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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 31 March 2020

Tue. 31 Mar 2020
This bulletin provides information for employers and businesses on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

dnata Regional Cargo Handling – Update 5

Tue. 31 Mar 2020
As a result of the significant downturn in the UK cargo business, dnata are having to streamline their regional cargo handling business in line with some of the facility and operational consolidation work that is underway in London Heathrow.

Guidance on Key Worker Status

Tue. 31 Mar 2020
BIFA has become increasingly aware of police conducting vehicle checks and questioning drivers as to the purpose of their journeys.

COVID-19: Electronic copies of physical paperwork

Tue. 31 Mar 2020
Suffolk Coastal Port Heatlth Authority kindl remind that when you are sending in electronic copies of physical paperwork these must be in colour and in the .xps format.

UK freight association encourages sign up for its online Customs declaration training, with grant funding still available from government

Tue. 31 Mar 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has reminded its members and any company involved in international trade that its online training course that focuses on Customs declarations is still available, with grant funding available from the Government.

Customs Procedures during the Covid-19 Crisis

Mon. 30 Mar 2020
EU Commission guidance on Customs issues related to the COVID-19 emergency.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 30 March 2020

Mon. 30 Mar 2020
This bulletin provides information for employers and businesses on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

WTO webpage on COVID-19 and World Trade

Mon. 30 Mar 2020
On 25 March, the World Trade Organization (WTO) set up a dedicated webpage to help governments, business, the media and the public to track the latest information on trade-related responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 Customs measures

Mon. 30 Mar 2020
Last week, CLECAT sent an urgent letter to the EU Commissioner for Economy and DG TAXUD.

Free blank sailings database for shippers and forwarders

Mon. 30 Mar 2020
Due to the rapidly developing COVID-19 crisis situation, container shipping freight data aggregator Ocean Insights is now offering its dynamic database of blank sailings to shippers and forwarders free of charge.

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