export Guide as part of Global Membership
Tate Freight Forms Ltd is delighted to announce the formation of a partnership with Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce to supply Tate’s Export Guide to their Members.
Cintra Translation partner with the Chamber to take away the export fear factor
Cintra Translation has been named as a translation services partner as Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce launch their enhanced package of benefits supporting companies trading internationally.
EBCC closed from 16-19 January
Exporters encouraged to allow extra time this month when submitting documents for legalisation at the Egyptian Chamber.
Documentation changes from the Saudi embassy
Certificate required when shipping hatching eggs and day old chicks to Saudi Arabia.
Chamber launches extended benefits package for international members
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce has launched a new, enhanced package of benefits to support companies trading internationally.
Exporting? Think Germanic Europe
Exporters gathered at Cambridge International Airport last month where a panel of some of Europe’s leading experts presented Germanic Europe.
Exporters remain steadfast despite slowdown in global growth, says BCC and DHL report
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and DHL Express have today (Thursday) published their Q3 Trade Confidence Index, which measures both UK exporting activity and business confidence of more than 2,300 exporting firms.
BCC: Fast track visa service will show Britain is open for business
The British Chambers of Commerce comment on today's visa annoucement.
Cambridgeshire businesses ignore news headlines to seek out new opportunities in Northern Europe
Exporters in Cambridgeshire will hear how opportunities remain in Europe despite a slowing economy at an event being held at Cambridge International Airport next month.
Cambridgeshire business to play a leading role in improving international trade performance
The British Chambers of Commerce has announced the formation of an International Advisory Council, bringing together a group of senior business leaders representing British businesses from across the UK to advise the BCC on international trade issues and the export potential for the UK business community.
New VAT rules for cross-border trade from 1 January 2015
A brief explanation of the new MOSS VAT rules, coming into force on 1 January 2015 - these potentially benefit B2C suppliers of digital services.
Cambridgeshire traders export £37million worth of goods in September
Companies in Cambridgeshire have exported over £37million worth of goods in September with top destinations including Russia, Turkey and Egypt.
Bibby International Roadshow: Importing and Exporting with Confidence
Bibby Financial Services have arranged five roadshows for both business owners and advisors exploring the pitfalls and dangers of overseas trading and how to overcome and protect yourself, your business or your client and trade with confidence.
Embassy closures for Eid Al-Adha
Arab embassies to close in celebration of Eid Al-Adha .
Domino reports strong growth in export markets
A Bar Hill-based company which manufactures leading-edge coding and marking technology, has announced strong growth in several of its export markets.
70% of UK exporters believe their turnover will increase in the next 12 months
More than two thirds of exporters believe turnover will improve in 12 months, says BCC and DHL report.
BCC: One in five service firms on the verge of exporting – we must convert this potential into a reality
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) yesterday (Sunday) released further results from a major international trade survey, which highlights the untapped potential of businesses within the service sector to rebalance the economy towards exports.
New EU Sanctions against Russia
On 31 July 2014 the European Union imposed new sanctions against Russia.
Chamber members well-qualified to grow their business overseas
A group of Chamber members have been amongst the first in the UK to complete the nationally-accredited Foundation Award in International Trade.
BCC provides opportunity for businesses to join Virgin Atlantic trade mission to India
Local businesses seeking the opportunity to grow their trade in India are being invited to apply to join a Virgin Atlantic trade mission to Mumbai.
Cambridge visit offers insight to trading in Vietnam
Companies in the region are invited to learn more about Vietnam in September.
First ever British Chamber of Commerce launches in Myanmar
The UK has become the first country to launch a completely new, locally registered Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar.
BCC: UK must think global to fulfil its economic potential
The British Chambers of Commerce has published the results of a major international trade survey, looking at the barriers facing existing and potential UK exporters.
Emerging Market Webinar Series
A series of four short webinars will take place to promote emerging markets and regions.
Beware of documentation delays during the Holy Month of Ramadan
The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce has advised that delays with processing documentation may be experienced during Ramadan.
