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With the upcoming Easter bank holidays exporters are kindly requested to present documentation for certification and legalisation in good time to allow for delays.
Exporters of full container loads (FCLs) are being urged to familiarise themselves with changes to safety regulations which come into force on 1 July.
Leeds Bradford Airport has been named for the second consecutive quarter as the UK airport having the highest percentage of on time flights.
A MAJOR campaign to drive up food and drink exports has seen Chamber International client Wensleydale Creamery appointed as a ‘food pioneer’.
MEMBERS of an elite Saudi business organisation flew in from Riyadh to learn the secrets of successful exporting from overseas trade specialists Chamber International.
Government called to push for agreement on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting and work with other countries and the OECD to get things right.
‘Remain’ campaign ahead two-to-one amongst business voters, but significant divisions exist on size and export lines.
Look out for Guyson and Chamber International at Southern Manufacturing 2016, and learn more about the We are International Export Network from them.
UKEF, the UK’s export credit agency, has reintroduced cover to support UK companies seeking to compete for business in Iran.
The Ministry of Trade & Industry announces that certain products that are exported to Egypt for the retail market have to be registered at the General Organisation for Export & Import Control.
A new whole-of-government approach to boosting British exports delivered through a transformed UKTI has been announced today by Trade Minister Lord Maude.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his British counterpart Philip Hammond met in Beijing on Tuesday, vowing more cooperation between their countries in industry, finance and culture.
Key manufacturing and services balances were weaker this quarter, but manufacturing firms fared far worse. This has led Britain’s two-tier growth trend to become further entrenched.
The Turkish Customs authorities are no longer accepting electronic signatures on A.TR and EUR1 documents.
Three of Bradford’s leading exporters are set to share their export journey, offer their insights and reveal their top tips for local businesses looking to break into international trade.
Free event aims to help grow the Yorkshire Economy by helping every business fulfil their export potential.
Certificates of Origin are now mandatory for shipments to Egypt and must be certified by the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce and legalised by the Egyptian Consulate in London.
MORE than 50 business representatives from across the region shared advice and experiences at the ninth We are International Export Network event.
John Longworth, BCC Director General, comments ahead of the EU Summit
BCC Director General John Longworth expresses dismay over the delay to increased airport capacity in the South East.
David Kern, Chief Economist at the BCC comments on the UK trade figures for October 2015 published today by the ONS.
AN INNOVATIVE cloud-based business toolkit designed to be ‘your business in your pocket’ is being launched exclusively in Leeds today (Thursday 10 December).
Aer Lingus Regional, has today announced an important new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Cork in SW Ireland commencing on 15th March 2016.
The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee launches an inquiry looking at Exports and the role of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).
Ambitions, achievements, key tips for success, hobbies, and more.
EXPERIENCED exporters will be sharing their business wisdom and tips at a networking event designed to help others tap into the global marketplace.
Government's most ambitious export campaign to inspire 100,000 more businesses to trade overseas by 2020.
CAA has confirmed that LBA has been named as the UK airport having the highest percentage of on time flights and also the airport registering the largest year on year improvement.
This latest blog, from Chamber International director Tim Bailey, looks at the challenges exporters face in achieving preferential market access for their products.
THE significance of AEO status in international trade was the theme of a seminar held by Chamber International in Leeds this summer.
All chemical imports into Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (SAJED) will be subject to new shipment regulations effective 12 December 2015.
David Kern, Chief Economist at the BCC comments on the UK trade statistics for September 2015 published on Friday 6 November by the ONS.
As the nation prepares for Bonfire Night – BCC has published a series of provocative articles challenging the cosy Westminster consensus on a range of business and economic issues.
As businesses across Britain gather in London to discuss opportunities for export growth, BCC & DHL report reveals a drop in both export growth and confidence among UK exporters.
Frequent invasions of the Eurotunnel compound by migrants in recent days have caused long delays for freight on both sides of the Channel.
John Longworth, BCC Director General, comments on the European Commission’s Single Market Strategy.
Export week offers Yorkshire and the Humber businesses opportunity to start or increase trade overseas
Wide range of events being staged by UKTI between 9 and 13 November
Three of Calderdale’s leading exporters are set to share their export journey, offer their insights and reveal their top tips to local businesses.
Trade-based money laundering, where the proceeds of crime are disguised through trade, has increased due to the tightening of global financial regulations.
Eastern Airways has almost doubled seat capacity on its Leeds Bradford – Southampton route to give Yorkshire business travellers even greater choice.
Chris Holland meets the Bradford-based specialists Chamber International oiling the wheels of commerce.
Macedonia became the 50th country to ratify the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) this month (October).
ASSA ABLOY has acquired Pickersgill-Kaye Ltd, a leading company manufacturing and supplying locking solutions.
China and the European Union are set to launch a mutual recognition on an Authorized Economic Operator certificate on November 1 to boost bilateral trade.
David Kern, Chief Economist of the British Chambers of Commerce comments on the trade figures for August 2015 published today by the ONS.
Only moderate economic growth can be expected for the UK during the next 12 months, according to the latest BCC Quarterly Economic Survey.
Experian sheds light on the wider issue of China’s economic slowdown, reinforced by the devaluation of their currency earlier in August, and how it will affect other parts of the world.
