New to Exporting

If you are new to exporting, you've come to the right place

The Lincolnshire Chamber's International Trade team is here to help you when you take that first step towards selling overseas.

Here to help

Helen Tomkinson has over 10 years of experience helping businesses just like yours to export. She can help answer your questions over the phone, via email or face to face at meetings or events. If you would like to get in touch about an International Trade matter ring 01522 846929.

Getting the paperwork right

The documentation for exporting goods varies depending upon their destination. The following sections offer an in depth analysis on the different documents available and when they are necessary.

Discounted prices for Lincolnshire Chamber Matters

Become a member of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, and you'll automatically receive up to 50% discount on your documentation fees and have access to the online Export Documentation System E-Cert. 

Key documents that you'll need if you haven't exported before

If you have never exported before, there are two documents that you must fill out and return to us before we can certify your documentation. These are:

Formal Undertakings & Signature List - this allows us to file and record all the information needed to effectively process your applications in the future. It is used to double check the information submitted in future documents is accurate and correct. Download Formal Undertakings & Signature List

Standard Rules List - outlines the set protocall that must always be adhere to. Download Standard Rules List 

Please note, new exporters only have to submit the Signature List once. Once signatures are registered, you are valid for one year.

Export training & events

Selling overseas, and keeping up to date with changes to legislation can seem like a daunting experience for both SMEs and global companies. But the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce runs a series of courses which will help you keep you, and your team, up to date. All international trade training events and workshops are listed in our event calendar, just search for International Trade in the drop down menu.

Opening times for document certification 

  • Monday to Thursday - 9am to 4:30pm

  • Friday - 9am to 4:00pm

  • Bank holidays, Christmas, Easter - limited opening hours TBC.

For urgent assistance call our team on 01522 523333.

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Contact us

We're here to help. Please call or email Helen Tomkinson in our International Trade Team 01522 846929.



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