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Freight forwarders call for extension to Brexit transition period

Tue. 26 May 2020
Following a survey of its members, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) reports that the majority of respondents believe that an extension to the transition period is desirable, if no trade deal is agreed by December 31st 2020 and UK trade with the EU is conducted on WTO lines.

HMRC publishes customs agent list, BIFA urges members to get onboard

Fri. 22 May 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to ensure that they are included on a list of customs agents and fast parcel operators being compiled and published by HMRC in preparation for January 1, 2021, when customs declarations will be required on goods moving into and out of the EU.

Emerging criminal trends impacting the frontline forwarding community

Fri. 22 May 2020
Border Force publishes letter on emerging criminal trends impacting imports during the COVID-19 crisis.

HMRC list of customs agents and fast parcel operators

Thu. 21 May 2020
HMRC have started compiling and publishing a list of customs agents in preparation for the UK fully leaving the EU, at the end of the transition period, on the 31st December 2020 .

Freight forwarding welcomes government support for key short sea trade routes

Tue. 19 May 2020
In response to yesterday’s news that the government has signed agreements with six operators to provide up to £35 million to help ensure there is enough freight capacity to prevent disruption to the flow of freight, Robert Keen Director General of the British International Freight Association comments:

Member survey re EU Exit

Mon. 18 May 2020
BIFA Member survey on mutually agreeing an extension to the Transition period.

Language of the BIFA Standard Trading Conditions (all versions)

Fri. 15 May 2020
The BIFA Standard Trading Conditions (STC) (all versions) are issued in English. BIFA does not provide translations of the STC into any other language.

UK freight forwarders give cautious welcome to Government’s planned investment in transport infrastructure

Fri. 15 May 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has given a cautious welcome to the news that the UK Government will commit to invest some £2 billion in the UK’s transport infrastructure.

Young freight forwarders set to take off with virtual bake off!

Thu. 14 May 2020
The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Young Forwarders Network will be relaunched online with a virtual ‘Bake Off’, taking place on Wednesday May 27th, starting at 15:00.

Thieves targeting PPE

Wed. 13 May 2020
Since the lockdown, NaVCIS have seen around a 50% reduction in HGV & Cargo Crime in comparison with the same time period last year.

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