ASIAN BUSINESS leaders have paid tribute to “the splendid country of Yorkshire” for giving migrants the opportunity and motivation to succeed in business.
With an increasing number of Yorkshire business & leisure travellers flying to London there are now even more reasons to fly with British Airways to the capital and beyond.
The UK trade deficit narrowed from £13.4bn in Q1 2015 to £9.1bn in Q2 2015, the lowest since Q2 2013, according to the latest BCC Global Monthly Economic Review.
Pickersgill-Kaye Ltd’s rail expertise has helped an engineering company completely re-build the cab layout of a 50-year-old locomotive as part of a modernisation project for Network Rail.
Chamber International saves cameraman £3000 and enables fast-track of his professional equipment through Japanese Customs.
Poland is the now the fastest growing market in the EU and, to capitalise on this, is to receive €106 billion of EU investment between 2014 and 2020.
The re-opening of The British Embassy in Tehran is the first step in Britain’s re-engagement with Iran following the nuclear agreement this summer.
Leeds corporate law firm, whose founding partner, Jeremy Shulman, is an Export Network ambassador, has been shortlisted for a major award for its international work.
There are several good reasons why UK businesses should consider doing business with Vietnam, or invest in the country, which has been a member of the WTO since 2007.
MORE than £700 has been raised for a series of Yorkshire charities by senior adviser at Chamber International, David Attia.
Fancy dress costume manufacturer, which has generated £4m annual turnover since launching in the depths of banking crisis, has appointed Chamber International to help it go global.
Chemicals distributor, 2M Holdings, parent of Leeds-based Surfachem Group Ltd, has been listed in the prestigious ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors.
Delegation of Yorkshire’s top exporters and overseas trade professionals being taken to BCC International Trade Conference in London as part of moves to boost the region’s economy.
Concern is growing among retailers, hauliers and freight forwarders at the devastating economic effects for Britain caused by the Calais crisis.
The service sector holds the key to unleashing the UK’s export potential, according to the latest BCC annual international trade survey.
UK Service Manager at Rawdon-based Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd, had some fizz put into his day when he visited overseas trade specialist Chamber International.
A KEY contract to provide export training to Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has been won by Yorkshire-based international trade specialist, Chamber International.
Brazil, world’s 5th largest nation and one of the BRICs economies, has entered the modern era of international trade, says overseas trade specialist Chamber International.
Over the last year, a record number of meetings with businesses wanting to export have been attended by specialist advisers at Chamber International.
UK businesses are recommended to look at markets such as Brazil and the wider South American continent where several countries have signed trade agreements with the UK.
Acorn Stairlifts has been presented with the Made in the UK award for exports and named as one of Britain’s top 200 private companies with fastest-growing international sales.
Local businessman, Paul Walters, offered advice on trading overseas at the at the eighth We are International Export Network event held in Leeds last month.
The much-heralded nuclear agreement with Iran clears the way for lifting some devastating trade sanctions which have virtually crippled the country’s economy.
THE LEEDS City Region Enterprise Partnership has set up an international team to boost global trade and investment as part of its efforts to help rebalance the UK economy.
FAR from being a stuffy, over-formal occasion, the visit of the Duke of York to Shipley-based Radio Design’s Salts Mill manufacturing plant this week was a relaxed affair.
Experienced international business people outlined what they wish they’d known when they started exporting at 8th We are International Export Network event last month.
UK Export Finance has suspended its guarantees for trade deals with Greece in light of the uncertainty surrounding the country’s Eurozone membership.
Head of a Bradford-based international trade body says interest in selling abroad is growing and new report shows that +50% of Yorkshire's small and medium firms are exporting.
Banking controls have now been introduced in Greece alongside bank holidays which are likely to see banks in Greece closed until the Greek government is in a position to re-open them.
Mid Yorkshire based Victoria Boldison has been presented with a CIM Northern Ambassador of the Year Award, beating competition from North West and North East contenders.
British Business got a boost in Qatar earlier this year with the arrival of a new British Chamber of Commerce in town.
Our senior export adviser, Mike Strawson, represented Chamber International by manning a stand at the GTR UK Trade and Export Finance conference in Birmingham on June 9.
Exporters to Gabon are required to provide a Certificate of Conformity for Customs clearance from 1st August 2015. Shipments arriving without the CoC will not clear Customs.
A dual-qualified commercial lawyer at Ward Hadaway, has been appointed to LEP’s We are International network, initiative which gives free advice and mentoring to novice exporters.
TWO key figures in the commercial team at Airedale International Air Conditioning, Rawdon, have been appointed to LEP’s We are International network.
Overseas trade specialist Chamber International is taking part in a national export conference next week.
One of Bradford’s most experienced export professionals has been selected to speak at LEP’s latest We are International Export Network event in Leeds on June 25.
FOUR of Yorkshire’s most successful exporters have been selected to speak at LEP’s We are International Export Network event in Leeds on June 25.
UK manufacturers are starting to reap rewards from Britain’s drive to increase exports, new report from British Chambers of Commerce, issued for Export Week, says.
Confusion has arisen over the need of INTRASTAT declarations for goods imported to the EU then transported from the point of entry to the UK by road.
