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HMRC Announce System Downtime For CDS - 29/01/22

Mon. 24 Jan 2022
HMRC have announced planned downtime of the CDS and GVMS system availability. Due to scheduled maintenance none of the these services will be available from 9:30pm on Saturday 29 January 2022 to 5am on Sunday 30 January 2022

HMRC Share Updated GVMS Guidance: Arrived Exports & GMRS

Fri. 21 Jan 2022
Since the new frontier controls were introduced on the 1st January 2022, BIFA have received many comments about how the new procedures are operating in reality and also the problems that are being encountered.

Matt Dawson MBE reveals winners of BIFA Freight Service awards 2021

Fri. 21 Jan 2022
Matt Dawson MBE, this year’s host of the British International Freight Association’s 2021 Freight Service Awards, said that all the winners demonstrated a clear understanding of overcoming last minute challenges to achieve success, which reminded him of his own final mile, or last minute, delivery to Jonny Wilkinson in 2003, who then scored a drop goal that enabled England to win the Rugby World Cup.

Chinese Customs Introduce Additional Checks On Dangerous Goods

Wed. 19 Jan 2022
BIFA have received several enquiries from Members regarding the Chinese Authorities imposing additional requirements for the movement of Dangerous goods into/out of the country.

First Young Forwarder Event Of 2022 Welcomes New Committee

Fri. 14 Jan 2022
BIFA's Young Forwarder Network kicked off 2022 in style!

Updated Guidance from HMRC and DEFRA - IPAFFS

Thu. 13 Jan 2022
Following our recent Articles last week regarding the problems with IPAFFS, BIFA have been provided with further clarification to support with declarations.

DfT Relax Enforcement Of Retained EU Drivers Regulation

Thu. 13 Jan 2022
The Department for Transport has taken the decision to relax the enforcement of the Regulation in England, Scotland and Wales until 10th February 2022.

Supply Chain Disruptions Halve November Air Cargo Growth

Wed. 12 Jan 2022
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released November 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that global demand was significantly lower than in previous months.

Logistics Job Fair - Wed 9th Feb (Heathrow)

Tue. 11 Jan 2022
Are you planning on taking on a young person or apprentice at Heathrow this year? If so, why not have a stand at a Year 13 Logistics Job Fair on Wednesday February 9th at 1400h

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