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Enrolment for the Class of 2017/18 Foundation Award in International Trade now opens

Article Date: 20 July 2017

Places are now being accepted for the class of 2017/18 Foundation Award in International Trade.

Staying Safe, LinkedIn and understanding VAT are key to exporting success

Article Date: 18 July 2017

The International Trade Club, sponsored by Cassons, is going from strength to strength and now totals 109 members...

Estimating the value of service exports by destination from different parts of Great Britain: 2015

Article Date: 17 July 2017

This article provides estimates of the value of service exports by destination from the Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics (NUTS1)1 countries and regions of Great Britain

Incoterms® rules — which one do I need?

Article Date: 26 June 2017

I would like to double check which Incoterms® rules are more accurate in the following scenario..

Currency Market Update from ChamberFX

Article Date: 26 June 2017

Currency experts, Moneycorp, offers their insight and guidance into the fast moving world of foreign exchange

Q&A

Article Date: 23 June 2017

Will UK-based businesses have to charge VAT to European countries when exporting to the EU after Brexit?

EBCC closing times during Eid al-Fitr

Article Date: 22 June 2017

Please note that the Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th of July for Eid al-Fitr,

Qatar – Shipping issues for UK Exporters

Article Date: 09 June 2017

Companies trading with Qatar are becoming increasingly concerned about the severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar on 4 June by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.

Fantastic New Feature

Article Date: 05 June 2017

Fabulous feature on the Lancashire Telegraph today on insight into post-Brexit trading arrangements discussed at the International Trade Club Breakfast meeting on the 11th May 2017.

Webinar Press Release – 18th May 2017

Article Date: 18 May 2017

Webinar Services promoted by the Chambers International Business Department.

International Trade Club Awards 2017 - Enter and receive two free tickets

Article Date: 16 May 2017

We are now in our 12th year of presenting the prestigious International Trade Awards which recognise and promote the quality, diversity and ingenuity of successful, local companies engaged in international trade

The nuts and bolts of a model for Brexit

Article Date: 15 May 2017

The Norway model. The Swiss model. The Turkish model. A CETA (the EU-Canada trade deal) inspired Free Trade Agreement. What kind of deal can the UK strike with the EU?

International Trade Club Breakfast Meeting – 11 May 2017

Article Date: 12 May 2017

Yesterday’s International Trade Club Breakfast Meeting offered a vibrant mix of new and experienced traders, the chance to expand and update their knowledge

Under a letter of credit terms when we sell Ex Work....

Article Date: 03 May 2017

What documents can we show to a bank to evidence supply under letter of credit terms when we sell Ex Works?

Business Life Magazine 2017

Article Date: 25 April 2017

Our Spring magazine showcases the very best of Lancashire Exporters. To view our four page spread please click on the picture below.

Where in the World?

Article Date: 24 April 2017

Name the Capital city where this prominent building is located?

Mandy Lockett’s article

Article Date: 24 April 2017

Mandy Lockett, International Business Director of the East Lancashire’s Chamber of Commerce , has published her latest column in the Business Life magazine Spring edition, which reads:

TRAVELLERS’ TALES – Why, where and when we went to Nigeria!

Article Date: 24 April 2017

At the end of 2015 we took a visit to Nigeria to assess the potential of the healthcare market. Now I’m sure you’re thinking, just as the majority of professionals we spoke to did, we must be mad to embark on such a risky venture

EAST LANCASHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GETS TOP MARKS FOR HELPING BUSINESSES WITH EXPORTING

Article Date: 24 April 2017

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, representing local companies, has once again been granted ‘Exemplary Status’ on the processing and certification service which is rolled out to assist them on their International Trade activities.

Developing Trade with Brazil

Article Date: 24 April 2017

During her inaugural visit to the UK, Jacqueline Nakamura, representing the Department for International Trade in Brazil, held private meetings with a dozen local businesses from various sectors including energy, precision engineering and aerospace.

CHILE’S AN INTERNATIONAL HOTSPOT

Article Date: 24 April 2017

The number of UK businesses trading with South America has doubled in the last five years and one of the hottest destinations in the region is Chile

We want your opinion on proposed domestic sanctions legislation

Article Date: 24 April 2017

The government has today published a white paper and launched a public consultation on the proposals for domestic sanctions legislation.

Notice 236: Returned Goods Relief – Update

Article Date: 24 April 2017

This notice tells you about Returned Goods Relief (RGR), and explains how you can re-import goods to the EU in the same state they were in on previous export from:

British Chambers of Commerce comments on the triggering of Article 50 and the start of Brexit negoti

Article Date: 29 March 2017

Commenting on the triggering of Article 50 by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

Building our Industrial Strategy

Article Date: 28 March 2017

The Government want to build an industrial strategy that addresses long-term challenges to UK economy.

The 2017 Chamber Business Awards are open for entry until midnight 30th June 2017

Article Date: 24 March 2017

Recognising and rewarding excellence in British business, the Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes

BURNLEY BUSINESS AWARDS 2017 – Thursday 29th June 2017

Article Date: 24 March 2017

Burnley’s largest and most prestigious awards ceremony is now open for entries

Classifying aircraft parts for import and export

Article Date: 24 March 2017

How to classify aircraft parts and accessories when using the Tariff: guidance to using chapter 88 codes.

Iran list removed from GOV.UK

Article Date: 24 March 2017

After years of applying wide-ranging sanctions, the international community is re-engaging with Iran following a nuclear deal in 2015. As a result of the deal reached between the E3+3 (France, Germany, UK, China, Russia and USA) and Iran, some nuclear-rel

UCLan’s China Business Breakfast

Article Date: 23 March 2017

Find out about opportunities for your business in Shenzhen, China.

BCC/DHL: Confidence boost for exporters ahead of Article 50 trigger

Article Date: 24 February 2017

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with DHL, today (Thursday) publishes its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, which shows that confidence among exporters that their turnover will improve jumped in Q4 2016.

Applying for a Russian Business Visa

Article Date: 24 February 2017

To enter Russia you’ll need a visa before travel – make sure you apply for the correct type and duration of visa.

Currency Market Update from ChamberFX

Article Date: 31 January 2017

Currency expert, Moneycorp, offers their insight and guidance into the fast moving world of foreign exchange and also discuss the events of the past month and how they impact the currency rates.

SPIRE Online Export Licensing: Guidance

Article Date: 31 January 2017

Guidance on using SPIRE, the Export Control Organisation’s export licensing system is free to view. This includes details on the various types of licence available, and the conditions for using them.

Experiencing IT problems submitting your supplementary declarations?

Article Date: 31 January 2017

IS2 housekeeping can cause browser issues where users are using favorites to access the login page.

Accounting Services Market Visit to The Czech Republic – 2 March 2017

Article Date: 24 January 2017

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Czech Republic is pleased to invite established Medium-Sized Businesses (MSBs) and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the Accounting Services sector.

Are you using the Correct Commodity Code?

Article Date: 11 January 2017

The World Customs Organisation (WCO) has published the accepted amendments to the Harmonized System (HS) Nomenclature that will enter into force on 1 January 2017

Doing Business with China – Thursday 26 January 2017

Article Date: 10 January 2017

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 1-2-1 business clinic with expert China advisors who are ready to answer your questions

And the winner is….

Article Date: 23 December 2016

Congratulations to..

Northern Powerhouse Lifestyle mission to Ambiente – Frankfurt, Germany

Article Date: 09 December 2016

This Northern Powerhouse led mission to Ambiente represents an outstanding opportunity for UK companies to access substantial business prospects and to meet and showcase their products to major buyers and potential new business partners.

EBCC Closed for Christmas Holidays

Article Date: 09 December 2016

Please note that the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce will be closed from Friday 23 December 2016 until Tuesday 3rd of January 2017.

International Trade Club Awards 2016 – Just Magic!

Article Date: 07 December 2016

East Lancashire business gathered at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh for this year’s International Trade Club Awards.

East Lancashire businesses celebrate international trade success

Article Date: 07 December 2016

AN East Lancashire business that exports textiles around the world has won a prestigious international trade award.

2016 International Trade Club Awards are now open

Article Date: 14 October 2016

Join the International Trade Club for their eleventh year at the International Business Awards 2016

Innovate 2016 the global spotlight on UK innovation – 2-3 November 2016

Article Date: 27 September 2016

Innovate 2016 is brought to you by the Department for International Trade and Innovate UK, and will showcase the UK’s most exciting technology innovations.