A special event to discuss The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership was held in Leeds by The Hansard Society this spring.
Page views on the Chamber International website are expected to exceed 60,000 a month from visitors worldwide later this year as more businesses recognise the benefits of trading internationally.
York-based Saville Audio Visual executes huge US event contract after securing ATA Carnet through Chamber International.
Radio Design Ltd is proud to announce it has been awarded a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Bradford is leading the way for UK exports, with a greater percentage of SMEs exporting goods or services than any other city in the country.
Express delivery services in Russia are enraged after the Federal Customs Service is claimed to have said that all low-value shipments sent abroad will now be subject to a customs duty.
E. Europe & Turkey have dynamic, modern economies which offer myriad opportunities for Yorks businesses wishing to trade beyond EU markets, the 7th Export Network event heard.
How to understand and develop constructive, durable business relationships in China is the theme of a new export event being held by Chamber International this spring.
China has introduced a registration process for businesses using ATA Carnets.
Indonesia becomes the latest country to join the ATA Carnet system, ‘passport for goods’, this spring.
A huge fall in the UK trade deficit on goods and services saw it plunge to £0.6bn in January 2015 from £2.1bn the previous month, BCC.
Turkey British Chamber of Commerce is among speakers at a major We are International Export Network event in Leeds this month.
Fast-tracking through Dublin can save Aer Lingus passengers flying from Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) valuable hours of queuing when they reach the US.
Chamber International has got on track to sponsor this spring’s York and North Yorkshire Chamber dinner – the city’s biggest business social event of the year.
THE 40th export ambassador has been appointed to support LEP’s We are International campaign which aims to get more business in the City Region exporting.
Yorkshire and Humber has among the highest increases in exporting activity, according to a new report by British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and DHL Express.
Ghana has appointed global testing organisation Intertek to launch and operate a Ghana Conformity Assessment Program
“Rely on innovation rather than price” says ND Metering Solutions founder and director, Kris Szajdzicki, “that way you are a step ahead of your competition.”
Extra local export support is to be provided to small and medium sized firms in Yorkshire and Humber as part of a new government initiative.
Overseas trade specialist Chamber International launches a major new initiative next month.
We are International export ambassadors Jim Hart and Eric Hawthorne shared their views on Yorkshire’s overseas trade at Yorkshire Business Insider latest round table event.
Exporters wishing to target Malta and North Africa can gain some crucial tips and meet new contacts at an event in Leeds on May 20.
Named Best Exporter in Yorkshire & Humber, Principle Healthcare is now in the running to win the national competition and the top prize of £30,000 worth of government support.
Education & Training Trade Mission, a great success with a wide range of Y&H organisations identifying business opportunities working in partnership with public and private sectors.
Overseas trade specialist Chamber International, which led a UK-wide drive to enable businesses to get their official export documentation faster, launches a major new initiative next month.
An agreement to supply its innovative beverage cleaning products through a US business has been made by Normanton-based The Proton Group.
Tips on how to access fast-growing export markets will be unveiled to businesses wanting to trade overseas at a major We are International Export Network event in Leeds this spring.
The New Zealand pipfruit industry has backed the prosecution of an apple packhouse which has been fined $40,000 for falsifying export documents.
Weaker economic growth prospects in China, Russia and Japan have led the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to lower its global growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, according to the January 2015 BCC monthly economic review.
Export services business, Chamber International, has boosted its specialist team with the appointment of Lydia Moi as international trade administrator.
Major export accolade for Principle Healthcare at Medilink Awards.
Specialist flooring manufacturer Burmatex, a division of Airea, has revealed plans to further expand its international presence after significantly growing its export sales.
A KEY contract to provide a documentary letter of credit service to a Yorkshire exporter supplying a customer in Sri Lanka has been won by global trade specialist Chamber International.
A York based company has been selected by the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow to appear in a brand new installation which is celebrating the country’s top exports.
The European Commission is keen to gather information about any barriers which firms are currently facing when trying to do business with the US. Take part in the survey by Dec 15.
Perseverance and ability to build lasting relationships are crucial to building export success, says sales manager at industrial paper mill, Weidmann-Whiteley Ltd, Toby Albrecht.
"If a business is limiting itself to the UK market with a successful product, it is ignoring a huge potential for profit" says newly-appointed We are International export ambassador, Paul Walters.
International law firm Shulmans LLP, has been chosen to host Leeds next export networking event in Leeds City Region’s We are International campaign on December 11.
The third highest growth in export activity in the UK – and the highest in England - is being delivered in Yorkshire and Humber, says the BCC and DHL Q3 Trade Confidence Index.
Mid-market manufacturers are the most valuable exporting sector in Yorkshire and Humber, selling £1.3bn of goods overseas each year, says research by accountancy firm BDO LLP.
Award-winning exporter, Principle Healthcare Group, has been chosen to host Skipton’s 1st networking event in Leeds City Region’s We are International campaign next month (Dec 9).
A key event to help boost Yorkshire’s exports to India – where the national economy is growing at six per cent a year – is being held in Leeds next month.
A talk on how important research and preparation is for overseas meetings with potential customers to secure a sale will be given at WAI latest event in Huddersfield, Nov 19.
Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is hosting an exporting TwitChat, giving you the chance to ask your questions to our panel of export experts.
A new Spanish intern is bringing an overseas dimension to the Chamber International team for the next three months.
Exports and increased consumption have helped Spain make gradual economic gains in the last 12 months, says the latest IMF report.
A major Export Week event to help boost Yorkshire and Humber’s online exporting is being held by UKTI.
Aer Lingus Regional’s new service to Dublin Airport, operated by Stobart Air, has commenced from Leeds Bradford.
New 2015 flight schedule from Leeds Bradford International Airport to 10 European destinations for business people
A new chance for British companies seeking to trade in Spain to meet and speak with local agents is available at a major event in Barcelona this autumn.
One of Harrogate’s best known businesses, Taylors of Harrogate, has been chosen to host the next networking event in Leeds City Region’s We are International campaign on October 28.
One of Keighley’s best known manufacturers has been chosen to host the next networking event in Leeds City Region’s We are International campaign this month (Oct).
THE search is on for past recipients of a language scholarship programme which has been benefitting business people from Bradford and further afield for the past 90 years.
HUDDERSFIELD’S acclaimed Textile Centre of Excellence has been chosen to host the next networking event in Leeds City Region’s We are International campaign this month (Oct).
Three local export networking events are being held in October as part of Leeds City Region’s We are International campaign.
A special export networking event is being held by Chamber International jointly with Yorkshire Mafia on October 14.
A sick parrot suffering from stress after being kept in in quarantine overseas unnecessarily is safe at home with his owner, thanks to quick action by export specialists at Chamber International.
A series of training workshops to help exporting businesses gain a better understanding of overseas trade procedures are being held.
Exporters are urged to allow additional time for the certification and legalisation of documents for Arab countries as they close for several days from Monday October 6 for Eid El-Fitr.
ONE OF Calderdale’s best-known manufacturers is to host the next networking event in Leeds City Region’s We are International campaign next month (Oct).
A record number of trade opportunities - overseas businesses wanting to do business with the UK – have come into international trade specialist Chamber International.
A new, twice-daily service, between Leeds-Bradford International Airport (LBIA) and Dublin, will be started by Aer Lingus Regional
Exporters need to be aware of the latest EU sanctions against Russia which took affect last week (Sept 12).
TWO special export events under the Government’s Overseas Business Network initiative (OBNi) are being held by Chamber International in Leeds this autumn.
Export order balances for manufacturing and service sector firms fell in Q2 2014, according to the latest survey of 6,944 businesses by British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
A market visit to Northern France is taking place from30 September to 2 October 2014. Delegates will visit the globally leading bioeconomy cluster IAR to discuss trade links
More electrical products are to need evidence of conformity to specific standards before being exported to Qatar, says London-based global testing organisation Intertek.
The eurozone economy stayed flat in Q2 3014, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) August Global Monthly Economic Review.
A record number of events to help novice exporter’s trade overseas are being held by Chamber International during the autumn and winter.
More than two thirds of exporting businesses surveyed by British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and DHL Express believe their turnover will improve in the next 12 months.
A chance for Yorkshire businesses to explore opportunities in biotechnology in Europe is available with a free-of-charge trade mission this autumn.
MORE export restrictions to Russia have been announced in the wake of the EU’s announcement of sanctions after the annexing of the Ukraine and shooting down of flight MH17
A NEW series of more regular networking events to take hands-on export support to local business communities
AN international dispute over the export of blended teas and ‘country of origin labelling’ involving one of Yorkshire’s best known brands was resolved thanks to Chamber International.
ONE OF the region’s most successful exporters is among speakers at the latest Response Fund networking event in Shipley this month.
A key event to help boost Yorkshire’s exports to Saudi Arabia – the largest economy in the Arab world - is being held in Leeds this autumn.
AN update to trade sanctions against Russia after the shooting down of flight MH17 and the continuing unrest in Ukraine have been issued by the EU.
The expansion of the pre-shipment inspection programme from bulk and break-bulk imports to containerised cargo has been postponed by the Philippines import authorities.
International trade specialist Chamber International is involved with the £8m Overseas Business Network Initiative announced by prime minister, David Cameron,
Exporters are urged to allow additional time for the certification and legalisation of documents for the Middle East
A major new course to help businesses wanting to trade internationally get up to speed with the latest developments is being held by Chamber International next week (July 24)
The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership is today launching the Growing Places Fund Round 3 with up to £6m available for businesses to access loan funding
The world wide web, better travel and more comprehensive support mean that there has never been a better time to be an exporter.
There is still a chance to get up to speed with the ever-changing world of international trade by booking a place on our popular Understanding Export course
A major sustainability award has been won by a West Yorkshire technology company for its innovative new modular electricity meter designed for global export
It is vital that the UK stay within the EU if government targets to raise the level of exports to £1 trillion by 2020 are to be met
With the FIFA World Cup 2014 nearing its final stages, the eyes of the world are on Brazil, a fast-growing economy expected to become the fifth largest in the world by 2050.
A lead ambassador in the We Are International network supporting novice exporters at private breakfast meeting with chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, this week.
