Bespoke Advice

The GMCC Trade team is working with a network of external associates to provide tailored information and advice to companies on matters related to exporting and importing, including the end of the transition period.

Whether you are new or an experienced trader seeking support starting your international journey, seeking new partners, or you require advice on the practicalities of exporting and/or importing, our team and experts are at hand to help.   Due to Brexit and the impact of COVID19, our team and associates are extremely busy, and whilst we aim to reply same day, some queries may be replied within 2-3 business days.

Counsel & Advice

Our team remains committed in providing support to companies through these challenging times. 


In order to manage our capacity and ensure we are supporting as many companies as we can, we now have introduced our Bespoke Advice service.


Our in-house team provides up to three-hrs free advice to members, and one-hour free advice for Non-Members on general end of transition period and export/import related queries.   We have also designed new professional service packages to help you access expertise form our team and network of associates and partners.

Take a look at the expertise available through our in-house trade team:

  • Basic Brexit Preparation information and advice on:

    • EORI numbers​

    • Basic information on incoterms

    • Commodity Codes - How to classify your goods, who can help.

    • Export/Import checklists to continue trading with EU post end of transition period

    • Trade Agreements - What the UK has signed so far, what is still in negotiation

    • Rules of Origins basic principles - cumulation, proof of origin, etc

    • New documentation requirements - Customs Declarations, SPS certificates, etc

    • General information on the New UK Border Control

    • General information on the NI Protocol

    • Information/signposting to EU Exit Guidance from official sources

  • Export & Import documentation (e.g. EUR1s, UK COOs, ATA Carnets, Import Certificates, Arab COOs, etc)


  • General Export/Import support 

    • Developing your international strategy​

    • Finding new overseas customers/suppliers

In-depth Expertise

For queries that require in-depth support,  members and non-members can tap into our network of external experts (on chargeable basis).  The below are some of the areas they can cover:

  • What incoterm is right for your specific business model

  • Export and Import customs procedures

  • Special Customs procedures (e.g. Inward/Outward Processing, Customs Warehouse, CFSP, etc)

  • Need clarity in special triangle export/import business models (e.g. UK company sells to EU sister company but ships directly from UK to EU and RoW customers on their behalf, etc)

  • AEO status application

  • Export Licences applications

  • Customs and duties

  • Customs compliance

  • VAT related questions via our Strategic Partner

  • In-depth support on packaging, labelling, etc

  • In-depth rules of origin queries (e.g. methods for claiming origin, proof of origin/evidence of origin)

  • Accountancy post Brexit (e.g. Postponed VAT Accounting, EEA parent companies with UK subsidiary, etc)

  • Foreign Exchange Review

  • Logistics Review - post Brexit

Services Available

  • Bespoke Hourly Advice -  Great for companies with punctual questions and just need a quick clarification on any of the areas above.   Prices start at £200+VAT per hour (Standard Price).  Members get preferential rates.

  • Professional Advice and Training bundle Service Packages:   Since the end of last year, the Chamber has supported over 400 companies understanding the new rules of trading in a post-Brexit World.  So whether you wish to access expert advice, carry our a compliance audit or up-skill your staff, we created these packages to allow you to access these services at best value.   Check them here

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