International Trade & Documentation Service

Hounslow Chamber of Commerce established the West London Export Club with West London Business in order to promote international trade for SMEs in west London.

We now have regular international trade events on USA with an environmental theme. Also featured are EU, MENA and Asia markets of which the latest was an UAE event. This included speakers from DIT, UKEF, UAE Government, HSBC, Exporters Case study, Export Documentation review,  CentralFX,  SimonInc (Branding Specialist), and Akoni a Fintech Export Trade platform with finance.

Through our partnership we are able to offer a wide range of export documentation services. For a full price list please email

Plus, through our partners in the freight forwarding, cargo logistics sector we are able to refer and advice exporters on product transit into export markets.

For all our driving export market information click here



It is important for businesses to start taking action to prepare for new rules that will come into effect from 1 January 2021, even if you do not trade with or do business in the EU.

To help you get ready, check our advice below on staff employment, business travel, exporting, importing, international trade paperwork, costs, logistics, data protection, e-commerce, accounting and auditing, public procurement, intellectual property and taxation.

Acknowledgement to LCCI in cooperation with LLC

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This is the year to export 
With our strong economy and the FTSE at a record high and the currency at a low point – the world is coming to the UK to buy British!

That is why now is the ideal time to take your British products to the world and export.
So do you want to export successfully?

Work with us for 1-2-1 support to develop a proactive export plan.

Or catch us on TV presenting about Brexit Contingency Planning for Exporters


We can assist in the following:

  • Finding the right export market for you
  • Ensure you have your IP covered
  • Is your labeling / packaging correct for your chosen market
  • We can help and introduce you to an agent/ distributor/ open your own office in your chosen market
  • Is your Bank able to offer international trade finance?
  • We can offer assistance with letters of credit / documentary collections / forfaiting
  • Compliance checks/ legal issues
  • Certifying all export documentation with our COO Sally Smith
  • Finding the right Freight Forwarder with key market specialisation


Contact our award winning International Trade specialist:

Alan Rides and Sally Smith

Alan Rides – Chairman Hounslow Chamber of Commerce 07780 650 338


Export Documentation

Our International Trade team will help you with your export documentation and can certify and authenticate the documents including:

  • Certificates of Origin
  • EUR1
  • ATR
  • Commercial Invoices and other documents

Using our E-z Cert service allows you to apply for many export documents online making the process quicker and more efficient for you.

E-z Cert is free to use and training guides are available. Onsite training and training courses are available as well.

When registering on E-z Cert, please make sure that you select ‘Surrey Heathrow Chamber of Commerce’ as your designated chamber.

Hounslow Chamber and West London Export Club members benefit from a reduced price on most of the above documents.

Working with out partners, we act as a signpost organisation that can help you get all the advice you need in today’s competitive global market. Our comprehensive country fact files are available free to our customers.

We work closely with Government organisations such as Dept. International Trade (UK Trade and Investment), HM Revenue and Customs and the Foreign and Embassies and banks, to name a few, to help you with your International Trade Issues, including Brexit. Please see

Translation Services
We provide language support for businesses and can offer you a comprehensive range of services including:

  • Translating – websites, leaflets, business cards, technical, legal
  • Interpreting – conferences, delegations, telephone interpreting
  • Language Training
  • Voice Overs

Training and Seminars
We provide expert training on a variety of related international trade topics. Whether you are looking to explore new markets or train your staff on mechanics of exporting, we can provide expert training at highly competitive rates.

Contact us
For more information on all services please contact us on:

Hounslow Chamber of Commerce:
T: 020 8326 6416