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BCC reacts to latest GDP and Trade figures

BCC Head of Economics, Suren Thiru, says practical difficulties faced by businesses on the ground go well beyond teething problems, and with disruption to UK-EU trade flows persisting, trade is likely to be a drag on UK economic growth in the first quarter of 2021.

BCC/moneycorp survey: Nearly a quarter of exporters to the EU considering holding back activity in the EU

Results from the latest British Chambers of Commerce survey, in partnership with moneycorp, found that while 44% of UK exporters to the EU plan to grow their exports to the European Union, nearly a quarter (23%) are looking to either reduce their activity in the EU or have no activity at all in the next 12 months, following the ratification of the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement. Two-thirds of UK businesses are looking to increase activity in the domestic market.

BCC Brexit survey: Half of UK exporters report difficulties adapting to changes relating to EU-UK goods trade

Results from the first major business survey for 2021 by the British Chambers of Commerce on Brexit found that half (49%) of exporters are facing difficulties in adapting to the changes in the trade of goods following the ratification of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) on 1 January 2021. 

BCC welcomes plan to join Pacific free trade area

BCC Director General, Adam Marshall, responds to plans by the government to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership

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.