Export docs helping firms trade overseas

More than £22 million worth of exports from Coventry and Warwickshire were administered by the Chamber of Commerce’s documentation service last month.

The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce offers assistance to firms wanting to sell their goods overseas through an Export Documentation service through its international trade hub.

Just under 350 documents were issued through the Chamber to companies from a range of sectors – from aerospace to medical goods – that saw products sold into 28 nations worldwide.

Gurpaal Virdee, service support officer at the Chamber, said that £22.2 million worth of export had been achieved with the help of documentation supplied by the Chamber.

He said: “Of course, Coventry and Warwickshire will have exported much more than that figure during the course of January – this is simply the amount that has come about through our help with Export Documentation.

“When exporting goods and services, different countries and regions require different levels of documentation depending on the product being sold.

“The Chamber offers Export Documentation as a service to all members via our International Trade Hub and we are delighted to have facilitated so much trade in this way.

“The Chamber also delivers UKTI support through our international trade team that helps to open up new markets to a range of companies of all sizes and sectors.

“These figures will be helping organisations such as the Bank of England, the Office for National Statistics and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills to measure export activity.”

In 2013, a total of 3,848 Export Documents were completed by Coventry and Warwickshire firms through the Chamber of Commerce.