Welcome to our third issue of I-Leader for businesses in the Essex county.
The summer is just about "hanging on" and so are businesses in terms of keeping cool and carrying on with planning for future trade. If we all had a crystal ball then it would make things a lot easier! What does make things easier is working with such an energised, positive, hard working team and specialist advisors that contribute to what we offer in terms of International Trade across the county of Essex. The Brexit section on our website has all of the current updates from the government. You can register for our next Brexit Masterclass here.
Our Exporter News has an interesting account of our member Tim Kay of 3D FilaPrint and his visit to Dubai with Jennings International. It demonstrates how to export "step one" and how we can connect you to the right people to help. Trade News has an article on the textile industry in Vietnam which highlights the importance of understanding Rules of Origin. You can look at our training course for Rules of Origin here.
With the fusion of the Council of British Chambers of Europe (COBCOE) and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), we look forward to enhancing our connections with the Global Business Network. Our first close working partnership is with the British Bulgarian Business Association (BBA) - who we profile in this quarter.
If you want to find out how to navigate India or China as export markets then we have events coming soon. As well as our full Import and Export Training programme. We have also been helping businesses with bespoke training, so please contact us if you would like more information on this.
Finally, I would like to draw your attention to the BCC International Trade Summit on October 17th - once again, please contact us if you would like more information on this.