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BIFA Young Forwarder Network goes on tour

Mon. 1 Apr 2019
Following the successful launch of its Young Forwarder Network (YFN), the British International Freight Association (BIFA), says it will now commence a programme of regional meetings across the UK.

DEFRA guidance on CITES

Wed. 27 Mar 2019
One of the consequences of Brexit will be that freight forwarders and customs agents will become involved in regimes that they have not previously been affected by.

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:

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.

Great launch for BIFA's Young Freight Forwarders Network

Tue. 12 Mar 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has seen a successful launch for its new networking group, the BIFA Young Forwarders Network (YFN).

Announcement regarding EORI numbers

Tue. 12 Mar 2019
Error in notification sent out last week by HMRC, regarding arrangements for EORI if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas

Fri. 8 Mar 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is warning its members about the cost of containers abandoned overseas for which they may be liable and how to implement safeguards to prevent this situation occurring.

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