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International Trade

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.

BCC Trade Hub Trade with Ukraine, Russia & Belarus Trade Manifesto 2023

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Taking Your Business Global

Export Documentation

Correct paperwork ensures your goods arrive on time


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Training Workshops

Maximise potential through your people


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EU Trade

Ensure you are prepared to trade with the EU


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British business has always looked overseas for opportunities and foreign trade is vital to the UK economy

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, with two local offices, has close working relationships with export/import agencies including the BCC Global Business Network, HM Revenue & Customs and the Department for Business and Trade to name a few.

We provide support and advice to business in all areas of International Trade development. We also provide up-to-date country information together with advice on essential documentation. We are authorised by HM Government and nationally accredited to certify Certificates of Origin (United Kingdom and Arab) and UK EUR1 certificates, invoices and other documents as required in International Trade and also ATA Carnets for temporary movement of goods.

EU Exit

click here for updated information from w/c 2nd December 2023

BUSINESS CHECKLIST – GB-EU Border Changes in 2022

The UK left the EU, including the single market and customs union, on 31 January 2020, and then entered a ‘stand still’ transition period. During that time, most aspects of the UK’s relationship with the EU, and with other countries which were unaffected by our EU rights and responsibilities, remained the same.

On 24 December 2020, the UK and EU negotiators reached an “agreement in principle” on the text of a new trade and cooperation agreement to govern their relations now that the UK has left the EU.

NEW! (UPDATED MARCH 2021) The Border Operating Model  – click here

UK tariffs from 1 January 2021click here

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Agreements reached between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union
The Trade and Cooperation Agreement and other agreements below are provided for information only. No rights may be derived from them until the date of application. The numbering of the articles is provisional – click here for further information

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

British Chambers Of Commerce Global Business Network

If you are looking to expand internationally, you can benefit from expert advice and trusted connections around the world.  The fifty three accredited UK Chambers and seventy nine British Chambers worldwide are now searchable by keyword.

Chamber members have exclusive access to this unique international club so please click here to view the directory

HM Revenue & Customs

Customs Declaration Service


British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Forecast - Q3 2023

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

AEO status is an internationally recognised quality mark that shows your role in the international supply chain is secure and customs controls and procedures are efficient and meet EU standards


Your EU gateway to trade information for exporters and importers


Key benefits when using foreign exchange services via MoneyCorp

Incoterms 2020
The Incoterms® rules have become an essential part of the daily language of trade. They have been incorporated in contracts for the sale of goods worldwide and provide rules and guidance to importers, exporters, lawyers, transporters, insurers and students of international trade.
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Notary Publics

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