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Business West attends the 13th World Chambers Congress, Geneva

Digitisation of international trade Last week Business West attended the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) 13th World Chambers Congress in Geneva , meeting with other Chambers of Commerce and...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 07.07.23
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5 tips and tricks to get your ATA Carnet stamped correctly in the UK

How and where do I get my ATA Carnet stamped in the UK? Whether you are travelling via air, land or sea, you must always get your ATA Carnet stamped by customs when exiting and re-entering the UK. It...
Elsa Mendl
Elsa Mendl
Posted on: 04.07.23
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New web feature: ATA Carnet security calculator

Business West has recently introduced a new feature to our website: an ATA Carnet security calculator ! It has been live for a couple of weeks, and we have already received great feedback from our...
Elsa Mendl
Elsa Mendl
Posted on: 14.06.23
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BCC Press Release: Uptick in exports but trade with the EU remains weak

Reacting to the latest Trade data from the ONS, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy, at the BCC ( British Chambers of Commerce ), said: “The recovery in UK goods exports to the rest of the world in...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 14.06.23
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What does 'ATA Carnet' actually mean?

ATA Carnets in a post-Brexit world Before Brexit rules came into effect, businesses could move goods between the UK and other EU territories with relative ease. Now, the process of moving your goods...
Elsa Mendl
Elsa Mendl
Posted on: 08.06.23
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EU customs reforms

By Business West's in-house Customs Agent, Joe Goldsworthy On Thursday 18th May, the European Union announced there would be sweeping reforms to the way declarations are dealt with in the EU. The...
Elsa Mendl
Elsa Mendl
Posted on: 19.05.23
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Special dispensation for hand-carried musical instruments for the EU and Switzerland

The EU and Switzerland have now waived the requirement for an ATA Carnet for musicians hand-carrying their own instruments for the purpose of performing at an event or concert. In the EU only, this...
Elsa Mendl
Elsa Mendl
Posted on: 18.05.23
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BCC Press Release: EU Regulation Reform

BCC Welcomes Fresh Tack On EU Regulation Reform Reacting to news of planned changes to the Government approach on EU regulation reform, Jane Gratton, Head of People Policy at the BCC, said: “Firms...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 10.05.23
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UK Australia Trade Deal - Is it a good deal for exporters?

The UK Australia trade deal comes into force on 31 May 2023, which is the first post-Brexit trade agreement to be signed by the UK Government. Along with a number of UK exporters, Business West's...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 28.04.23
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