Flybe flights for the business traveller

Article Date: 27 September 2016

Flybe is offering Chamber members 10% off ‘Just Fly’ and ‘Get More’ products on all Flybe routes within, and to and from the UK.

2016 Christmas and New Year Holidays

Article Date: 22 September 2016

Both the Chamber and the International Trade Export Documentation department will be closed during the festive period.

Chamber Foreign Exchange Currency Update: September

Article Date: 22 September 2016

While the deliberation over Article 50’s implementation continues, the UK economy continues to function as normal.

From humble beginnings to mighty business, What More UK continue to grow worldwide!

Article Date: 12 September 2016

What More UK Ltd have been a member of the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce for many years. But it wasn’t until 2009, the year What More started to export, that we realised the full potential of the help they can provide..

Arab-British Chambers of Commerce closing times during Eid AI-Adha

Article Date: 09 September 2016

On the occasion of Eid AI-Adha we would like to advise you, and as customary the Arab-British Chambers of Commerce will be closed on Monday 12th of September 2016...

Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce closing times during Eid al-Adha

Article Date: 05 September 2016

Please note that the Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Monday 12th andTuesday 13th of September for Eid al-Adha.

Survey to identify trade and investment barriers in 7 overseas markets

Article Date: 01 September 2016

Department for International Trade (DIT) wants feedback on doing business in Brazil, Colombia, India, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Financial sanctions: consolidated list of targets

Article Date: 31 August 2016

A guide to the current consolidated list of asset freeze targets, and a list of persons subject to restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in the Ukraine has been provided.

Accounting Officers appointed by HM Treasury

Article Date: 31 August 2016

Each organisation in central government must have an Accounting Officer, which is usually the senior official in the organisation.

And the winner is…

Article Date: 15 August 2016

Drum roll please..

The Lancashire Business Growth Fund boosting the local economy

Article Date: 12 August 2016

The Lancashire Business Growth Fund has now offered £5.450 million of grants to Lancashire businesses, which in turn has leveraged over £29 million in private sector investment, International Business Director Mandy Lockett announced.

Introduction to E-Exporting- 25th August 2016

Article Date: 10 August 2016

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) are providing a drop-in clinic to meet with Joe Darwen, DIT specialist International Digital Trade Adviser.

Export Control Joint Unit goes live

Article Date: 01 August 2016

The Government’s 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review mandated the creation of a number of joint units to bring together resources

Meet Your Local International Business Team

Article Date: 29 July 2016

With a wealth of experience on your doorstep, why venture elsewhere for support, guidance and technical advice.

Proud recipient of Made in Britain marque

Article Date: 27 July 2016

What More UK Ltd ( WHAM ) make millions of products and export them all over the world. Find out how they work with the Made in Britain Campaign

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Article Date: 26 July 2016

Test your knowledge in this exciting edition of our where in the world competition

Team GB’s formal suit for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has been revealed by Simon Jersey.

Article Date: 26 July 2016

TEAM GB – FORMAL SUIT FOR RIO REVEALED

Mandy Lockett’s article

Article Date: 25 July 2016

Mandy Lockett, International Business Director of the East Lancashire’s Chamber of Commerce , has published her latest column in the Business Life magazine Spring edition, which reads:

Currency Market Update from ChamberFX

Article Date: 19 July 2016

Currency Market Update from ChamberFX Events of the past month have sent shock waves through the currency markets...

Young ‘Uns Awards

Article Date: 18 July 2016

The deadline is approaching...

Saving the World from Downtime, one spare at a time!!

Article Date: 15 July 2016

To support the National Export Challenge and help companies commence or grow their exports, Lancashire Business Growth Fund provides specialist international trade support for companies looking to trade safely and expand overseas.

Import and Export activity of UK Trade 2016

Article Date: 12 July 2016

UK trade has shown great import and export activity and is a main contributor to the overall economic growth of the UK.

New training course introduced!

Article Date: 13 June 2016

Completing Export Documentation allows exporters to understand the completion of export documentation and the reasons for their use.

Working hours during the Holy Month of Ramadan

Article Date: 10 June 2016

The holy month of Ramadan has begun as of the 6th June 2016 and ending on or around 6th July 2016.

New service for Business Travellers to Saudi Arabia

Article Date: 03 June 2016

Applying for a Saudi Arabian Business Visa

EU referendum tops the menu at business breakfast event

Article Date: 01 June 2016

Leading experts in international trade served up some top tips at a breakfast event for East Lancashire businesses.

The Chamber Business Awards 2016 is open for entries!

Article Date: 19 May 2016

The Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes.

The Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS)

Article Date: 19 May 2016

The requirement to provide a gross mass has always been required by SOLAS and the change is that shippers now need to verify that they have arrived at an accurate value.

Business Information Sheets for the EU Referendum

Article Date: 18 May 2016

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is making available neutral information sheets, created by the British Chambers of Commerce. Co-authored with both official campaigns on the issues most frequently raised

Chamber consults on inward processing

Article Date: 12 May 2016

Jacky Hartley of Northern Industrial Electronics Ltd praises the Chamber of Commerce

Expert to share trade secrets at breakfast event

Article Date: 11 May 2016

ONE of the UK’s leading experts in international trade will share some of her best ‘trade secrets’ at a breakfast event for East Lancashire businesses.

EU VAT action plan

Article Date: 25 April 2016

The European Commission (EC) issued extensive reform proposals for the EU VAT regime, bringing together many long-standing ideas which will lead to further harmonisation of the tax system.

Bahrain legalisation Update

Article Date: 25 April 2016

We have been informed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain that as of now the legalisation fee for Powers of Attorney has increased from £100.00 to £160.00.

SMEs invited to attend the 2016 Heathrow Business Summit. Heathrow invites you to attend the 20th a

Article Date: 25 April 2016

Heathrow invites you to attend the 20th annual Business Summit programme to connect and trade face to face with the airport’s supply chain, creating new growth opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.

Container Mass Declarations of Weight

Article Date: 25 April 2016

The new rules which come into force on the 1st July 2016 have been causing some confusion among exporters. We have been able to get some further clarification.

Saudi Visa Update

Article Date: 31 March 2016

New information has been provided to the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce informing of new additions to their applications for commercial, working and Business visa’s

GRANT FUNDING TO HELP EXPORTERS

Article Date: 23 March 2016

Looking for new customers and growth through International Trade?

Important change to Binding Tariff Information (BTI)

Article Date: 22 March 2016

A BTI is a written classification decision...

Andrew now a Freeman of the City

Article Date: 22 March 2016

In December Andrew M. Turner, Managing Director, Langtec Limited became a Freeman of the City of London

Preparation is the key to cracking the export market says Cassons’ very own Carlton Cooper.

Article Date: 22 March 2016

Lancashire has a long history of exporting across the world, and the county’s businesses are still equally ambitious today.

10 TOP TIPS for effective communication with overseas customers

Article Date: 22 March 2016

Janet Perkins of T W Languages gives us her top tips for effective communication with overseas customers.

Business Life – Mandy Lockett's Article

Article Date: 18 March 2016

Mandy Lockett, International Business Director of the East Lancashire’s Chamber of Commerce , has published her latest column in the Business Life magazine Spring edition, which reads:

Attention Exporters of Full Container Loads (FCL)

Article Date: 17 March 2016

Verification of the Gross Mass of Packed Containers by Sea.

The Lancashire Business Growth Fund does it again!

Article Date: 17 March 2016

Financial assistance means company will not S I T on its laurels.

Explore International Trade – Dublin Business Visit

Article Date: 10 March 2016

For new-exporters, a visit to a foreign country can be daunting, therefore UKTI are looking to support you and your business to increase your services in an International market.

Access to India with UK Business Council – 30th March 2016

Article Date: 08 March 2016

India is the largest democracy, largest English speaking nation and has the second largest population in the world.

Foreign Travel Advice: Nigeria

Article Date: 03 March 2016

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to:

Archiving your trade documents

Article Date: 03 March 2016

All businesses must keep and preserve certain records and accounts and be able to present these upon request to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Ensure HMRC hear your views from the survey on the admin burdens of Intrastat

Article Date: 25 February 2016

Eurostat (the EU Commission’s statistical directorate) has officially launched its EU-wide Intrastat admin burden survey.

Your voice in Europe

Article Date: 25 February 2016

The Public online consultation to establish dumping in trade defence investigations concerning the People’s Republic of China – Trade – European Commission is now open to receive your valuable opinion.

India’s monthly economic report is open for you to view.

Article Date: 25 February 2016

A report has been issued by the British High Commission New Delhi regarding the latest economic developments in India.

