Essex Chambers of Commerce

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Chambers Annual Golf Day

Don’t miss out on this unique occasion to combine business prowess with golfing finesse. Book now!

Thursday 13 June at Langdon Hills Golf Club

Essex Global Summit

Helping your business reach new heights! Join us on Wednesday 22nd May, from 10am to 3pm at Hylands House, Chelmsford

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An Evening with Footballing Legends

Join us for an unforgettable evening with Footballing Legends Stuart Pearce & Tony Gale on Wednesday 12 June at Stock Brook Manor. Book Now!

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Upcoming Events

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April Virtual Networking

16
16 April 2024
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10:00am - 11:30am
Connect with like-minded individuals, explore new opportunities, and expand your professional circle at our popular Virtual Networking events. 

Join us this month and unlock the power of networking virtually. Make meaningful connections conveniently from your desk to build relationships and strengthen the Essex business community. In a world where connections matter...
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Improving your Instagram Skills

17
17 April 2024
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Instagram is one of the fastest-growing marketing platforms around today – especially if you want to attract a younger audience.
More than half of the UK population now have an Instagram account, with the majority of them under 35-years-old. But how can you get the most out of Instagram – especially...
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Customs Procedures and Documentation Training

24
24 April 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day course looks at the procedures required when dealing with customs authorities and the information needed for submitting customs declarations to enable goods to be imported or exported.

It is vitally important that businesses understand all the procedures and information required - fines and inspections are things that no...
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Finding International & Global Opportunities

25
25 April 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 7: Finding International & Global Opportunities This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of research including social media to find opportunities in global trade. ► Website
► Social...
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Twilight Networking at Genting Casino

25
25 April 2024
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5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for our popular twilight networking at the Genting Casino in Westcliff Essex Chambers of Commerce are once again delighted to return and welcome you to the Genting Casino for an evening of networking and socialising in one of the prime locations in Southend.

Overlooking the sea, Genting Casino Westcliff offers a premier casino...
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Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism Webinar

7
7 May 2024
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10:00am - 11:00am
Climate change is a global problem that needs global solutions. As the EU raises its own climate ambition, and as long as less stringent climate policies prevail in many non-EU countries, there is a risk of so-called ‘carbon leakage’. Carbon leakage occurs when companies based in the EU move carbon-intensive...
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May Virtual Networking

8
8 May 2024
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10:00am - 11:30am
We are excited to invite you to our upcoming virtual networking event. Join industry experts, share your experiences, and forge new connections.
  Still proving incredibly popular, these friendly informal morning sessions are a great way to get a deeper insight in the Essex business landscape whilst helping you to form new...
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International Marketing - AI & Social Media

9
9 May 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 8: International Marketing - AI & Social Media This module aims to develop knowledge from research activities to gain an understanding of international trade using Marketing , Social Media and...
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Network with Cllr Dan Swords Leader of Harlow Council

9
9 May 2024
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12:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us at The Harlow Hotel by Accor to enjoy lunchtime networking and hear from the Leader of Harlow Council - Cllr. Dan Swords. Essex Chambers of Commerce are delighted to welcome you back to The Harlow Hotel by Accor, where you can expand your network and make valuable connections. We will be joined by Cllr. Dan Swords, Leader...
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Understanding Rules of Origin Training

14
14 May 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade Agreements and how to understand and comply with them to help companies be more competitive in export markets.

Rules of Origin are the major factor in FTA agreements and we will learn how this is...
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Import & Export Diagnostics, Creating a Procedure Manual

16
16 May 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 9: Import & Export Diagnostics, Creating a Procedure Manual This module aims to develop knowledge and practical skills in Import/Export Customs Diagnostic enabling the learner to create a procedural manual...
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Essex Global Summit

22
22 May 2024
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10:00am - 3:00pm
Join us at the Essex Global Summit, where our experts, industry leaders, and innovators converge to explain the future of international trade. This premier Essex Chambers of Commerce event, in partnership with Chelmsford City Council, is your gateway to unparalleled networking, cutting-edge insights, and transformative partnerships.
 
Unlocking Opportunities Across Borders:
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Inward and Outward Processing Training

23
23 May 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day course will cover special procedures and the benefits of using Inward and Outward Processing, commonly known as IP and OP, in your compliance.

We will look at the impact of the EU Union Customs Code (UCC) on the application, the requirement for duty guarantees and administrative processes...
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Key Changes to UK VAT for Imports Webinar

24
24 May 2024
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10:00am - 11:00am
International VAT rules are complex, and managing the VAT elements of transactions across different countries can be difficult. If your business is involved in an international supply chain, it is likely you will be faced with a whole raft of additional VAT issues.

