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Raw Tobacco Approval Scheme

Thu. 22 Dec 2016
From 1 April 2017, businesses or individuals who intend to carry out any activity involving raw tobacco must hold an approval from HMRC, unless an exemption applies.

NACTSO - Counter Terrorism advice and planning leaflets

Thu. 22 Dec 2016
In light of the recent incidents in EU and especially Berlin; NACTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office) have distributed the following documents to the logistics industry as a matter of urgency.

Germany - Cab ban on 45 hour rest

Thu. 22 Dec 2016
Drivers delivering into Germany from January 2017 may be actively banned from taking normal (45-hour) weekly rests in their cabs.

Austria/Italy to impose minimum wage declaration requirements

Thu. 22 Dec 2016
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) advise that both Austria and Italy have intimated that they intend introducing minimum wages declaration requirements for drivers making deliveries into their countries.

Making a success of BREXIT

Wed. 21 Dec 2016
Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) report on a whole-economy view of the UK-EU negotiations.

Misrepresentation of BIFA by Transport and Logistics Magazine

Mon. 19 Dec 2016
BIFA Members may have received an email from Transport and Logistics Magazine / NQ Publishing suggesting that BIFA is supplying them with some editorial content looking at the freight industry as a whole.

TAPA calls for greater sharing of incident intelligence

Wed. 14 Dec 2016
As 489 new cargo thefts in EMEA in Q3 2016 show a 105.4% year-on-year increase.

Canada e-Manifest requirement for Freight Forwarders

Mon. 12 Dec 2016
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued a notice regarding the e-Manifest implementation timeline for Freight Forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill data on consolidated freight to Canada. Effective from November 7, 2016, the e-Manifest House Bill (eHBL) has become mandatory for Freight Forwarders. The general requirements for Freight Forwarders are as follows:

Key road scheme in Dover continues with no further December night closures

Fri. 9 Dec 2016
Work on a key road scheme in Dover continues as planned to enable delivery within the 52-week programme in February.

EU Customs Guarantees for use in multiple Member States

Thu. 8 Dec 2016
The EU Commission’s Directorate General Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD) request response from Traders in relation to the use and future requirement of guarantees.

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