Useful link to our partners, affiliates, other chambers and government departments.
The British Chamber of Commerce
Provides business representation, business information, international trade services including Trade Missions, access to training solutions and networking opportunities.
Access to Global Business Network, advice includes; Export Readiness, Getting Goods to Market, International Market Access, Sales and Marketing.
Department for International Trade (DIT)
Government department for international trade
Their mission is to ensure that no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance, while operating at no net cost to the taxpayer.
Arab-British Chamber of Commerce
The business partner of choice for all companies looking to make the most of the opportunities that emerge from the thriving bilateral trade and commercial relationship enjoyed by Britain and the Arab World.
Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce
Their mission is to mobilise the efforts of British and Egyptian enterprises to strengthen the economic and commercial ties between the United Kingdom and the Arab Republic of Egypt, and thereby increase the mutual flows of trade and investment.
Market Access Database
Information on finding a tariff number, duties and taxes and procedures and formalities required for export.
HMRC Tariff Numbers
Website to find your Commodity Codes, also called HS Code & Tariff numbers.
Examples: 1806 chocolate, 4901 printed matter, 8471 computers, 9403 furniture.
Export Control Organisation – ECO
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Promotes national interests of the UK and contributes to a strong world community.
British Standards - BSi
BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations make excellence a habit – all over the world. Their business is enabling others to perform better.
China Britain Business Council (CBBC)
Help and advice for British businesses to trade with China
UK India Business Council
UK-India Business Partnership offers help and advice to promote growth for both countries.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Information about US Customs procedures can be found from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) formerly the US Customs Service. This site links to the US International Trade Commission (USITC) (formerly the US Tariff Commission) which can help with US Commodity (tariff) codes.
US International Trade Commission (USITC)
Consistent with its statutory mandate, the Commission makes determinations in proceedings involving imports claimed to injure a domestic industry or violate U.S. intellectual property rights; provides independent tariff, trade and competitiveness-related analysis and information; and maintains the U.S. tariff schedule.
Institute of Export
The Institute of Export provides professional qualifications for international traders and technical help for its members
Dun and Bradstreet
Up-to-date, definitive database of information on domestic and world businesses and their financial standing, Lists can be provided of all the businesses within a particular location, of a certain size, in a specific industry, with contact names.
Credit checks and B2B prospector accesses 5.1 million business records
Consultancy helping with Customs compliance.
United Nations Homepage
As well as general information on the UN, this site provides an on-line application form to register as a UN supplier, and links to other UN sites, including that of the Procurement Division.
The World Customs Organization (WCO)
A site to help check import duty rates applicable to your customs overseas. Online Services, Harmonized System Database/ select a country.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - DEFRA
Rural Payments Agency - RPA
Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency - MHRA:
For Health Certificates
Certificates of Free Sale – CFS:
For medical products they are issued by the Medical Devices Agency part of MHRA
For dietary supplements for human supplements go to RPA
For pesticide etc., go to RPA
For Certificates relating to confirmation of a company being a manufacturer go toRPA
For Animal Health Certificates go toDEFRA
For Certificates of Free Sale & Dioxin (i.e. free from Dioxins) go to DEFRA
Certificates of Health and Consumption, issued by anEnvironmental Health Officer of local council; East Hertfordshire District Council