East Coast has been voted Britain’s top long-distance franchised train operator in a national customer survey
More businesses receive help with exporting through chambers of commerce than through any other professional body, including banks and trade association
A vast banner to welcome the world’s biggest annual sporting event, Tour de France, has been erected on Pinnacle Leeds, the city’s tallest office and retail building
To celebrate the Grand Depart International Business Festival in Yorkshire, Chamber International invites you to network with champions of exporting.
An international trade student, Jack Maude, has joined the busy Chamber International team for the next three months to gain a practical view of his chosen subject.
Ilkley Brewery has launched a commemorative beer, named Marie Jaune, which will be sold in Booths supermarkets and in Harvey Nichols stores.
A Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) campaign to boost exporting looks set to go international itself after attracting observers from overseas.
European Commission seeks views on negotiations for a green goods trade agreement.
Chamber International are supporting IBDE and in partnership we are pleased to offer complimentary tickets for this event
They will be unveiled to businesses wanting to break into international sales at this year’s first We Are International Export Network event.
The China IPR SME Helpdesk released an innovative game, providing SMEs with a virtual experience of doing business in China.
The Export Office Team will help Yorkshire Pianos, a craftsman co-operative, which has a won a five-year, £1.75m contract.
Yorkshire’s richest man and New York’s most famous business man have joined forces to endorse a book about selling in today’s global economy.
An innovative new modular electricity meter has been developed for worldwide export by metering specialist ND Metering Solutions.
“Match short-term gains against long-term aims to build export success”
“Your export clients are just as important as those down the road”
”Do not underestimate how much ‘made-in’ or ‘ supplied from the UK’ counts”
Export documentation - certification and legalisation services. Closure over the holiday period.
Garry, a We Are International export ambassador, is the fifth generation of his family to run the polyester and nylon manufacturing business which was established in 1878.
The family business, founded in Bradford in 1920 and now based near Keighley, West Yorkshire, started exporting to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1970.
Customers checked in for Scandinavian Airline’s new direct flight to Copenhagen as Leeds Bradford Airport celebrated the start of the new twice weekly service.
A former international sales director has joined Chamber International as a senior export associate.
Businesses across Yorkshire which are involved with overseas trade have a chance to get their success recognised by entering this year’s Insider Yorkshire International Trade Awards.
A ban has been imposed by the UK Government on all exports of military equipment which could be used by Russian armed forces against the Ukraine.
“It was a classic case of a small business winning an order and not really knowing what to do,”
Meet recently appointed Export Ambassador Mel Fairbourn-Varley
Sea freight shipments still face delays and disruption in the aftermath of severe weather and rough seas around the world
Two new countries are being brought into the international ATA Carnet system for the temporary exports of non-consumable or perishable goods.
International Road Transport Union meets with Russian officials to end deadlock over TIR
Targeted sanctions, including an asset freeze and visa ban for certain individuals wanting to visit the UK
A major contract to deliver specialist export training in Northern Ireland has been won by a Yorkshire overseas trade specialist.
Eric will continue as the LEP’s chief international trade adviser as well giving advice on enterprise, business innovation, SME competitiveness and the manufacturing sector.
Exporting Confidence at record high but more support needed to reach £1tr target, says BCC/DHL report.
Afghanistan is finally set to get a chance to stabilise, enhance its international contacts and reform its economy by joining the WTO after a deal signed on February 10.
These awards reward companies that have capitalised on opportunities to operate successfully in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong
"15 per cent of our turnover is from exports and we aim to increase this to 30 per cent in three years."
Are you part of an export team and want to develop your expertise more comprehensively?Are you seeking a career change?
The internet is a global medium that if used correctly, can promote your products, services and brand around the world without breaking the bank.
A plantation in Madagascar, which has created local employment and social facilities, is seeking a UK customer for its kidney beans and black-eyed peas.
OVERSEAS trade specialists have stepped in to try to resolve an international dispute over the export of blended teas
Clarity has arrived for British freight carriers fed up with being stopped in Europe over allegations that their vehicle is incorrectly loaded.
Hanjin, CMA CGM, Zim and Maersk to raise rates
Bali is just the start of developing multi-national commerce, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) director-general, Roberto Azevedo, has told a diplomatic seminar in Lisbon
Overseas sales saw further increases across all sectors in 2013 Q4, according to the latest Leeds, York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey.
Chamber International is freezing prices for the second successive year in spite of the rising costs for our operation.
Scientific technology exporter benefits from Letters of Credit service
New Year export training events designed to help you be the best at what you do
A multi-sector British trade mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), January 18 and 23.
Trade documentation services during the holiday period
The International Business Development programme has been developed specifically for senior staff in mid-sized businesses (£25m - £500m turnover)
Exporting businesses are being given the chance to tap into the language, cultural and local expertise of overseas higher education students who are studying in Yorkshire
Save the date! - There has never been a better time to sell your products and services to new and existing international markets
Would you like to have the help of a postgraduate student with first-hand knowledge of your target overseas markets?