Notice 101 has been recently updated for your viewing.

Article Date: 25 February 2016

It is about the Duty Deferment Scheme and how to apply for a Deferment Approval Number (DAN) to defer paying HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) charges due on:

British Centre for Business unveils new detailed UAE Food & Drink Report

Article Date: 23 February 2016

The UAE Food and Drink sector is currently valued at £4.89 billion with an annual growth rate of 8%, predicted between 2013 and 2016.

2016 Commodity Codes

Article Date: 23 February 2016

I have been asked to prepare a list of commodity codes for use by our import department next year (2016). Do you know if these numbers will be the same as this year’s codes?

Connect 2 Cleanrooms – Coming to a Cinema near You

Article Date: 23 February 2016

Lancaster firm Connect 2 Cleanrooms hits Hollywood as one of its cleanrooms features in the new Ryan Reynolds film, Criminal.

Ensure HMRC hear your views from the survey on the admin burdens of Intrastat

Article Date: 23 February 2016

Eurostat (the EU Commission’s statistical directorate) has officially launched its EU-wide Intrastat admin burden survey.

Pierce advises Calderprint on £932k job creation deal

Article Date: 22 February 2016

A £186,400 Lancashire Business Growth Fund (LBGF) grant to support job creation

Halton firm hopes to clean up with new investment

Article Date: 10 February 2016

An award-winning company is targeting a spotless future after receiving a five-figure donation to boost an already successful trading outlook.

Lancashire Business Growth Fund moves a Lancaster Business into 21st Century

Article Date: 10 February 2016

Success! Another Lancashire Business secures their grant, read it here....

One of Europe’s leading special effects firms moves to Burnley with assistance from the Lancashire B

Article Date: 10 February 2016

One of the UK & Europe’s leading special effects companies, BPM-SFX Ltd...

Business Opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe – 7th March 2016

Article Date: 05 February 2016

ARE YOU NEW TO EXPORTING AND DON’T KNOW WHICH MARKET COULD BE YOUR STARTING POINT?

OBN Indonesia Webinar – the biggest power house in ASEAN

Article Date: 05 February 2016

UK Trade & Investment would like to invite you to their webinar on Indonesia

UKTI invite you to their free webinar about the Russian Medical Devices Market.

Article Date: 05 February 2016

UKTI are excited to announce a free webinar they are holding on the Russian Medical Devices Market

Very Important Instruction Issued by the Egyptian Customs Department

Article Date: 04 February 2016

According to the directive No. 202 issued on 17 November 2015 relating to the implementation of Article 23 & 30 of the Customs Law, the importer or his agent is obliged to lawfully present the following documents...

TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES: OPPORTUNITIES IN JAPAN FOR EU BUSINESS

Article Date: 29 January 2016

The webinar is targeted to EU companies seeking to analyse the opportunity of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to create business.

David Cameron speaks out about EU Referendum

Article Date: 29 January 2016

The Prime Minister David Cameron wrote an article on EU reform in the Czech newspaper Hospodarske noviny.

How to do Business in the Saudi Arabian Defence and Security Arena

Article Date: 29 January 2016

SMI's masterclass on Saudi Arabia's defence and security sectors is due to take place on the 22nd March 2016 in London.

New Customs Comprehensive Guarantees introduced under the Union Customs Code

Article Date: 27 January 2016

This Customs Information Paper is to advise interested parties of the new Customs Comprehensive Guarantee (CCG) requirements due to the introduction of the Union Customs Code (UCC).

Grant enables Burnley Firm to move to new premises and create new jobs

Article Date: 27 January 2016

Burnley based e-mail marketing experts Wired Marketing have been awarded a grant of £36,000 from the Lancashire Business Growth Fund (LBGF).

The Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards 2016 are officially launched and open for entries!

Article Date: 27 January 2016

Led by the Hive business leaders’ network, the Awards will take place on Thursday 26 May 2016 at the magnificent Blackburn Cathedral.

Great opportunities for Exporters have come to light following a new Trade Agreement between Ukraine

Article Date: 25 January 2016

We have received the following confirmation by HMRC that from the 1st January 2016 EUR1’s can be issued for the Ukraine.

Where can I find a practical step-by-step checklist of what companies need to consider if looking at

Article Date: 21 January 2016

You will need to consider a variety of activities when trading with Iran

EU ends economic and financial nuclear-related sanctions against Iran

Article Date: 19 January 2016

A range of economic and financial nuclear-related sanctions against Iran have come to an end.

Changes to commodity codes

Article Date: 15 January 2016

Please note the following amendments to volume 2 of the printed Tariff and Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) from 1 January 2016.

Challenger Technology supported by Lancashire Business Growth Fund

Article Date: 15 January 2016

Blackpool Business benefits from Lancashire Business Growth Fund Support

EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area

Article Date: 14 January 2016

The EU and Ukraine have concluded an Association Agreement.

"O" Notice 10-15

Article Date: 13 January 2016

We have received the following notification from HMRC.

New importation regulation for Egypt

Article Date: 13 January 2016

The Ministry of Trade & Industry has announced that..

Another opportunity for UK companies to export to the UAE!

Article Date: 12 January 2016

This is a great opportunity for UK firms to export their products to the UAE, and that too, without paying any listing fees at Al Maya supermarkets.

IP and End-Use procedures under UCC

Article Date: 11 January 2016

We have IP and End-Use procedures which don’t expire until November 2016 and February 2017 respectively...

Immediate opportunities in Food and Drink Poland

Article Date: 08 January 2016

The BPCC Trade webinar will take place on Tuesday 19th January 2016 at 2:00pm GMT

EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation webinar – Cross Cultural Issues

Article Date: 08 January 2016

The webinar is targeted at EU companies seeking to understand basic Japanese business culture

Best of Britain campaign by Lulu Hypermarket in UAE

Article Date: 06 January 2016

British Centres for Business is working with Lulu Group International on their Best of Britain campaign.

Notice to Exporters 2016/02: Invitation – workshop on detailed designs for SPIRE replacement, 25 Jan

Article Date: 06 January 2016

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is leading a project to create a cross-government digital platform for import and export licensing. This is intended to replace the current SPIRE system.

The UK and China announce new visa changes

Article Date: 06 January 2016

The two countries have announced that they will reciprocally issue multiple-entry visas for up to two years to each other's citizens.

British Chamber of Commerce Export Britain Feature with Feast Magazine

Article Date: 05 January 2016

FEAST Magazine UK is creating with the British Chamber of Commerce – Export Britain for the upcoming edition of the magazine.

UKTI invite you to the Webinar on I of T opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe

Article Date: 04 January 2016

UK Trade & Investment in Prague and Warsaw would like to invite you to a free webinar on business opportunities in Internet of Things/e-commerce in Central & Eastern Europe

Notice to Exporters 2015/31: Invitation – have your say on a replacement for SPIRE, Wednesday 13 Jan

Article Date: 23 December 2015

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is leading a project to create a cross-government digital platform for import and export licensing. This is intended to replace the current SPIRE system.

UK welcomes new EU-Vietnam trade deal

Article Date: 22 December 2015

The European Union and Vietnam have put the final touches to a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Everything you need to know about business in China

Article Date: 22 December 2015

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) has published a new China Business Handbook that will help guide UK companies with their business dealings in this sometimes difficult market.

Chorley residence will journey from rebuild to recruitment

Article Date: 17 December 2015

Sharples Davies Limited has been awarded £50,410 by the Lancashire Business Growth Fund (LBGF) towards the purchase of 22 St Thomas’s Road, Chorley.

The Cardboard Box Company package up support from The Lancashire Business Growth Fund

Article Date: 14 December 2015

The Cardboard Box Company based in Clayton-le-Moors design, print and manufactures corrugated board into just about every conceivable application.

Northern Joinery awarded an LBGF grant of £46K

Article Date: 09 December 2015

Northern Joinery is one of the country's leading quality staircase manufacturers with considerable experience in the design and manufacture of timber staircases.

East Lancashire businesses celebrate their International Trade credentials

Article Date: 08 December 2015

And the winners are.......

International Trade Awards 2015

Article Date: 01 December 2015

The International Trade Awards recognise and promote the quality, diversity and ingenuity of local companies

Defence Suppliers Service Yearbook 2016

Article Date: 01 December 2015

This must - have resource is very helpful when working within defence

International Trade Awards and Gala Luncheon

Article Date: 30 November 2015

ACDC have confirmed their places at the International Trade Awards and Gala Luncheon, have you?

