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We are supporting Chambers and member businesses with online events and webinars.

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Trading with China: Opportunities for Entering and Expanding

Trading with China: Opportunities for Entering and Expanding

  • Tuesday 14 June
  • 09:00 - 10:00 (UK time)
  • Internal event for Trade teams within the Chamber Network

If your members are considering entering into - or expanding trading with - the vast Chinese market, then this fascinating and practical webinar is for you.

We’re joined by Tom Duke, HM Deputy Trade Commissioner for China & Hong Kong, who will talk through the support DIT can offer exporters in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce in China, who are interested in entering or expanding their presence in the China market. Tom will also talk about the major trade opportunities emerging in both goods and services across China that your member businesses can benefit from.

More about the Chinese Market

China is the UK’s 3rd largest trading partner, accounting for 7.3% of total UK trade with exports in 2021 amounting to £27 billion. Appetite for UK goods and services continue to grow and develop despite the challenges thrown up by the pandemic. The latest polling indicate that 63% of Chinese consumers are buying more British products than they were five years ago – and that they are happy to pay a premium to do so. China is also a complex market, with unique regulator landscapes, linguistic and cultural differences, and currently strict Covid-19 international travel restrictions.

Get involved

Tom welcomes questions in advance so if you have a specific point you would like answers, please send them to Anne-Marie Martin.

Register here
Better Business Act: Webinar Briefing and Discussion with Chambers

Better Business Act: Webinar Briefing and Discussion with Chambers

  • Wednesday 22 June
  • 12:30-13:30 (UK time)
  • Internal event for the Chamber Network
  • Joining details are available in the Weekly Update

We are hosting a briefing session with the Better Business Act (BBA) campaign so that Chambers can learn more about the campaign objectives and how it might impact their members.

The Better Business Act campaign is aiming to amend Section 172 of the Companies Act to ensure businesses are legally responsible for benefiting workers, customers, communities and the environment while delivering profit.

The session will be chaired by Alex Veitch, BCC Director of Policy and Public Affairs, and will feature a presentation by the BBA campaign team followed by a Q&A session. The webinar will be recorded and made available on the Chamber Knowledge Hub.

INTEREST RATE RISE UNLIKELY TO EASE INFLATIONARY PRESSURE

The latest interest rate rise is the clearest signal yet of the Bank of England's intention to get inflation under control. Spiralling prices are cited by businesses as by far and away the top concern right now. But, given the extremely precarious state of the economy, this decision is not without risk for businesses and consumers that are exposed to banking or overdraft facilities.

International Trade – Five Urgent Issues At The Top Of The New PM’s In Tray

The arrival of the summer recess marks a respite period for many (other than Conservative Party leadership candidates and members) from an intense period of policy-making affecting trade. As a new Prime Minister takes office on 6 September, the in-tray on international trade issues will be daunting.

My week at the BCC...Evie Hemsley

We recently welcomed Evie Hemsley into the BCC office for her Year 10 work experience. In this blog, Evie shares some of the tasks she completed and meetings she attended during the week as well as some insights into the importance of completing work experience.

BCC CALLS FOR ACTION AS EXPORTS REMAIN IN LIMBO

The BCC’s quarterly Trade Confidence Outlook for Q2 2022 showed the proportion of exporters reporting increased overseas sales to be unchanged from Q1 at 29%, while those reporting a decrease remained at 25%. This compares to around 40% of businesses consistently reporting increased domestic sales across the same time period in the BCC’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES).