International Trade Services

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For more information about our services, please email:

With our wide range of services, we work with partners here in the UK and abroad to help you do business.

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  • Export Documentation – We are the leading provider of Export Documentation services to companies in Greater Manchester issuing around 35,000 documents per year, including Certificates of Origin, EUR’s, ATR’s and ATA Carnets. You can also obtain documentation online at Chamber members can get discounts of up 50% on their documentation. For more information on export docs, please click here

  • Export Documents – How to Guides - Need some help completing your export documentation? Click here to take a look at our handy 'How to' guides.

  • Export Contacts Lists - We have created a number of Export Contacts Lists to help you access specialised business support services when trading overseas: Export Consultants, Controls and Certificates, Localisation Services, including Translation and International Marketing, Financial and Professional Services, Logistics and Travel, Training Providers.

  • TradeRiver - Do you have new business opportunities but are struggling to fund them without putting undue pressure on your cash flow? Our trade finance partner TradeRiver can help you gain access to unsecured working capital, so that you can purchase the goods and services that you need to react quickly to new global opportunities. Find out more here

  • Market Selection - Knowing precisely where to trade is challenging. Market selection service from Precision Data allows companies to export with certainty, it identifies the best markets for your specific business, using multiple data sources, it’s a structured and scientific approach that utilises DIT approved analysis software – an invaluable tool that contains over a hundred global data sources. The process evaluates every option, filters out and ranks countries according to their suitability and potential, helping businesses get the best chance of success when choosing where to export. Precision Data offers a free initial in-depth consultation to GM Chamber members. For further information, please email

  • Letters of Credit Service – Shaped around your needs and as flexible as you want it to be, this service, from credit checking to complete document preparation, leaves you free to concentrate on other areas of your business.

  • Chamber Foreign Exchange – This money-saving foreign exchange service from MoneyCorp is aimed at businesses with international payment requirements. Members can get a FREE assessment which will highlight where savings can be made in their transactions. For more information please email

  • Chamber ExportSure - Export Insurance for new to export or experienced exporters. The Chamber has joined forces with Bridge Insurance Brokers to offer competitive and innovative credit insurance. ExportSure enables companies to evaluate the creditworthiness of new overseas customers, tap into local collections, offers support for slow payers and plugs the gap caused by bad debt, and offers the opportunity to compete in the world markets by offering credit terms to their customers.

  • Get well connected to a local and international business support network - The Chamber works with a wide range of partners in the UK & overseas, and keeps up to date with the support that is available for UK SMEs wishing to internationalise. So, save yourself some time and get in touch with us if you are in need of support. If we can’t help you directly, we are likely to know who can!

  • Overseas Business Networks Initiative – This is a British Government funded initiative which enables us to connect UK businesses to a global network to help them succeed overseas. We currently work with 41 emerging high growth markets in order to create more business opportunities for UK companies. For more information on this initiative, please click here.

  • International Business Opportunities - Are you interested in finding partners overseas, either buyers or suppliers? Then this is for you. The Chamber is working closely with partners overseas to bring to you export and import leads. Check the current opportunities here

  • UK Partner Search Facility - Are you interested in finding business partners here in the UK? This service will help to raise awareness of the partnership opportunities available. For more information on this service and how it works, please click here

  • Overseas Partner Search Facility - This service is for UK companies looking to find partners overseas, whether buyers, distributors, agents, suppliers or for joint venture opportunities. Click here

  • International Events – Our events range from small informal round-tables and business clinics all the way through to market and sector specific seminars or webinars. Events are now advertised via The Brief, our weekly e-newsletter, or via our international events page. Click here to view the latest events.

  • International Trade (Export/Import) Readiness Assessment - We offer a 1-hour free readiness assessment for businesses who are considering starting their international trade journey, or simply want to learn more about how we can help your international business.

  • Bespoke International Trade Training Courses - including Export Documentation, Letters of Credit, Export Procedures, Incoterms and ez-Cert. We can also work with you to design something more specific to your business needs.

  • Export Britain - It’s the online resource from British Chambers of Commerce, which showcases 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. For more information click here.

How to keep up to date with events and news

  • International Trade Mailing Alert – Do you want to receive international trade alerts directly to your inbox and be the first to know about the events we are organising and/or supporting? Please email and get registered.

  • Social Media – We have @NWExportBritain and @GMCCTradeTeam Twitter accounts promoting key international trade events, export tips, and interesting articles. We are also active on the Linkedin GM Chamber International Trade group promoting international trade related discussions, business opportunities and events. If you are interested in joining this group, go to:

Useful websites from third party companies, which you may find useful:

Department of International Trade - British government agency promoting British exporters and inward investment. If you are a new to export, reactive or experienced exporter, DIT can help. If you wish to be contacted by a local international trade advisor, please email us at, we will be happy to help you get connected to one.

UK Export Finance - If you are planning to export goods or services from the UK then it is likely you’ll need some form of credit guarantee or insurance to protect you against non-payment or other financial issues.

Enterprise Europe Network - European funded initiative that brings together business support organisations across more than 50 countries to help European companies to make the most of business opportunities in the European Union.

China-Britain Business Council - An organisation helping UK companies grow and develop their business with China. They help companies of all sizes and sectors, whether new entrants or established operations and offer practical in-market assistance, services, industry initiatives and a membership programme providing access, seminars and networking.

HM Revenue & Customs (HRMC) – Import & Export Assistance to British companies in matters relating to importing or exporting – from tax and goods classifications, to mention but a few.

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