EBCC Closed for Christmas Holidays

Article Date: 30 November 2015

CIRCULAR NO. 221

HMRC announces modernisation programme in the North West

Article Date: 30 November 2015

New, modern regional centres in Liverpool and Manchester underline HMRC’s long-term commitment to the region

LBGF :- SJA Film Technologies, Altham

Article Date: 20 November 2015

SJA Films Technologies Invest £400,000 with help of Lancashire Business Growth Fund

Exports and role of UKTI inquiry launched

Article Date: 11 November 2015

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

Commodity Codes

Article Date: 11 November 2015

Find out more about Commodity Codes and why it is essential for Importing and Exporting

Croner-i International Trade weekly eAlert

Article Date: 10 November 2015

Goods returned to UK under warranty repair agreement — costs incurred

DTI fees

Article Date: 10 November 2015

Q&A - DTI fees

ICC Publication Offer

Article Date: 05 November 2015

The British Chambers of Commerce have provided us yet another fantastic offer on the publications listed below.

Monthly FX Update - October 2015

Article Date: 05 November 2015

Please find your latest Moneycorp report showing the monthly FX market update to share with your members

UK named as world's sixth most business-friendly country

Article Date: 03 November 2015

An update on the UK's record breaking report sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs

International Trade Club Awards 2015

Article Date: 29 October 2015

Come celebrate at the International Trade Club Awards and Gala Luncheon 2015!

How to check if your goods meet the appropriate preferential origin rules

Article Date: 28 October 2015

Claiming preference on imported goods

Lancashire Business Growth Fund - CoolKit

Article Date: 26 October 2015

Burnley warm up to further growth thanks to grant support

Iraq - Circular 776

Article Date: 23 October 2015

Immediate effect has been put into place over goods being imported into Iraq.

Webinar: Regulations in the Philippines – 30th October

Article Date: 19 October 2015

Join the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines

Pre – Shipment Inspection

Article Date: 16 October 2015

Pre-shipment inspection (PSI) is a vital element of trading

Your Updated Calendar of Events South East Asia 2016/2017

Article Date: 16 October 2015

The new edition of the Calendar of Events is here!

Documenting exports made outside the EU

Article Date: 16 October 2015

We have been advised of a HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) audit in the UK, and have been told that we need to ensure that we have full documentary evidence of exports made outside of the EU

EU SME Centre Sector Report

Article Date: 16 October 2015

The EU SME Centre helps E U SMEs prepare to do business in China

France lowers distance selling VAT threshold to €35,000

Article Date: 16 October 2015

France is to lower its distance selling VAT threshold from €100,000 to €35,000

Currency guidance – Forward Contracts

Article Date: 16 October 2015

Currency expert, moneycorp, offers insight and guidance into the fast moving world of foreign exchange

Lancashire Business Growth Fund secures future of Sanderson Bros

Article Date: 16 October 2015

The boss of a fifth generation bespoke timber frames firm said without the help of the Lancashire Business Growth Fund, his business could have closed.

E-Commerce opportunities in Czech Republic and Slovakia

Article Date: 15 October 2015

UK Trade & Investment Prague and Bratislava are hosting a free webinar

Incoterms and DAT

Article Date: 14 October 2015

When the new Incoterms ® Rules 2010 came into force (January 2011) we decided it was appropriate for us to use the Delivered at Terminal (DAT) term

August currency guidance

Article Date: 21 September 2015

insight and guidance into the fast moving world of foreign exchange

EBCC closing times during Eid al-Adha

Article Date: 17 September 2015

Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 of September

Eid Al-Adha

Article Date: 17 September 2015

Arab Embassies will be closed for a number of days throughout this period

August currency guidance

Article Date: 15 September 2015

Currency expert, moneycorp, offers insight and guidance into the fast moving world of foreign exchange.

NEWS RELEASE: Changes to German HGV road charges come into force on 1 October 2015

Article Date: 14 September 2015

From 1 October 2015 Germany will extend its HGV levy to include vehicles exceeding 7.5 tonnes

BCC: Accessing Finance is a Barrier to Would-be Exporters

Article Date: 07 September 2015

Access to finance is still a barrier to exporting for UK firms

Modern Apprentice International Trade Administrator

Article Date: 04 September 2015

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a “Modern Apprentice”

International Trade Pages – Business Life Summer Edition 2015

Article Date: 27 August 2015

Our Summer magazine showcases the very best of Lancashire Exporters

China-UK SME Business Match-Making Event: Manchester

Article Date: 26 August 2015

Bank of China is partnering with UKTI to help SMEs to find business partners in China

Special offer on Incoterms Books

Article Date: 26 August 2015

Until the 15th September 2015 we have a special offer on selected publications

Burnley business the first to benefit from Lancashire business Growth fund support

Article Date: 18 August 2015

Growing Burnley business, the Wykamol Group, are the first company in Lancashire to benefit from the £8 million Lancashire Business Growth Fund (LBGF) pot

Mrs Bead’s business leaps forward

Article Date: 28 July 2015

In a little over a year, the Chamber has witnessed the transformation of Rachael Brennan’s business – Mrs Bead – who specialises in jewellery parties and workshops

Poetry winners…

Article Date: 28 July 2015

Andrew was very pleased to choose the winning entry by Charlotte Youds entitled “International Tube Sensation”

Taking on the global challenge

Article Date: 28 July 2015

Cassons business advisers LLP have joined forces with the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce to provide backing to local businesses trading worldwide.

Travellers’ Tales

Article Date: 28 July 2015

Lahore has left a lasting impression with me; I have never felt so safe; received so much attention or should I say scrutiny, met incredible and inspiring Pakistani business people

International Trade Club networking event

Article Date: 27 July 2015

A number of manufacturing companies have been able to tap in to this unique brand. By applying the Made in Britain marque this can boost sales to your products and promote British made products in the UK and abroad

Cutoms Duties

Article Date: 27 July 2015

Are you paying too much?

Top Tips for International Trading

Article Date: 27 July 2015

Trading internationally can open up additional revenue streams; however it is not without its potential pitfalls.

Fusing Technology with Tradition

Article Date: 27 July 2015

Britannia Footwear, based in Burnley, is one of only a handful of UK shoe manufacturers left. But don’t for one second think that they are ‘just a manufacturer’. Delve a little further and they are innovators in their sector.

Gaffey gains key distributors

Article Date: 27 July 2015

In January 2014 Gaffey embarked upon developing an export market for their flagship product

Afro Business Expo event

Article Date: 27 July 2015

Afro Business Expo will showcase export and import opportunities in Africa

Airports Commission backs new Heathrow runway

Article Date: 21 July 2015

The long wait for a decision is over and the Airports Commission, chaired by Sir Howard Davies, has unanimously recommended that the problems of under-capacity in the UK’s airports should be solved by building a third Heathrow runway

Greece Update

Article Date: 07 July 2015

The Government has updated its advice on doing business with Greece

GMB or BCC — who is right on the EU?

Article Date: 05 July 2015

Countries continued membership of the Union.

Where in the world

Article Date: 02 July 2015

Where in the world

Invoice value for warranty goods

Article Date: 02 July 2015

Exported some warranty goods to South Korea and declared the full transaction value on the commercial invoice

A.TR form validity

Article Date: 01 July 2015

how long an A.TR form is valid and why our customer in Turkey wants one even though the goods have a standard zero duty rate?

e-z Cert updates and functionalities

Article Date: 16 June 2015

The Chamber in collaboration with I2I Infinity Limited is continuously upgrading the electronic document system

Increasing certification fee

Article Date: 15 June 2015

increasing certification fee

Working hours during the Holy Month of Ramadan

Article Date: 15 June 2015

The holy month of Ramadan will begin, on or around the 17th June 2015 and end on or around the 17th July 2015

£2m worth of contract wins for Good Travel Management

Article Date: 11 June 2015

£2m worth of contract wins for Good Travel Management

Intrastat

Article Date: 02 June 2015

Movements of goods between EU Member States after Customs Clearance at the EU border.

International Trade Service Unavailable Please be aware the documentation staff will be unavailable

Article Date: 22 May 2015

International Trade Service Unavailable

New Sponsors Announced

Article Date: 06 May 2015

Cassons business advisers LLP have joined forces with the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce to provide backing to local businesses trading worldwide

Top 10 myths about the TTIP agreement

Article Date: 06 May 2015

Top 10 myths about the TTIP agreement

Notice to Exporters 2015/14: ECO’s Checker Tools operating from SPIRE system.

