A Powerful and Valuable Investment for Your International Trade Business
At the core of our International Trade membership is access to our highly skilled and experienced International Trade team who are on-hand to help you trade across the globe. We can help you import and export goods, offer significant discounts on specialist services, provide training to your teams and can offer consultancy and expert advice.
We are the only chamber in the county to be accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce to deliver these specialists services. Through our global reach and support we aim to make your business more efficient and profitable through new opportunities and improved compliance and processes.
In addition to the specialist international trade features of your membership, you also have access to the full range of membership benefits.
A Customs brokerage service that can complete your customs declarations for UK importers and exporters. It offers direct links to the HMRC customs handling system and all inventory linked ports for air, road and sea as well as T1 Transit Documentation.
We are authorised to certify export documentation, including: UK Certificate of Origin, Arab-British Certificate of Origin, EUR1 Customs Movement Certificates, ATA Carnets
This includes supporting the legalisation and/or certification of documents.
Including the British Chambers of Commerce Foundation in International Trade and tailored and bespoke programmes matched to your needs
Let us connect you with other chambers or businesses across the world through our global networks and support services.
Get preferential exchange rates and zero international fees through our moneycorp scheme.
Attend specialist International Trade events as well as our popular online and face to face events.
Take advantage of the full range of benefits included in your Dorset Chamber membership to support your operations. Full details can be viewed here.
Keep your fleet operational with this money-saving benefit.
The International Trade Team at Dorset Chamber are very good at helping businesses find the right level of support. Sometimes an off-the-shelf solution is right, but at other times a more bespoke approach gives the best value for money and a more effective answer.
International Trade Matters
I want to thank the international trade team for their support and competence. They assist my business during difficult changes of import procedures with patience and understanding. It is rare nowadays to find such a great support. Thank you Dorset Chamber team!
The Dorset Chamber International Trade Team are a friendly team to contact and are always responsive and knowledgeable when asked for advice and support.
Chemring Technology Solutions
Supporting Trade Locally, Nationally and Globally
International Trade Membership Packages
Packages for International Trade Members are based on total number of employees. A full breakdown of these options can be viewed below. As a Member you’ll have full access to a whole range of specialist services including export documentation, training and support. Find out more about these services here.
Each package includes Dorset Chamber membership benefits, tiered by size. Full benefits can be viewed here.
|50% Discount on International Trade Documents (up to per annum)|
|Access to documentation Technical Helpdesk|
|Discount on International Document Training|
|Global Introduction to International Chambers|
*Not applicable to Customs Declarations and most documents relating to shipments to the Middle East.
Grow your profile, business and bottom line through extensive marketing opportunities across digital, print and experiential platforms.
Essential services such as HR, H&S, legal and tax cover included in your membership. Protect your bottom line through discounted services, special offers and access to funding.
Expand your network through events, introductions, wide reaching social networks and services. Available locally, nationally and globally
Rates are annual plus VAT. Available from 1 April 2023 until further notice, subject to change, annual membership is non-refundable.
Membership Packages (included in your International Trade Membership)
|Business Legal Expenses Insurance up to £100,000 per claim*|
|24hr Legal/HR/Health & Safety/VAT helpline|
|Business Buddy Scheme|
|Access to Dorset Chamber Training (online)|
|Access to Discounted schemes|
|Free business credit checks (T&Cs apply)||6||6||6||6|
|Personal welcome to Dorset Chamber on Social Media|
|Upload your news stories via the news portal to feature on the website|
|Active social media support of your brand, news and offers|
|Upload your Training or Workshop to feature on the website|
|Dedicated ‘Focus on Feature’ (interview with Dorset Chamber published on website and shared on social channels)|
|Dedicated ‘Focus on Feature’ (interview with Dorset Chamber CEO published in magazine, on website and shared on social channels)|
|Personal visit and PR opportunity with Dorset Chamber CEO|
|Listing in the magazine and online members’ directory|
|Editorial considered for Dorset Business Focus Magazine|
|Introduction to your business in the Dorset Focus Magazine||40||60||80||100||60|
|Copy of the Dorset Business Focus Magazine Mailed|
|Discounted Advertising rates in Dorset Business Focus Magazine|
|Dorset Chamber Membership Certificate|
|Access to ‘National Networking’ online meetings (quarterly)|
|Access to networking events (breakfast, lunch, dinner, walks, workshops)|
|Access to Business Leader events|
|Access to Member database and key contact|
|Access to Dorset Chamber LinkedIn Community Page|
|Stand at Dorset Chamber Business Expo event||Single|
|Tickets to Business Leader events (annually)||1||2|
|Upload Member-to-Member offers to be shared with the network on website or published in Dorset Business Magazine||Website||Website|
|Free use of boardroom at Chamber House per year||2||6||8||10||6|
We welcome all types of businesses and organisations from both the private and public sector; from businesses with just one person working from home to large, international corporate companies. We represent all businesses regardless of shape or size. We also offer preferential rates for registered Charities.
Dorset Chamber is an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce Network (BCC) representing a national network of 52 Chambers. As such, the Chamber adheres to the accreditation standards that are laid down by the BCC in relation to engagement with the business community; membership; financial health; governance and management and the regional, national and international development of the Chamber network.
Accreditation to the BCC provides access to national discounts and services as well as ensuring that the voice on business is heard at the highest levels within the UK and internationally.
No, membership is open to businesses wherever they are based. If you are looking to do business in Dorset, we can help you.
All employees of your company will be covered by the membership and therefore eligible for discounts on events and training. They will also able to access the legal advice, health advice telephone support numbers and various other member benefits.