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Final Reminder - Closure of NCTS from 31st May 2022

Mon. 23 May 2022
Please find below a message from HMRC reminding BIFA Members of the upcoming closure of the new computer transit system email channel.

GVMS Outage - Saturday 21st May

Fri. 20 May 2022
Due to scheduled maintenance, you will be unable to access the Customs Declaration Service online service from Saturday 21st May 2022 22:30 to 01:00 Sunday 22nd May 2022.

New GVMS System Enhancements To Go Live On Monday 30th May

Fri. 20 May 2022
It has been announced by HMRC that there are a number of enhancements being made to the Goods Vehicle Movement Service, which will take effect from Monday 30th May 2022.

BIFA Member Research Request - Haulier Port Processes

Mon. 16 May 2022
The Department for Transport has commissioned Britain Thinks, an independent research agency, to conduct research on how haulage companies plan and make decisions on UK routes and port crossings.

Additional duties on Russian/Belarusian goods announced by British Government

Tue. 10 May 2022
On the 9th May the UK government announced a new package of sanctions on Russia and Belarus impacting £1.7 billion worth of trade in a move designed to further weaken Putin’s war machine.

Moving To CDS - BIFA Webinar FAQs

Fri. 6 May 2022
During last week's Webinars on the transition to CDS, a number of questions were raised by BIFA members.

CHIEF System Downtime - Tues 10th May

Fri. 6 May 2022
Due to scheduled maintenance the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) service will not be available from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Tuesday 10th May 2022.

Operating Light Goods Vehicles in the EU - rule changes

Wed. 4 May 2022
Reminder of important rule changes to operating light goods vehicles in the EU from 21 May

HMRC Announcement

Thu. 28 Apr 2022
After weeks of speculation the Government has now made an official announcement delaying the introduction of further border controls.


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