Merton Chamber of Commerce are proud to be affiliated with the London Chamber of Commerce.

Below you will find a list of upcoming events in October that Merton Chamber members are invited to attend:

Customs Series 1 – Customs Compliance and How to Survive a Customs Audit Friday 9 October 2015, 8.30am – 11.00am EY, 1 More London Place, London SE1 2AF

London Chamber of Commerce (LCCI), in partnership with EY, hosts a series of educational workshops on Customs related topics to assist business owners, importers, managers, CFOs, purchasers and shipper on how to make international trade as easy and straightforward as possible. Many traders fail to meet the obligations imposed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), often believing the freight forwarder is responsible for meeting those demands. HMRC requires that full records are kept for all import and export transactions – failure to comply can lead to serious and costly repercussions. This workshop highlights the key concepts that minimise expenses and ensure compliance. It will also present the reasons behind HMRC audits, clarify what your roles and responsibilities are as an importer and prepare you for a customs audit.

For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, E: or T:+44 (0)20 7203 1822

Cost to attend is £78.00 inc VAT. To book please click on the following link:


Iraq Business Clinics Wednesday 21 October 2015, 9.30am – 5.20pm *Individual 20 minute appointments London Chamber of Commerce, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP

Iraq has the third largest proven oil reserves in the world, with much of the oil easily and cheaply accessible. Current production is about 3.5mbpd with aspirations to increase to 9mbpd within ten years. In addition there are extensive gas reserves. IBBC will be visiting LCCI on Wednesday 21st October 2015. Their team will be offering expert advice on the Iraq market place and how UK companies can develop their business there. Cost to attend is £15.00 inc VAT For more information contact Vanessa Vlotides, International Business Team, E: or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1838


London Tomorrow Panel Debate: How can London Remain Competitive as an Entrepreneurial City? Thursday 29 October 2015, 5.45pm – 8.00pm Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HH

Entrepreneurs and innovators play a crucial role in London’s economy, through starting and scaling up businesses, creating jobs and driving innovation. So how can London maintain its position as a world leading centre for business innovation and commercial success? The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in association with EY and supported by London City Airport, are pleased to invite you to this free-to-attend public debate where you can hear from an expert panel of London’s leading thinkers and business leaders and hear poll findings from leading research consultancy ComRes.

The event is free to attend. To book please click on the following link:


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