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BCC responds to UK-Canada continuity trade agreement

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on the announcement that the UK and Canada have finalised a trade agreement to replace CETA, the existing deal it has through European Union membership.

BCC responds to investment for Northern Ireland traders

BCC Director of Trade Facilitation Liam Smyth responds to today's announcement of £200m for a new Trader Support Service for Northern Ireland traders.

No more Transition at the UK Border

With the Brexit transition period set to end in December this year, BCC Director of Trade Facilitation Liam Smyth explains why now is the time for businesses to take action and get ready for a new border operating environment from 1st January 2021.

BCC responds to the government’s proposed border controls after the transition period

BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall comments on the government’s new proposed processes for moving goods from the UK to the EU from January 1st 2021, published today.

BCC responds to post-Brexit border controls

BCC comments on ongoing negotiations between the UK and the EU, on the UK government's plans for easements at the border and additional grant funding to support customs agents.

BCC responds to publication of UK trade tariffs

BCC director general Adam Marshall responds to the publication of the UK Global Tariff that will apply to imported goods from 1 January 2021.

BCC comments on start of formal UK/US trade negotiations

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on news that the UK and US are to open formal negotiations on a future free trade agreement.

BCC/DHL: Trade negotiations must unlock potential of struggling exporters

Exporters continued to tread water through the final quarter of 2019 according to the largest independent survey of UK firms, released by British Chambers of Commerce and DHL Express.

BCC comments on Prime Minister’s vision for EU trade deal

BCC Director General Adam Marshall comments on the Prime Minister's speech in London today, in which he outlines his view for a future trade deal with the European Union.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q4 2019: UK economy in stagnation as service sector slows

The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey reveals that the UK economy ended 2019 in stagnation, amid long term uncertainty, rising business costs and a slowing global economy.