Year of Trade

British Chambers of Commerce sit at the heart of British business communities in every region in the UK and every continent in the world, driving international trade, investment and commerce day in, day out.

The Coronavirus pandemic has come at a pivotal moment for UK Trade. Its impact on the global economy and the end of the transition period with the EU will result in the biggest shift in the way the UK trades with its biggest trading partner since the early 1970s.

UK businesses have seen a seismic decline in business growth, export sales and investment intentions are at their lowest since the last major economic crisis of 2008.

Our future as a country depends on fundamentally strengthening trading relationships to rebuild local, national and international economies. To this end, the British Chambers of Commerce plans to launch a ‘Year of Trade’ campaign this year.

The campaign will include a series of virtual events, thematic surveys, practical guides and policy outputs, focussed on practical solutions to help businesses counter the barriers and seize opportunities. We are seeking strategic international trade partners to work with us across each level of potential engagement.

With Chamber membership made up of businesses of every size from every sector, the bulk of which are SMEs in the UK, based in every region of the UK and MSMEs and corporates from 70 markets globally, the British Chambers of Commerce is uniquely placed to provide partners with exclusive access to thousands of potential connections and the ability to provide solutions and support to those companies looking to expand their international footprint.

To find out more about each individual campaign programme please click the links below.

To find out how to partner with us please contact Faye Busby, Director of Business Development.

1. Global Trade Month

2. Global Trade Insights

3. Trade the World

4. Global Research