OGELs amended in line with new Government Security Classification
The Export Control Organisation has amended certain Open General Export Licences to reflect the new Government Security Classification System.
Santander teams up with British Chambers of Commerce to support UK exporters
The British Chambers of Commerce and Santander have entered into a partnership to support UK SME exporters.
Cambridge businesses to learn from award-winning social media strategist
Businesses in Cambridge are preparing to hear how an award-winning social media strategist yielded phenomenal results for Maersk Line on a global scale in less than 12 months.
Businesses to learn from leading experts in social media
Businesses will discover how leading companies are using social media to engage with customers, partners and employees and how they measure the results on their bottom line at an event being held in Cambridge next week.
Consulate closed during presidential elections in Egypt
The Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce closes for four days while presidential elections take place.
Hong Kong business managers travel around the world to meet businesses in Cambridge
A group of business managers from Hong Kong will be dropping in to meet Cambridgeshire businesses at a networking event being held in Cambridge next week.
Licence applications suspended
UK suspends all licences and licence applications for export to Russian military that could be used against Ukraine.
Reduce duty rates for your customers and sell more overseas
Chamber urges exporters to take advantage of preferential trade agreements to help them do more business overseas.
Enter Arab markets with confidence
The Arab British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) has designed a product to assist UK businesses looking to expand their overseas presence into the Arab world.
Trading with Vietnam
The Chamber provides an overview of trading with Vietnam.
Confidence at record high among exporters
Companies trading overseas are reporting an increase in confidence with 72 per cent of exporters expecting their turnover to improve in the months ahead – the highest level since 2007.
Changes to EU Sanctions against Iran
The EU amended the sanctions against Iran on 20 January 2014.
Free advice for exporters as companies look to new markets in 2014
Cambridgeshire Export Club returns next week to provide businesses in our county with the contacts they need to take advantage of new business opportunities overseas.
Trading with Iraq
The Chamber offers a useful guide for exporting to Iraq.
Cambridgeshire leads the export-driven recovery with over £11 million of goods sent to China in November 2013
An increase in exports by Cambridgeshire companies is far exceeding the national average, according to figures released today by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
UKTI launches search for East’s future global stars
Companies with fast-growing ideas and international ambitions are invited to apply for a one-day, high-end course that may help them become the region’s business stars of the future.
Chamber announces 2014 dates for Foundation Award in International Trade
Chamber launches additional support for exporters as latest GDP estimates signal a disappointing 2.4% fall in exports.
British Chambers of Commerce's Export Britain website helps businesses find new opportunities overseas
Chambers across the UK have joined together to celebrate Export Week and encourage more firms to ‘go global’, starting with a visit to the new Export Britain website.
UKTI announces series of seminars to mark Export Week
UK Trade & Investment is holding a series of events in the region next week to coincide with Export Week.
Doing Business in Australia
Australia was the next stop for the Chambers’ International Sector when it was presented a recent seminar.
Cambridgeshire exports up 38.35% as businesses look to do business overseas
The government’s recent trade mission to China sent a positive message to would-be exporters but if the rest of the country is ‘late to the party’ then Cambridgeshire companies were the first to arrive, according to Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.
Discounted documents for exporters who take advantage of the Chamber’s new trial membership package
Exporters can save money on their export documentation when they sign up to the Chamber's new two month trial membership package.
Local businesses to visit growing Polish economy
East of England international trade organisations Enterprise Europe Network and UK Trade & Investment are organising a business visit to Poland for local companies interested in tapping into Poland’s growing economy.
Learn about the Australian market as a place to do business
Chamber announces new opportunity to learn about the Australian market and business opportunities that are available.
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Opportunity to Grow your Business Internationally
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Exporters’ confidence in future turnover and profitability remains high
UK exports reach highest level since the recession, according to report by BCC and DHL.
Peterborough businesses continue looking to trade overseas as EU trade gap decreases
Businesses with a keen eye for a new opportunity will be meeting next week to discuss the prospects offered by the export market.
