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BIFA welcomes HM Treasury funding for customs training

Tue. 18 Dec 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has welcomed the recent news of an £8 million government funding scheme for customs intermediaries and traders.

UK to remain in the CTC after Brexit

Tue. 18 Dec 2018
The UK is set to remain in the Common Transit Convention (CTC) after Brexit, ensuring simplified cross-border trade for UK businesses exporting their goods.

Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 (TCTA) Statutory instruments

Mon. 3 Dec 2018
The Statutory Instruments under the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 (TCTA) and the EU Withdrawal Act 2018 (EUWA).

Guidance on migration to CDS

Mon. 3 Dec 2018
BIFA & AFSS guidance on planning for the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

CDS Data Requirements

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
In response to calls from BIFA Members for a brief overview of additional information required to complete a CDS import declaration, BIFA together with AFSS and HMRC have developed a comprehensive guide aimed at helping freight forwarders and importers understand the new requirements.

BIFA warning to Members who ship FCL cargo to Canada

Thu. 8 Nov 2018
BIFA has been advised that Canadian terminals will now release containers to ANY party once the container has been both customs and carrier released, if shipped on an Express Bill of Lading or Sea Waybill.

Not a lot for freight forwarders in yesterday’s UK Budget, says UK trade association

Tue. 30 Oct 2018
The trade association for UK freight forwarding companies and logistics service providers says that whilst it welcomes some of the announcements in yesterday's UK Budget, it feels that the issues covered are all overshadowed by the ongoing uncertainty over the shape that the UK’s exit from the EU is going to take.

26 freight forwarders make BIFA's freight service awards shortlist

Wed. 24 Oct 2018
26 freight forwarding companies have been shortlisted as finalists for the nine service-related categories of this year's BIFA Freight Service Awards, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

UK freight forwarders association expresses surprise at the recent news on the UK Government's plans for Customs

Wed. 3 Oct 2018
The trade association for UK freight forwarders has expressed its surprise at the recent report in the Times newspaper that the UK Government is planning to invest £8 million in customs training and automation to support the extra demand for customs brokerage services in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal in March 2019.

Boiler room scam in the name of HMRC

Wed. 3 Oct 2018
A Solicitor, who is also BIFA Associate Members, has contacted BIFA to warn about a boiler room scam targeting freight forwarders by fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC.

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