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Changes to the Immigration Rules

On March 7, UK Visa and Control have brought forward a number of changes to the Immigration Rules, which further demonstrate commitment to attracting leading talent, whilst also cracking down on abuse.

The Future of Telemedicine

We can extend the reach of healthcare to the home, as well as under-served areas, Vitor Rocha CEO of Philips North America.

BCC comments on Article 50 vote: Businesses still in the danger zone

Although Parliament has requested the Prime Minister to seek an extension to Article 50, the purpose and the timeframe are yet to be determined, DG of the BCC.

US CBP to begin full ISF enforcement

From 15 March 2019, US Customs is going to start enforcing those fines for all importers who are failing to file their ISFs before the 48 hour period.

BCC comments on Prime Minister’s statement

“Businesses still need to ensure they are preparing for all possible scenarios and government and its agencies must provide clear, precise and accurate information for all eventualities.”

BCC: Government must act now to prevent ‘no deal’ by default on 29th March

“It is time to be honest. Government and its agencies are not prepared for a ‘no deal’ exit on 29th March. Neither are many businesses.

New owners of North East engineering business complete major Russian export order

SDM has been sold to a Russian cement plant in a major export deal by a UK bulk-handling equipment manufacturer advised by Chamber International.

BCC: Disappointing lack of progress on continuity trade agreements

DG at BCC comments on the latest update to existing trade agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

BCC/DHL: Volatility and price pressures weighing on UK exporters

The percentage of both manufacturing and services exporters who are expecting to increase their prices has risen in the past three months, latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook.

Multimodal champions young logistics professionals and innovative shippers as FTA Multimodal Awards opens for nominations

Snooker legend Steve Davis, OBE, has been announced as the host of the gala event.

New partnership will help Chamber International target Brazil

A major new international business partnership, the third in the last six months, has been launched by Chamber International, to help UK businesses trade with Brazil.

BCC: Government must listen to business on tariffs

DG of BCC comments on reports that the Cabinet is considering options around making imports tariff-free across the board if we leave the EU next month without a deal.

China announces more import and export duty cuts for 2019

Effective from 1 January 2019, China slashed import tariffs on 706 categories of products across a wide range of commodity codes.

Export Competition Encourages UK SMEs to take UK Plc to the World in 2019

The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) has launched its 10th ‘Open to Export Competition’ to encourage businesses to take ownership of their international strategies.

BCC responds to result of meaningful vote

“The overriding priority for both government and Parliament must now be to avoid the clear danger that a ‘no deal’ exit on the 29th of March would pose to businesses and communities across the UK."

In conversation with… Tim Bailey, International Trade Director, Chamber International

Chamber International is enjoying an upsurge in enquiries about export opportunities as the UK’s entrepreneur community prepares for a post-Brexit trading environment.

Notice to exporters 2019/01:

The open general export licence military goods: collaborative project Typhoon has been updated to include Qatar as a permitted destination (effective 17 January 2019).

2019 China Official Holiday Schedule

If you are doing business with partners there, or plan to do so in the coming year, then make sure you take note of these dates and put them in your own calendar.

Internship research fast-tracks specialist export support for innovative businesses

Detailed research and analysis by 2 Leeds University students working as interns at Chamber International is set to help 10 businesses fast track their exporting to Dubai and China.

Chamber International supports Yorkshire laboratory supply company with export to China

Sophisticated laboratory equipment has been exported from Poland to China for a South Yorkshire business by overseas trade specialist, Chamber International.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Big squeeze on firms from recruitment, prices and cash flow

Survey finds that the UK economy ended 2018 stuck in a weak holding pattern as a result of heightened Brexit uncertainty and other economic pressures.

BCC: Westminster should be focused on needs of the country

Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce comments on the news that the Prime Minister will face a vote of no confidence.

BCC/DHL: Price pressures hitting manufacturing exporters

The survey, of over 2,500 exporters, shows that there is an increasing number of firms who are expecting to increase prices in the next three months.

DB Cargo UK launches new freight tracking system for customers

The new web-based portal allows DB Cargo UK customers to see the number and type of wagons on their service, as well as exactly what progress the loco is making at any given time.

See when we're open during the holiday period

Trade documentation services during the holiday period.

BCC comments on Brexit agreement

“Businesses will recognise the huge efforts made by the Prime Minister and across government to reach this milestone", DG of BCC.

Maritime marks WWI centenary with fleet of poppies

Maritime Transport has once again pledged its support to the Suffolk Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal by displaying poppies on its vehicles for the duration of Remembrance.

China jumps from 76 to 46 in World Bank “Ease of Doing Business” report

World Bank makes fascinating reading once again. One stand-out change is the huge overall gain made by China in the global rankings, up by 30 places in the last year.

Elddis Transport joins Palletforce

Elddis Transport, which is based on Consett, Co Durham, has joined the Palletforce network and will cover postcodes in the Consett area and north into the Tyne Valley.

Harrogate Water sets sights on Japanese market opportunity

An important new market for Harrogate Water could be Japan, according to sales and marketing director Rob Pickering.

Initial BCC reaction to Budget 2018: A shot in the arm for business investment and growth

“The Chancellor has demonstrated that he is listening to business concerns by delivering a Budget that supports investment and growth”, DG of the British Chambers of Commerce.

International handbag entrepreneur has import costs cut with help from Chamber International

An international handbag entrepreneur with a base in the UK has had her manufacturing import costs reduced thanks to help from overseas trade specialist, Chamber International.

BCC: Ease Brexit uncertainty to boost innovation through trade

BCC & DHL survey has today revealed that almost half of businesses have uncertainty over Brexit front of mind when deciding whether to trade internationally.

Does the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement harbinger a new global trade order?

After 12 months of negotiations, the US, Mexico and Canada have finally signed a new deal to replace the 25-year-old NAFTA and many feel that it has significant implications.

Health product firm Smart Organic Solutions sets out plans to boost exports by 40%

Smart Organic Solutions appoints Chamber International to help it boost global exports by 40% after breaking into the African market.

HMRC launches phased roll out of Customs Declaration Service

New customs software has been launched by HMRC and is due to be in full implemented by early next year.

New German packaging law introduces Central Register along with other important changes

On 1 January 2019 the new German Packaging Act (VerpackG) will come into effect, which will bring a number of significant changes for companies introducing or circulating packaging in Germany.

UK companies must ensure quest for profits avoids modern slavery

Capitalism has long accepted that to generate business profits it is crucial to drive down costs but how far should this go?

Wide-Ranging Technical Guidance Issued By Government In Event of ‘No Deal’ Brexit

Wide-ranging technical notices detailing guidance for UK companies and individuals if Britain ends up with a ‘no-deal’ Brexit have been published by the Government.

Chamber International sponsors PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards

Overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, is among sponsors for the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards and International Trade Campaign 2019.

International Christmas posting dates released by Royal Mail

A comprehensive list of final dates for posting letters around the world, so that they arrive in time for Christmas, has been issued by the Royal Mail.

Immigration message not being heard, says UKWA

UKWA CEO has expressed the Association’s disappointment that the Government seems not to have recognised the critical labour shortage facing the warehousing and logistics industry.

Northern Powerhouse Export Awards return for 2019

The annual PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards is set to return for a 3rd year to recognise the North’s top exporters and celebrate achievements in international trade.

World Trade Report 2018 highlights transformative impact of digital technologies on trade

WTO’s World Trade Report finds that digital technologies will have a profound impact on global trade, adding up to 34 percentage points to trade growth by 2030.

Six months to Brexit: Major new BCC survey finds investment and recruitment would be cut in the event of ‘no deal’

One of the biggest surveys of business intentions since the EU referendum has found that nearly 2/3 of firms still aren’t preparing for Brexit.

Germany to tackle online VAT fraud

The German Government has recently agreed to hold online market places jointly liable with sellers who do not register for and pay VAT in Germany - new law expected to come into force in January 2019.

New streamlined single customs declaration for importing into China

New streamlined single customs declaration in place after CIQ's merger with China Customs.

Chamber International internships help overseas students interested in global trade

Two new interns have worked with Chamber International this summer in a programme that helps young people learn about overseas trade and adding a global dimension to businesses.

Major contract to supply Vietnam won by Harrogate Water Brands

A MAJOR export contract to supply its award-winning bottled spring water to Vietnam has been won by Harrogate Water Brands.

Charlotte’s international dissertation shows she’s First Class

The barriers facing SMEs when seeking international markets was the subject of a dissertation by a Chamber International intern, Charlotte Macdowell.

Growing concern as president Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO

A threat to pull out of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) – a body the US helped create – has been made by president Trump.

US launches second batch of tariffs on Chinese products amid “unfair trade practices” claims

The US has stepped up its trade dispute with China by imposing a second batch of 25 per cent tariffs on around $16bn worth of Chinese imports.

Ellis extends export expertise with executive appointment

Global cable cleat innovator and market leader, Ellis has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Luke Berridge as export sales executive.

Hybrid technology makes operations greener and cleaner for DP World

DP World has announced it will be investing in the latest green technology at its UK ports to cut emissions and reduce its carbon footprint.

Major expansion to UK’s biggest port announced

ABP has announced a major expansion plan for two of its key operations in the Port of Immingham.

UK financial services importance to EU detailed in post-Brexit partnership proposal

The huge significance of the UK finance services sector to global trade –especially in the EU – is detailed in a new government proposal for a UK-EU post-Brexit financial services partnership.

'Passport' extension for expo exhibitors

Shanghai Customs has issued a number of new measures as the city prepares for the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in November.

Sterling volatility major concern for exporters, says BCC/DHL Quarterly Survey

Many exporters are performing well but economic and political factors are weighing on them, according to the latest British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) survey in partnership with DHL.

Give your business a global profile by entering the Open To Export Awards

Businesses wanting to create a global profile – and win prizes - have until Friday August 31 to enter the Open to Export International Business Awards.

Extra bureaucracy for businesses if UK leaves EU without a deal, Brexit secretary warns

Instructions for businesses are among "practical and proportionate" warnings set out by Brexit secretary in case the UK leaves the EU without a satisfactory negotiated agreement.

BCC comments on Brexit notices: A start, but businesses need more detail

DG of BCC comments on the publication of the 1st tranche of UK Government technical notices aimed at giving businesses and consumers advice on the implications of a 'no deal' Brexit.

UK Publishes Proposal for ‘Fair and Open’ Post-Brexit Partnership with EU

It will be essential for the UK to offer a fair and competitive market for EU companies wishing to trade in the country after Brexit and visa versa, a new UK-EU partnership proposal document says.