Making Russia Easy
Presentations, 'speed dating' with industry experts and Russia Cross Culture Training all in one day.
Cross-Border and VAT
VAT implications of buying and selling cross-border.
Cambridgeshire Export Club a success
Cambridgeshire Export Club, launched in February, has been hailed a success for exporters by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.
Update for Iraq documents
The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq change documentation requirements.
Want to talk about doing business in China?
For the fifth consecutive year the Chamber is hosting a Hong Kong and Chinese delegation.
Increasing UK - Belgium trade
The British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, in cooperation with the British Embassy and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), launched the Building your Business in Belgium (BBB) scheme – an integrated service for companies new to the Belgian marketplace.
A Flying Start for Export Club
The Cambridgeshire Export Club took off to a flying start on 25 February with its first meeting at the Moller Centre.
Trading in Renminbi
Sarah Black, HSBC’s Senior International Commercial Director and International Sector committee member talks about how Cambridgeshire businesses can benefit from trading in Renminbi.
Iraq border closed
The Iraqi government close Trabeel border.
Export visits for non-exporters
Considering exporting? Companies are encouraged to take advantage of an Export Insight Visits programme for £99(+VAT).
Exporters Club launched!
A forum for exporters new and established to improve performance through networking.
Christmas opening hours
Key dates for Export documentation during December.
Export Q&A session
Trading Internationally Twitter Q&A session.
Textile imports from Pakistan
The European Parliament approves duty waiver on textile imports from Pakistan.
British Chambers of Commerce to host International Trade Conference
Exporters invited to meet top business leaders at international trade conference.
Trade Mission to Croatia
Croatia is the destination for UKTI’s first Export Insight visit.
Chamber launches new nationally-recognised award in International Trade
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce has launched a series of training courses that culminate in a nationally-recognised Foundation Award in International Trade.
Chamber opens up another international marketplace for Cambridgeshire’s exporters
Chamber announces new event to help members export to South Africa.
Documentation change for Syria
Syrian Embassy to stop legalisation.
Opportunity to join the Chambers' International Sector Committee
Exporters wanting to be more actively involved in the Chamber are invited to join the International Sector Committee.
DHL/BCC Trade Confidence Index results
Summer of celebrations fail to quash Eurozone worries for businesses.
Chamber looks East to export
British businesses continue to look overseas to boost the domestic economy, with the Asian markets being an attractive proposition.
Hong Kong – Pathway to China
A panel of experts on Hong Kong, China and Asia painted the picture of the Far East as an ideal export destination.
Chamber looks to Hong Kong
Chamber helps to open doors for local businesses to trade internationally, specifically targeting the Asian markets.
HMRC have released a free update on doing trade with Iran
HMRC have released a free update on restrictions to doing trade with Iran.
DHL/BCC Trade Confidence Index
The third DHL/BCC Trade Confidence Index shows that growth among UK exporters slowed in the last quarter of 2011.
Chamber helps businesses market internationally
The Chamber is helping companies make the most of their overseas marketing in order to grow.
Japan working with UK companies
A panel of experts presented Japan, the economics, post tsunami, the business opportunities and where to go for support at a recent Chamber event.
Exporter urged to lobby MPs to support trade confidence
Exporters are being urged to write to their MP asking them to support an Early Day Motion on exports and trade confidence.
Win £3,000 of UKTI help to get a taste of Asia
UKTI are offering the chance to win £3,000 worth of market research support to help develop a business in Asia.
ECO launches new export control advice services
The Export Control Organisation (ECO) has launched two new distinct advice services known as the Control List Classification Advice Service and the End User Advice Service.
Export Training Course dates announced
The Chambers' Autumn export training course schedule has been released.
New compliance procedures for the export of goods into Iraq
The Embassy of Iraq has announced a programme of Standardisation and Quality Control procedures.
Legalisation service suspended for Libya
We have been informed by the Libyan Embassy in London that the legalisation service will be suspended until further notice.
Amendments to Open General Export Licences from 30 April 2010
Amendments to Open General Export Licences are coming into force on 30 April 2010.

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