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50th Anniversary of the Customs Union

Thu. 8 Mar 2018
This year the EU celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Customs Union.

National product safety office carries out first enforcement action

Mon. 5 Mar 2018
Hardwood Dimensions (Holdings) Ltd fined £4,000 for failure to ensure product was made from legally-harvested timber.

Invitation by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

Fri. 2 Mar 2018
An inspection of Border Force activity at South Coast Seaports.

Freight association urges members to support National Apprenticeship Week

Fri. 2 Mar 2018
With the availability of a relevant international freight forwarding apprenticeship imminent, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to participate in the 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) which will run from March 5-9th, 2018.

Transport Secretary outlines goal for UK to be at the heart of a maritime technology revolution

Thu. 1 Mar 2018
Britain's maritime industry is on the verge of a technological revolution that could make shipping faster, safer and more environmentally friendly, the Transport Secretary said yesterday (Wednesday, 28 February).

Port Health Update - CLS Price Increase

Thu. 1 Mar 2018
Analytical Price Increase for Pesticide Analysis.

Freight trade association urges members to review cyber security measures

Mon. 26 Feb 2018
In light of the substantial cost of last year's cyber attack on Maersk and other institutions, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is urging its members to review their cyber security policies.

Post-Brexit port health border disruption still a major concern for British ports

Wed. 21 Feb 2018
Responding to the publication of the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee report on ‘Brexit: Trade in Food’, the British Ports Association warned that without agreements on cross-border environmental health standards there could be major disruption at UK and EU ports. The report suggested that changes in UK–EU trade arrangements could lead to serious disruption for food supply chains and Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the British Ports Association, said:

Beijing e-commerce declaration

Mon. 19 Feb 2018
The First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference, co-hosted by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the General Administration of China Customs (GACC), concluded in Beijing, China on 10 February 2018.

Freight forwarders demand action on infrastructure investment

Fri. 16 Feb 2018
Commenting on the National Infrastructure Commission's (NIC) first Annual Monitoring Report, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), said:

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