Somerset Chamber of Commerce Export Activity

Somerset Chamber of Commerce provides support and advice on exporting to both members and non-members, including:

  • Information advice and support to new or existing exporters
  • Events and clinics on overseas opportunities
  • Export documentation services
  • A signpost to providers of international trade services
  • A gateway to an international network of Chambers

Information advice and support to new or existing exporters

To contact Somerset Chamber export services email marketing@somerset-chamber.co.uk

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Events and clinics on overseas opportunities

Interested in an Exporting 1-2-1 session? Let us know

  • International Trade Forum: - bringing together established and emerging exporters to discuss and explore trade opportunities.
  • International Trade Masterclasses: - designed to inform and guide companies that intend to export or those that wish to enhance their skills.
  • International Trade Clinics: - featuring UKTI advisors to help with specific international Trade enquiries.

For more information on our latest events or clinics, visit the Somerset Chamber events webpage


Export documentation services:

Exporting your goods and/or services to an overseas market invariably means that export documentation will be required.  Somerset Chamber of Commerce offers a direct dial help line together with document provision and checking services. Chamber members will be eligible for discounts on a number of documents.

Identifying the correct document is vital to effect smooth passage of goods through customs.  For new exporters this can be confusing – we can provide the right document and help to make sure your company meets customs requirements.

Click on the link below to see the 2016 Documents that are available showing the associated price/s:

2016 Export document price list

For more information on Document Services, please call 0845 0770728


Route to new markets:

Somerset Chamber of Commerce have connections with a number of key strategic partners that provide information on opportunities overseas.

For China:           http://www.cbbc.org/

For Europe:        http://een.ec.europa.eu/

We also have a good relationship with Somerset County Chamber in Pennsylvania, USA.

To contact them:     http://www.somersetcountychamber.com/


A signpost to providers of international trade services

Somerset Chamber of Commerce work closely with a number of organisations to provide a wide range of information that will help the export journey.

Export Advice:      Department for International Trade (South West)

https://www.exportingisgreat.gov.uk/

On-line learning:    exportsavvy

                             santandertrade

Freight Forwarding:  DHL

Finance:                    Barclays Corporate

                                 Santander Global Banking

Currency                   Moneycorp

Credit Risk:               Experian

 

We have a number of other members that offer international trade services – covering a range of services from interpretation to transport. For more details, visit www.somerset-chamber.co.uk/profiles

Please note that the above is not an exhaustive list, nor do Somerset Chamber of Commerce recommend any of these organisations over any other. If you require any further suggestions please do not hesitate to contact the Chamber on 01823 444924


A gateway to an international network of Chambers

As an accredited Chamber of Commerce with the British Chambers of Commerce we seek to unleash the opportunities for Somerset businesses. There is a global network of British Chambers around the world that can support your approach to key overseas markets by providing market snapshots, introductions to potential clients, agents, distributors and in-market UK networks, in addition to providing tailored training on the local business environment

For more information:                             exportbritain.org.uk


Publications of interest:

British Chamber of Commerce:              Downing Street

Somerset Chamber of Commerce:          Latest e-newsletter

Export Publications:                              Export Britain

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Blackbrook Business Park,
Taunton TA1 2PX

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Email: manager@somerset-chamber.co.uk