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Virtual events

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

While you are here take a look at our:

Past EventsEvents across the Chamber Network

From CHIEF to CDS: Prepare to move to the new Customs Declaration Service #1

From CHIEF to CDS: Prepare to move to the new Customs Declaration Service #1

  • Wednesday 25 May
  • 14:00 – 15:30 (UK time)

Is your company aware of the CHIEF switch off dates, and do you know how to prepare for your migration?

Whether you file your own customs declarations, use an agent, or make declarations on behalf of others, you will find this webinar packed with useful information. The webinar will help you plan for the migration, understand the time for the move itself, your personnel training, internal system changes and communications to avoid disruption and to ensure a seamless transition.

The British Chambers of Commerce is joined by HMRC in this free webinar event, to help and support you through this process.

Register here
From CHIEF to CDS: Prepare to move to the new Customs Declaration Service #2

From CHIEF to CDS: Prepare to move to the new Customs Declaration Service #2

  • Monday 6 June
  • 14:00 – 15:30 (UK time)

Is your company aware of the CHIEF switch off dates, and do you know how to prepare for your migration?

Whether you file your own customs declarations, use an agent, or make declarations on behalf of others, you will find this webinar packed with useful information. The webinar will help you plan for the migration, understand the time for the move itself, your personnel training, internal system changes and communications to avoid disruption and to ensure a seamless transition.

The British Chambers of Commerce is joined by HMRC in this free webinar event, to help and support you through this process.

Register here
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
BCC welcomes launch of UK-Mexico trade negotiations

The BCC is urging negotiators to set an ambitious new agreement that focuses on the growing market in green trade, as well as future proofing access for further expansion in services.

NICs INCREASE HAS IMMEDIATE IMPACT ON BUSINESS

Four out of five employers (81%) say they have been impacted by the increase in national insurance contributions Higher prices, reduced investment and increased staff costs were among the main effects cited

BCC: EYE-WATERING SURGE IN INFLATION RAISING PROSPECT OF RECESSION

The jump in UK inflation in April is eye-watering and underscores the growing cost-of-living crisis facing households and the damaging squeeze on firms' ability to invest and operate at full capacity.

BCC: BUSINESSES FACING PERILOUS HIRING CRUNCH

Although payroll employment continues to rise and the unemployment rate is falling, the headline figures reflect several distorting factors, including rising economic inactivity.