A last-minute deal has been struck which keeps Russia in the TIR Convention
As of 1 December 2013, trade barriers will be lifted between the European Union and Guatemala
Business leaders from more than 30 countries are urging governments to conclude a new multilateral deal to cut customs bureaucracy
Shipping agents are being urged to be on the alert for forged bills of lading and other documentation
‘Let’s teach international trade at school and make exporting part of UK national psyche’
There was one special guest at Bradford Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 annual dinner on November 15
THE secrets of effective selling and top ten tips for successful exporting were revealed to an audience of almost 100
Strict requirements have been implemented in Saudi Arabia for imports of certain goods.
A delegation of 50 Indian manufacturing SMEs, from areas including New Delhi and Maharashtra, are attending the day-long UK SME Business Meet
THREE new jobs have been created by an international freight company which has become the latest business to join City Hub, Bradford.
A just released official guide to investment opportunities in Brazil from Chamber International
UK export confidence is at its third highest figure on record, the latest BCC/DHL trade confidence index says.
A mixed, but generally positive, picture on Yorkshire’s exporting emerges from two new Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Economic Surveys.
Thousands of UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are to benefit from a major initiative to help them attract overseas customers through the Internet.
The Kingdom of Bahrain is set to join the ATA Carnet system, ‘passport for goods’, which eases the temporary admission of items between countries.
Dozens of businesses have contacted Chamber International in the last two months seeking help with generating new sales overseas triggered by the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership’s export campaign
The Islamic feast of Eid Al-Adha begins wc 14 October 2013.
A Spanish intern is adding a new overseas dimension to the Chamber International team during the next three months.
A meeting with the newly-appointed director general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is in the diary for a Yorkshire export chief this month.
TWO new export ambassadors have been appointed for Leeds City Region’s We are International campaign, bringing the total to 30.
Boost in exports by Yorkshire manufacturers, coupled with strong international sales, put freight forwarder on track for record turnover.
A MAJOR new partnership to boost exports and inward investment between Yorkshire and Singapore has been agreed with international trade body, Chamber International.
Bahrain is the latest country aiming to start the ATA Carnet system, used for the fast and cost-effective temporary import and export of billions of pounds worth of goods
A former shipping manager in the engineering sector and logistics specialist has joined Chamber International to boost the organisations export office services team.
Yorkshire businesses have an early Christmas gift from British Airways with a reward flights offer extended over the festive period.
A record high mark in a national accreditation for international trade staff has been achieved by an executive at Bradford-based Chamber International.
A RECORD number of Yorkshire businesses are signing up for courses to boost their exporting and help rebalance the region’s economy, says overseas trade specialist, Chamber International.
A new insurance, which supplements internationally-agreed TIR procedures, has been launched by the Russian Federal Customs Service (FCS).
The European Union has concluded a reciprocal preferential trade agreement with the Central and South American countries
Exporters are urged to present documents early as Islamic Embassies close for Eid
New rules have been issued by the Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Tax in China regarding the application of VAT to ocean transport services.
Hope for a sustained UK economic recovery has been boosted by new gross domestic product (GDP) figures.
Exporting from Bradford is increasing in line with an across-the-board modest rise in economic activity, according to the latest Bradford Chamber Quarterly Economic Survey.
UK exporting is at its highest since Q3 2007, the latest BCC/DHL trade confidence index says.
If you think your business deserves to be recognised as one of the very best, enter The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
The East Coast’s electric train fleet is being replaced with the latest Hitachi trains in the Intercity Express Programme (IEP), the Government says.
USING the web effectively for an overseas presence and for selling products through e-commerce can dramatically boost export sales, businesses have been told.
Being such a competitive market, it’s vital to understand the importance of brands as well as local trading conditions, says long-time biscuit and confectionery exporter Fitzpatrick International
Applications are being invited from British citizens following a career in international trade or services.
Good growth in the number of service sector exporters reporting better overseas sales has been confirmed
The latest economic survey of Bradford Chamber of Commerce shows some positive signs and an upturn in business confidence.
EXISTING and aspiring exporters are invited to meet the experts again at the second We Are International Export Network event in Leeds on July 17.
Fortunately, most exported goods make a successful journey overseas and arrive at their final destination safely.
The stern section of MOL vessel 'Comfort sank off the coast of India last week.
Every year Chamber International’s documentary credit team check hundreds of Letters of Credit on behalf of exporters, Chambers of Commerce and banks throughout the country.
HM Customs & Revenue (HMRC) is gearing up for a major audit to ensure that businesses are complying with import and export procedures with a special focus on collecting unpaid VAT.
Importer Security Filing (ISF) to be more strictly enforced from 9 July 2013
The Indian economy may be continuing to hot up – but there’s now an additional hurdle exporters now face
We are hearing repeated stories of British banks refusing to accept payments from Sudan for legitimate British exports.
A manufacturing renaissance is at the heart of a bold ten-point action plan calling for urgent measures to boost long-term growth in the European economy.
There are growing concerns that lack of foreign language skills and how to take products and services overseas are holding back firms from taking the initial plunge into exporting
Britain has been earmarked as one of the top future locations for profit growth by global manufacturing executives
The latest recruit to our growing Export Network is Rob Rospepedzihowski, the commercial sales director of electronic components manufacturers Premier Farnell
Despite ongoing global problems, businesses in the Leeds City Region (LCR) reported increases in both exports and forward orders during the first quarter of the year
There’s gathering momentum around Yorkshire’s biggest export drive for decades and the Export Network is exceeding our most optimistic expectations.
