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International Trade

International Trade and Business Hub

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.  


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Expert Advice

New Trade Agreements bring new opportunities, but also new challenges. We respond to thousands of enquiries from SMEs and large corporations each year seeking advice on all aspects of EU and wider international trade. To help UK businesses navigate the new trading landscape, we have enlisted a panel of trusted advisers to provide clarity and offer guidance on a wide range of related subjects. To be connected to a trusted advisor please complete the contact form at the end of this page.  

Expert advice

Market Intelligence

Companies looking to expand overseas frequently encounter cultural differences that can become challenges when looking to position their goods and services in a new market. The best approach to face these challenges is due diligence: prevent, prepare, adapt and deliver. LCCI's market research services will help you find the markets that best fit your business and outline the considerations required to make sure your business successfully land in new overseas territories.

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International Trade Training Courses

If you’re looking to develop your staff’s skills in international trade procedures and promotion, our training courses are designed for you – covering topics such as letters of credit, trade documentation and incoterms. Through our partnerships, we are delighted to bring you the latest strategic training courses and workshops. These courses give international traders the essential skills invaluable to small and large businesses alike. Discounted rates are available for LCCI members.

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Events and Delegations
Events and Webinars

Events and Webinars

Each year we run over 50 in-person and online events focused on international trade. From networking events to bite-size training webinars and market briefings. The events programme is designed to help businesses identify and reach new markets, stay abreast with international trade regulations and opportunities, and connect with in-country experts. 

London Inward Delegations

London Inward Delegations

Each year the Chamber welcomes international visitors taking part in trade missions to the UK. Inward delegations are a great opportunity for UK businesses to meet with potential partners and expand their reach to strategic markets overseas.

Enter the LCCI SME London Business Awards

SME Awards

Exporter of the Year Award

The SME London Business Awards are back! Enter today for your chance to win International Business of the Year 2025. This award will go to a company that has established a permanent presence overseas and is increasing its turnover and profitability through international trade. They will also demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance practises at home and overseas. Open for pre-launch entries now; apply for £15 + VAT. 


Trade Facilitation

LCCI is trusted to help British goods reach customers overseas. We are the UK’s largest trade documents issuer and provide a range of international trade documents, including ATA Carnets, Certificates of Origin and Customs Declarations. As an LCCI member you can receive up to 50% discounts on many trade documents. LCCI's trade documentation specialists are on hand to advise businesses on the documents required, saving you time, money, and stress.

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Access to Finance Hub

Gaining access to finance is a significant issue that affects most businesses. LCCI's Access to Finance hub provides a one-stop-shop for businesses seeking access to finance, offering a range of resources and support to help you secure the funding you need to take your business to the next level. Whether you are a start-up, a growing business or an established firm, our hub offers practical guidance, expert advice, and valuable connections to help you succeed. 

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Global Network

LCCI promotes London as the best city in the world for business, trade and investment, putting Global London on the map. We are proud to be accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

The British Chambers of Commerce sits at the heart of a unique network of businesses of all sizes across all sectors, within the UK and around the world. The International Network is comprised of  Chambers and business groups that are located across all continents of the world and directly linked to Chambers of Commerce in every region of the UK. Across our Network, we can connect your business locally, nationally and internationally, with other businesses,  decision-makers, opportunities and partnerships.

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Innovate UK Business Growth

Innovate UK Business Growth (previously Innovate UK EDGE) empowers innovation-driven businesses to grow at pace and achieve their industry- and society-transforming ambitions. This is a UK Government funded service that is open to members, community network users and non-members alike. Specialists are on have to offer one-to-one, bespoke and intensive support and coaching. 

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  • LCCI has helped us gain an understanding of the changes required for temporarily importing goods into the EU since Brexit. They also assist with permanent exports, providing the correct documentation for us.
    Meghann Whattam
    Carnet and Customs Coordinator, McLaren
  • The trainer demonstrated extensive knowledge and experience which made the entire international trade training course extremely useful.
    Dariusz Gruba
    Warehouse Operations Manager, Autoflame Engineering Ltd
  • For Bloomsbury Institute London, committed to breaking down barriers together in higher education, LCCI is invaluable - as a resource as we grow, as a platform for inclusive business and as a supportive community for sharing experiences and learning from others.
    Arif Zaman BA (Hons) MBA FHEA FRSA FRAS MCMI
    Enterprise Outreach Manager and Senior Lecturer
News and Updates
What’s the difference between market research and market intelligence?

What’s the difference between market research and market intelligence?

International trade expert Lesley Batchelor CBE explores in this article the differences between market research and market intelligence.

Market Focus: Peru

Market Focus: Peru

The fifth largest economy in Latin America, Peru continues to take worldwide traders by surprise. Discover market insights and opportunities. 

A Guide to Immigration Options for Workers in the UK

A Guide to Immigration Options for Workers in the UK

This year has seen significant changes to the UK immigration system as the government seeks to reduce the net migration figure by increasing salary thresholds in the work and family routes, restricting access to dependants of certain categories, and raising fees across the board. 

Inclusion of Women in the Negotiation of Free Trade Agreements

Inclusion of Women in the Negotiation of Free Trade Agreements

Despite progress in recent years, women continue to face significant barriers to participating fully in international trade. These barriers can be categorized into four main areas: social and cultural norms, legal and regulatory frameworks, access to finance and markets, and skills and capacity building.

Your learning module: Arab- British Certificates of Origin

Your learning module: Arab- British Certificates of Origin

Are you shipping goods to Arab League countries? Here’s what you need to know about Arab-British Certificates of Origin.

Learning Module: ATA Carnet

Learning Module: ATA Carnet

An ATA Carnet is an international customs document also known as “the passport for goods” that permits the duty- and tax-free temporary importation of non-perishable goods for up to one year. Here's what you need to know about ATA Carnets. 

Join LCCI Membership

Premier Plus Membership

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.

Overseas Visitors Membership

Overseas Visitors Membership

If your business is based overseas and you are looking to do business in London, LCCI's Overseas Visitors Membership will help you raise your profile and make connections in the UK. To be eligible your business must not have a registered address in the UK and must be a member of an overseas chamber. 

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