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MSC and Maersk Line announce end of vessel-sharing agreement

Wed. 25 Jan 2023
The CEOs of 2M Alliance partners MSC and Maersk Line announced today that their vessel-sharing agreement will end in 2025.

EMCS Downtime - Thurs 2nd February

Wed. 25 Jan 2023
Due to essential maintenance, the Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) will not be available between the hours of 18:00 and 20:50.

Freight forwarders welcome container market public consultation

Wed. 25 Jan 2023
BIFA Press Release: The British International Freight Association welcomes the news of the launch by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) of a public consultation on its proposed recommendation to UK government regarding the retained Liner Shipping Consortia Block Exemption Regulation.

Member Action - Public consultation on the deep sea container market

Mon. 23 Jan 2023
One of the most controversial issues faced in our sector in recent times has been problems within the deep-sea container market.

BIFA partners with Descartes to deliver ICS2 webinar

Wed. 18 Jan 2023
On 1st February 2023, BIFA is partnering with Descartes Systems, a leading provider of on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions, to deliver a members-only webinar that provides important insight and guidance on the forthcoming introduction of the Import Control System Release 2, which is due to go live on 1 March 2023.

CDS 3.9.0 Update - Self Representation Declaration Completion Instructions

Fri. 13 Jan 2023
As you might be aware, a major CDS update will take place between the 14th and 15th of January. In order to successfully clear your self-representation declarations, HMRC has released detailed guidance highlighting the steps to take to avoid the declarations being rejected.

CDS VAT Overcharge Update (VAT & Excise)

Thu. 12 Jan 2023
As you are aware, a recent system update on CDS caused a VAT and Excise duty overcharge on a number of declarations. Further guidance has been released by HMRC for those traders who are still affected.

Member Request: HMRC invites you to share views on modernising authorisations

Tue. 10 Jan 2023
One of the significant developments HMRC is currently working on is the modernisation of the authorisation processes.

HMRC Systems Downtime (CDS/TDR/GVMS)

Mon. 9 Jan 2023
Due to scheduled maintenance, the above systems will be inaccessible at various times in January.

CDS VAT Double Charge - UPDATE

Mon. 9 Jan 2023
As you are aware, on the 30th of December a system update on the Customs Declaration Service caused a VAT overcharge issue on a number of declarations. HMRC has provided BIFA with an update on this matter.


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