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Freight association welcomes HMRC decision to extend Transitional Simplified Procedures

Mon. 25 Mar 2019
Commenting on the recent announcement by HMRC on Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) for Customs in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association, says:

Transitional Simplified Procedures - TSP

Mon. 25 Mar 2019
HMRC has today set out an extension of Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) which includes:

Updated HMRC Ro-Ro Information Pack

Mon. 25 Mar 2019
The Government’s priority is still to leave the EU with a deal that works for citizens and businesses, as laid out in The Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration. As a responsible Government, planning is underway for all scenarios, including a no-deal scenario.

Border Delivery Group Update - 19 March

Fri. 22 Mar 2019
BDG Weekly Update: Northern Ireland, temporary tariff regime, guidance from French customs.

IMO 2020 fuel rules set to change ocean freight landscape

Tue. 19 Mar 2019
Low-sulphur regulations may trigger more slow steaming and transhipment and be ruinous for some container lines if they fail to recover more from customers than in the past, says Drewry.

Email addresses for the Trading Standards SPoC team are changing

Tue. 19 Mar 2019
National Trading Standards Single Point of Contact (SPoC) team email addresses spoc@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk and spocenquiries@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk WILL CEASE TO EXIST AFTER 31ST MARCH 2019.

Freight forwarders remain ahead of the curve despite ongoing Brexit uncertainty

Mon. 18 Mar 2019
Whilst the UK government keeps working, pushing and grinding on to try again to make the case for its Brexit compromise, and MPs carry on hunting, and arguing for alternatives that could take the place of that compromise if it ultimately fails, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is advising its members to continue preparing for a no-deal departure on March 29th, until further clarity is obtained.

Guidance on Ireland and Dual Use Goods

Fri. 15 Mar 2019
The Government has issued further guidance relative to Ireland and the export of Dual Use goods from the UK to the EU in the event of a “No Deal” scenario.

Draft Tariff published by HM Gov in the event of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit

Wed. 13 Mar 2019
The Government has released a series of important documents this morning relative to the UK leaving the EU at 23:00 on 29 March in a “No Deal” scenario.


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