Shipping Minister opens Portsmouth’s new £9m linkspan

Portsmouth International Port's new £9m linkspan has been officially opened by Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani MP.

Chamber International announces new deal to help businesses trade with UAE and Middle East

A major new business partnership, which will provide better UK support for companies wishing to trade in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Middle East, has been announced.

Expo 2020 Dubai eyes major Chinese business, visitor boost

Expo 2020 Dubai signs agreement with the China-Arab International Cooperation Committee to encourage Chinese firms to get involved.

Approval for flagship logistics park in Sheffield

Thousands of jobs are set to be created as a 838,000 sq ft new flagship prime logistics park, located on the site of the former Outokumpo works in Sheffield, has been given the go-ahead.

Gold Award for PD Ports’ Health and Safety

PD Ports, one of UK’s major port groups, achieves Gold status in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health & Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.

Speak up for global trade as force for good, WTO members urged

ALL those who believe in trade as a force for good should speak up in its defence as global tensions rise, DG of the World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevedo, has urged.

Port of Liverpool to receive new container services

Peel Ports’ Liverpool2 will welcome its largest regular caller to date when 2M (Maersk and MSC alliance) introduce a new transatlantic container service to the port beginning 22 July 2018.

Notice to exporters 2018/19: consultation launched on the national security and investment white paper

On 24 July 2018 the government published a white paper, national security and investment: proposed legislative reforms, and launched a public consultation.

Global crunch time as Whitakers Chocolates starts export drive with help from Chamber International

ONE of the UK’s best-known confectioners which supplies ten million chocolates a week around the world, is working with Chamber International to increase its exports.

Notice to exporters 2018/18: 12 OGELs updated to clarify security provisions

Twelve military and dual-use OGELs have been amended.

Kloeckner metals UK steels itself for export drive as global demand rises for British products

A global export drive is being launched by Kloeckner Metals UK to capitalise on growing overseas demand for British size and grade materials.

Three new export advisers join expanding team at Chamber International

THREE new staff have joined overseas trade specialist, Chamber International as part of a more experienced and cosmopolitan team able to speak 12 different languages.

DP World Southampton reaches new heights

Two brand new giant quay cranes, some of the biggest in the UK and almost as tall as the London Eye, will take up position at Southampton port’s container terminal.

ATA Carnet a boom for many businesses in Qatar

Event organisers in Qatar are now more confident on holding international exhibitions in the run-up to implementation of ATA Carnet in Qatar from August 1.

BCC comments on new monthly GDP statistics and trade figures

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) comments on the new monthly GDP statistics and key short-term indicators for May 2018.

XPO Logistics moves the Tour de France for the 38th year

XPO Logistics has been named the official transport partner of the 105th Tour de France, one of the world’s biggest sporting events.

Record quarter for P&O Ferries' Zeebrugge-Hull dedicated freight service

P&O Ferries has reported the highest freight volumes yet on its new dedicated lift unit freight service between Zeebrugge and Hull, with Q2 seeing a fifth consecutive quarter of growth.

China announces new emissions limits for ships

All ships involved in domestic trades must comply with the IMO’s MARPOL NOx Tier II emission limits from 1 September 2018.

PD Ports make the move to TOPS at Multimodal 2018

Fargo Systems has announced that it has been appointed by PD Ports to provide transport management solutions to its logistics arm.

BCC: new momentum needed from both sides for Brexit breakthrough

Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce comments on Brexit progress ahead of the European Council meeting.

Notice to exporters 2018/17: Argentina export control policy updated

The restrictions imposed in 2012 on military and dual use exports to military end users in Argentina have changed.

Guidance on EU nationals a positive step, says BCC

The guidance published today will be welcomed by employers and EU employees alike - Mike Spicer, Director of Research at the British Chambers of Commerce.

WTO moves closer to full implementation of trade facilitation agreement

A total of 63 updates from WTO members on their timetables and needs to implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) were welcomed at the organisation’s May meeting.

Notice to exporters 2018/14: EU renews Russia sanctions concerning annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol

The EU has renewed its territorial sanctions that were put in place in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia until 23 June 2019.

Heathrow flying high

Cargo at Heathrow Airport has grown for the 22nd consecutive month, passing the 144,000 tonne mark in May.

PD Ports’ Director recognised in honours list

Jim French, PD Ports’ Director Portcentric Logistics, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to young people in the transport industry.

ABCC closing times during Eid al-Fitr

The ABCC will be closed on Friday 15 June 2018, for only one day, returning for business as usual on Monday 18 June 2018.

Brexit Latest - EU Issues Origin Notice

All Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United Kingdom from 30 March 2019, 00:00h (CET) ('the withdrawal date').

Notice to exporters 2018/13: Effective 11 June 2018 New Merger and Takeover rules potentially affecting UK exporters

The government has strengthened its ability to scrutinise mergers and takeovers that may raise national security concerns, through new rules that came into force from 11 June 2018.

UK Government transport proposal seeks continuity with EU after Brexit

Continuity of air, maritime and rail services is at the heart of a framework document published by the government to discuss UK transport with the EU after Brexit.

EBCC closing times during Eid al-Fitr

Please note that the Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 of June 2018.

Central Bank of Egypt issues new instructions

These instructions are in light of the document issued by The Central Bank of Egypt dated 21.12.15 to its participation in reinforcing the national economy, removing trade barriers, and introducing easier measures for import

Updates from Thamesport and Felixstowe

A new short-sea container service has been launched from Hutchison Ports' London Thamesport providing even more choice for shippers in the South of England.

Government sets out framework for future EU trade partnership

UK Government sets out series of measures to promote a “new, deep and special partnership” with the EU after Brexit.

Open to Export launches International Business Awards Competition

Companies from anywhere in the world are invited to enter their completed ‘Export Action Plans’, using Open to Export’s (OTE) online planning tool, before 10 August 2018.

JD.com’s Europe-China freight train takeover brings the Chinese market even closer to EU merchants

JD has a new highly efficient and cost-effective answer for merchants looking to get their products from EU into the hands of consumers in China – its own special freight train.

China’s launches TIR operations in major stage of Belt and Road Initiative

China has opened its borders to TIR in what is seen as a major stage in its ambitious Belt and Road initiative to open up trade and economic development with the West.

Notice to exporters 2018/12: open general transhipment licence updated following Venezuela sanctions

The ECJU has amended and republished its open general transhipment licence (OGTL).

BCC to Prime Minister: Time to 'fix the fundamentals' for UK growth

Gathered today in Manchester, Chamber business leaders are calling on the Prime Minister to balance the importance of securing the best possible deal with the EU.

Good news for Middle East trade as Qatar joins carnet system

Global trade with the Middle East is to get a boost after a decision by Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry to join the WCF ATA Carnet system this summer.

Exporters urged to present documents early during the month of Ramadan.

The Arab British Chamber of Commerce and Embassies of the Arab League based in London will operate to shorter working hours during Ramadan.

UPS strengthens cross-border capabilities with new flagship £120 million London hub

UPS officially opened its new 32,000 square metre package sorting and delivery facility in the south east of England.

Agility Logistics reports 30% rise in Q1 profits, in “very strong start” to 2018

Agility has announced its Q1 2018 financial results, , revenue for the quarter reached KD 371.8 million and EBITDA was KD 37.7 million.

April showers record cargo volumes on Heathrow

London-Heathrow airport cargo volumes enjoyed their 21st consecutive record month in April 2018.

BCC comments on trade statistics

"The narrowing in the UK’s trade deficit in the quarter is a welcome improvement from the weaker performance in the previous quarter, and mainly reflects a fall in goods imports from non-EU countries."

DP World’s Chris Lewis recognised with FTA Multimodal Personality of the Year 2018

Chris Lewis, MD of DP World UK and CEO of London Gateway, was recognised with Multimodal Personality of the Year at the FTA Multimodal Awards in Birmingham.

Notice to exporters 2018/11: OGELs amended to exclude Burma

On 27 April the EU amended its Burma sanctions regime to extend and strengthen its measures.

Notice to exporters 2018/10:

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recently prosecuted Carbosynth Limited for unlicensed exports of controlled chemicals.

China replaces hand-written visa application forms with electronic versions

Chinese authorities have done away with the old hand-written visa application forms and replaced them with new ones that must be typed.

Singapore Airlines Named TripAdvisor's 'Best Airline In The World'

Singapore Airlines has been named this year’s ‘Best Airline in the World’ in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2018.

Notice to exporters 2018/09: UK company fined six-figure sum for illegal exports

A UK exporter has recently been fined more than £100,000 for exporting military goods without a license.

Dairy-free hot drinks to be part of ‘Sweet Revolution’ in China

A RANGE of organic dairy-free drinks from a Yorkshire family business are set to cause a major stir in China, thanks to ‘origin’ specialists at Chamber International.

Innovative Ellis secures US Army Corps of Engineers civil works project

Cable cleats designed and manufactured in Yorkshire by Ellis have been specified and installed by (USACE) at the Fort Randall dam in Pickstown, South Dakota.

Notice to exporters 2018/08: new open general export licence published and 26 OGELs updated

The Department for International Trade has published a new open general export licence (OGEL).

Why exports are crucial to business success

Companies from throughout Scotland are discovering the benefits of exporting – from growing sales to minimising risk – while learning how to conquer challenges.

Notice to exporters 2018/07: guidance on the ‘Cryptography Note’

The ECJU has published detailed guidance on interpreting the ‘Cryptography Note’ – Note 3 to Category 5 Part 2, Information Security in Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No. 428/2009.

Omega forms new logistics partnership with XPO

Omega Plc has partnered with XPO Logistics to manage its distribution operations across the UK, as part of Omega’s “multimillion-pound investment and expansion programme”.

Bibby transports chocolate to make 65 million eggs for Easter

Bibby Distribution has transported 9,000 tonnes of liquid chocolate to manufacturers across the UK in the build-up to Easter, enough to make an Easter egg for everyone in Britain.

Evidence call as UK sets up Trade Remedies Authority as part of quitting EU

A new Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) is being set up by the UK as part of the process of leaving the EU and becoming an independent trading nation.

ABP Southampton welcomes biggest container ship yet​

ABP Southampton welcomed the largest container ship yet this weekend with the arrival of the CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery.

UK exports set to grow in subdued UK economy, says BCC economic forecast

The UK’s international trade is forecast to grow in 2018 and the next two years, says the latest British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) forecast

The WTO and ICC select the Institute of Export & International Trade's 'Small Business Champions Initiative

The WTO and the ICC have selected The Institute of Export & International Trade’s proposal to run an ‘Open to Export International Business Awards’ over the summer of 2018, as part of the Small Business Champions initiative,

Notice to exporters 2018/06:

European Union Member States have produced some draft guidance on the meaning of ‘specially designed for military use’, an expression widely used in export control legislation.

