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International Trade and Business

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is at the heart of a global and vibrant network of Chambers. We promote ‘Global London’ as the best city in the world to do business – whether that’s to trade, invest, learn, or find new commercial partners.

LCCI has been helping businesses grow through international trade since 1881. Whether you are already exporting or planning your first overseas ventures, we can help you reach new markets and unlock opportunities for international growth.  

Our membership options provide businesses both in the UK and overseas with access to targeted business support, trade documentation, training, trade missions and more.   

How we Support Businesses Trade Internationally

Trade Support and Training

We work tirelessly to connect our members with new opportunities for trade, investment and partnership around the world. Our international trade services and events are available to businesses based in the UK and overseas. Keep reading to learn how we can support your business trade successfully and discover our membership options.

Our International Trade and Business Support Services

Events and Webinars

Through our events programme we help businesses identify and reach new markets, stay abreast with the international trade regulations and opportunities, and connect with in-country experts. Events include networking, seminars, webinars, roundtables, inward delegations, and trade missions.

 

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Training Courses

We have partnered with industry experts to deliver a wide-range of training courses, invaluable to small and large businesses alike. The courses give international traders the essential skills to trade overseas. Courses include: Understanding Exporting, Customs Procedures and Documentation, Methods of Payment, Incoterms, Inward and Outward Processing, and many more. LCCI Members receive discounted rates.

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Trade Documentation

LCCI is the UK’s largest trade documents issuer. Our trade documentation specialists are on hand to advise businesses on the documents required for international trading, saving you time, money, and stress. LCCI Members can receive up to 50% discount on many trade documents, including ATA carnets, Certificates of Origin and EUR1 Certificates.

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International Trade Advisory Service

To help UK businesses navigate the trading landscape, we have enlisted a panel of trusted advisors to provide clarity and offer guidance to businesses on a wide range of related subjects. LCCI's Trusted Advisors include CIBT Visas, Harrison Clark Rickerbys and Interpolitan Money.

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Innovate UK EDGE

Innovate UK EDGE is the UK innovation agency’s resource for innovative businesses from any sector who are ambitious to grow further and scale. LCCI is an access point for Innovate UK EDGE. Specialists will explore each business and are committed to identifying the most productive ways to accelerate its growth. 

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Free Community App

Connect with peers, raise your profile, and contribute to sector and common interest groups. The LCCI International Trade group on the app supports businesses trading internationally and business interested in new global investment opportunities. Learn about available market opportunities and the essentials of export and import mechanisms.

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Latest News and Updates

LCCI in India

In August 2023, the LCCI team exhibited at the India Startup Festival in Bangalore alongside 12 LCCI Members. Taking place in the hub for world-class technologies emerging from India, the festival provided an abundance of opportunities to help our members and fellow startups reach their full potential and take their products and services global. 

UK introduces new post-Brexit trading scheme for developing countries

The Department for Business and Trade recently introduced its new post-Brexit trading scheme for developing countries. The Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) which has been hailed as a landmark scheme entered into force on 19 June.

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CPTPP – The UK’s Door to Trans-Pacific Market

The UK has joined the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the largest Trade Agreement signed since the departure from the EU. The agreement has brought extensive benefits expected to boost exports of goods and services.

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The Tug of Trade: Unveiling the Symphony of Global Reallocation

This article aims to unravel this intricate symphony of global reallocation, presenting a unique angle that reveals the hidden consequences and opportunities inherent in trade disputes.

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Premier Plus Membership

 

Our Premier Plus Membership provides businesses with access to support services to help grow globally and cut costs. Members can receive up to 50% discounts on many trade documents, benefit from discounted international trade training courses, and gain valuable advice on exporting and importing.

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Overseas Visitors Membership

If your business is based overseas and you are looking to do business in London, LCCI's Overseas Visitors Membership will help you raise your profile and make connections in the UK. To be eligible your business must not have a registered address in the UK and must be a member of an overseas chamber. 

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