National role for Chamber International trade procedures manager

30 January 2023


Trade procedures manager, Sam Paley (pictured below), has been appointed to a national committee of British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) to monitor the quality of certification work within the 53-chamber network.


Sam Paley joined Chamber International as an administrative assistant in 2016 and after extensive training, which included mentoring from the former origin lead at the World Customs Organisation in Brussels, was promoted to manager in 2017. He holds a British Chambers of Commerce qualification in certification work for trade documents used for customs clearance in international trade. He now leads for Chamber International on origin consultancy and trains others in his areas of expertise.

As part of the national committee, which will run alongside his role at Chamber International, Sam Paley will attend regular policy meetings, assist chambers with technical enquiries and also inspect trade certification procedures at chambers of commerce throughout the UK to ensure strict quality standards are being met.

He says: “The chamber network issues over half a million certified documents every year and has a global reputation for its high standard of certification work. Overseas customs administrations rely on us to provide correctly validated trade documents, and I was flattered to be invited to play a part in helping to maintain the integrity of this service.”

Sam Paley’s appointment comes after he was interviewed by a BCC inspector when Chamber International passed its last trade certification audit in 2022. 

Chamber International director, Tim Bailey, says: ”Bringing young talent into international trade and developing them to the highest possible standard has always been part of our mission, so we’re delighted that Sam’s expertise has gained national recognition in this way.”


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