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CAA write open letter to airports on competition compliance

Thu. 26 Jan 2023
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have issued an open letter to airport operators reminding them of their responsibilities and obligations under competition law.

Industrial Action at UK Ports and Airports

Thu. 26 Jan 2023
HMRC has advised BIFA of forthcoming industrial action taking place on February 1st.

MSC and Maersk Line announce end of vessel-sharing agreement

Wed. 25 Jan 2023
The CEOs of 2M Alliance partners MSC and Maersk Line announced today that their vessel-sharing agreement will end in 2025.

EMCS Downtime - Thurs 2nd February

Wed. 25 Jan 2023
Due to essential maintenance, the Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) will not be available between the hours of 18:00 and 20:50.

Freight forwarders welcome container market public consultation

Wed. 25 Jan 2023
BIFA Press Release: The British International Freight Association welcomes the news of the launch by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) of a public consultation on its proposed recommendation to UK government regarding the retained Liner Shipping Consortia Block Exemption Regulation.

Pledge helps BIFA guide members on environmental issues

Wed. 25 Jan 2023
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is cooperating with Pledge, an integrated carbon measurement and offsetting platform, to help its members better understand and address the environmental issues that affect how they manage international supply chains.

Member Action - Public consultation on the deep sea container market

Mon. 23 Jan 2023
One of the most controversial issues faced in our sector in recent times has been problems within the deep-sea container market.

Sporting legend reveals winners of BIFA Freight Service Awards

Thu. 19 Jan 2023
Kevin Keegan, this year’s host, has revealed the winners of the annual BIFA Freight Service Awards and expressed his delight for those crowned as champions in the various categories.

BIFA partners with Descartes to deliver ICS2 webinar

Wed. 18 Jan 2023
On 1st February 2023, BIFA is partnering with Descartes Systems, a leading provider of on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions, to deliver a members-only webinar that provides important insight and guidance on the forthcoming introduction of the Import Control System Release 2, which is due to go live on 1 March 2023.

CDS 3.9.0 Update - Self Representation Declaration Completion Instructions

Fri. 13 Jan 2023
As you might be aware, a major CDS update will take place between the 14th and 15th of January. In order to successfully clear your self-representation declarations, HMRC has released detailed guidance highlighting the steps to take to avoid the declarations being rejected.

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