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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.

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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 international trade regulations and opportunities, and connect with in-country experts. Events include networking, seminars, webinars, roundtables, inward delegations, and trade missions.


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 issuer of 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 Business Growth

Innovate UK Business Growth 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 Business Growth. Specialists will explore opportunities for each business and are committed to identifying the most productive ways to accelerate its growth. 

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Free LCCI 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

Dare to Go Global - Get 15% off with UPS

UPS is kicking off their 'Dare to Go Global' campaign by offering a 15% discount to businesses looking to venture into international markets. Businesses can avail of this discount by using the promo code offered to LCCI members only.

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Market Focus: Germany

One of the six founding members of the European Union, Germany has been one of the greatest advocates of the community and since its foundation, it has been a bastion for progressive and innovative businesses.

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International Business of the Year

LCCI celebrated the resilience, talent and success of the small business community at the 2024 SME London Business Awards. The International Business of the Year award celebrates the company that has made the most impressive impact in an international market.

Read more about the SME Awards

Gender empowerment, supply chain linkages and FDI

Read about the critical role that gender empowerment plays in enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of supply chains, the impact of FDI on SMEs, and the broader implications for economic development and equality.


The Importance and Benefits of Trade Missions for SMEs

Trade Missions are a great opportunity for businesses to gain market exposure, learn first-hand about overseas opportunities and connect with potential clients.

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International Trade Week 2023

On 6 November 2023, UK businesses celebrated the third consecutive year of International Trade Week. Led by the Department of Business and Trade, and in partnership with LCCI, ITW brought hundreds of delegates and businesses together to champion and celebrate international trade. 

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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 company is based overseas and you are looking to do business in London, LCCI's Overseas Visitors Membership is designed for you. Raise your profile, make connections in the UK and gain valuable advice on UK market entry.

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