Article Date: 06 May 2015

Notice to Exporters 2015/14: ECO’s Checker Tools operating from SPIRE system.

e-z Cert updates and functionalities

Article Date: 06 May 2015

e-z Cert updates and functionalities

A freight view of the election

Article Date: 06 May 2015

A freight view of the election

Job Opportunity

Article Date: 18 March 2015

Sovereign Beverage Company Limited have an exciting job opportunity for a Export Manager

Buyers Wanted

Article Date: 17 March 2015

We would like to elicit your support in the National Export Sales Course

Business Help

Article Date: 17 March 2015

Have you an idea for starting a new business, are you considering a product or service

Doing Business in Russia

Article Date: 03 March 2015

Doing Business in Russia

New EORI system goes live

Article Date: 03 March 2015

New EORI system goes live

Webinar – Exporting Alcohol to Sweden

Article Date: 03 March 2015

Webinar – Exporting Alcohol to Sweden

UK exporter confidence picks up despite global uncertainty, says BCC and DHL report

Article Date: 24 February 2015

UK exporter confidence picks up despite global uncertainty, says BCC and DHL report

£8m Growth Fund Win for Lancashire Businesses

Article Date: 22 February 2015

£8m Growth Fund Win for Lancashire Businesses

Iraq Update

Article Date: 18 February 2015

Iraq Update

Made in Great Britain

Article Date: 12 February 2015

Made in Great Britain

Doing Business in the Middle East

Article Date: 09 February 2015

Doing Business in the Middle East

UK Trade Tariff: Volume 1 and Volume 3

Article Date: 06 February 2015

UK Trade Tariff: Volume 1 and Volume 3

BLACKBURN WITH DARWEN BUSINESS AWARDS LAUNCHED

Article Date: 27 January 2015

BLACKBURN WITH DARWEN BUSINESS AWARDS LAUNCHED

Saudi Arabia

Article Date: 16 January 2015

Poultry hatching eggs and day old chicks

Evaluation Survey of the Enhanced Commentary for the Overseas Trade Statistics (OTS) and Regional Tr

Article Date: 06 January 2015

A survey has been launched to gather views on

Tariff Preference- Revision to GSP+ beneficiary countries

Article Date: 06 January 2015

The GSP+ arrangement provides additional preferences to countries which ratify and implement a number of international conventions on core human and labour rights, the environment and good governance.

changes in the Generalised Scheme of Preference

Article Date: 18 December 2014

countries which will lose beneficiary status on 1 January 2015 and on 1 January 2016

International Trade Service Unavailable Please be aware the documentation staff will be unavailable

Article Date: 10 December 2014

Please be aware the documentation staff will be unavailable the afternoon of Friday 19th December 2014 due to essential training, counter service will finish at 11:30am.

Volumes 1 and 3 of the Integrated Tariff of the United Kingdom are now available free of charge

Article Date: 10 December 2014

Volumes 1 and 3 of the Integrated Tariff of the United Kingdom are now available free of charge

Changes to the requirements for obtaining a Russian Visa

Article Date: 10 December 2014

Virtually all travellers to Russia resident in the UK will be required to appear in person at either the London or Edinburgh visa application centres to have fingerprints taken as part of the visa application process

Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia – Customs Union Certificate

Article Date: 04 December 2014

On 1st January 2015 the Eurasian Economic Union comes into existence and one of the first things to be effected will be import documentation.

Women’s International Trade Forum Series

Article Date: 03 December 2014

KTI North West would like to invite regional female business owners and executives to attend this Women in Business (WiB) event during Export Week

Use of Incoterms Rules for revenue recognition

Article Date: 01 December 2014

Despite it not being written for this purpose, why do companies use Incoterms Rules for revenue recognition?

VAT Changes from 1 January 2015

Article Date: 18 November 2014

From 1st January 2015, UK businesses selling ‘digital services’ to consumers in other EU countries will be required to charge VAT according to where the customer is based.

Boost for EU-Canada trade

Article Date: 10 November 2014

Five years of negotiations have successfully concluded with the signing of a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada

Conference on prospects for the British fashion industry - domestic manufacturing, skills and wearab

Article Date: 14 October 2014

Westminster Media Forum Conference, Morning, Tuesday, 21st October 2014

Notice to Exporters 2014/26

Article Date: 03 October 2014

ECO withdraws paper Open General Export Licences

Manufacturing Conference

Article Date: 01 October 2014

The Chamber and sponsors North West Energy Task Force are pleased to announce a second event for manufacturers building on the success and popularity of last year’s successful Manufacturers’ Conference.

Finding a New Market – Emerging Europe

Article Date: 01 October 2014

UKTI North West would like to invite companies interested in trading with Central & Eastern markets.

Food and Drink Business Opportunities in Thailand

Article Date: 30 September 2014

The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) will be hosting a campaign to promote UK food and drink products in supermarkets throughout Thailand in Q1 of 2015.

Eid El-Fitr Closure

Article Date: 24 September 2014

Closure of Arab Embassy

HACCP web tool for your business

Article Date: 26 August 2014

MyHACCP offers free step-by-step online guidance to food manufacturing and other food businesses on how to make sure you’ve got effective HACCP-based controls.

Free Companies House data to boost UK economy

Article Date: 26 August 2014

Companies House is to make all of its digital data available free of charge

Russia sanctions – ECO releases detailed information

Article Date: 26 August 2014

New sanctions against Russia

Russia added to prohibited destinations for certain licences

Article Date: 26 August 2014

Following the EU’s announcement of sanctions against Russia

New Business Opportunity

Article Date: 19 August 2014

new business opportunities for a buyer at one of the major Singaporean department stores

One in five service firms on the verge of exporting

Article Date: 11 August 2014

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on Sunday releasing further results from a major international trade survey, which highlights the untapped potential of businesses within the service sector to rebalance the economy towards exports.

BCC: Strong unemployment figures but weak wage growth reinforces case for low interest rates

Article Date: 07 August 2014

Unemployment is now at its lowest rate since before the recession, which shows that the recovery really is gaining momentum.

New source of support for British companies

Article Date: 31 July 2014

The following opportunities have been identified by the Overseas Business Network Initiative (OBNi)

Food and Drink opportunity

Article Date: 28 July 2014

A restaurant is creating pretty inventive dishes in Singapore. They are looking to expand the number of products they sources from the UK, both food and drink.

Roundtable meeting between the Chancellor of the Exchequer and members of Accredited Chambers of Com

Article Date: 28 July 2014

On 2nd July 2014, the Chancellor of the Exchequer met with twelve existing and potential export champions to discuss how HM Government could best support their growth ambitions

Latin America

Article Date: 25 July 2014

The event which took place on the 17th July 2014, at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh

Latin America Presentations

Article Date: 25 July 2014

Presentations from the Latin America event which took place on the 17th July 2014 at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh

Ramadan

Article Date: 23 July 2014

End of Ramadan closures

Chamber talks growth and exports with 11 Downing Street

Article Date: 02 July 2014

George Osborne hosted a private breakfast meeting at 11 Downing Street

Are you looking to grow your business in India?

Article Date: 30 June 2014

Win free flights on a Trade Mission to Mumbai, India with Virgin Atlantic and the British Chambers of Commerce from 7th October until 10th October 2014.

Doing Business in Latin America

Article Date: 30 June 2014

Latin America has been normally overlooked by British exporters, despite having not only a combined market of over 560 million consumers but experienced a steady growth of between 4-5% a year across the region.

Meet your global network

Article Date: 30 June 2014

Two day event to connect you to the high growth markets South East Asia, Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East, USA, India and China on 15th & 16th July 2014.

Ramadan Closure – 28th June 2014 – 28th July 2014

Article Date: 25 June 2014

The holy month of Ramadan will begin around the 28th June 2014 to 28th July 2014.

Santander teams up with British Chambers of Commerce to support UK exporters

Article Date: 13 June 2014

The British Chambers of Commerce and Santander have entered into a partnership to support UK SME exporters.

Serbia – EUR1 Documents

Article Date: 29 May 2014

Electronic movement certificates (EUR1’s) are no longer acceptable to the Serbian Customs Authorities

Chamber Foreign Exchange

Article Date: 29 May 2014

Saving Chamber Members Money on International Payments

Exporters selling more

Article Date: 15 May 2014

Exporters selling more and hiring more, says BCC/DHL report

Consulate closed during presidential elections in Egypt

Article Date: 12 May 2014

the Consulate General will be closed on the 15th and 16th May 2014 and will reopen on the 19th of May

Export Documentation not Available May 15th & 16th

Article Date: 09 May 2014

Please be informed that the export documentation service will be unavailable due to compulsory annual training on the dates of Thursday 15th May 2014 and Friday 16th May 2014.

