Information and Resources for Traders

LCCI has been helping British businesses grow their international trade since 1881. Our range of services, advice and events enables companies to maximise their overseas opportunities in a cost effective and compliant manner.

Whether you’re a seasoned importer/exporter or planning your first overseas venture, it is essential that you keep up-to-date with the latest international trade requirements and regulations. We have created this resource hub – an online repository of accurate, timely information and useful links, from LCCI and third-party organisations to support businesses with their export and import journey.

Please note LCCI has no control over the content or accuracy of the third party links. 

Guidance for exporting and importing businesses

UK Imports and UK Exports

There are certain processes traders are legally required to follow when bringing goods into the UK from another country and when exporting goods into new markets and exploring new markets. Make sure your business is compliant. 

Trading with the EU

To help you navigate the new rules and maximise opportunities, LCCI have several services in place to support businesses trade with the EU. If you are an LCCI Member and need specific EU trade advice, please complete the contact form below and the team will be in touch.

Visit LCCI'S EU Trade Hub

Trade Documentation FAQ's

As the UK’s largest trade documents issuer, we can help and advise businesses in all aspects of international trade. Accurate paperwork when trading is vital as it minimises the risk of problems and delays. Head to our FAQ section to gain a clearer understanding of the documentation required for international trade.

Business Trade FAQs

International Business Events

We run a range of international business focused webinars, events and training courses to help businesses explore new markets and develop their trade documentation skills. See what's coming up this year.

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International Trade Advisory Service

To help UK businesses navigate the new trading landscape, we have enlisted a panel of trusted advisors to provide clarity and offer guidance on a wide range of related subjects, from customs procedures to rules of origin and VAT reclaim.

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LCCI Business Support

As part of LCCI membership, you can access a wealth of business support guides with the latest information on law, environment, finance, marketing, strategy and more. Simply log in to the Members' Zone to utilise this benefit.

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London Business Matters Magazine

London Business Matters is the Chamber's bi-monthly magazine. The publication regularly features indepth international trade insight, expert advice for exporting and importing businesses and covers the latest trading trends and country updates. 

Read here

Other LCCI services

Customs Procedures

We have created a range of service packages to suit your trading requirements, from introductory guidance to bespoke consultancy services. Whether you are importing into, or exporting out of the UK, we are here to assist you on every step of the process.

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Training Courses for Exporters

We are working in conjunction with Chamber Customs and the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce to deliver a wide range of training courses for new and experienced exporters.

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