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International Trade – January 2021

How can your local international trade team help you?

For companies who are already trading internationally and for those who are looking to grow their business overseas, the international trade team at Hampshire Chamber of Commerce is on hand and has a portfolio of services to assist your business to trade both easily and efficiently.

Export documentation
• DIT authorised issuing body for Certificates of Origin
• Issuer of ATA Carnets – temporary export document
• Letter of Credit checking service
• HM Revenue & Customs issuing body for preference movement certificate, UK EUR1

Market advice
• Using our network of overseas Chambers, Business Centres and local partners, this service provides practical, business to business advice

Accredited international trade training workshops
• Understanding Export, Incoterms, Export & Import Documentation plus many more. Six modules leads to a Foundation Award in International Trade – these workshops are sponsored by Surrey Translation Bureau

• A Customs brokerage service

Foreign Currency risk prevention
• This service is offered in partnership with MoneyCorp

For more information visit or contact the international trade teams:

Basingstoke on 01256 338478
Fareham on 01329 242420


International Trade workshops (4)

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For further information on any of the above workshops please call our training department on 01329 242420 or email

Updates/Latest News:

EU Exit Update


Rules of origin for goods moving between the UK and EU from 1 January 2021 goods 
The rules of origin requirements for the most important provisions that your business needs to understand and comply with, under the UK’s deal with the EU – click here for further information

Get proof of origin for your goods
If you’re using a preference from a preference agreement or the Generalised Scheme of Preferences, you will need to prove the origin of your goods – click here for further information 

Using a suppliers’ declaration to support a proof of origin
Supplier declarations are where your UK supplier provides you with information needed to prove the origin of your goods for preferential rates of duty between the UK and other countries – click here for further information

Check duties and customs procedures for exporting goods
Find information about how to move goods from the UK to the rest of the world – click here for further information

List of goods covered by the rules of origin for various countries
Find out about the origin rules which apply to most goods for various countries – click here for further information

Claiming preferential rates of duty between the UK and EU from 1 January 2021
How to claim preferential rates of duty on goods covered in the UK’s deal with the EU and how to declare goods imported into the UK on your import declaration – click here for further information

Check if you can claim a preferential rate of duty
If you import or export using a preference agreement or the Generalised Scheme of Preference, you may be able to reduce the duties on your goods – click here for further information

ICC’s Incoterms® rules are the world’s essential terms of trade for the sale of goods and the revised publication, Incoterms® 2020, is in stock at Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.

To purchase your copy please contact the international trade team on tel: 01329 242420 or click here 

Foundation Award in International Trade

Hampshire Chamber can now offer the Foundation Award in International Trade, a qualification assessed by British Chambers of Commerce.

To receive the award candidates need to attend and pass assessments from 6 of the international trade training workshops on offer.

These workshops are replicated 3 times during the year.   Certificates are provided for each module passed.

For more information or to book your workshops email or call Ben McDonald on 01329 242420

Dates for your Diary:

For further information and to book please click here or contact Jackie Highmore via email

Roundup of previous news:

EU-Japan Centreclick here for their latest events

The demand is out there.  You should be too.

The UK market might seem big enough for your business. But thinking bigger pays off. Borders needn’t be blockers. Let us help you grow beyond them.  Click here for further information

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