Notice to exporters 2018/04:

Changes have been made to article 2 (Interpretation) and Schedule 2 of the order. Four open general export licences have been amended accordingly.

P&O Ferries and Forth Ports plan new £150 million berth at Tilbury

P&O Ferries and Forth Ports have announced plans for new purpose-built £150m river berth on the Thames which will treble the port's freight capacity to 600k units a year by 2020.

Conformity to G-Mark Regulation now mandatory for exports to Saudi Arabia

SASO has recently begun to enforce the G-Mark Regulation for low voltage electrical products and toys, products must now comply with the G-Mark Technical Regulation.

DFDS reports record performance as North Sea freight volumes grow 7 percent

North Sea freight volumes grew by 7% in 2017. Despite Brexit and delayed agreement between the UK and EU, DFDS see that the UK’s economy is still growing, albeit at a slower pace.

Notice to exporters 2018/03:

Updates to controls on 'information security' products using cryptography - with the use of cryptography becoming more widespread, there has been an increase in the number of items controlled in this category.

Agility rides demand for infrastructure, contract logistics to strong 2017

Global demand for warehousing and freight forwarding services pushed Agility Logistics’ fourth-quarter net profits up 22.5 percent to US$64.3 million.

Cable cleat experts Ellis secure Abu Dhabi deal

Cable cleat manufacturer, Ellis has once again demonstrated its export expertise by securing a major order from the Abu Dhabi Company for Petroleum Oil Operations (ADCO).

SASO announced new requirement for shipment certificate for exports of selected electricals

SASO has recently made an announcement regarding a new requirement for SASO Recognition Certificate which shall be effective from 15th February, 2018.

Agility is first forwarder to work with Maersk/IBM on Blockchain

Agility is the first freight forwarder to collaborate on a Maersk-IBM solution using blockchain technology to manage and track container shipments.

BCC: UK's trade position weakened by rise in imports

The sharp deterioration in the UK's net trade position in December was disappointing and means that trade is likely to have been a drag on UK growth in the final quarter of the year.

Chamber International sponsors York and North Yorkshire Chamber Dinner with guest speaker Jeremy Vine

Chamber International is among sponsors for this year's York and North Yorkshire Chamber annual dinner where the guest speaker is broadcaster and journalist, Jeremy Vine.

Calling budding Young International Traders

Students are called to join groundbreaking ‘Young International Traders’ scheme as it scales up to become a national campaign.

Yorkshire manufacturer exports to Israel with help from Chamber International

Beechfield Acoustics delivers its 1st consignment of silencers to a company in Haifa, Israel, for its own use and to supply to other businesses in the country.

Success for UK freight forwarders

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has revealed the winners of its Freight Service Awards Competition 2017.

Port of Southampton looks forward to a record breaking 2018

2018 looks set to be another record-breaking year at the Port of Southampton, says Director Alastair Welch.

China waives import VAT and duties related to capital equipment components

On January 8, six Chinese government departments issued a joint announcement on the adjustment of import tax policy major technical equipment and its components.

Praise from Italian business after Chamber International alerts over Malaysian fake tenders scam

Three-quarters of a million businesses worldwide visit Chamber International’s website each year to keep up-to-date with the articles and information we carry.

Warning to exporters using postal services

We are receiving an unusually high number of queries relating to export documents being delayed or lost in the post.

CEO of Associated British Ports honoured for lifetime achievement

Chief Executive of Associated British Ports, James Cooper, has been honoured with a prestigious lifetime achievement award, in recognition of his contribution to the logistics industry.

No 'buts' as Chamber International helps IF Plc target China

Innovative book business, which already exports more than half its turnover to 70 countries, has appointed Chamber International to help develop its sales in China.

Notice to exporters 2017/29: 9 open licences amended - confirmation

As a result of amendments to the EU dual-use export control listwhich came into force on 16 December 2017, the export control organisation has updated 9 open general licences.

2018 China Official Holiday Schedule

China’s official holiday schedule for 2018 – the year of the dog - was released in November. If you are doing business with China, or plan to do so in the coming year, make sure you take note of these dates.

BCC forecast: Uncertainty constraining UK economic growth

BCC has slightly downgraded its 3-year outlook for the UK economy, cutting growth expectations from 1.6% to 1.5% in 2017, from 1.2% to 1.1% in 2018, from 1.4% to 1.3% in 2019.

PD Ports appointed as ships agent in the Humber region for KESS

PD Ports has been appointed as ships agent in the Humber region for one of Europe’s major short sea carrier operators, “K” Line European Sea Highway Services (KESS).

Arab British Chamber 40th Anniversary Accolade for Chamber International

A special award for supporting the Arab British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) in the 40 years since it was launched has been made to overseas trade specialist, Chamber International.

Innovative Ellis scoops two awards at York Press Business Awards

Ellis Patents was the big winner at the York Press Business Awards 2017, winning the Business Innovation of the Year award and being named The Press Business of the Year.

Yorkshire calling: how grassroots support is helping regional's exports flourish

Few issues have thrust overseas trade into the public eye like the Brexit vote and its ramifications in the current sometimes-tetchy negotiations with Michel Barnier.

China announces consumer goods import tariff cuts from 1 December

China's customs bureau received written instruction from the State Council to temporarily cut import tariffs for a wide range of consumer goods, from the start of next month.

Notice to exporters 2017/27: nine open licences amended

The Export Control Organisation (ECO) has updated and amended 9 open general export licences (OGELs).

Groupe Eurotunnel becomes Getlink

This new name, reflecting the dynamism of connection and exchange, marks the Group’s passage into an exciting new era for mobility infrastructures.

Catalonia comes to Birmingham

Barcelona connects to 400 milion consumers in Europe and North Africa in under 48 hours. With state of the art infrastructures, the logistics sector in Catalonia is a sound sector for foreign investment.

Exporting to Saudi Arabia - Enforcement of SASO Technical Regulation for Degradable Plastic Products

All Degradable plastic products being exported to Saudi Arabia as a final product must bear the below “Oxo-biodegradable” logo from 12 December on.

Impact Handling acquires Bendigo Mitchell

Impact Handling continues to strengthen its UK operation with the acquisition of Midlands-based Fork Lift Specialist Bendigo Mitchell.

Goods exported to the Ivory Coast will require Certificates of Conformity from 1st March 2018

The Government of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) has introduced a Verification of Conformity programme for all exports to the country which commences 1st March 2018.

Notice to exporters 2017/25: new EU sanctions against Venezuela

European Union imposed new sanctions against Venezuela. The restrictive measures came into force on 14 November 2017.

Heathrow moves a record 150,000 metric tonnes of cargo

Heathrow Airport has handled more than 150,000 metric tonnes of cargo in a month for the first time.

Maersk revenue up 14pc in Q3

Maersk executed on the strategy to separate out its energy businesses in Q3 and entered into an agreement for Total S.A. to acquire Maersk Oil for US$7,450.0 million.

Multimodal speeds up with Eurotunnel

Logistics companies depend on us for our speed and efficiency helping them to deliver goods with confidence.

New vehicle export terminal opened by International Trade Minister

A vehicle export terminal, part of a £50m investment by ABP in the Port of Southampton, has been officially opened by International Trade Minister, the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP.

UK credit agency partners with banks to offer better support for exporters

British exporters can access financial support faster and more efficiently, thanks to a new scheme by the UK’s specialist credit agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF).

New platform to speed Hapag container moves

Hapag-Lloyd has become the first ocean carrier in the UK to offer the reUse container management services offered through Avantida.

Yusen Logistics awarded major logistics contract with Haier

Yusen Logistics UK has been awarded a major contract with Haier for nationwide distribution of their complete product range.

BCC Budget Submission: be bold, Chancellor, and ease business rates hardship

BCC urges the government to take immediate action to halt the expected 3.9% increase in business rates valuations next year.

Tributes Paid to Exporting Titan Mike Strawson

Tributes have been paid to Mike Strawson who died on Sunday 8 October after a brave battle with cancer.

Tissuemed looks to seal more deals in China

Surgical technology company is working with Chamber International, as it develops sales by gaining a greater understanding of Chinese commerce and healthcare.

Latest trade figures 'paint gloomy picture' says British Chambers of Commerce

Latest trade figures released today (Tuesday Oct 10) by The Office For National Statistics show a far weaker position than usual for this time of year, British Chambers of Commerce says.

Better export sales fail to spark UK economic growth, says British Chambers of Commerce Survey

British export sales and orders improved during the last three months contributing to overall ‘muted growth’, according to the latest BCC Quarterly Economic Survey.

CM Downton has expanded its operations with the acquisition of a 280,000 sq ft distribution hub

The large warehouse is based on a 20-acre site at Newhouse Farm Distribution Centre in Chepstow, which previously belong to supermarket retailer Tesco.

Gist wins three-year contract with Arla Foods UK

Gist has won a new contract with Arla Foods UK to store and distribute milk in the north of England and Scotland.

FTA launches new Logistics Awards celebrating Leadership and Excellence across the Supply Chain

Nominations are open for the inaugural FTA Logistics Awards, recognising leadership and excellence from across the supply chain.

The United Nations of Ellis

Distributors from 20 different countries descended on the North Yorkshire village of Rillington this week for cable cleat manufacturer, Ellis’ triennial Distributor Conference.

Davies Turner adds apprentices

Davies Turner & Co Ltd has again recruited a total of 12 A-level school leavers and graduates for this year’s trainee programme.

Innovative car styling business seeks Chamber International help to move exports up a gear in China

An innovative car-styling company has contracted Chamber International to help it create new sales partnerships in China.

BIFA's Standard Trading Conditions to be launched on 1st October

The new edition of the British International Freight Association's (BIFA) Standard Trading Conditions (STC) will be launched on 1st October 2017. The terms were last revised in 2005.

University students get helping hand from Chamber International

A Swiss-Italian student has received special help with a thesis for a Chinese and Management MA at Leeds University from overseas trade specialist, Chamber International.

Certificates of Conformity now required for goods exported to Kurdistan

With immediate effect, shipments to the Kurdistan region will require a Certificate of Conformity in order to clear customs.

British food exporters relieved as China delays introduction of new EHC requirement

China's proposed extension of the Export Health Certificate requirement has been delayed and will no longer be introduced on 1 October 2017, officials have announced.

