Advice & Support

Looking to overseas markets to grow your business is a big decision for any size business. To support you in your growth plans Devon & Plymouth  Chamber offers International Trade advice and support, via our International Trade team and our connections throughout the international/national and local groups and businesses.

Our links with DTI and British Chambers of Commerce along with the International Chamber network mean that we can help you access opportunities, training and advice to make exporting work for your business.

Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce not only works closely with our members and exporters and the BCC with its 52 accredited chamber UK network, but also with the International Chamber of commerce networks and Governments and British exporters. These connections along with our work alongside the DIT helps our users and members connect around the globe. Devon & Plymouth also has particularly strong relationships with the US/Canada/China and Russian Chambers of Commerce.

Via our BCC accreditation we are also members of Eurochambres, the European Association of National Chamber Associations. Eurochambres represents the interests of all Chamber members across Europe to the European Commission and other institutions. It is also at the heart of the European network of Chambers and will continue to develop more effective links to benefit our members and users of our services, no matter how the UK/EU relationship develops over the coming months.

The team can also provide guidance on the following areas:

  • HM Customs & Excise regulations Tariff Numbers
  • Methods of payment
  • Letters of Credit
  • Export Market Research
  • Appointing Agents & Distributors
  • Translations
  • Incoterms
  • Importing
  • Assistance with ATA Carnets
  • Foreign Exchange services via South West Foreign Exchange Ltd on 01548 857009

When can I access International Trade advice?

International trade certification and advice is available Monday – Thursday

9am – 5pm

and Fridays

9am – 4pm

Further information and advice can also be found on the Export Britain website here.

Export Britain is an online resource from the British Chambers of Commerce, showcasing opportunities in key international markets, and links UK exporters to support available from British Chambers and business groups both in the UK and around the world.


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