UK manufacturers turned in their best performance in over a year in May, according to the latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index
More and more firms are getting the international trade bug with a sizeable increase in the number of firms selling their goods and services overseas
Trade barriers between the EU and Peru were lifted last March with the introduction of a new free trade agreement.
Just because you don’t manufacture widgets or any tangible goods doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from overseas trade
Steve Gordon the finance director of Bradford catering equipment-maker Victor Engineering Ltd., was not only the lucky winner of our prize draw when he visited the Chamber International stand
He’s been in the export business for more than half a century. He’s just received a major award for his efforts. And he works for us.
• Manufacturing output in March 2013: up 1.1% on the month, down 1.4% on the year • Total industrial production in March 2013: up 0.7% on the month, down 1.4% on the year
Export sales for both the service sector and manufacturing showed a healthy increase during the first three months of the year, according to new research.
The EU-Japan Centre is launching “Step in Japan”, a new highly anticipated support initiative for SMEs.
Why not become an accredited expert in international trade and get a detailed understanding of export procedures?
UK Trade & Investment Yorkshire host one day Food & Drink Conference focusing on the business development opportunities overseas.
Experienced exporters from across Leeds City Region have joined forces through a new network to help more companies take advantage of opportunities in international markets.
A Malta Roadshow to Chambers in North England as part of the Regional Chambers Network project
Bradford East MP David Ward and representatives from Chamber International met environment minister David Heath over delays in the issuing of health certificates
Stars of biggest film in UK history unveil SKYFALL train at King’s Cross to celebrate the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release
British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) announce the BCC-easyJet trade visit to Moscow on 18 -19 March 2013.
The United States, Brazil and Germany offer the best opportunities for UK construction companies but elsewhere activity remains sluggish.
The Leeds City Region (LCR) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has successfully secured £20m from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund to help support the diversification, expansion and modernisation of city region businesses.
Businesses often complain that exporting their goods and services is too difficult or demanding, too risky or expensive. So they avoid it and miss out on valuable opportunities the domestic market just doesn’t offer.
British firms need to change their attitude to international trade and be better prepared if they’re to successfully do business in overseas markets, according to the Institute of Export.
Importers are being warned to be on their guard against European scammers using “pester power” to claim bogus payments for non-existent goods after one firm was swindled out of hundreds of pounds and narrowly avoided losing thousands.
Although the economy continues to face major challenges, there is both resilience and rising confidence among businesses, according to the latest Quarterly Economic Survey from the British Chamber of Commerce.
Business confidence in the strength of the Yorkshire economy is returning in 2013, according to the new State of the Region survey.
A UK university has become only the third in Europe to open a business-focused institute that will help to improve links with China.
A new air link to the capital will help Yorkshire’s economic performance in international trade.
Get it wrong with the Saudi Arabian customs authorities and not only do you face having your goods seized, but your very business could be put in jeopardy.
A new interactive trade and market access tool was launched by the World Trade Organisation on 19 November 2012
Industry leader Intertek is at the forefront of improving the quality and safety of goods exported to Nigeria, after signing a five year contract with The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Conformity Assessment Programme.
The Prime Minister has announced the appointment of eight Trade Envoys, who will promote trade for UK businesses in selected high-growth and developing markets around the world.
As metal prices go through the roof, prompting widespread theft in Britain and beyond, a North Yorkshire company has developed a healthy export and domestic market for its access covers made from composite materials.
The second largest eurozone economy took a setback yesterday as it lost its top credit rating.
A couple of weeks ago, the former Prime Minister Tony Blair addressed the Iraq Britain Business Council's 4th London Conference on the theme: "Iraq: The Road To Success?"
Advertising with Chamber international puts you in direct contact with international trade professionals across the UK
A major export-led campaign has been launched to give a £2.6 billion boost to the West Yorkshire economy by helping firms sell more of their goods and services abroad.
If you want top-notch advice about positioning your business ahead of the pack, why not sign up for a free business programme supported by one of the country’s leading financial institutions?
Saudi Customs have implemented new clearance procedures for shipments destined for Saudi Arabia.
“Going Green” may have become something of a cliché but it’s no less important, especially in ensuring that the world of international trade remains sustainable.
Export documentation - certification and legalisation services
We are looking for talented individuals with a desire to learn and grow with our business. Must be self-motivated with the determination to succeed.
Overseas sales may have dwindled but strangely this has not damaged business confidence, according to Bradford Chamber’s latest Quarterly Economic Survey. Nor has the apparent downturn in manufacturing.
Unemployment in Spain climbed to a new record high at 25%, a level unseen since the Franco dictatorship ended in the mid-1970s.
The UK’s emergence from its deep-seated double-dip recession will not only boost business confidence but increase the momentum for export sales
The government needs to urgently create a clear and coherent plan in order to herald in a new, better-balanced economic model based on trade and investment
Research shows that being able to communicate with your overseas customers in their own language significantly boosts overseas sales.
When we run courses on international trade procedures we explain things in a way that everyone can understand. And this is not what we say – but those who’ve taken part.