Extra authorisation needed for non-UK goods bound for Iraq

All goods made outside the UK, and being exported to Iraq, must now be accompanied by a formal letter of authorisation from the sender, the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce says.

Yorkshire clothing designer set to bring 'unique' fashion brand to China

Yorkshire men’s fashion company, which wants to help revitalise UK's textile industry, is to step up exporting to China after being selected for a major new showcase of British brands in Beijing.

British Chamber of Commerce calls for greater clarity on future dispute resolution with the EU

Although the Government says Britain “will take back control of our laws” after Brexit, it does not rule out the ECJ keeping its jurisdiction during a transition period due to start from March 2019.

Trade documentation services during Eid Al Adha

Several embassies will close for several days during the week commencing on Tuesday 29 August and part of the following week.

BCC comments on government position paper on continuity in availability of goods

Businesses will welcome the British government's desire to maintain maximum continuity in the way goods are traded when the UK withdraws from the EU, DG of BCC.

Export industry boasts solid performance in new BCC/DHL Trade Outlook report

The survey, based on the responses of over 3,500 exporting businesses, shows that export sales remained steady during Q2 2017, still standing at the third highest level on record.

"Don't get tricked by Malaysian fake tenders scam" businesses warned

Businesses are being alerted by BBC to watch out for Malaysian fraudsters who issue bogus tenders to “lure, deceive and swindle money from overseas businesses.

Qatar invests for new era for trade and launches new business centre

British businesses interested in doing business with Qatar are being urged to get involved now as the country invests in a new era of trade and investment.

BCC: UK's trade position remains underwhelming

"The sharp deterioration in UK’s net trade position in June was disappointing, and means trade deficit in Q2 of this year came in slightly higher than in the previous quarter", BCC.

UK's services export surplus is growing three times faster outside the EU

BRITAIN is exporting more and more of its services expertise to the furthest continents in the world, far outstripping its performance with the EU, latest figures from ONS.

Demand for export help creates new role at Chamber International

Growing demand for help with exporting has led Chamber International to boost its client services team with the appointment of a new account handler.

New export regulations for some goods issued by Iraq

New export regulations for some categories of goods being sent to Iraq have been issued by the country’s embassy.

Professional background of UK's new chief trade negotiator shows nation’s future is in safe hands

Crawford Falconer, who holds joint UK/New Zealand citizenship, will not come into his own until Britain starts negotiating with the rest of the world after Brexit is complete.

Two EU countries announce plans to invest in UK

Two EU countries have announced plans either to manufacture in the UK or open a base here.

Iraq issues list of hazardous chemicals that need import license

Companies exporting hazardous chemical materials to Iraq will now need an import license before they do so, Embassy of the Republic of Iraq.

Exporters can catch up on latest data protection information

Exporters can catch up with forthcoming legislative changes at a briefing to be held by York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce next month.

Queens Award for Enterprise 2017

If you think your business deserves to be recognised as one of the very best, enter The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Winners have reported gaining global recognition, boosting staff morale and increasing growth.

Footstools asks Chamber International to take a seat and help its European export drive

A Yorkshire bespoke furniture manufacturer has contracted overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, to help it double exports to Europe in the next 12 months.

Expect signs astonishing deal

Expect Distribution has signed a three year contract with cruelty-free cleaning product manufacturer Astonish.

Descartes adds proscribed terrorist groups to denied party database

Descartes Systems has announced that the database of denied and restricted parties has been extended to include terrorist groups and organisations banned under UK law.

DSV lift with Stannah renewal

DSV has retained Stannah’s UK business thanks to its transparency and local approach to business.

The British Chamber of Commerce Qatar statement on the GCC/Qatar trade embargo

BCCQ remains confident that the long-term economic prospects for Qatar look exceedingly strong.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Subdued growth in Q2 amid challenging business conditions

Based on the responses of over 7,700 businesses in Q2 2017, the results for both sectors indicate that the UK economy grew at a subdued rate in the second quarter of 2017.

UK freight forwarders welcome Customs fallback system

BIFA welcomed news that an electronic back up system has received formal approval from UK government.

Cars via landbridge to Zeebrugge

First China-built Volvo S90 sedans arrive in Europe via ground-breaking rail link.

Maersk Advisory Update July 9th 2017

Most of Maesrk systems now back online and tracking data up to 8th of July available.

Channel Tunnel innovation

€6.4 million Freight Train scanner, paid for entirely by Eurotunnel, will be sited on the national railway network following an agreement reached with SNCF Réseau.

Port of Hull secures new Polish/Baltic sailing with Unifeeder

ABP have announced that market leader for container transportation, Unifeeder have confirmed their second Polish/Baltic sailing to the Humber will call at the port of Hull.

Businesses hear how China's new Silk Road will bring work and trade opportunities

UK Businesses heard how they can prepare to bid for contracts in the world's biggest-ever infrastructure project and help open to door to wider trade with China.

Potato crisp manufacturer on track with exports after signing deal to supply Aldi stores in Australia

Seabrook Crisps on target to achieve four per cent of its annual £30m turnover in export sales by the end of this financial year.

Central Bank of Egypt removes foreign currency transfer limits

The Central Bank of Egypt has removed limits on international currency transfers, a long-awaited step that could spur foreign investment to Egypt.

Trade documentation services during Eid El-Fitr

Certification and legalisation of documents for the Middle East and other Islamic regions with be delayed with the end of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday (June 26).

Heathrow and Exporting is GREAT launch World of Opportunity Grants Programme

Grants programme to provide 20 SMEs with the financial boost they need to explore and develop export opportunities through trade missions, trade shows or market research.

Asda opens doors to £100m automated DC

Asda has opened the doors to its new £100m automated distribution centre in Warrington, with an official visit by Prince Andrew.

Chamber International China affairs specialist to speak at Hong Kong trade seminar

A China affairs specialist at Chamber International has been selected to speak at a free seminar in Leeds this month to help businesses access the Asian export market.

FTA urges Customs rethink

The FTA has called for the new government to review its decision to leave the EU Customs Union, given the confusion caused by the results of the General Election and lack of a clear mandate from British voters.

Another record breaker at the Port of Felixstowe

The largest container ship to call in North Europe so far has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe.

Clipper signs pan-European deal with Smiffys

Clipper Logistics has signed a new contract with fancy dress supplier Smiffys, which has a network over 5,000 stockists globally.

Qatari restrictions set to disrupt shipping sector, report says

A report by HFW lists a series of measures taken against Qatar including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severing diplomatic ties.

Sterling Oil set for 'breakthrough' export boost to Iraqi market

A Yorkshire company is set to export blended oils to one of the world’s biggest oil producing countries after seeking help from overseas trade specialist, Chamber International.

BCC reaction to General Election result

The formation of a workable administration that can give voters and businesses confidence around economic management must be the immediate priority.

GCC States Trade Embargo with Qatar

The Qatar government have emphasised that their ports and the airport remain open and they are operating business as usual for companies that have future business in Qatar.

Northern Logistics Specialist Short-Listed for National Award

A Lancashire distribution professional has been shortlisted for a national logistics award.

Hapag-Lloyd and UASC complete merger

Peel Logistics Property has bought a 48-acre former steel site next to Meadowhall to develop a new flagship prime logistics park.

FINAL CALL: Export Champion Applications Closing Monday 5th June

CommonwealthFirst is currently accepting applications for their third cohort of UK SME Commonwealth Export Champions.

Exporters urged to present documents early during the month of Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan began on the 27th May and will end on or around the 23rd June 2017.

Notice to exporters 2017/10: latest export control training bulletin published

The ECO has published the latest version of its export control training bulletin including events to help exporters understand their obligations under export control legislation.

Professional Export body honours Chamber International director, Tim Bailey

A prestigious accolade in recognition of services to export has been made to the director of Chamber International, Tim Bailey.

More northern businesses must engage with G20 if UK is to influence post-Brexit international trade

BRITISH businesses need to dramatically increase their engagement with the G20 if the UK wants to influence world trade after Brexit, says the ICC UK.

Flying Jaguars between Birmingham and Chicago

Emirates Skycargo has operated a B777F from Birmingham airport as part of a new bespoke service for the carriage of exclusive Jaguar Land Rover cars to Chicago.

Chamber International cuts import costs for West Yorkshire manufacturer

A major technology import into Yorkshire has been managed by overseas trade specialist, Chamber International.

Message from National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Understand the way coordinated ransomware attacks work and how the existing infections from the malware can spread within networks.

Maersk Line deploys its first 2nd generation Triple-E

Peel Logistics Property has bought a 48-acre former steel site next to Meadowhall to develop a new flagship prime logistics park.

Award Honour for Chamber International Senior Export Adviser

ONE of Yorkshire’s best-known export professionals is being honoured with a special award.

Chamber International Sponsors Prestigious National Export Award

A prestigious international trade award, open to scores of students throughout the UK, is being sponsored by overseas trade specialist, Chamber International.

Global exporter Burberry to open Leeds office and relocate 300 jobs

Luxury fashion brand Burberry, a global exporter, is to relocate 300 jobs to Leeds from its London headquarters in a move that reinforces its commitment to Yorkshire.

Pecan Deluxe contracts Chamber International to keep it sweet with Europe after Brexit

Major Yorkshire food company, which exports more than 75% of its food to the EU, hired Chamber International, to help it continue to prosper in Europe after Brexit takes effect.

Food exporters seek clarity regarding China's new Export Certificate for Foodstuffs

British food and beverage exporters have been seeking answers since China announced a change to requirements for import documentation.

British Centres for Business Launches Services in Abu Dhabi

A professional services company that helps UK companies to break into the UAE market has achieved its ambition to launch in the capital city of Abu Dhabi.

York frozen food manufacturer secures lucrative Japanese export contract with help from Chamber International

York-based and family-run frozen food business JE Hartley has landed a lucrative deal to supply its frozen vegetables to global food giant Heinz in Japan.

Routes and Branches helps businesses reach for growth through overseas trade

Read about Routes and Branches Ltd, a boutique export consultancy which helps British small businesses owners grow their companies and break into export markets.

Good news for East-West trade as Kazakhstan joins Carnet system

There is good news for East-West trade - Kazakhstan to join the World Chamber Federation ATA Carnet system from April 1.

Media and entertainment sectors expertise boosts business at Chamber International

SPECIALIST export work is being referred into Yorkshire from all over the UK in recognition of expertise developed by Chamber International.

Chamber International saves Tate £6,925 import duty with ATA Carnet for film crew

An ATA Carnet issued by overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, has saved £6,925 in import duty for national art gallery, Tate, in London.

