Cornwall Exporting to 53 Countries Around the World

By Cornwall Chamber of Commerce - 16th July 2020

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce have processed over 900 export documents in the last year for 58 different businesses, exporting to 53 separate countries around the world including; the Philippines, Ukraine, Vietnam, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Thailand and China.

Cornwall Chamber is the only accredited issuer of export documentation in the county, offering support to new and experienced exporters all over Cornwall. As part of the Employer Led Skills Project, we are expanding our range of services to include certified and non-certified training, advice from 47 overseas accredited Chambers as well as continuing to process EUR1s and Certificates of Origin.
John Negus, Operations Manager, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce said;
“We are delighted to see that Cornish Exporters have not only survived lockdown but seem to be coming back stronger than ever. During April and May our export documentation service saw a drop of some 44% from its peak at the end of last year. But the number for June recovered to 81% and July’s number to date suggests a full recovery in the near future. 

"We are also promoting the wider British Chambers Network to support Cornish exporters to take advantage of the opportunities arising from Brexit. On a personal note, my congratulations to Victoria Jennings, Ideal Foods export controller, who was invited by the Department of International Trade to become an Export Champion.”

Vicky Jennings, Export Controller, Ideal Foods said;
“At Ideal Foods Ltd, we export on average 8-10 containers per week of fish products to countries all around the world.  Although we process all export documents in-house, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce provides an invaluable export service and they are always on hand to provide advice and assistance with any export certificate applications.”

Kim Conchie, CEO of Cornwall Chamber, added;
“As Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is the only authorised issuer of export documentation in The Duchy, we are pleased to see that this week, the volume of documents we are processing is reaching those of pre-Covid levels giving us comfort that our products will be needed in the new normal."

"Our digitised businesses have been less affected and continue to trade internationally.”
From January 2021 businesses that import and export goods will need to make custom declarations to move products in and out of the EU. It is crucial that businesses and individuals understand the actions they need to take to prepare for the end of the Transition Period. The Government has produced a checker tool that identifies the steps you and your businesses need to take.

If you have any questions or would like any support around exporting and documentation, email [email protected]

We are delighted to see that Cornish Exporters have not only survived lockdown but seem to be coming back stronger than ever.

- John Negus, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
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