In addition to its range of cost-effective products and services the Chamber works closely with Scottish Development International to deliver Smart Exporter. This national European match-funded programme provides free or subsidised support to companies and individuals based in the Dumfries & Galloway area to help them increase their exporting skills and knowledge. Launched in September 2010, a programme of specialist training, online tools and a national helpline is now available, providing much needed support for Scottish companies seeking to trade globally.
A recent survey of Scottish businesses, exploring their export potential and aspirations showed that 55% of Scottish businesses were planning to export in the next five years. However 72% of them felt there was a need for more specialist information, training and support to help them export more successfully. This was the rationale behind the new Smart Exporter programme.
Start your international journey
More information on Smart Exporter is available on a specially dedicated website http://www.smartexporter.co.uk/. From time to time there are events and raodshows to help explain this service for more detailed information on locations and dates for the road shows and training courses taking place in the area can be found on the Smart Exporter website
Businesses wishing to take advantage of opportunities in overseas markets, whether they are experienced exporters or new to international trade, no matter their size or sector, can contact Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce on 01387 270866
Certificate of Origin Authorisation
....and other export documents.
Chamber can assist you with:
- The issue and processing of E C and Arab-British Certificates of Origin.
- The issue and processing of EUR1 and ATR documents (Formerly issued by Customs Office)
- Verifying other papers as required.
- A fast turn-round on all papers submitted in a friendly and helpful manner.
- Providing help with translations.
Certificate Authorisation is now available through e-Cert, which enables EC and Arab Certificates of Origin to be applied for electronically.
Click here to register. Exporters require a username & password to register, please contact the Chamber office for these.