Confidence boost for exporters ahead of Article 50 trigger

Confidence among exporters that their turnover will improve jumped in Q4 2016, ahead of further moves towards Brexit.

PD Ports Export Awards success ‘Good for profile of overseas trade’

Cable manufacturer, JDR Cables, was victorious in the first PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards at The Marriott Hotel, Leeds, this month.

York Brewery seeks Chamber International help to export award-winning beers

A North Yorkshire craft brewery is set to start exporting after achieving UK wide sales for its award-winning range of beers.

Logistics specialist joins Chamber International to support UK export drive

Logistics and supply chain professional, Robin Finnis (pictured right), is advising clients from multi-national companies to new-start businesses in Yorkshire and throughout UK.

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, says 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 EU customers and suppliers despite Brexit vote, BCC International Trade Survey, released today (Monday).

The North shines in export awards shortlist

Firms in sectors including digital, healthcare, manufacturing and food & drink are amongst those making the shortlist for the 2016/17 PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards.

New-start: Pharmaceutical business exports first consignment of medicines to Iraq

FIRST consignment of British manufactured medicines has been exported to Iraq by a new Yorkshire pharma business set up to give Iraqi people access to high-quality treatments.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Businesses start New Year in solid health, but inflationary pressures a concern

Results show uptick in the manufacturing sector in Q3 has been sustained in the final quarter, more service sector firms were expecting growth than they were just after the EU referendum.

Four years and half a million customers

British Airways is celebrating four years at Leeds Bradford Airport with news that more than half a million customers have flown to London and beyond from the heart of Yorkshire.

Rise in UK Exports Narrows October Trade Deficit

Exports rose by £2bn, while imports fell by £1.8bn, defying warnings that June’s BREXIT vote would herald a sharp UK export slowdown to the Eurozone.

Our man in China supports UK business at one of country’s biggest trade fairs

China trade specialist, Matthew Grandage, has returned from Sichuan where he helped man the stand of a UK exporter at one of the country’s biggest annual trade fairs.

Chamber International showcases pioneering management software at major trade fair

Chamber International’s pioneering business management tool ‘edge’ got a thumbs up from potential customers when it was demonstrated at its first trade exhibition this autumn.

BCC: Boost SME export support to navigate uncertainty

Results show that exports are expected to grow at a slower pace in the coming months, and confidence in turnover and profitability has also fallen in the medium term.

How Pickersgill-Kaye’s products held the key to unlocking success in overseas markets

AN advertisement in the Official Journal of The European Communities made lock designers and manufacturers, Pickersgill-Kaye Ltd, realise the time had come to consider exporting.

Chilean trade specialist's visit will help Yorkshire businesses wanting to export to Latin America

BUSINESSES wanting to export to Chile can get face-to-face help when a Chilean market intelligence specialist visits West Yorkshire this month - thanks to Chamber International.

Ellis cable cleats installed in Costa Rica for the first time

The Costa Rican electricity authority, ICE has become the first organisation in Costa Rica to install Ellis cable cleats in an electrical installation.

Chamber International connects Verder Pumps with Chamber Overseas Network for export help

HELP from Chamber International in putting Verder Ltd in touch with Chamber Overseas Network has helped the company make two significant export breakthroughs.

Belgian trade official to speak in Yorks after Flanders urges UK post-Brexit trade deal

THE first Belgian trade official to visit Yorks since the PM of its Flanders region said it was desperate to do a post-BREXIT trade deal with the UK is to speak in Leeds this month.

The Proton Group: dispensing beverage hygiene solutions overseas

Breakthroughs in the US market take The Proton Group's exports to new heights.

Exporting to Cameroon - Certificate of Conformity now required

Shipments arriving after the 31 August 2016, and not accompanied by the mandatory Certificate of Conformity, will be rejected and penalties applied.

CurePharma plans overseas healthcare improvements through medicine exports

NEW medicines and pharmaceuticals wholesaler and distributor to solve difficulties faced by millions of people in Iraq in obtaining modern medicines to treat many illnesses effectively.

Top tips for manufacturers new to exporting

Subsequent fall in the value of the pound has created a more competitive climate for UK businesses trading overseas.

Brazil clears final hurdle to enter ATA Carnet System before the Olympics

Brazil has entered the international ‘passport for goods’ system, ATA Carnets, in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics which starts in Rio De Janeiro on 5 August.

British Chambers of Commerce reaction to EU referendum result

Dr Adam Marshall comments on the EU referendum result.

Referendum result poses challenges to exporters but will not end EU trade, says Chamber International

Without access to EU trade agreements, UK businesses could become less competitive.

Show opens new doors for Pickersgill-Kaye’s products

Pickersgill-Kaye reported brisk business following the Home Office’s 2016 Security & Policing Exhibition in Farnborough.

Historic agreement opens door to China for Yorkshire businesses

NEW links with China have been forged for Yorkshire businesses thanks to a pioneering partnership agreed by Chamber International.

The 2016 Chamber Business Awards are open for entry

The Chamber Business Awards are open for entry until midnight on Friday 24 June. Regional winners will be announced on 19 September and national winners on 24 November.

Extra KLM weekday service to take to the skies from today

KLM & LBA now offer more choice and flexibility for people across Yorkshire wishing to connect onto destinations across Europe or to the Far East, China, South America and South Africa.

M&J Seafood teams up with Chamber International for export venture

The UK’s largest independent fish and seafood supplier has just completed its first export order, with help from Chamber International.

Standards and Conformity Certification now required for exports to Bangladesh

Regulated Products not accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity may be subject to post landing examination and testing, resulting in clearance delay or shipment rejection.

Global trade growth to remain sluggish in 2016 as uncertainties hit global demand, WTO warns

GROWTH in world trade is expected to remain sluggish in 2016 but should pickup the following year, according to the latest forecast from Word Trade Organisation (WTO) economists.

Exporting to Gabon - Certificate of Conformity now required

Shipments arriving after the 20 May 2016, and not accompanied by the mandatory Certificate of Conformity, will be rejected and penalties applied.

New Requirements for Plugs and Sockets for Exports to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Standards, Quality and Metrology Organization issued revised Standard for Plugs and Socket Outlets effective 8 May 2016.

Supporting businesses via TwitChat

Chamber International is proud to be supporting Export Week 2016 with various activities including a TwitChat to give exporters an opportunity to ask questions about the mechanics of exporting goods.

See when we’re open during the holiday period

With the upcoming Easter bank holidays exporters are kindly requested to present documentation for certification and legalisation in good time to allow for delays.

Chinese growth opportunities for UK firms

UK exporters should not be put off by China’s slowing economy and volatile stock market, instead focus on significant growth opportunities, according to a trade expert.

Exporting to China is grand for Dales piano maker

A DALES company which secured a lucrative contract to supply hand-built pianos to China is preparing to send the biggest shipment yet - its first full-sized grand piano.

New weight checks for exporters shipping FCLs

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 once again confirmed as top UK airport for on time performance

Leeds Bradford Airport has been named for the second consecutive quarter as the UK airport having the highest percentage of on time flights.

Wensleydale leads the way

A MAJOR campaign to drive up food and drink exports has seen Chamber International client Wensleydale Creamery appointed as a ‘food pioneer’.

Saudis look to Yorkshire experts for trade advice

MEMBERS of an elite Saudi business organisation flew in from Riyadh to learn the secrets of successful exporting from overseas trade specialists Chamber International.

BCC: Co-ordinated international action needed to stop aggressive avoidance schemes

Government called to push for agreement on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting and work with other countries and the OECD to get things right.

Experts coach SMEs to export success

Look out for Guyson and Chamber International at Southern Manufacturing 2016, and learn more about the We are International Export Network from them.

Sanctions relief paves the way for developing UK trade relationship with Iran

UKEF, the UK’s export credit agency, has reintroduced cover to support UK companies seeking to compete for business in Iran.

New importation regulation for Egypt

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.

Cross-government approach at heart of new drive to boost exports

A new whole-of-government approach to boosting British exports delivered through a transformed UKTI has been announced today by Trade Minister Lord Maude.

The UK and China announce new visa changes

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.

BCC: Positive economic growth but manufacturing exports slump

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.

Exports to Turkey - Urgent Notice

The Turkish Customs authorities are no longer accepting electronic signatures on A.TR and EUR1 documents.

Top Bradford exporters reveal secrets of their success

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.

Top Yorkshire exporters reveal secrets of their success

Free event aims to help grow the Yorkshire Economy by helping every business fulfil their export potential.

Shipments to Egypt - stricter paperwork requirements with immediate effect

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.

Businesses get the edge at Export Network event

MORE than 50 business representatives from across the region shared advice and experiences at the ninth We are International Export Network event.

BCC: Business seeking clear results from EU Summit

John Longworth, BCC Director General, comments ahead of the EU Summit

BCC: ‘Gutless’ runway delay bad for business

BCC Director General John Longworth expresses dismay over the delay to increased airport capacity in the South East.

BCC: Trade deficit is a major challenge for the UK

David Kern, Chief Economist at the BCC comments on the UK trade figures for October 2015 published today by the ONS.

Chamber International launch new innovative ‘toolkit’ for small business

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 announces new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Cork

Aer Lingus Regional, has today announced an important new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Cork in SW Ireland commencing on 15th March 2016.

Exports and role of UKTI inquiry launched

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee launches an inquiry looking at Exports and the role of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

A personal insight into one of our senior associates, David Attia, by Telegraph & Argus

Ambitions, achievements, key tips for success, hobbies, and more.

Export experts turn out to spread the word

EXPERIENCED exporters will be sharing their business wisdom and tips at a networking event designed to help others tap into the global marketplace.

'Exporting is GREAT' Roadshow to promote government's most ambitious export campaign to date

Government's most ambitious export campaign to inspire 100,000 more businesses to trade overseas by 2020.

Leeds Bradford airport confirmed as top UK airport for on time performance

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.

Rules of Origin: A decade of negotiating reform leads nowhere

This latest blog, from Chamber International director Tim Bailey, looks at the challenges exporters face in achieving preferential market access for their products.

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Status Discussed at Chamber International Event

THE significance of AEO status in international trade was the theme of a seminar held by Chamber International in Leeds this summer.

New chemical shipment regulations Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

All chemical imports into Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (SAJED) will be subject to new shipment regulations effective 12 December 2015.

BCC: Trade deficit remains excessive despite September improvement

David Kern, Chief Economist at the BCC comments on the UK trade statistics for September 2015 published on Friday 6 November by the ONS.

BCC: Time for a bonfire of the Westminster vanities

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.

