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Beware scams relating to Covid-19 pandemic

Tue. 7 Apr 2020
Criminals will use any opportunity they can to take money from innocent people. This includes exploiting tragedies and global emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, to scam people in a variety of ways. The number of these scams are only likely to increase and we need individuals and businesses to be fully aware and prepared.

COVID-19 - How to handle abandoned cargoes

Tue. 7 Apr 2020
Much of the guidance that BIFA has been giving during this COVID 19 period relates to imports into the UK and domestic problems. However, one problem that we anticipate will increase is that more cargoes than ever before will be abandoned at the overseas destination. We have already seen this occur in the UK and we believe that this will be repeated overseas.

Deferral of VAT payments due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Tue. 7 Apr 2020
Temporary changes to the VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 to help businesses manage their cash flow.

New certificate required for travel to France

Tue. 7 Apr 2020
The French government announced last night that they would be introducing a new certificate ‘Attestation de Deplacement International’ for travel to France as of 6pm Monday 6th April.

Coronavirus: Ferries need financial help to survive pandemic, says trade association

Tue. 7 Apr 2020
The trade association that represents ferry companies transporting goods in and out of the UK has called on the government to provide financial support quickly to keep services running.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 6 April 2020

Mon. 6 Apr 2020
This bulletin provides information for employers and businesses on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Freight association welcomes government support for exporters

Mon. 6 Apr 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) welcomes the additional support that the Department for International Trade (DIT) is making available to 160,000 exporters and international investors.

Looking for storage?

Mon. 6 Apr 2020
BIFA is receiving calls from members looking for storage facilities.

IATA responds to BIFA request for facilitations

Mon. 6 Apr 2020
In light of the current situation the industry is experiencing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, on behalf of members, BIFA requested some flexibility from IATA concerning CASS payments.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 3 April 2020

Fri. 3 Apr 2020
This bulletin provides information for employers and businesses on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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