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Chamber Network Calls for Negotiated Settlement Following Latest NI Protocol Announcement

“Businesses need durable, workable, negotiated solutions on compliance with the Protocol."

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Goods arriving in Great Britain without an import declaration

HMRC has published guidance on what to do when goods arrive in GB without an import declaration. 

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Senior executives can temporarily leave quarantine after arrival in England

Some senior executives can temporarily leave quarantine on arrival in England for business activities.

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SME Brexit Support Fund Closes on 30th June 2021

Applications for up to £2,000 for support, including training and/or professional advice closes on 30th June 2021.

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UK agrees trade deal with Australia

The UK has secured a trade deal with Australia eliminating tariffs on all UK goods and boosting jobs and businesses.

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German-British Chamber offers webinar on new German packaging law

The event is aimed at UK exporters to Germany and explains the new packaging regulations from 3 July 2021.

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International Trade: UK EUR1 Declarations Update

HMRC have updated their guidance for the declarations to be made on UK EUR1 applications.

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Chamber Network welcomes ratification of UK-EU TCA but says work remains to be done

The European Parliament has voted to ratify the UK-EU Brexit trade deal, meaning tariff-and quota-free trade continues.

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Four in Ten UK Exporters Reporting Decreased Sales in Q1 2021

The recent QES points to advance bookings and export orders not showing signs of improvement, indicating that recovery is di...

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SME Brexit Support Fund Opens for Applications

You can apply for up to £2,000 to pay for practical support, including training and/or professional advice.

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UK delays border checks on EU goods into Great Britain

Post-Brexit checks on some EU goods coming into Great Britain have been delayed by six months.

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Rules of Origin for trading with the EU: SME Guidance

Easy step-by-step guidance for SMEs around Rules of Origin, which have changed from 1st January 2021.

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23% of exporters to the EU considering holding back activity in the EU

Results from a recent survey by British Chambers of Commerce and moneycorp paints a grim picture for EU exporters.

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Secure a grant from DIT’s Internationalisation Fund

Grants between £1,000 and £9,000 are available for future activity to support work to develop new overseas markets.

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Government announces £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund

Traders will be able to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to pay for practical support for importing and exporting.

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BCC Brexit survey: Half of UK exporters report difficulties adapting to changes

Difficulties include increased administration, costs, delays, and confusion about what rules to follow. 

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Settled status: are your EU workers ready or at risk?

Find how you can raise awareness of the EU Settlement Scheme and assist any EEA employees to apply as soon as possible.

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Post-Brexit Business Support

An easy overview of resources and external links around Brexit for all businesses, not just for exporters and importers!

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Why are Rules of Origin putting a spanner in the works?

Rules of Origin are causing issues for exporters wishing to take advantage of the UK’s trade deals with the EU.

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International Trade Update – 20th January 2021

Important for importers and exporters - qualifying for preference on EU imports, preferential tariff rates on Chile exports a...

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Coronavirus testing for hauliers before leaving the UK for France

Hauliers who wish to access France must get a negative COVID-19 test, with free lateral flow testing kits available.

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Trade Agreements and Required Actions for Importers & Exporters

There have been changes to the way documentation has to be completed for import and export.

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Brexit: The agreement with EU explained

The has UK reached an agreement with the EU with new rules coming into force at 11pm on 31st December 2020.

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Brexit: 24 days – 24 huge unanswered business questions

The latest analysis shows that businesses still have insufficient official information available in 24 critical areas.

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Export Documentation Update – New Certificate Requirements

Read up on important changes to international trade documents from 1st January 2021.

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DIT’s Export Growth Plan: financial support & expertise to help boost overseas activity

The Export Growth Plan provides additional financial support and expertise targeted towards Lincolnshire businesses.

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Change to our International Trade Documentation Services from 5th November

In light of the lockdown, from 5th November we will not be able to offer a collection service for our export documentation.

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Time is Running Out for Business to Prepare

The whole UK must prepare to leave the EU on Australia-style terms based on simple principles of global free trade.

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Updated Border Operating Model released

The Border Operating Model is a live document and updated as the government are able to provide further details.

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Prepare for the end of the transition period

Practical information on steps your business can take to prepare for the end of the transition period, 31st December 2020.

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The UK’s points-based immigration system: An introduction for employers

The government has published guidance to help employers understand the new points-based immigration system (PBS).

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Michael Gove MP urges businesses to prepare for customs changes

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove MP urges businesses to contact their local Chamber of Commerce.

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