If you want to avoid contractual issues, customs penalties, transport delays or difficulties in getting paid when trading internationally then it is essential to have the correct export documentation in place. Even if you use a freight forwarder or an agent, it’s still up to you to make sure that the right documents are available.
If you’re new to international trade then you may find the world of export documentation difficult and confusing; even some seasoned exporters still experience problems when completing the necessary paperwork for their shipments.
How we can help
We can advise you on the trade documents required for each overseas market and we can walk you through each stage, or handle the entire process on your behalf for Certificates of Origin, Letters of Credit, ATA Carnets and the majority of Customs documents.
Our award winning team of over 80 trade advisers and experts successfully certify, legalise, sign and issue over 40,000 export documents a year. We have British Chambers of Commerce accreditation and no matter where you are in the UK we are here to help you.
Our services include:
Our Customs Declaration service, called ChamberCustoms, will ensure that your goods, no matter where they enter or leave the UK, will be cleared for onward transportation.
Customs Declarations Training
Our Customs Declarations training will highlight everything you need to know to be able to accurately complete a simple customs declaration.
Export Documentation Preparation
Our online, over the phone or face-to-face service delivers fast and accurate export documents 24/7, 365 days a year.
Certificate of Origin
For a quick and easy way to apply for your Certificates of Origin use our secure online service. Our expert team have been successfully certifying these documents for decades.
Our dedicated team of customs specialists sift through the jargon and take away the confusion to allow you to successfully get your goods to market.
Letter of Credit Service
Take advantage of our fully managed, comprehensive Letter of Credit Service and benefit from a 98% first time approval rate that helps guarantee payment for your exports.
Join the growing list of satisfied customers who use our online ATA Carnet service for hassle free transportation of professional equipment, commercial samples and goods going to international trade fairs.
We can now generate Goods Movement References (GMRs) on your behalf, for all GVMS (Goods Vehicle Movement Service) ports in the UK. GMRs are now used at most ports in the UK and so are an essential document when moving freight by vehicle.
Export and Import Training
We offer training courses on a variety of export and import-related subjects, from learning about export documentation and import procedures to using tariff codes and submitting a customs declaration.