What can we say about 2017 and International Trade at the Essex Chambers - “a year like no other” is an apt description of what my team and I have experienced this year. Change is not always welcomed but it can have a positive impact on evaluating where you are and what you need to do to plan for the future.
We have had our Export Documentation Inspection from the British Chamber of Commerce recently and it unsurpassed previous years with excellent feedback and results. This is an absolute credit to my team and gives piece of mind to you that the service you are receiving is of a high standard.
This year we have introduced a number of new Member Export Benefits enhancing our offerings to members. The most recent is our Chamber Africa Specialists. In our Chamber Export News you can read the press release and all about our opening event to showcase this new service to you.
With the future in mind we have a full programme of Export Expert Training courses for 2018 which you can find more information on here. We are seeing a sharp increase in attendance so please plan ahead.
We have introduced some new training and awareness sessions this year and will continue to do so in 2018. These include AEO Awareness Workshops and Dangerous Good Training.
This year we have delivered events such as “Sealing Deals for International Growth” and insight into overseas markets covering India, Chile and Africa and not forgetting our “Customs Awareness” Round Tables. In 2018 we will be looking across the globe both close to home and beyond to introduce you to further new export markets and opportunities, together with events that can increase and introduce new skills plus information in specific areas of International Trade.
With the lead up to 2019 and departure from the EU, the British Chambers of Commerce are engaging with businesses through us in many ways to assist them in the formulation of Trade Policy that the government are developing. Your feedback to surveys and participation in round table talks is very much appreciated.
If you have any questions about exporting or the services that we offer please get in touch with our International Trade Team by phoning 01702 560100.
Head of International Trade
Essex Chambers of Commerce