International services

International services can be accessed through the Chamber.

Chamber International provide everything from documentation and training to export advice and translations services. Below we outline key areas we can help you with. They are the international arm for our Chamber and Bradford Chamber of Commerce.

Your International Office

Our new International Office service leaves you free to run your business while our experts handle the paperwork. Led by export veteran Roy Broadhead, it is aimed especially at those companies without their own specialist documentation resources.  We ensure information flows and manage the whole export administration process for you.  We offer one-off order processing or a complete back office service.

Documentary credit management and checking services

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 knowing that your letter of credit is getting the very best attention.

ATA Carnets

A trade facilitation scheme offered by Chambers and accepted by more than 80 import authorities around the world. Provides a fast-track route through customs for temporary exports of professional equipment, exhibition goods and commercial samples.


A quick, inexpensive way to settle cross border and home trade disputes. An invaluable risk management tool for businesses who want an effective alternative to litigation.

Cut the cost of trading overseas

We are dedicated to improving business performance through networking and professional development. Via the memberships of the two Chambers we serve to seek out examples of best practice. We will share that learning with you by carrying out FREE REVIEWS to help you maximise your return on your investment in international trade.

Certification and Legalisation

Authorised by BIS and HM Revenue & Customs to certify Certificates of Origin, EUR1 and ATR Certificates and many other documents used in international trade. Legalisation is offered in partnership with the Arab-British and Egyptian-British Chambers of Commerce.

Customs advice

Our specialist customs services include advice on delaying/reducing import duties and taxes, making applications for duty relief schemes, compliance, classification and warehousing arrangements.

International Trade Website

The Chambers dedicated international trade website at provides a gateway to online documentation services, event updates, essential links and a series of 'How to' guides.

Incoming Delegations

Chamber networking events organised around incoming delegations can be a useful way to make contacts in target markets before planning a trip.

Research & Information Service

Our staff are trained to deal with a wide range of enquiries from importers and exporters. Whether you need contact details for a lawyer in Latvia, the industrial electricity supply in Egypt or airfreight services to Western Samoa, make the Chamber your first port of call.


The need for companies to acquire and update staff skills is becoming more and more important as increasing global competition means that businesses need to compete more effectively in order to survive.

We offer training that can take your business and your team to wherever you want to be. From start-to-end in-house programmes to match the needs of your business, to day workshops held at three venues across the region. Past clients have included Thomas Cook Group Plc, Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc, Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, Shell UK Limited, and Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.

Translation and Interpretation

As a business, the ability to communicate is a key ingredient to your overall success regardless of whether you are communicating with overseas customers, suppliers and distributors, tourist visitors or staff whose first language is not English.

Our translators are skilled in more than 100 languages and we aim to cater for your particular industry sector. We can help with technical, commercial and legal documents, plus website and software translation.

For more information on any of the above services or for invaluable international trade support please call our International Team on 0845 034 7200 or email

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