Latest updates and stories from Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and its Members

ChamberCustoms to support traders in post-Brexit Britain

From December 31 2020, the number of customs declarations made by traders is expected to increase from 55 million to around 300 million every year. The increase comes from traders who have never had to complete declarations before because their trade has always been within the EU.

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Partners In Export UK - dispelling common myths around exporting

Partners In Export UK are a consultancy and export company based in Luton. Peter Jenkin, a former Export Manager with over twenty years’ experience, set up the company six years ago to help companies get their products into international markets.

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Chamber member wins funding to support export ambitions in the US

Bedfordshire-based company Theodore Global export non-alcoholic beverages to Utah in the US. The company is owned and run by Janet Theodore and her two daughters, Bethany and Nicola.

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The best places to obtain free exporting advice

It’s a common misconception that exporting is only for large companies with thousands of staff, but the truth is no business is too small to trade overseas.

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Everything you need to know before exporting to India

As the fastest-growing large economy in the world, with a large youth demographic and a rising middle class, India offers exciting export opportunities for UK businesses.

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BCC/DHL: Weak first quarter for UK exporters

More UK exporters are reporting a decrease in orders in the opening quarter of the year, with cashflow and confidence dipping too according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL. 
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Should your business consider exporting?

When we think of overseas trade, we tend to associate that world with larger companies equipped with thousands of staff, warehouses and factories across the country. But it's a common misconception that is denying so many smaller businesses from pursuing their full export potential.

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A Q&A with Chadwick Export Services

Customs Declaration Service

Q1: I have received an alert from HMRC advising me to prepare for the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS).  I currently export to countries outside the EU, can you tell me more about CDS and tell me when this new service will affect my exports?

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Export 101 - What not to do

Export can be a lucrative business venture, but in the midst of new processes and regulations, it’s easy to fall foul to some of these common mistakes.

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