What More UK Limited are awarded prestigious enterprise award from Her Majesty the Queen

Article Date: 03 May 2014

What More UK Limited the UK’s largest manufacturer of plastic housewares, storage and garden products, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Queen’s Award For Enterprise in International Trade 2014’

Revised Notice 221 – Inward processing relief

Article Date: 02 May 2014

This notice cancels and replaces Notice 221 (September 2007) and Notice 221A (February 2014

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: overview

Article Date: 01 May 2014

Free trade deal being negotiated between the EU and US

Revised Notice 700/63 – Electronic invoicing – April 2014

Article Date: 01 May 2014

This notice cancels and replaces Notice 700/63 June 2007

Revised Notice 163: Wine Production

Article Date: 01 May 2014

This notice cancels and replaces Notice 163 Wine Production (March 2013)

Customs Handling Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) replacement plans

Article Date: 30 April 2014

Why CHIEF needs to be replaced

VAT Changes 2015: Commission publishes Explanatory Notes on the new rules

Article Date: 30 April 2014

new VAT rules for telecom, broadcasting and electronic services

BCC accredits first overseas business network in Singapore

Article Date: 30 April 2014

The British Prime Minister has set an ambitious target of increasing exports from the UK to 1trillion by 2020

Increase in Certification Fees

Article Date: 05 March 2014

Increase the certification fees

Guidance on Export Licence

Article Date: 06 February 2014

Find out more about trends in licensing

Export control: licensing performance dashboard

Article Date: 29 January 2014

A regularly updated snapshot of the performance of the Export Control Organisation (ECO) against targets

Revised Notice 702 (January 2014)

Article Date: 29 January 2014

It explains how imported goods are treated for VAT purposes.

Open consultation: Simplification of Intrastat

Article Date: 29 January 2014

This consultation invites comments on EU proposals to reduce the burden on businesses required to submit Intrastat declarations, and seeks evidence on their impact on businesses and the statistical data made available to users

EBCC Closed between 17th-21st of January 2014

Article Date: 13 January 2014

Egyptain British Chamber Closure

Export Documentation Price Increase 2014

Article Date: 17 December 2013

EC Certificate of Origin, EUR1, EUR-MED and ATR Certificates and Commercial Invoices

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Christmas Times

Article Date: 13 December 2013

Christmas and New Year Closure times

Arab British Chamber of Commerce Closure

Article Date: 12 December 2013

Christmas and New Year Closure times

Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce Closure

Article Date: 11 December 2013

Christmas and New Year Closure times

International Trade Club Awards 2013

Article Date: 06 December 2013

Lancashire’s exporters and importers continue to succeed, and a number are celebrating after winning the awards for their successes.

Manufacturing Conference; Energy

Article Date: 29 October 2013

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce are hosting a conference on Energy for Manufacturers on 21st November 2013

Closures to ABCC and Embassies during Eid Al-Adha

Article Date: 11 October 2013

The Arab-British Chamber will be closed for one day on Tuesday 15th October, re-opening Wednesday the 16th.

Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce will be closed

Article Date: 08 October 2013

The Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce will be closed on 14th & 15th of October, due to celebrating the Grand Feast Holiday (Eid Al-Adha).

China Compulsory Certification

Article Date: 22 July 2013

Selling to China

Business secretary revokes export licence to Egypt

Article Date: 21 July 2013

Licences to Egypt

Notice 725

Article Date: 21 July 2013

Changes to Notice 725

Detroit has gone bankrupt

Article Date: 20 July 2013

Detroit has gone bankrupt, but it’s not the first place to do so..

New International Trade Appointed

Article Date: 19 July 2013

New International Trade Appointed

European Commission

Article Date: 12 July 2013

European Commission - Trade in Services Agreement

Notice 275 Customs

Article Date: 06 July 2013

Update to Notice 275

New Computerised Transit System

Article Date: 03 July 2013

New Computerised Transit System

Low Value Imports

Article Date: 24 May 2013

Low Value Imports

Red Rose Awards - International Category

Article Date: 23 January 2013

The Lancashire Business View Red Rose Awards deadline for entries is midnight, Thursday January 24....

Warning Re: Qatar

Article Date: 17 January 2013

Warning Re: Qatar

Syria – Embassy Legalisation

Article Date: 03 January 2013

The legalisation service provided by the Syrian Embassy has been withdrawn until further notice.

Foreign Documentation- Legalisation

Article Date: 02 January 2013

As with immediate effect all foreign documents for submission to the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office...

Awards Recognise Global Success

Article Date: 11 December 2012

Lancashire’s exporters and importer’s are succeeding despite difficult economic conditions and a number are celebrating after winning the awards for their export successes.

New Name, New Brand for long established Insurance Business

Article Date: 20 November 2012

A new brand for a long established insurance broking business is set to be launched in the business heart of Preston.

2012 Christmas and New Year Holidays

Article Date: 19 November 2012

2012 Christmas and New Year Holidays

Eid Al-Adha, Arab Chamber Closure

Article Date: 23 October 2012

On the occasion of eid Al-Adha we would like to advise you that, as from Wednesday 24th October until Tuesday 30th October the Arab Embassies will be closed for business.

2012 International Trade Awards!

Article Date: 28 September 2012

The 2012 International Trade Awards are fast approaching, and now is the time to book your places at the awards lunch event held at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh, Hotel & Spa on Friday 7th December.

Syria – Embassy Legislation

Article Date: 27 September 2012

Exporters are advised by the Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic that as from Thursday 9th August legislation of documents by the embassy will no longer be available, until further notice.

HM Revenue & Customs: Guidance on “Ex-Works” Documentation

Article Date: 26 September 2012

Dealing on an Ex-works basis is a popular choice for any exporter. HM Revenue & Customs guide exporters on what’s involved in Ex-works and what documentation they should be using…

Trade arrangement with Burma

Article Date: 25 September 2012

Myanmar/Burma is set to benefit once again from a special, advantageous trade arrangement with the EU following recognition by the international community of the country’s recent efforts to improve the political social and labour environments there.

Notice 199: Customs procedures/debt

Article Date: 24 September 2012

Notice 199 has been updated. This notice cancels and replaces Notice 199 (April 2010). Details of any changes to the previous version can be found in paragraph 1.1 of the notice.

Final Call for Queens Award entries!

Article Date: 21 September 2012

Final call for East Lancashire companies to compete for the Queens Award for Enterprise in 2013: Closing Date 28 September 2012.

Adding value to your Clients Business!

Article Date: 31 August 2012

Did you know that by introducing your clients to the benefits of international trade, they are more productive than non exporters, achieve stronger financial performance and are more likely to stay in business?

Be a front runner of UK industry

Article Date: 28 August 2012

Master your way to overseas markets by getting to grips with securing high value, profitable overseas orders through a range of free and innovative International Business Seminars.

Exemplary Inspection

Article Date: 24 August 2012

July 19th was inspection day at the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and we are delighted to report that we passed with flying colours.

Documentation Notice 275: Export Procedures

Article Date: 23 August 2012

This Notice provides general information on Customs requirements for UK Export procedures and processes.

European Commission’s Proposal to Japan

Article Date: 10 August 2012

On 18 July the European Commission submitted a proposal to Member States to start negotiations with Japan on a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Export Documentation: Unavailable 9th & 10th August

Article Date: 06 August 2012

Please be informed that the export documentation service will be unavailable due to compulsory annual training on the dates of Thursday 9th and Friday 10th August 2012.

Olympic Games Disruption Reminder

Article Date: 17 July 2012

May take this opportunity to remind you of our articles dated 28/06/2012 under our International Trade category of the Chamberview website...

Bangladesh: Biscuit Machinery

Article Date: 16 July 2012

The Center for Development and Competitive Strategies (CDCS) is a Bangladeshi firm that provides professional services to its clientele in regard to business & commerce. One of their clients is eager...

Hungry for Export Opportunities?

Article Date: 10 July 2012

Interested in doing business in the UK’s number one food and drink export market?

Are you an “Unlikely” Exporter?

Article Date: 02 July 2012

The British Chambers of Commerce are looking for local companies to showcase as ‘unlikely’ examples of businesses who have or are successfully exporting...

VAT Expert Group – Call for applications

Article Date: 02 July 2012

On the 26th June 2012, the Commission had set up a group of experts on value added Tax (VAT) called the ‘VAT Expert Group’...

