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Clarification on VAT statements

Tue. 13 Apr 2021
We understand that some importers using postponed VAT accounting are still experiencing problems with access to and accuracy of monthly VAT statements.

General Average declared on Ever Given

Tue. 6 Apr 2021
Following the re-floating of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal the owners of the ship have declared a General Average

Freight sector hopes bespoke covid testing regime for hauliers is made-to-measure, not off-the-peg

Mon. 29 Mar 2021
Freight forwarders are hoping that the introduction of a 'bespoke Covid testing regime' for hauliers arriving in England from outside the UK from April 6th, doesn't throw another spoke into the wheels of cross channel trade, says Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA).

Clarification on the VAT rate to be charged on customs intermediary charges

Wed. 17 Mar 2021
Further to BIFA Member enquiries with the confusion surrounding some of the text in Public Notice 744b (Freight Transport and Associated Services), BIFA sought clarity from HMRC’s VAT Policy Team on whether the customs intermediary charges should be zero or standard rated.

Extension of Border Operating Model deadlines is no surprise, says BIFA

Thu. 11 Mar 2021
"It’s no surprise that the government has extended the deadline for the introduction of checks and customs declarations on imports to the UK from the EU,” says Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA).

Freight association comments on UK budget

Wed. 3 Mar 2021
The trade association that truly represents the UK international freight services industry says that it welcomes some of the macro economic announcements in today’s UK Budget that will offer ongoing support to businesses in the freight and logistics sector that have been hit hard by the double-edged sword of EU Exit and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Freight association urges members to consider recruiting apprentices

Thu. 11 Feb 2021
As National Apprenticeship week nears its end, the British International Freight Association has repeated its call for freight forwarding and logistics companies to consider recruiting apprentices.

Use of CPC 00 09 080 Post-Clearance Action

Thu. 4 Feb 2021
BIFA would like to remind Members of the time limits for the use of C21 CPC 00 09 080.

BIFA Freight Service award winners triumph over adversity

Thu. 28 Jan 2021
Despite a year beset by multiple operational difficulties and uncertainties, there were many outstanding entries in the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2020 – the very best of which have now been announced in a series of online video presentations this week.

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