British Airways is keeping its Leeds Bradford Airport customers 'Appy', with an app that allows them to save time and check-in on their smartphones.
Emerging markets will drive up UK exports by two-thirds over the next fourteen years, according to a new bank report.
Sending shipments of any dangerous goods to Saudi Arabia can be tricky at the best of times.
Not only do we know a thing or two about exporting, when it comes to teaching businesses the tricks of the trade, it turns out that we’re simply the best.
Britain’s manufacturers predict an increase in output over the next quarter – albeit a fairly modest one, according to a Confederation of British Industry poll.
Banking giant Barclays is under fire after closing the UK account of a British company for doing business in Sudan – even though the firm is trading legitimately.
The Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce and Fresh Produce Exporters Advisory Service invite you to participate in our specialised Fresh Produce Trade Mission to the UK from 15-19 October 2012.
Chamber International played a pivotal role in enabling a leading Yorkshire manufacturer of clinical hygiene products to embark on an ambitious export drive
Business leaders have responded positively to the proposed formation of a new British Business Bank to boost lending to hard-pressed firms.
While times remain hard, one glimmer of hope is helping to dispel gloom on the international trade front, according to the British Chambers of Commerce’s top economic expert.
Opportunities abound in Central and Eastern Europe for UK firms as the EU pumps in €200 billion for huge infrastructure modernisation projects in nine countries.
Dubai has become an increasingly important destination for a North Yorkshire business selling protective materials and membranes, principally to the construction and oil and gas industries.
A businessman who flouted an arms ban to Azerbaijan has been jailed by a British court
Although more than seven out of ten UK exporters report increased overseas sales, lack of finance is seen as a “major barrier to growth”
We have been informed by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce that legalisation of documents by the Syrian Embassy is no longer available until further notice.
The United Kingdom won more foreign direct investment (FDI) than any other country in Europe in 2011, according to a new survey by one of the world’s leading business analysts.
Letters of Credit are an increasingly popular payment method especially in some overseas markets. But they’re not always for the faint-hearted. They can be complicated – and confusing.
Certificates of Conformity aren’t always the most straight forward documents for you to deal with. These essential bits of paperwork are needed to export various products in a number of African and Middle Eastern markets as well as Russia.
Delivering the skills to make you more effective in the global market has always been one of our key priorities. As part of the Chamber Skills Network we deliver a series of six one-day courses on every aspect of exporting.
Leeds is playing host to over 250 Olympic Athletes and Officials as the city becomes the European headquarters for the Chinese Olympic Committee.
Commission proposes to open negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement with Japan
UKTI is to establish a presence in 14 new markets, covering Africa, Central and South East Asia, Oceania and South America.
Chamber International today encouraged companies to attend the British Chambers of Commerce first International Trade conference.
Opportunities abound for companies to pick up lucrative deals in Bulgaria and the Balkans, according to the British ambassador to Bulgaria on a recent visit to Chamber International.
The Olympic Games, the biggest event on the planet, will undoubtedly slow things down for business. “Don’t panic. Plan ahead and you can avoid problems.”
A prevailing “Little Britain mentality” is the real obstacle preventing many UK firms from selling their products and services abroad.
The EU has signed an ambitious and comprehensive Trade Agreement with Colombia and Peru.
Locating a single Danish customer has enabled a Yorkshire manufacturer of clinical hygiene products to embark on an ambitious export drive throughout Western Europe.
Providing a centuries-old bridge between Europe and Asia, Turkey is developing with more than just a hint of Eastern promise.
Despite shrill calls for an export drive three-quarters of firms don’t have an overseas sales strategy in place, says the British Chambers of Commerce.
Speciality chemicals producer The Stephenson Group Limited is still enjoying a healthy ten per cent year-on-year growth after more than a decade’s solid selling in China and fully expects sales to continue increasing in the years ahead.
Despite the searing heat and a chest infection Chamber International’s Gemma Price completed the Edinburgh marathon last weekend – and raised £325.
Professor David Grant of the University of Hull Logistics Institute, said educating the public was key to tackling the fact that 76% of the logistics workforce are male and 44% are over the age of 45.
Don’t be afraid of selling abroad even if you’ve never attempted it before. Plenty of help is available for newcomers. And there are easy options for firms wishing to get on the export ladder but patience is a virtue.
As the pace of business life increases and knowledge quickly becomes stale, organisations are beginning to re-evaluate the way they look at training and developing their staff.
Celebrated Yorkshire brewers Theakston believes its award-winning ales could be a potential winner in locations such as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
While figures show the UK economy languishing in the paralysis of a double-dip recession, another more positive story is unfolding as UK firms battle to rebalance the economy.
Orbis HR is leading the way in a pioneering pilot scheme with Bradford College students.
There are signs of an upswing in the UK economy but the recovery is fragile and growth too slow, according to the latest quarterly survey from the British Chambers of Commerce.
A survey of over 8,000 businesses released today (Thursday) by the British Chambers of Commerce, shows that exporting activity continues to increase.
Even by our own high standards, it was an outstanding success. And the 50 or so participants in our Russia Today at DLA Piper in Leeds earlier this month agreed that it provided a unique insight into modern Russia, shattering a lot of the lingering myths