BCC: Slump in export growth and confidence dominates Q3 trade outlook

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.

FTA voices concern as Calais again descends into chaos

Frequent invasions of the Eurotunnel compound by migrants in recent days have caused long delays for freight on both sides of the Channel.

BCC: Single Market Review seems less than revolutionary

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

Top Calderdale exporters reveal secrets of their success

Three of Calderdale’s leading exporters are set to share their export journey, offer their insights and reveal their top tips to local businesses.

Border reforms will reduce risk and shorten delivery times for UK exporters

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 launches significant capacity increase on Leeds Bradford – Southampton Route

Eastern Airways has almost doubled seat capacity on its Leeds Bradford – Southampton route to give Yorkshire business travellers even greater choice.

Experts share secrets of world-class exports to put firms on map

Chris Holland meets the Bradford-based specialists Chamber International oiling the wheels of commerce.

50th Country signs up to Trade Facilitation Agreement

Macedonia became the 50th country to ratify the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) this month (October).

Assa Abloy announces acquisition of Pickersgill-Kaye Limited

ASSA ABLOY has acquired Pickersgill-Kaye Ltd, a leading company manufacturing and supplying locking solutions.

China and EU to launch mutual AEO recognition to boost trade

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.

BCC: Trade deficit narrows in August but remains unsustainable

David Kern, Chief Economist of the British Chambers of Commerce comments on the trade figures for August 2015 published today by the ONS.

Global challenges mean UK economic growth will be “only moderate’ in next year says BCC Survey

Only moderate economic growth can be expected for the UK during the next 12 months, according to the latest BCC Quarterly Economic Survey.

Experian's insight into the Chinese market

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.

From Vikings of York to Akbars of Bradford: how the face of Yorkshire has changed

ASIAN BUSINESS leaders have paid tribute to “the splendid country of Yorkshire” for giving migrants the opportunity and motivation to succeed in business.

Leeds Bradford & Heathrow Airports to deliver benefits & cost savings for BA passengers

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.

Trade boosted UK GDP by 1% in Q2 2015, says BCC report

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.

Rail engineering company revels in Pickersgill-Kaye’s lock manufacturing expertise

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.

Yorks cameraman broadcasts World Scout event after export help from Chamber International

Chamber International saves cameraman £3000 and enables fast-track of his professional equipment through Japanese Customs.

Chamber International and BPCC Trade can help you export to Poland, EU’s fastest-growing market

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.

UK Iranian Embassy Re-Opening Signals Re-Engagement for Trade

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.

Shulmans’ international expertise shortlisted in Law Society Excellence Awards

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.

Why Vietnam holds promise for UK PLC

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.

Cycle or bust! Export adviser raises £750 for Yorks charities with 73-mile sponsored ride

MORE than £700 has been raised for a series of Yorkshire charities by senior adviser at Chamber International, David Attia.

If the cap fits......fancy dress company asks Chamber International to help it go global

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.

Top 100 listing for Northern chemicals distributor

Chemicals distributor, 2M Holdings, parent of Leeds-based Surfachem Group Ltd, has been listed in the prestigious ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors.

Chamber International to take top Yorks delegation to global trade conference in London

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.

Service sector has potential to boost UK’s overseas trade, British Chambers of Commerce survey says

The service sector holds the key to unleashing the UK’s export potential, according to the latest BCC annual international trade survey.

Cheers! Chamber International puts some fizz into Adrian’s day

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.

Suffolk export training contract won by 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.

We are International and its link to the fast-growing Brazilian market

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.

Yorkshire businesses seek export advice with 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.

Can the 2016 Olympics kick-start South American exports?

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 lifts two UK export awards in one week

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.

Advice to businesses on trading overseas

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.

Iranian nuclear agreement creates unclear picture for trade sanctions

The much-heralded nuclear agreement with Iran clears the way for lifting some devastating trade sanctions which have virtually crippled the country’s economy.

LEP sets up international team to boost trade and investment

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.

Things looking up on the export front

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.

What I wish I’d known on starting exporting

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.

UKEF suspends Greece cover

UK Export Finance has suspended its guarantees for trade deals with Greece in light of the uncertainty surrounding the country’s Eurozone membership.

Yorkshire leads the way as high numbers export technological equipment

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.

Greece – Advice for Exporters

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.

Victoria is Northern Ambassador of the Year

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.

New British Chamber of Commerce in Qatar

British Business got a boost in Qatar earlier this year with the arrival of a new British Chamber of Commerce in town.

Chamber International: Flying the flag for Yorkshire at national export conference

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.

Gabon's Conformity Assessment Programme to be enforced from 1st August 2015

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.

Dual-qualified lawyer appointed We are International Ambassador

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 more key appointments to the Ambassador Network

TWO key figures in the commercial team at Airedale International Air Conditioning, Rawdon, have been appointed to LEP’s We are International network.

Chamber International takes part in national export conference

Overseas trade specialist Chamber International is taking part in a national export conference next week.

Bradford logistics expert to address We are International event

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.

'What top exporters wish they’d known before exporting’

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 bucking export trend BCC report says

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.

Intrastat for goods entering the EU for transit to UK

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.

TTIP goes under the spotlight at Leeds discussion

A special event to discuss The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership was held in Leeds by The Hansard Society this spring.

Watch this space

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.

Saville Audio Visual fulfil major US event contract

York-based Saville Audio Visual executes huge US event contract after securing ATA Carnet through Chamber International.

Radio Design Wins Second Queen’s Award

Radio Design Ltd is proud to announce it has been awarded a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Bradford SMEs lead the way for UK exports

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.

Customs duty confusion angers Russian express delivery services

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.

Export is easier with the International UK Business Network

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.

Event to unlock the cultural secrets to business success in China

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.

ATA Carnets – new requirement China

China has introduced a registration process for businesses using ATA Carnets.

Indonesia is latest country to join global ATA Carnet system

Indonesia becomes the latest country to join the ATA Carnet system, ‘passport for goods’, this spring.

Fall in oil imports shrinks UK trade deficit, says BCC review

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: a land of opportunity for Yorkshire exporters

Turkey British Chamber of Commerce is among speakers at a major We are International Export Network event in Leeds this month.

Fast track through Dublin to cut US travel time, urge flight pros

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 joins sponsors for York and North Yorkshire

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.

LEP Export Ambassador Network reaches 40 with 2 new appointments

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.

New BCC and DHL report confirms growth in Yorkshire 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.

NEW - Certificates of Conformity for Ghana

Ghana has appointed global testing organisation Intertek to launch and operate a Ghana Conformity Assessment Program

Innovate and stay ahead, says ND Metering Solutions founder, Kris

“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.”

New government export support announced for Y & H SMEs

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.

Internet export pioneer launches new online Carnet service

Overseas trade specialist Chamber International launches a major new initiative next month.

Ambassadors debate exporting with Yorkshire Business Insider

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.

Special event for businesses wanting to export to Malta & N Africa

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.

Principle Healthcare named best exporter in Yorkshire & Humber

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.

UK: centre of excellence for corporate and executive training

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.

Chamber International blazes new online ATA Carnet service trial

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.

New alliance adds sparkle to The Proton Group’s US sales

An agreement to supply its innovative beverage cleaning products through a US business has been made by Normanton-based The Proton Group.

Fast-growing markets under spotlight

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.

Heavy fine and condemnation for falsifying export documents

The New Zealand pipfruit industry has backed the prosecution of an apple packhouse which has been fined $40,000 for falsifying export documents.

IMF cuts global growth forecast

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.

New export team appointment at Chamber International

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

Major export accolade for Principle Healthcare at Medilink Awards.

Flooring manufacturer lays down plans for international growth

Specialist flooring manufacturer Burmatex, a division of Airea, has revealed plans to further expand its international presence after significantly growing its export sales.

Chamber International puts gloss on Letter of Credit service

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.

Heathrow celebrates record year for exports with York company

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.

What barriers do you face when trading with the US?

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.

“Don’t be a parachutist – persistence is key to export success”

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.

"Don’t ignore overseas potential for your business"

"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.

"Protect your intellectual property before you sell overseas"

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.

Yorkshire & Humber has 3rd fastest-growing export activity in UK

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 successful exporters in Y&H

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.

A tonic for We are International export campaign

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).

Chamber International brings 1st OBNI event on India to Yorkshire

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.

Export expert to address latest We are International event

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.

#AskExporters: The LEP’s Export TwitChat - November 10, 2014

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.

Angeles brings a Spanish touch to Chamber International

A new Spanish intern is bringing an overseas dimension to the Chamber International team for the next three months.

Spain and Ireland bright lights in mixed IMF picture

Exports and increased consumption have helped Spain make gradual economic gains in the last 12 months, says the latest IMF report.

UKTI event to help Yorkshire’s e-Tailers cash-in on online boom

A major Export Week event to help boost Yorkshire and Humber’s online exporting is being held by UKTI.

Aer Lingus Regional’s service to Dublin ‘takes off’

Aer Lingus Regional’s new service to Dublin Airport, operated by Stobart Air, has commenced from Leeds Bradford.

Better flight times for businesses in new Monarch Airlines flight

New 2015 flight schedule from Leeds Bradford International Airport to 10 European destinations for business people

Special event to help UK companies find agents in Spain

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.

Export campaign comes to Harrogate with Taylors of Harrogate event

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.

Global exporter Advanced Actuators hosts next Export Network event

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).

How John Speak Trust drove exports in Bradford

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.

Textile Centre of Excellence to host We are International event

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).

We are International campaign gathers pace with three local export

Three local export networking events are being held in October as part of Leeds City Region’s We are International campaign.

One-stop-shop Meet The Experts export event

A special export networking event is being held by Chamber International jointly with Yorkshire Mafia on October 14.

Reuben the sick-of-red-tape parrot

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.

Enhance your understanding with new series of workshops from EEN

A series of training workshops to help exporting businesses gain a better understanding of overseas trade procedures are being held.

Exporters urged to present documents early as Arab embassies shut

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.

Halifax manufacturer to host next networking event

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).

Record number of overseas trade offers

A record number of trade opportunities - overseas businesses wanting to do business with the UK – have come into international trade specialist Chamber International.

Aer Lingus takes off again at LBIA after 14 years

A new, twice-daily service, between Leeds-Bradford International Airport (LBIA) and Dublin, will be started by Aer Lingus Regional

EU’s lastest sanctions against Russia take affect

Exporters need to be aware of the latest EU sanctions against Russia which took affect last week (Sept 12).

