International Trade

How Accredited Chambers of Commerce influence British global trade

Accredited Chambers of Commerce in every nation and region of the UK are trusted to help British goods reach customers overseas. By certifying the origin of goods, Chambers help to reduce the possibility that overseas customs authorities stop British shipments – helping to ensure the smooth passage of UK goods across international borders. Last year alone, more than 600,000 shipments were supported in this way.

Supporting trade locally, nationally, and globally remains a key mission for every Accredited Chamber of Commerce. We are proud of our network of more than 350 qualified specialists in the Chamber Network, who are on hand every working day to help business and international trade to flourish. Every Accredited Chamber provides local businesses with access to a range of services to support that aim.

In every city, town and county, Accredited Chambers of Commerce provide crucial support for businesses trading internationally. Across our network, we receive over 1,500 enquiries every week from businesses seeking advice.

Thanks to Chambers’ deep local roots and respected brand, we remain a crucial and trusted third party for businesses who want to expand overseas or bring components and goods into the UK.

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The Chamber of Commerce Network has been helping British businesses to trade with the world for more than 150 years.

Across the United Kingdom, Accredited Chambers of Commerce are the front door to international trade at a local level. In many regions, Chambers work with the Department for International Trade to offer advice and support directly to exporters, and also offer commercial services that help businesses trade as well.

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Advocates for trade

Chambers of Commerce stand ready to help a company evaluate their products and services for trade, select markets that could be successful for them, and ensure they have the infrastructure in place to support their ambitions.

As accredited issuers of trade documents, the Chamber of Commerce Network sits at the heart of the export process, and is in a unique position to help and advise businesses in all aspects of international trade.

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BCC Global Business Network

No one understands business needs better than other businesses and few organisations can draw on as much practical expertise as the British Chambers of Commerce. It's a powerful and reliable B2B network that includes Accredited Chambers of Commerce in every UK town and city, all linked to British Chambers around the world.

The BCC Global Business Network is a dynamic network with representation in key markets around the world.

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A network of opportunity

From specialised training to up-to-date insight on your overseas market, your local Chamber offers a world of opportunities. Chambers can connect you with the advice, support and guidance you need from market and sector experts, as well as handle all the documentation you need to successfully export your products and services overseas.

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