Welcome to Issue 11 of the International Trade Newsletter. As we head towards the end of another year, there’s no slowing down for our department as we continue to deliver our outstanding programme of training and services to support you and all your trade needs.
A look back at our recent more
We have been made aware that Switzerland is no longer accepting digital stamps and signatures on UK EUR1's.
Swiss customs had previously been accepting digital signatures and stamps as a temporary easement during Covid, but have now reverted to insisting on wet stamps and original signatures and more
If you move goods temporarily, for example – sending a product to a potential customer to evaluate, having a salesperson demonstrate goods or taking goods to an exhibition, you need to be aware of the new changes that affect you and the temporary export and import procedures available to make the more
BCC’s Trade Confidence Outlook sees no improvement in Q3 of 2023 as half of all SME exporters (49%) saw no change in overseas sales, and a quarter (25%) reported a decrease.
Just over a quarter of exporting SME firms (26%) saw their overseas sales increase in the quarter.
Most people will have heard of VAT - To the high street shopper VAT is included in the purchase price, and often not thought about.
To business VAT is most likely to be profit neutral but is an important area of activity. Failure to account for it in the correct way can lead to serious issues more
The UK Govenment is seeking views from businesses and the wider public on UK negotiation objectives for a new trade agreement with Turkey.
It has launched a ‘Call for Input’ seeking views from businesses and the wider public on UK negotiation objectives for a new, modernised free trade more
Food and drink is not only the UK’s largest manufacturing sector but also the UK's success story in terms of exports. With the Government annoucement that the UK’s dairy industry is set to be boosted by a brand-new programme to increase exports, its the perfect time for those in the Food more
British goods remain eligible for reduced or zero tariffs to Mexico after UK secures extension to ‘rules of origin’ provisions
Automotive and food and drink sectors expected to benefit after extension secures certainty for manufacturers and keeps goods competitive in Mexican market
This month's updates from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)
► The BCC have had useful discussions this week with Shadow Business and Trade Secretary, Jonathan Reynolds MP and his shadow ministerial team on a range of trade and supply chain policy matters. We have been asked to draw more
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