Saudi Arabia and India in Focus

TWO special export events under the Government’s Overseas Business Network initiative (OBNi) are being held by Chamber International in Leeds this autumn.

Export orders down but confidence remains strong, says BBC quarter

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).

Market visit to bioeconomy cluster in France

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

Qatar - import of electrical products

More electrical products are to need evidence of conformity to specific standards before being exported to Qatar, says London-based global testing organisation Intertek.

Eurozone economy stays flat as Germany and France falter, says BCC

The eurozone economy stayed flat in Q2 3014, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) August Global Monthly Economic Review.

Record number of events underway by Chamber International

A record number of events to help novice exporter’s trade overseas are being held by Chamber International during the autumn and winter.

Prospects improve for exporters

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.

Free biotechnology trade mission to France

A chance for Yorkshire businesses to explore opportunities in biotechnology in Europe is available with a free-of-charge trade mission this autumn.

ECO steps up ban on exports to Russia

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

Major contract for more Ambassador Export Network events

A NEW series of more regular networking events to take hands-on export support to local business communities

Brewing EU-wide tea dispute with South Korea resolved

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 Yorkshire’s most successful exporters to talk at Why Should

ONE OF the region’s most successful exporters is among speakers at the latest Response Fund networking event in Shipley this month.

Saudi Arabia to be focus of export event later this year

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.

EU updates Russian sanctions after MH17 and Ukraine unrest

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.

Philippines authorities postpone import measures

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.

Overseas Business Network to boost exports gathers pace

International trade specialist Chamber International is involved with the £8m Overseas Business Network Initiative announced by prime minister, David Cameron,

Exporters urged to present documents early

Exporters are urged to allow additional time for the certification and legalisation of documents for the Middle East

New Chamber International course for exporters

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)

New loan funding to enable business growth

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

Discounted IOE membership for Chamber International clients

The world wide web, better travel and more comprehensive support mean that there has never been a better time to be an exporter.

Get up to speed with the ever-changing world of global trade

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

Better buildings sustainability award for ND Metering Solutions’

A major sustainability award has been won by a West Yorkshire technology company for its innovative new modular electricity meter designed for global export

Yorkshire businesses urged to continue EU membership

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

How much is Brazilian trade worth to the UK?

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.

Export Ambassador talks exports at 11 Downing Street

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.

Hard work puts East Coast on inside track

East Coast has been voted Britain’s top long-distance franchised train operator in a national customer survey

Chambers of Commerce Top Survey for Helping UK Businesses

More businesses receive help with exporting through chambers of commerce than through any other professional body, including banks and trade association

Tour de France Reaches New Pinnacle

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

Champions of Exporting – 4th July only

To celebrate the Grand Depart International Business Festival in Yorkshire, Chamber International invites you to network with champions of exporting.

Jack joins Chamber International to study global from the inside

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.

Brewery racks up listing with ‘Tour’ beer

Ilkley Brewery has launched a commemorative beer, named Marie Jaune, which will be sold in Booths supermarkets and in Harvey Nichols stores.

Campaign to boost exporting looks set to go international itself

A Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) campaign to boost exporting looks set to go international itself after attracting observers from overseas.

Consultation opportunities

European Commission seeks views on negotiations for a green goods trade agreement.

Meet your global network at the Global Economic Forum 2014

Chamber International are supporting IBDE and in partnership we are pleased to offer complimentary tickets for this event

Novice exporters to learn secrets of accessing hidden funding

They will be unveiled to businesses wanting to break into international sales at this year’s first We Are International Export Network event.

Protecting IPR in China is not a game. Or is it?

The China IPR SME Helpdesk released an innovative game, providing SMEs with a virtual experience of doing business in China.

Chamber International hits right notes for piano manufacturer

The Export Office Team will help Yorkshire Pianos, a craftsman co-operative, which has a won a five-year, £1.75m contract.

Yorkshire to New York – Sell for Profit

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.

Electricity meter developed for worldwide export

An innovative new modular electricity meter has been developed for worldwide export by metering specialist ND Metering Solutions.

Meet our export ambassador, Victoria Boldison

“Match short-term gains against long-term aims to build export success”

Peter McDonnell – a new perspective for the WAI Export Network

“Your export clients are just as important as those down the road”

“Don’t underestimate how much Made In Britain means for exporting”

”Do not underestimate how much ‘made-in’ or ‘ supplied from the UK’ counts”

Easter Holidays 2014

Export documentation - certification and legalisation services. Closure over the holiday period.

Garry Ogden: growing his business through export success

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.

Specially woven cloths opened door to exports in the UAE

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.

Leeds Bradford Airport celebrates new flights to Copenhagen

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.

Former global export director joins Chamber International

A former international sales director has joined Chamber International as a senior export associate.

Entries open for this year’s Insider international trade awards

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.

UK suspends export licences for military equipment to Russia

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.

A successful delivery for AquaBirths

“It was a classic case of a small business winning an order and not really knowing what to do,”

Mel Fairbourn-Varley: Designs on overseas success

Meet recently appointed Export Ambassador Mel Fairbourn-Varley

Seafreight delays continue in aftermath of severe global winter

Sea freight shipments still face delays and disruption in the aftermath of severe weather and rough seas around the world

Albania and Madagascar latest to join ATA Carnet system

Two new countries are being brought into the international ATA Carnet system for the temporary exports of non-consumable or perishable goods.

IRU delegation urges Russia to end scrapping of TIR crisis

International Road Transport Union meets with Russian officials to end deadlock over TIR

EU imposes visa ban and asset freeze on Ukraine

Targeted sanctions, including an asset freeze and visa ban for certain individuals wanting to visit the UK

Northern Ireland export training contract

A major contract to deliver specialist export training in Northern Ireland has been won by a Yorkshire overseas trade specialist.

LEP board role for lead Export Network ambassador Eric Hawthorn

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.

BCC- DHL export confidence report‏

Exporting Confidence at record high but more support needed to reach £1tr target, says BCC/DHL report.

Greater stability beckons as deal gives Afghanistan path to WTO

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.

Entries invited: China Business Awards 2014

These awards reward companies that have capitalised on opportunities to operate successfully in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong

Top tips from Export Ambassador Tony Mauriello

"15 per cent of our turnover is from exports and we aim to increase this to 30 per cent in three years."

Join us and become part of the UK’s export success

Are you part of an export team and want to develop your expertise more comprehensively?Are you seeking a career change?

Grow your business by expanding your worldwide visibility

The internet is a global medium that if used correctly, can promote your products, services and brand around the world without breaking the bank.

Madagascan kidney bean grower seeks UK customer

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.

Experts step in as trouble brews over blended tea exports

OVERSEAS trade specialists have stepped in to try to resolve an international dispute over the export of blended teas

New guidelines published for ‘safe loads’ transport across Europe

Clarity has arrived for British freight carriers fed up with being stopped in Europe over allegations that their vehicle is incorrectly loaded.

Shipping lines announce January Asia-Europe price increases

Hanjin, CMA CGM, Zim and Maersk to raise rates

Bali? It was just the start WTO chief says in New Year speech

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 stayed strong in 2013 Q4, say Chamber surveys

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 freezes prices to back UK’s export growth

Chamber International is freezing prices for the second successive year in spite of the rising costs for our operation.

Don Whitley Scientific appoint Chamber International

Scientific technology exporter benefits from Letters of Credit service

Unleash your true potential

New Year export training events designed to help you be the best at what you do

Take your place on a British trade mission to UAE

A multi-sector British trade mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), January 18 and 23.

Closure over the holiday period

Trade documentation services during the holiday period

50%-funded International Business Development Programme

The International Business Development programme has been developed specifically for senior staff in mid-sized businesses (£25m - £500m turnover)

Exporters: Tap into the skills of overseas students in Yorkshire

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

Export to Grow 2014

Save the date! - There has never been a better time to sell your products and services to new and existing international markets

International Postgraduate Business Projects

Would you like to have the help of a postgraduate student with first-hand knowledge of your target overseas markets?

Last minute deal keeps Russia in TIR Convention

A last-minute deal has been struck which keeps Russia in the TIR Convention

EU trade deal with Guatemala goes live

As of 1 December 2013, trade barriers will be lifted between the European Union and Guatemala

International business chiefs call for new global trade deal

Business leaders from more than 30 countries are urging governments to conclude a new multilateral deal to cut customs bureaucracy

Shipping agents urged to look out for forged Bills of Lading

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

‘Let’s teach international trade at school and make exporting part of UK national psyche’

Bradford Chamber dinner looks to the future

There was one special guest at Bradford Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 annual dinner on November 15

Novices get top ten tips from the experts as Export Week kicks off

THE secrets of effective selling and top ten tips for successful exporting were revealed to an audience of almost 100

Saudi Arabia tightens import requirements

Strict requirements have been implemented in Saudi Arabia for imports of certain goods.

Major opportunity to meet Indian SMEs seeking UK contacts

A delegation of 50 Indian manufacturing SMEs, from areas including New Delhi and Maharashtra, are attending the day-long UK SME Business Meet

Freight business creates new pinnacle

THREE new jobs have been created by an international freight company which has become the latest business to join City Hub, Bradford.

Official guide to investment opportunities in Brazil

A just released official guide to investment opportunities in Brazil from Chamber International

Export confidence ‘remains high’ - BCC and DHL Q3 report

UK export confidence is at its third highest figure on record, the latest BCC/DHL trade confidence index says.

Mixed but positive exporting picture from Chamber Surveys

A mixed, but generally positive, picture on Yorkshire’s exporting emerges from two new Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Economic Surveys.

New online export support for SMEs

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.

Bahrain set to join global ATA Carnet network

The Kingdom of Bahrain is set to join the ATA Carnet system, ‘passport for goods’, which eases the temporary admission of items between countries.

November export network event planned

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

Trade documentation legalisation services during October 2013

The Islamic feast of Eid Al-Adha begins wc 14 October 2013.

Juan to add Spanish dimension to Chamber International

A Spanish intern is adding a new overseas dimension to the Chamber International team during the next three months.

Yorks International Trade Chief to meet new WTO DG

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.

30th Export Ambassador selected

TWO new export ambassadors have been appointed for Leeds City Region’s We are International campaign, bringing the total to 30.

Yorkshire based freight forwarders Zenith expect record turnover

Boost in exports by Yorkshire manufacturers, coupled with strong international sales, put freight forwarder on track for record turnover.

Chamber International secures Far East partnership

A MAJOR new partnership to boost exports and inward investment between Yorkshire and Singapore has been agreed with international trade body, Chamber International.