Kidnap & Ransom – The Negotiations

Article Date: 28 June 2012

Guest speaker, Peter Dobbs from Catlin Group Limited, has spent 30 years in the kidnap & ransom industry and highlighted a variety the themes that have been developing this year across the globe...

Qatar Documentation: Updated Ruling

Article Date: 19 June 2012

A new rule has been issued for submitting Qatar documentation. This ruling is that electronically stamped documents will not be accepted. Only certificates with a “wet stamp”, signed in blue ink as originals, will be certified.

Morocco: Documentation Update

Article Date: 19 June 2012

It has recently been announced that all documents that are submitted for Morocco will now require Foreign Office Legalisation.

Business Innovation & Skills: Call for Evidence

Article Date: 12 June 2012

Following the Environmental Red Tape Challenge, The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) committed to the below in the Budget 2012:

EU – Increase in VAT

Article Date: 11 June 2012

The average standard VAT rate in the EU has risen strongly since 2008. In 2012, the standard VAT rate varied from 15.0% in Luxembourg 25.0% in Denmark and Sweden.

Notice 832 Tariff Preferences: Rules of Origin for Mexico

Article Date: 10 June 2012

This notice cancels and replaces Notice 832 (February 2011). Details of any changes to the previous version can be found in paragraph 1.2 of this notice.

Focusing on Enforcement

Article Date: 09 June 2012

The BIS (Department for Business, Innovation & Skills) have recently launched a campaign to help them identify where enforcement can be improved, reduced or done differently and where you think it works well.

New Licence Published – Open General Export Licence

Article Date: 08 June 2012

If you export military goods to the United States, then you should take note of the newly published Open General Export Licence which permits certain exports under the US-UK Defence Trade Co-operation Treaty.

UK Trade and Investment – How to Export

Article Date: 21 May 2012

Learn how UKTI can help your businesses develop and expand in to new markets. Attendees will benefit from practical export knowledge and substantial assistance on how to trade overseas.

The Export Best Practice Guide

Article Date: 13 May 2012

HMRC have published The Export Best Practice Guide and have a section dedicated to the role of the exporter and freight agent.

European Community Preference Notice Updates

Article Date: 12 May 2012

Notice 812 – Trade with Turkey has now been published along with Notice 827 – European Community Preferences: export procedures which explain rules which must be satisfied when exporting.

VAT Guide and Export Procedures

Article Date: 11 May 2012

The latest version of the VAT Notice 700 The VAT Guide has now been published along with Notice 275.

Marine Cargo Insurance – Are you Fully Insured?

Article Date: 10 May 2012

Our International Trade Club sponsors, Taylor Patterson Corporate Insurance, have produced an article to explain Buyers and Sellers Interests within an insurance policy.

International Trade Club Breakfast Meeting

Article Date: 26 April 2012

The breakfast event held at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa this morning covered both product recall and packaging regulations applicable to anyone involved in the International Trade arena.

Chinese Purchasing Delegation: Matchmaking Meeting on 19th April 2012

Article Date: 16 April 2012

The Chinese Purchasing Delegation, composed of 65 persons from 31 Guangdong-based companies and trade promotion agencies, would like to seek and talk with relevant exporters or manufacturers face to face.

International Business Student Scheme

Article Date: 15 April 2012

The East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce has recently been notified of overseas opportunities for international postgraduate students.

Exports to Libya

Article Date: 14 April 2012

The Libyan Embassy in London have now resumed their Legalisation Service.

Zero-Rating your Goods

Article Date: 13 April 2012

To zero-rate goods to an EU VAT registered customer you must illustrate the following details in addition to the information normally required on a VAT invoice issued to a UK customer:

Turkish Export Opportunity

Article Date: 12 April 2012

The East Lancs Chamber of Commerce have recently been approached by a Turkish company looking for cooperation with a European partner who manufactures cosmetics, especially hair styling products.

2012 Budget Impact: Importing through Royal Mail?

Article Date: 11 April 2012

Notice 143 has been updated to reflect changes to Low Value Consignment Relief (LVCR) on goods sent to the UK from the...

Packed Programme of Free Support

Article Date: 11 April 2012

The East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce they will be taking part in a packed programme of free business workshops,

Amended Advice from Customs – EUR1’s

Article Date: 10 April 2012

HM Revenue & Customs have refined their advice regarding the completion of Box 1 and Page 4 of the EUR1 where applications are made by Agents.

New VAT invoicing rules

Article Date: 10 April 2012

The second Directive on VAT invoicing was adopted in July 2010 and its provisions have to be applied as from 1 January 2013.

Useful Contacts for Exporters

Article Date: 30 March 2012

The East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce was pleased to invite UK Trade and Investment to present their services and to help with local businesses increasing their contacts this week by bringing together the cream of Lancashire’s international trade...

Morroco – Changes in Payment Methods

Article Date: 15 March 2012

Embassy of the Kingdom of Morooco in London, have announced that with immediate effect, all legislation fees must be paid using postal order.

Tariff Preference: New GSP Rules of origin

Article Date: 10 February 2012

The latest change to Notice 830 concerns Appendix l: the procedure to become a registered exporter will not commence until 2016.

Exporters stay vigilant

Article Date: 10 February 2012

This is the latest message from the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and one of their members, Sugden Ltd of Barrowford.

Basic Guide to Export Pricing and Quotations

Article Date: 10 February 2012

Knowing how to price your product, using the correct terms of delivery, choosing which payment method, all in an accurate and complete quotation for international buyers are critical elements of selling internationally.

International Trade Club Breakfast Meeting

Article Date: 03 February 2012

Growing and protecting your exports was the theme to yesterday’s event.

Is your firm using LinkedIn?

Article Date: 31 January 2012

The courts have held that lists of email addresses contained in an employer’s email system are databases for the purposes of the regulations. But it is far from certain that LinkedIn contacts, held on a third party server and not backed up by the...

New Year, New Export and Import Opportunities

Article Date: 18 January 2012

Businesses across Pennine Lancashire are being encouraged to think global at a series of International Trade Club events this year to maximise orders, profits and growth!

Joining forces to help companies meet the global challenge

Article Date: 16 January 2012

Taylor Patterson Corporate Insurance is pleased to announce a new long term three year sponsorship package with the East Lancashire International Trade Club.

2012 Export Documentation Price Increase

Article Date: 08 December 2011

EC Certificate of Origin, EUR1, EUR-MED and ATR Certificates and Commercial Invoices from 01/01/2012.

Supplementary Declarations & INTRASTAT 2012 changes

Article Date: 25 November 2011

Sectors of Interest: Intrastat (For information on changes and procedures about trade within the EU)

International Trade Business Awards

Article Date: 04 November 2011

Chamber of Commerce urges companies to enter 2011 International Trade Business Awards

Export Documents for Egypt

Article Date: 03 November 2011

Closing dates for Egyptian Authorities

Just announced: International Trade Club Member front runner for £25,000 prize

Article Date: 19 October 2011

An innovative Lancashire business will line up alongside some of the country’s most successful companies as it competes for a leading UK industry award.

International Trade Team Expands

Article Date: 19 October 2011

The newest member joins, exciting times ahead for the East Lancashire Chamber

Withdrawal of Notice 829

Article Date: 05 October 2011

Withdrawal of Notice 829

Export Documentation Updates

Article Date: 05 October 2011

Export Documentation Updates

International Trade Awards 2011- Presented on the 9th December 2011

Article Date: 26 September 2011

International Trade Awards 2011- Presented on the 9th December 2011

Tariff Changes

Article Date: 22 August 2011

Tariff Changes

Changes to Intrastat declarations

Article Date: 22 August 2011

Changes to Intrastat declarations

Modernising Customs and Excise Law

Article Date: 22 August 2011

Modernising Customs and Excise Law

Export Documentation Service During Ramadan 2011

Article Date: 29 July 2011

Export Documentation Service During Ramadan 2011

Exports to Iraq

Article Date: 18 July 2011

Exports to Iraq

EU Dual-Use Regulation

Article Date: 18 July 2011

EU Dual-Use Regulation

A single European patent looks ever more likely

Article Date: 06 July 2011

A single European patent looks ever more likely

Exporting secrets revealed

Article Date: 03 June 2011

Exporting secrets revealed

New Export Control Legislation concerning ERITREA, IRAN & SYRIA

Article Date: 02 June 2011

New Export Control Legislation concerning ERITREA, IRAN & SYRIA

Intellicig Electronic Cigarettes go Organic in the States

Article Date: 27 May 2011

Intellicig Electronic Cigarettes go Organic in the States

Update on Libya

Article Date: 14 March 2011

Update on Libya

Sanctions on Libya

Article Date: 08 March 2011

Sanctions on Libya

Business Opportunities in Algeria and North Africa

Article Date: 03 February 2011

Business Opportunities in Algeria and North Africa

EU Preferential Trade Agreement

Article Date: 03 February 2011

EU Preferential Trade Agreement

Restrictive Measures Against Iran

Article Date: 02 February 2011

Restrictive Measures Against Iran

Changes to Export Certificate Arrangements

Article Date: 02 February 2011

Changes to Export Certificate Arrangements

Excise tracking goes online

Article Date: 02 December 2010

Excise tracking goes online

Intrastat – thresholds from 1 January 2011

Article Date: 02 December 2010

Intrastat – thresholds from 1 January 2011

Chamber Finance

Article Date: 22 November 2010

Chamber Finance

Postal Scam:

