As part of the accredited British Chambers of Commerce network, we are the premier private-sector provider of support and advice on international trade and exporting in the UK.
Growing your business by selling overseas can seem daunting, but it has the potential to increase your sales and profits whether you provide goods or services.
Whether you are new to exporting or an experienced exporter, we have the network, tools and expertise to support you.
International Trade Masterclass and Clinics
Our programme of market seminars and clinics highlight the opportunity for export in strategically important international markets, the cultural and legal considerations of exporting to those markets and provide practical and technical advice on getting goods to market.
Many of these events take the form of short, informative seminars, delivering the maximum knowledge and insight in a concise format.
Overseas Business Network
We can help you access support in key markets worldwide.
Whether you are exporting to a market for the first time, want to expand your network in a market you already sell to or have a specific issue in a country, we can source assistance through our worldwide network of Chambers and business groups.
Contact the International Trade Team
Export Market Snapshots
If you want to start doing business internationally or expand into additional markets, these market snapshots will help you assess which countries to target.
China-Britain Business Council (CBBC)
The China-Britain Business Council and the British Chamber of Commerce in China are the leading organisations helping Welsh companies grow and develop their business in China. Their missions are to help companies of all sizes and sectors, whether new entrants or established operations, access the full potential of the fastest growing market in the world.
They deliver a range of practical services, including: advice and consultancy, market research, event management, an overseas market introduction service, trade missions and exhibitions, and setting up representative offices. Through 60 years of engagement, they have built up exceptional connections with government and business across China.
The China-Britain Business Council use our office in Newport, as a base in Wales, giving Welsh businesses a direct link with China in the hope of boosting exports to the country.
Export opportunities – Sector Examples:
Advanced Engineering Manufacturing & Transport
We deliver a programme of events, surgeries and workshops aimed at helping businesses market themselves in the lucrative Republic, which is the world’s most populous country.
Other Global Business Networks:
Chamber International Trade Training
We are the only provider of this nationally recognised international trade training programme in Wales; designed to equip businesses with a highly skilled workforce ready to take on international markets.
Through a series of modules, covering a core export skills curriculum, experienced and novice exporters can improve their knowledge and obtain a nationally recognised Foundation Award in International Trade.
In addition to our one day courses, all of our courses can be developed to meet your specific requirements and delivered at your business premise.
For more information contact: Jo Price
Export Documentation – Getting Goods to Market
Our international trade team are experienced and qualified specialists who provide technical advice, guidance and support on all aspects of getting goods to market.
We are an issuing body authorised by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and act as agents for the Arab British Chamber of Commerce to provide the practical completion and official authentication of international trade documentation.
Our comprehensive documentation service is available to all businesses, not just members – although members receive discounted rates.
The team can explain which trade documents are required for the different overseas markets and can walk you through each stage or handle the entire process on your behalf.
Review services and charges [link to tariff on resources page]
Inaccurate or missing international trade documentation can increase risk, lead to payment delays and additional costs or even prevent sales from completing.
Even if you use a freight forwarder or agent, the onus remains with you, the seller, to ensure that the correct documentation is available.
Ensure your documents are correct every time – let our team be part of your team
Complete the Formal Undertaking form to register: [link to formal undertaking page on resources]
Register for electronic certification: SWCC E-Zcert Registration
Log-in to your E-Zcert Account: SWCC E-Zcert Login
We are able to provide introductions to logistic providers, whether it be shipping, air freight, or overland requirements.
Through our network of banks, lenders and brokers we can introduce you to local specialists to arrange essential export finance.
Intellectual Property (IP) protection, distribution agreements and international licensing are just some of the legal factors which need to be considered when exporting. We can assist with introductions to legal and accounting services
Whether taking your first steps or looking to grow your export business, Export Britain can help with every stage of your export journey – follow these steps to find out what you need to know and how you can access advice and support: http://exportbritain.org.uk/
Welsh Government Support for exporters: Business Wales: Export
Trade mission and business development opportunities: Business Wales: Export Events
Enterprise Europe Network
The Enterprise Europe Network supports ambitious businesses in Wales to innovate, grow and succeed internationally. EEN provides support to: find international business partners, exploit technology and innovation, access funding and finance, navigate EU laws and standards and understand intellectual property rights. EEN: Wales
Exporting is Great
Exporting is GREAT is the UK government’s most ambitious export campaign ever. It aims to inspire and support 100,000 additional UK exporters to sell their goods and services overseas by 2020. Find export opportunities and support for your business: Exporting is Great