News from our global business network
Welcome to the January issue of our International Trade Newsletter. Embark on a journey with us as we explore the latest trends, regulations and innovations shaping the world of global commerce. We’re committed to providing you with insightful content that empowers your decision-making in the world of cross-border business.  You may Read More
Introducing the Essex Global Summit
Essex Chambers of Commerce are proud to announce our inaugural Essex Global Summit.  Join us on Wednesday 22nd May, 10am – 3pm at Hylands House, where experts, industry leaders, and innovators converge to explain the future of international trade. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Chelmsford City Council, this event is Read More
Customs Audits
If your trading activities include imports, exports or both, you could at any time be subject to a customs audit. The main purpose of the audit is to target the under-declaring of duty, import VAT and other irregularities. Errors made could result in serious fines, or worse! Businesses operating in the UK must comply with UK Law customs regulations Read More
A new survey by the BCC’s Insights Unit of 733 businesses (97% SMEs) shows the difficulties facing British firms in using the Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) have not eased.  The BCC report also highlights a fresh set of challenges approaching as UK and EU regulations diverge, creating Read More
CPTPP General Review public engagement period launched
The Department for Business and Trade has launched a period of public engagement to seek views on how CPTPP can remain a ‘gold standard’ trade agreement. CPTPP was conceived as a living agreement, designed to evolve to maintain its high standards. In November, CPTPP members, including Read More
Red Sea Security Threat Update - Global Supply Chain Impact
Lately, numerous geopolitical and natural events have been challenging global supply chains by disrupting operations. From air strikes at the Red Sea to drought at the Panama Canal, significant supply chain complications are anticipated in this first quarter of 2024 as we approach the Chinese New Year. The Read More
New guides on global AI policies published
The Innovate UK BridgeAI programme, a pioneering initiative driving the future adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) has published two comprehensive documents detailing AI policies across the world. The guides summarise the United Kingdom’s AI governance model and the European Union’s Read More
Prepare for changes for goods moving from the island of Ireland to Great Britain – 12 days to go
In August 2023, the government published the final version of the Border Target Operating Model which confirmed that from 31‌‌‌ ‌‌January 2024 some goods will face full customs controls when moved directly from Irish ports to Read More
This month's updates from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) ► The BCC participated in a briefing session with UK government officials on recent actions following business stakeholder meetings. The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) is planning to set up an EU hub to manage compliance Read More
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