Article Date: 22 November 2010

Postal Scam:

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Article Date: 05 November 2010

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

The UK welcomed the signature of the EU-Korean Free Trade Agreement

Article Date: 05 November 2010

The UK welcomed the signature of the EU-Korean Free Trade Agreement

restrictive measures against Iran

Article Date: 05 November 2010

restrictive measures against Iran

VAT Service update

Article Date: 05 November 2010

VAT Service update

VAT collection procedures

Article Date: 07 October 2010

VAT collection procedures

International Trade Awards 2010 – presented on 10th December 2010

Article Date: 16 August 2010

International Trade Awards 2010 – presented on 10th December 2010

Introduction of an electronic Binding Tariff Information (BTI) Ruling

Article Date: 04 August 2010

Introduction of an electronic Binding Tariff Information (BTI) Ruling

SITPRO To Close

Article Date: 04 August 2010

SITPRO To Close

Customs Law Modernisation Project

Article Date: 08 July 2010

Customs Law Modernisation Project

New energy labels for household appliances

Article Date: 10 June 2010

New energy labels for household appliances

Country of origin labels should be compulsory

Article Date: 10 June 2010

Country of origin labels should be compulsory

Using Customs Simplified Procedures

Article Date: 10 June 2010

Using Customs Simplified Procedures

Influence new Ministers through the CEO

Article Date: 10 May 2010

Influence new Ministers through the CEO

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Article Date: 08 April 2010

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Arab Documentation fees increased

Article Date: 08 April 2010

Arab Documentation fees increased

CHIEF Update

Article Date: 11 March 2010

CHIEF Update

Two arms dealers convicted for trading illegally in military goods without trade control licences

Article Date: 11 March 2010

Two arms dealers convicted for trading illegally in military goods without trade control licences

Trading with The Phillipines

Article Date: 11 March 2010

Trading with The Phillipines

Exclusive Year of the Tiger Offer!

Article Date: 22 February 2010

Exclusive Year of the Tiger Offer!

Removal of Sri Lanka

Article Date: 01 February 2010

Removal of Sri Lanka

Celebrate Appointment of Leading Businessman

Article Date: 01 February 2010

Celebrate Appointment of Leading Businessman

0% Business loans for energy efficiency equipment

Article Date: 01 February 2010

0% Business loans for energy efficiency equipment

EUR1s for exports to Serbia

Article Date: 07 January 2010

EUR1s for exports to Serbia

HMRC LIVE SERVICES OUTAGE: 12th and 13th December 2009

Article Date: 09 December 2009

HMRC LIVE SERVICES OUTAGE: 12th and 13th December 2009

Simplified Proofs of Origin

Article Date: 09 December 2009

Simplified Proofs of Origin

2009 Christmas and New Year Export Documentation Certification

Article Date: 06 November 2009

2009 Christmas and New Year Export Documentation Certification

A Gateway to a Growing Market

Article Date: 06 November 2009

A Gateway to a Growing Market

International Trade Awards 2009

Article Date: 05 November 2009

International Trade Awards 2009

US Border Searches of Electronic Devices

Article Date: 01 October 2009

US Border Searches of Electronic Devices

Fake Shipping Company Scam

Article Date: 01 October 2009

Fake Shipping Company Scam

Philippines removes discriminatory accreditation conditions for EU meat establishments.

Article Date: 30 September 2009

Philippines removes discriminatory accreditation conditions for EU meat establishments.

Agents, Distributors and Agreements

Article Date: 17 September 2009

Agents, Distributors and Agreements

Exporting to Algeria?

Article Date: 05 August 2009

Important changes to the Algerian Foreign Exchange Regulation have been implemented from 2nd August 2009.

New legalisation fees for Saudi Arabia

Article Date: 29 June 2009

New legalisation fees for Saudi Arabia

Wood Packaging Regulations

Article Date: 15 June 2009

Wood Packaging Regulations

India IP Rights

Article Date: 15 June 2009

India IP Rights

Proposal to Remove the Supplementary Unit

Article Date: 15 June 2009

Proposal to Remove the Supplementary Unit

Lancashire International Trade Event

Article Date: 05 June 2009

Veritas Solicitors LLP invite you to join them for the Lancashire International Trade Event

Rules for Road Transport at land borders

Article Date: 04 June 2009

Rules for Road Transport at land borders

EU Sanctions on Uzbekistan

Article Date: 21 May 2009

EU Sanctions on Uzbekistan

Export Customs Simplified Procedures

Article Date: 21 May 2009

Export Customs Simplified Procedures

EU-China Business Training Scheme

Article Date: 07 May 2009

One manager from the United Kingdom secures a place in EU-China business training scheme

Recruitment - International Trade Advisor

Article Date: 13 March 2009

The Chamber is looking to recruit an international Trade Advisor

Exports to Saudi Arabia

Article Date: 11 February 2009

Exports to Saudi Arabia

Countries Not Accepting Electronic Version of EUR1's

Article Date: 06 February 2009

Countries who will NOT accept electronic stamps and signatures on EUR1s:

Sylvia Hopwood Club Member wins prestigeous NatWest everywoman Award

Article Date: 16 December 2008

Sylvia Hopwood Club Member wins prestigeous NatWest everywoman Award

Winners of the International Trade Awards 2008

Article Date: 16 December 2008

INTERNATIONAL TRADE SUCCESS CELEBRATED

Exporters to Belarus

Article Date: 01 December 2008

Belarus eliminates requirement to present EU export declaration

Import Licensing Changes - Textiles from China

Article Date: 01 December 2008

Imports of Textiles and Clothing Originating in China – Import Licensing Changes from 1 January 2009

2009 Exhibitions in Turkey

Article Date: 19 November 2008

The British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey, are supporting exhibitions to be held in Antalya in 2009.

HM Revenue & Customs

Article Date: 14 November 2008

New rules for online shoppers. From next month, internet shoppers will no longer have to pay customs duty on non-EU purchases worth up to £105.

Enabling Easy Exporting

Article Date: 05 November 2008

Finding out today how e-Cert eXpress can enable easy exporting for you and your organisation

GCC Europe Expo Exhibition and Seminar

Article Date: 31 October 2008

GCC Europe Expo is a FREE exhibition and seminar programme for anyone interested in doing business with the Gulf regions of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE (Abu Dhabi and Dubai).

The EU-China Managers Exchange and Training Programme (METP)

Article Date: 30 October 2008

The EU-China Managers Exchange and Training Programme (METP)

EU Shipping Conference Certification

Article Date: 17 October 2008

As of 18th October 2008, the EU is ending the anti-trust immunity that has hitherto allowed shipping lines to organise themselves into conferences.

East Lancashire Export Awards 2008

Article Date: 17 October 2008

The International Trade Club (formerly the East Lancs Export Club) are now accepting company entries for the East Lancashire Export Awards, and the categories are, Entering New Export Markets and Increasing Export Sales.

Fort Vale Engineering Limited Scoops Top Award

Article Date: 14 October 2008

Fort Vale, a member of East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce & the International Trade Club, has been announced as the regional winner of the Business of the Year Award in the Achievement in International Business category for the Chamber Awards 2008

VAT Information Sheet 10/07 - Changes to VAT invoicing with effect from October 2007

Article Date: 23 September 2008

VAT Information Sheet 10/07. It explains some changes to current VAT invoicing regulations. These include a minor change to the numbering of invoices and new rules to clarify the VAT treatment.

News Items

Article Date: 20 September 2008

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UAE - New Legalisation Fees

Article Date: 03 September 2008

The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates have announced that legalisation fees have increased with immediate effect.

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