During this 1 hour webinar, FREE to Members, we...
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Understanding Commodity Codes Training

28
28 May 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
Understanding commodity codes is vital to internationally trading businesses. Commodity codes are used worldwide to determine the customs duty and other charges levied on the goods when importing and exporting. They also determine any preferential treatments or restrictions and prohibitions that may apply to the goods and are used for monitoring...
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Export Procedures & Documentation Training

5
5 June 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
International markets offer huge Export opportunities for UK businesses. Finding and developing new markets for products is a hugely valuable avenue for expansion and in some sectors in particular, global demand for British brands and products makes international trade an excellent means of growth.

Selling internationally is very complex but – as...
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An Evening with Footballing Legends

12
12 June 2024
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5:00pm - 10:00pm
⚒️ Join us for an Unforgettable Evening with our Footballing Legends! ⚒️ Get ready for an evening filled with stories and laughter, as we welcome two sporting legends who have left an indelible mark on both West Ham and the footballing world! 

Starting with a welcome drink, guests will have the opportunity to...
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International Customs

13
13 June 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 10: International Customs This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of customs procedures associated with international trade. The module includes trade agreements, tariffs and taxes, immigration, intellectual property rights,...
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Chambers Annual Golf Day 2024

13
13 June 2024
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12:00pm - 9:30pm
The Essex Chambers Annual Golf Day 2024: Tee Off for Success!  Join us for a day of business, networking, and swings on the green at the much-anticipated Chambers Annual Golf Day! This premier event blends business and leisure, giving you an opportunity to connect with industry leaders, clients, and colleagues in...
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Chambers Annual Golf Awards Dinner

13
13 June 2024
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5:30pm - 9:30pm
Essex Chambers Annual Golf Day Awards Dinner: Celebrating Excellence on and off the Green! As the sun sets on a day of friendly competition and strategic putts, we invite you to the grand finale of the Chamber Annual Golf Day – our Awards Dinner! Join us for an evening of camaraderie, dining, and...
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Importance of International Documentation

18
18 June 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 11: Importance of International Documentation This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of customs documentation in the world of international trade to ensure both parties clearly...
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Logistics - Road, Rail, Sea, Air & Courier

19
19 June 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 12: Logistics - Road, Rail, Sea, Air & Courier This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the role of logistics including an understanding of air, sea, road and...
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Incoterms® 2020 Workshop

26
26 June 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
Incoterms® are a set of internationally recognised, three letter acronyms, which define the risks and responsibilities of buyers and sellers in international trade contracts.

It is essential that businesses understand Incoterms® as their use is vital for the successful movement of goods between customers and suppliers around the world. The misuse...
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Improving your Twitter/X Skills

26
26 June 2024
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Twitter, or X as it is now known, is one of the hardest social media platforms to master.
 
Used correctly, it can bring eyeballs, prestige and ultimately new connections and sales to your business.
 
On the other hand, when things go wrong, it can lead to reputational damage.
 
Despite all the issues that...
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Customs Warehousing, Free Zones & Special Procedures

2
2 July 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 13: Customs Warehousing, Free Zones & Special Procedures This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the use of customs warehousing in the export and import of goods. This...
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Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

17
17 July 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 14: Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the status of an authorised economic operator in the export and in import of goods. This...
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Letters of Credit Training

24
24 July 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day workshop covers the five main types of payment for exports, from advance payment to open account, including Sight Documentary Collection, Term Documentary Collection and Documentary Letters of Credit. It includes the use of Bills of Exchange with and without documents.

Over 75 per cent of first presentations...
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Sustainability in Supply Chain

30
30 July 2024
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9:30am - 3:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 15: Sustainability in Supply Chain This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the impact of freight movement on the environment and the opportunities available to organisations to use...
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International Trade - A Journey Through Time and Trends

12
12 September 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 1: International Trade - A Journey Through Time and Trends This module sets the stage for an immersive journey through the history and evolution of international trade. From the ancient...
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Supply Chain

24
24 September 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 2: Supply Chain  This module aims to develop an understanding of supply chain management in international trade. This includes defining supply chain management, the relationship between supply chain and logistics,...
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Creating an International Strategy

25
25 September 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 3: Creating an International Strategy This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding as to how an organisation...
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International Trade Research

9
9 October 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 4: International Trade Research This module aims to develop knowledge from research activities to gain an understanding of international trade theory, global economic development and growth, currency and exchange rates,...
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Exporting & Procedures

16
16 October 2024
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9:30am - 3:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 5: Exporting & Procedures This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the exporting process used in international trade from novice to practitioner. It includes documentation, incoterms, responsibilities of...
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Importing & Procedures

22
22 October 2024
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9:30am - 3:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 6: Importing & Procedures This module is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the import process for both novice and experienced importers. The workshop will cover four key modules,...
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Ambassador Networking Tour

26
26 November 2024
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10:30am - 3:00pm
One of our most successful events of 2023 is back for 2024. Back by popular demand, we are thrilled to once again invite you to our Ambassador Cruise Line Networking Tour, this time on their new ship Ambition.

As Britain's youngest cruise line, Ambassador has already made its mark on the world of cruising. It...
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