The International Trade Team had a busy end to 2017 with an even busier start to 2018. Our Export Team are not only processing Export Documentation but assisting you with your enquiries and each day brings a new type of Trade enquiry. With our export team, global network of advisors and contacts we have been able to facilitate our member businesses with exporting Oysters to Thailand and Honey to Israel; to name a few of our recent enquiries.
With our specialist Benefits we have been able to help you with Customs, Translation, ATA Carnets plus entering new overseas markets.
The government are now at last in the thick of negotiations surrounding International Trade and Brexit. We are mindful that businesses need to be planning and preparing for change. Customs compliance and planning is key now and in the future. You can find out more at our forthcoming "Planning for Brexit - A Customs Perspective" event.
Another key topic at the moment is classifying goods and rules of origin. If you would like to read the paper launched by the UK Trade Policy Observatory you can do so here. Our Export Expert Training includes a one day training course on Rules of Origin which may be of interest to you.
Our country profile this quarter is the Arabian Gulf as we lead up to our event in March “Exporting to the Arabian Gulf”.
In April we have our "Cultural Awareness Workshop" and on the 9th May Essex International will be facilitating our "Exporting to China" round table so save the date!
Finally our FAQ’s contain guidance on some key issues from our advisors covering, Long Term Supplier Declarations, Dangerous Goods advice on Lithium Batteries and AEO - Authorised Economic Operator status.
Please do contact us if you would like to find out more about any of the topics featured.
Head of International Trade
Essex Chambers of Commerce