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INTERNATIONAL TRADE

MAKING IT EASIER TO TRADE INTERNATIONALLY

Documentation is at the heart of international trade without it there is no contract, no transport and no payment. Constantly changing regulations and trade procedures can make things very complicated. And in a business landscape where time is money it is crucial you get it right first time.

By working with Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce you will benefit from our decades of experience in handling import and export paperwork which means less risk of customs penalties and delays. We certify, legalise, notarise or arrange Foreign and Commonwealth Office Apostille for thousands of documents each and every year.

HMRC is currently rolling out its new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which will replace the old Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. Depending on how the UK leaves the EU this could have a significant impact on companies buying from and selling into the EU.

Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce is able to complete customs entries on behalf of companies acting as a customs clearing agent.

The team is able to offer dedicated advice and is delivering workshops and bespoke training for companies on the detail of CDS.

For further information please call 01782 224405 or email documents@staffordshirechambers.co.uk

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce is delivering 7 internationally focused training courses.

Successfully completing 6 of these dedicated courses will earn the delegate a British Chambers of Commerce accredited Foundation Award in International Trade:

Export Documentation
BCC Incoterms 2020
Methods of Payment
Customs Procedures
Rules of Origin
Letters of Credit
Introduction to importing

In conjunction with our export courses, we specialise in delivering high quality, bespoke import and export training at your premises.

TRAINING COURSES

Buy 5 Training courses and get your 6th FREE

E-Cert & Completing Export Documentation

10 September 2019
09:30 - 12:00

Export Documentation

24 September 2019
09:30 - 16:30

BCC Customs Procedures

01 October 2019
09:30 - 12:30

BCC Rules of Origin

1 October 2019
13:30 - 16:30

Letters of Credit

08 October 2019
09:30 - 16:30

Introduction to Importing

15 October 2019
09:30 - 16:30

Find out about our Customs Declarations E-Learning below

OUR SERVICES

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES

Our range of International Trade Services will support every overseas aspect of your business from Digital Advice to Market Selection.

TRANSLATION SERVICES

Our professional translation service is a key element of any successful marketing strategy or detailed manuals/instructions.

CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE

Don't wait for a Customs non-compliance to happen. Act now and make sure that your procedures are in line with HMRC regulations.

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Our dedicated team of International Trade Advisers are available to offer support and guidance to help develop your overseas business objectives.

EXPORT CLUB

Our Export Club is there to give Chamber Members and non-Members a dedicated support line for technical queries and a host of discounts on exporting essentials.

EXPORT FINANCE

We work with a number of organisations who support businesses with finance and/or foreign exchange e.g. UK Export Finance and MoneyCorp.

WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

I have attended a number of the Chamber’s International Trade training courses and can honestly say that they are excellent. They have given me the skills and knowledge to take the business forward, confident in the fact I have all necessary information to comply with HMRC and Customs requirements, understand which documentation to use and ensure we actually get paid!!. It’s very true ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’ until someone tells you!!

MARK BOWEN

ATP Industries Group
I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for the course yesterday. It was one of the most valuable training courses I have done since I have been with the company. It has opened my eyes to a whole new area of the business that I have never looked at it any real detail before. The information you have given to us will massively help us to develop our market in Latin America and has also given us tools to look at any other potential markets.

ANDREW FALCONER

EU Automation

EXPORT DOCUMENTATION SERVICES

Documentation is at the heart of international trade without it there is no contract, no transport and no payment. Constantly changing regulations and trade procedures can make things very complicated. And in a business landscape where time is money it is crucial you get it right first time.

By working with Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce you will benefit from our decades of experience in handling import and export paperwork which means less risk of customs penalties and delays. We certify, legalise, notarise or arrange Foreign and Commonwealth Office Apostille for thousands of documents each and every year.

For more information call 01782 224405

e-z Cert is a service offered by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce which enables exporters to process certain export documents on line. Exporters can complete Certificates of Origin, EUR1s and other vital documents using our online tools. With e-z Cert you can easily create and upload documentation for authorisation by the Chambers of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce is in receipt of your application the moment you press the submit button and using our ‘eXpress’ service you could potentially be printing the certified documentation in your own office within an hour. Using e-z Cert you can save time and money.

For more information call 01782 224405

We also offer a dedicated training course, please click here to secure your place.

This is not part of the Buy 5 Get 1 Free offer or contribute towards the BCC Foundation Award in International Trade.

A Certificate of Origin is an important international trade document which identifies the origin of goods in a particular export shipment. Virtually every country in the world will consider the origin of the goods they import to determine what duty will be applied or, in some cases, whether the goods may be legally imported at all.

A Certificate of Origin maybe required to:

  • Meet requirements for the overseas importer
  • Meet ‘quota’ requirements imposed by the importing country
  • Comply with banking requirements
  • For other official and commercial reasons
  • Exporters can apply for a Certificate of Origin electronically through the Chamber of Commerce.

    For more information call 01782 224405

    If you are exporting goods to Arab League countries, you may be asked to provide an Arab-British Certificate of Origin. Similar to the EC Certificate of Origin, an Arab-British form is required to evidence the origin of exported goods.

    The official body authorising this document is the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce in London. However, we at the Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce can facilitate this process for you.

    For more information call 01782 224405

    Chambers of Commerce are authorised to process Certificates of Origin for Egypt. Certificates can be certified only by your local Chamber or certified and legalised by the Egyptian Chamber.

    For more information call 01782 224405

    An EUR1, also known as a ‘movement certificate’, enables importers in certain countries to import goods at a reduced or nil rate of import duty under trade agreements between the EU and beneficiary countries.

    Comprehensive information on the rules relating to EUR1s can be found in Customs Notices 827, 828 and 832.

    For further clarification and to find out which countries qualify please call 01782 224405

    The ATR Movement Certificate entitles all goods, with the exception of agricultural goods, minerals and steel, which are in *free circulation within the European Union (EU) to attract preferential import duty when being shipped to Turkey.

    Although very similar to the EUR1 certificate, the ATR document does not have to be supported by proof of origin. Comprehensive information on ATR’s can be found in Customs Notice 812.

    For further clarification please call 01782 224405

    *Free circulation: duty has already been paid and goods can move freely within the EU.

    Facilitates the temporary exportation of goods for up to 12 months. Acting as a ‘passport’ presented at each customs point, this enables the temporary exportation of goods without having to lodge duties on deposit with overseas customs.

    There are three categories of ATA Carnets:
  • International trade fairs and exhibitions
  • Commercial Samples
  • Professional equipment
  • ATA Carnet applications can be processed electronically via the Chamber of Commerce.

    For more information call 01782 224405

    On 29 March 2016 the Saudi Arabian authorities introduced a requirement for ‘Business Introduction Letters’ which must be certified and accompany Business Visa applications submitted to the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce is authorised to certify the document for you.

    For more information call 01782 224405

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