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IOM Chamber partners with North East England Chamber to enhance trade support & certification services | July 2023

13 July 2023

The Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce has announced a new partnership with the North East England Chamber of Commerce to provide Island businesses with trade support and certification services.

This collaboration, says the IOM Chamber, aims to ‘provide its members with comprehensive solutions and expert advice to help them negotiate the evolving landscape of international trade’.

IOM Chamber CEO, Rebecca George, said: “We are thrilled about our partnership with North East England Chamber. Over the past four years we have witnessed a gradual decline in demand for export documents generally, and Certificates of Origin specifically. The British Chambers of Commerce has confirmed a global downturn in the demand for export documents. For many years we have offered a Certificates of Origin service to our members, but it’s no longer practical or cost-effective do this on our own – that’s why we have decided to partner with North East England so that we can continue to offer this service to our members who need it. This partnership ensures our members have access to the expertise and resources necessary to thrive in the international trade arena.”

John McCabe, Chief Executive at North East England Chamber of Commerce, said: “As the leading North East organisation for international trade, we are proud to offer Isle of Man Chamber members access to our multi-disciplinary suite of international services, knowledge and expertise. We offer a comprehensive range of trade services, including export documents, international trade consultancy and BCC-accredited training courses. We have also recently introduced a service for those outside of the Chamber network, which further enhances the offer to Isle of Man businesses. Collaboration is key to business success and we are proud to work with our overseas colleagues to secure a brighter, stronger and united future for Chamber members.”

To help local businesses find out more about the extensive trade services available through North East England Chamber, the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce is organising a

presentation by representatives from North East England. This presentation will provide valuable insights into the various trade offerings, equipping businesses with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions and maximize their international trade potential. When the date, time and venue for the presentation are confirmed all the details will be posted on and on the organisation’s social channels.