Close

Global Business Network in Action

British Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar

British Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar

The support and expertise of the British Chambers of Commerce in Myanmar has aided one of its members, a UK fresh products importer, to arrange the first import of avocados into the UK market. The south eastern Asian country has a range of different climates which means that supply of this popular fruit would be not limited to the main season but instead would continue throughout the year.

Read more
UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with BritCham Cambodia

UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with BritCham Cambodia

UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with BritCham Cambodia, held a joint webinar entitled ‘The COVID-19 impact on the Hospitality and Tourism sector in Ghana and Cambodia’, to help their members connect with others experiencing similar challenges. The event shared insights into Coronavirus on the hospitality and tourism sector in the two countries, whilst allowing members in these two markets to connect and share their knowledge and experience.

Read more
REMOVAL OF QUARANTINE FOR DOUBLE JABBED EU AND US NATIONALS TO ENTER ENGLAND IS GREAT NEWS – BCC 

 Responding to the news that fully vaccinated travellers from the EU and US will not have to quarantine, British Chambers of Commerce Co-Executive Director, Claire Walker, said:      “For the hundreds of thousands of people directly employed in the travel industry and the many more that are part of supply chains, this will be welcome news."

TRADE STATS SHOW PANDEMIC MASKING BREXIT EFFECTS – BCC

Responding to yesterday's ONS trade statistics, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “The pandemic and the shift to new trading conditions in how UK companies sell services to the EU have led to a clear reduction in UK-EU services trade compared with 2019. Today’s ONS data release shows services trade with the EU fell at a brisker rate than trade with the rest of the world over the two years to the end of March 2021. Services exports to the EU fell by 14.7% in that period and imports by 38.8%."

BCC SAYS MANY BUSINESSES FACE DIFFICULT WEEKS AHEAD DESPITE PLAN FOR SELF-ISOLATION EXEMPTIONS

While it will be a relief to some businesses in England that select critical workers can be exempt from self-isolation, it will leave many more still facing critical staff shortages and lost revenue as the number of people being asked to isolate remains high.

BCC Calls for Negotiated Settlement Following Latest NI Protocol Announcement

Responding to the announcement of the new UK approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the BCC, said: “Businesses in both Great Britain and Northern Ireland need durable, workable, negotiated solutions on compliance with the Protocol to ensure the continued two-way flow of goods East-West and North-South. The UK Government and EU need to work together to find solutions which work for business."