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24-11-2021
International Trade Services Christmas Opening Hours

To ensure a smooth trading process and to avoid any disruptions, please see below our International Trade Services Christmas ...

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19-11-2021
Launch of new consultancy service to develop and grow export sales

We have launched a specialist international trade consultancy service, to support SMEs develop and grow their overseas market...

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18-11-2021
Department for International Trade launches new Export Strategy

The 12-point “Made in the UK, Sold to the World” export strategy introduces a set of tools to support businesses in inter...

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27-10-2021
Autumn Budget 2021 announcements at a glance

The Autumn Budget includes business rate exemptions, skills funding, duty cuts, grants and more.

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22-10-2021
International Trade Week launched to support new exporters

Trade department support for exporters in week-long event taking place mid November.

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21-10-2021
International Trade Update

Updates on UK - NZ Free Trade Agreement, Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, Global Investment Summit and more.

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21-10-2021
UK reaches Agreement in Principle with New Zealand

On 20th October 2021, the UK agreed on the key elements of a free trade agreement with New Zealand.

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18-10-2021
Rules of origin for goods moving between the UK and EU

See new guides giving detailed information about the rules of origin requirements under the UK’s deal with the EU.

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05-10-2021
Chamber announces strategic partnership with LV Shipping

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that LV Shipping has become a Strategic Partner.

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01-10-2021
Dedicated hotline and online service launched for UK exporters

Many businesses are wrestling with issues around VAT, export health certificates, and origin certification.

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28-09-2021
Updated Standard Rules for Export Documentation

The standard rules for all export documentation have been updated to reflect new foreign origin guidance.

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20-09-2021
New system for international travel

The 'traffic light' system for international travel has changed, and testing reduced for eligible fully vaccinated travellers...

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23-08-2021
International Trade Update

New guidance for importers and exporters, direct support from the government, Intrastat requirement and NI guidance.

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12-08-2021
International Trade Update

Find out the latest news around International Trade, key upcoming information and the new Right to Work checks.

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05-08-2021
Right to Work Checks for new EU employees

Employers are no longer able to accept EU passports or ID cards as valid proof of right to work for new staff.

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22-07-2021
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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09-07-2021
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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29-06-2021
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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24-06-2021
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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15-06-2021
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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11-06-2021
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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01-06-2021
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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28-04-2021
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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12-04-2021
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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15-03-2021
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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11-03-2021
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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23-02-2021
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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23-02-2021
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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18-02-2021
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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11-02-2021
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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11-02-2021
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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05-02-2021
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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