Liam Smyth

British Chambers of Commerce

Liam is Director of Trade Facilitation at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).  He is responsible for the regulation and implementation of Rules of Origin and trade documentation services throughput the British Chamber Network.  He engages with government on trade policy, represents the BCC on a number of working groups, contributes to consultations and sits on the
International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Technical Committee on Origin.
 
He is leading the launch of a new customs declarations service, ChamberCustoms. It’s the first UK Customs Broker to offer clearance of
goods through every inventory linked port in the United Kingdom offering traders high standards of assurance and compliance.
 
Prior to joining the BCC, Liam was Deputy CEO at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce where he led a number of trade missions across the globe.  He has also held a number of commercial and non-executive roles in the media and retail sectors.

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