Bahrain latest to boost trade with ATA Carnet System

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

New trade appointment boosts Chamber International team

A former shipping manager in the engineering sector and logistics specialist has joined Chamber International to boost the organisations export office services team.

Reward flights offer extended for Yorkshire businesses

Yorkshire businesses have an early Christmas gift from British Airways with a reward flights offer extended over the festive period.

Nina sets exam success record for Chamber International

A record high mark in a national accreditation for international trade staff has been achieved by an executive at Bradford-based Chamber International.

Record business attendance at export courses

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.

New bureaucracy launched by Russia to supplement TIR

A new insurance, which supplements internationally-agreed TIR procedures, has been launched by the Russian Federal Customs Service (FCS).

Use of EUR1’s extended to 7 more countries

The European Union has concluded a reciprocal preferential trade agreement with the Central and South American countries

Islamic Embassies close for Eid

Exporters are urged to present documents early as Islamic Embassies close for Eid

VAT on China freight charges

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.

Latest GDP figures give hope for sustained recovery

Hope for a sustained UK economic recovery has been boosted by new gross domestic product (GDP) figures.

Survey by Bradford Chamber confirms rise in exports

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.

Exports ‘highest since recession’ - BCC and DHL Report

UK exporting is at its highest since Q3 2007, the latest BCC/DHL trade confidence index says.

Queens Award for Enterprise 2014

If you think your business deserves to be recognised as one of the very best, enter The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Latest Hitachi train to replace East Coast electric fleet

The East Coast’s electric train fleet is being replaced with the latest Hitachi trains in the Intercity Express Programme (IEP), the Government says.

Harness the web and bring overseas customers to your door, export

USING the web effectively for an overseas presence and for selling products through e-commerce can dramatically boost export sales, businesses have been told.

Yes, they do buy in Dubai

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

Are you developing the foreign language skills of your staff?

Applications are being invited from British citizens following a career in international trade or services.

Service sector exports boost local economy, Chamber survey shows

Good growth in the number of service sector exporters reporting better overseas sales has been confirmed

Q2 Latest economic survey results

The latest economic survey of Bradford Chamber of Commerce shows some positive signs and an upturn in business confidence.

Find out how online exporting can boost your business

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.

The importance of Marine Insurance

Fortunately, most exported goods make a successful journey overseas and arrive at their final destination safely.

Stern section of vessel sinks off coast of India

The stern section of MOL vessel 'Comfort sank off the coast of India last week.

Would you credit it?

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.

Avoid a bashing by the taxman

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.

Important news for exporters to the USA

Importer Security Filing (ISF) to be more strictly enforced from 9 July 2013

Don’t get panned by the Indian taxman

The Indian economy may be continuing to hot up – but there’s now an additional hurdle exporters now face

Sudanese payments blocked

We are hearing repeated stories of British banks refusing to accept payments from Sudan for legitimate British exports.

Manufacturers key to revitalising Euro economy say Chambers

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.

Language and skills gaps damaging exporting

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

UK manufacturing heading for top of league

Britain has been earmarked as one of the top future locations for profit growth by global manufacturing executives

Building an army of export pros

The latest recruit to our growing Export Network is Rob Rospepedzihowski, the commercial sales director of electronic components manufacturers Premier Farnell

Smaller firms set pace in export stakes

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

Inspiring you to go global and grow

There’s gathering momentum around Yorkshire’s biggest export drive for decades and the Export Network is exceeding our most optimistic expectations.

Home sales not exports fuel manufacturing revival

UK manufacturers turned in their best performance in over a year in May, according to the latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index

Opportunity knocks beyond the EU and China

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

EU trade agreement with Peru goes live – Colombia’s next in line

Trade barriers between the EU and Peru were lifted last March with the introduction of a new free trade agreement.

Making it abroad by brain alone

Just because you don’t manufacture widgets or any tangible goods doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from overseas trade

Double bonus for manufacturer

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

Top honour for export veteran

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.

Modest manufacturing boost must be strengthened, says BCC

• 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

Extra exports boost confidence

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.

Free logistical support to European SMEs entering Japan

The EU-Japan Centre is launching “Step in Japan”, a new highly anticipated support initiative for SMEs.

Upcoming Accredited International Trade training

Why not become an accredited expert in international trade and get a detailed understanding of export procedures?

International food and drink business opportunities showcased

UK Trade & Investment Yorkshire host one day Food & Drink Conference focusing on the business development opportunities overseas.

Export champions share tricks of the trade

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.

High level Maltese delegation to visit the north

A Malta Roadshow to Chambers in North England as part of the Regional Chambers Network project

Minister challenged over certificate delays

Bradford East MP David Ward and representatives from Chamber International met environment minister David Heath over delays in the issuing of health certificates

SKYFALL train departs platform 007 on maiden journey

Stars of biggest film in UK history unveil SKYFALL train at King’s Cross to celebrate the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release

BCC-easyJet Trade Visit to Moscow next month

British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) announce the BCC-easyJet trade visit to Moscow on 18 -19 March 2013.

Bright spots in sluggish global construction sector

The United States, Brazil and Germany offer the best opportunities for UK construction companies but elsewhere activity remains sluggish.

LEP secures funding for business

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.

A key portal to world trade

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.

Call for change to export attitudes

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.

Import ‘pester’ scam alert

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.

New resilience from exporters, says BCC

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.

Yorkshire firms still lukewarm on export growth

Business confidence in the strength of the Yorkshire economy is returning in 2013, according to the new State of the Region survey.

University helps forge better China links

A UK university has become only the third in Europe to open a business-focused institute that will help to improve links with China.

Up up and away for City Region

A new air link to the capital will help Yorkshire’s economic performance in international trade.

Avoid the nightmare of Saudi seizures

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.

WTO launches new trade and market access resource

A new interactive trade and market access tool was launched by the World Trade Organisation on 19 November 2012

Intertek setting new standards in Nigeria

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.

Trade Envoys Announced

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.

Heavy metal alternative boosts sales

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.

Moody's cuts France's AAA rating to AA1

The second largest eurozone economy took a setback yesterday as it lost its top credit rating.

Iraq needs $1 trillion to rebuild

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?"

Promote your business

Advertising with Chamber international puts you in direct contact with international trade professionals across the UK

Economic boost from export growth

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.

Free boost for small businesses

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?

Method of payment now needed on invoices for Saudi

Saudi Customs have implemented new clearance procedures for shipments destined for Saudi Arabia.

Creating a single shade of green

“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.

Christmas and New Year Holidays 2012/13

Export documentation - certification and legalisation services

Vacancies at Chamber International

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.

Export dip but confidence undented

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.

Spain unemployment hits record high at 25%

Unemployment in Spain climbed to a new record high at 25%, a level unseen since the Franco dictatorship ended in the mid-1970s.

Exports help ease UK out of double-dip recession

The UK’s emergence from its deep-seated double-dip recession will not only boost business confidence but increase the momentum for export sales

Clear manufacturing strategy needed for export growth

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

Getting to grips with Incoterms® – the clear way

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.

‘Right language’ speaks volumes in exports

Research shows that being able to communicate with your overseas customers in their own language significantly boosts overseas sales.

British Airways makes travel easier at LBA

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.

New markets give UK exports long-term boost

Emerging markets will drive up UK exports by two-thirds over the next fourteen years, according to a new bank report.

Time and perfect paperwork vital for danger goods

Sending shipments of any dangerous goods to Saudi Arabia can be tricky at the best of times.

‘Nobody does it better’

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.

Manufacturers expect expansion says CBI

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.

Anger as bank blackballs UK firm in Sudan row

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.

Fresh Produce Trade Mission to the UK

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.

Innovation prompts clean sweep in Scandinavia

Chamber International played a pivotal role in enabling a leading Yorkshire manufacturer of clinical hygiene products to embark on an ambitious export drive

Warm welcome for new business lender

Business leaders have responded positively to the proposed formation of a new British Business Bank to boost lending to hard-pressed firms.

Delight at dropping deficit

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.

European building boom a boon for UK firms

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.

Stepping stone to a wider world

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.

Weapons dealer jailed for breaching ban

A businessman who flouted an arms ban to Azerbaijan has been jailed by a British court

Cash famine continues to dampen buoyant exports

Although more than seven out of ten UK exporters report increased overseas sales, lack of finance is seen as a “major barrier to growth”

Syria – legalisation of documents suspended

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.

UK tops the table for inward investment in Europe

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.

‘Leave it to us and take the credit’

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.

The quick and easy route to conformity

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.

Foundation Award in Exporting

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 at the centre of China’s preparation for the Olympics

Leeds is playing host to over 250 Olympic Athletes and Officials as the city becomes the European headquarters for the Chinese Olympic Committee.

EU & Japan

Commission proposes to open negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement with Japan

UKTI overseas expansion

UKTI is to establish a presence in 14 new markets, covering Africa, Central and South East Asia, Oceania and South America.

BCC says exporting is good for Britain

Chamber International today encouraged companies to attend the British Chambers of Commerce first International Trade conference.

Abundant opportunities in the Balkans

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.

'Extra time' vital for sporting summer

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.”

‘Little Britain’ attitude scuppers overseas trade

A prevailing “Little Britain mentality” is the real obstacle preventing many UK firms from selling their products and services abroad.

EU signs trade agreement with Peru and Colombia

The EU has signed an ambitious and comprehensive Trade Agreement with Colombia and Peru.

Innovation prompts clean sweep in Scandinavia

Locating a single Danish customer has enabled a Yorkshire manufacturer of clinical hygiene products to embark on an ambitious export drive throughout Western Europe.

Now we’re really talking Turkey

Providing a centuries-old bridge between Europe and Asia, Turkey is developing with more than just a hint of Eastern promise.

Red tape and credit desert choke exports

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.

Why the right agent yields rich rewards

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.

Gemma helps heroes in Edinburgh furnace

Despite the searing heat and a chest infection Chamber International’s Gemma Price completed the Edinburgh marathon last weekend – and raised £325.

UK logistics sector faces personnel crisis

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.

Top export tips from Queen’s Award winner

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.

Learn to compete in a global market

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.

Brazil braced for real ale taste

Celebrated Yorkshire brewers Theakston believes its award-winning ales could be a potential winner in locations such as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Recession spurs exports

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.

Pilot scheme works for former Pace man

Orbis HR is leading the way in a pioneering pilot scheme with Bradford College students.

Exporters lead fragile recovery say British Chambers

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.

BCC: Boost exports further by improving businesses’ language skill

A survey of over 8,000 businesses released today (Thursday) by the British Chambers of Commerce, shows that exporting activity continues to increase.

Routes to Russia

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

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