British Chambers of Commerce Export Resources

The BCC is the national body of Chambers of Commerce across the UK - a network that serves member businesses and the wider business community.   The BCC supports and advises businesses in all areas of International Trade development and intelligent exporting, and has a worldwide network of Bilateral and International Chambers of Commerce.   They offer a wide range of services for exporters from all industries and market sectors.   The ‘International Trade’ section of their website provides information on a wide range of services and resources as well as help, advice and details of chamber led missions and events.   Services include:

  • Training in all aspects of world trade
  • Export documentation services
  • Market sesearch and online intelligence
  • Credit checks and letters
  • Export planning
  • Translation services and multilingual marketing material
  • Inward/outward trade missions and fairs
  • Export clubs and international networking
  • Consultancy projects
  • Tender advice and opportunities
  • Specialist advisory services
  • Letters of credit
  • Market focused programmes
  • Introduction and contacts with local and central players in government

Export Britain
Export Britain is BCC's online guide to opportunities in key international markets. It links UK exporters to support available from British Chambers and other business groups around the world and provides a wide range of information on the various export requirements and sources of information.

The BCC, in association with Ten Alps Publishing, also provide a range of comprehensive export guides on developed and emerging markets, key industry sectors, trade missions and events.   These are available to download free of charge from their website.   Recent titles include:

Export Steps and Measures
All BCC Accredited Chambers are equipped to provide professional advice to experienced and new exporters at every stage of the exporting process such as:

Export Procedures:

  • Customs tariffs
  • Documentation requirements 
  • Licensing 
  • Shipping terms 
  • Methods of payment 
  • Letters of credit

Export Documentation:

  • Arab-British Certificates of Origin
  • Admission Temporaire (ATA) Carnets - passports for goods that are not for sale but accompany business trip overseas 
  • Import certificates
  • Shipping news 
  • EU Certificates of Origin

Certificates of Origin:

  • To meet customs requirements in the importing state
  • To meet ‘quota’ requirements imposed by the importing country 
  • To comply with banking requirements 
  • For other official and commercial reasons

Export Finance:

  • Cash in advance - the ideal
  • Open account - if you know your buyer well 
  • Collect on Delivery - more security where you have yet to establish a relationship 
  • Letters of credit - security for the buyer and seller

The British Chambers of Commerce
Greyfriars Court
14 Queen Victoria Road
Coventry CV1 3PJ
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7669 4484
Fax: +44 (0) 24 7669 5844

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