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Current news are those articles from the last 3 months. Archive news are those articles more than 3 months old. To see articles with a specific tag simply click the tag in the panel on the left.

UK withdrawal from the EU

Fri. 16 Nov 2018
The draft Withdrawal Agreement setting out the provisional terms of the UK’s smooth and orderly exit from the European Union was published by the UK Government on the 14th November.

Port Health Update - Import Requirements

Tue. 13 Nov 2018
Emergency controls for pesticide residues in food - changes applicable from 8th December 2018.

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.

Heathrow's cargo community is cutting truck delays

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
Users praise AIS for tackling congestion problems at Heathrow Cargo.

BSI and TT Club issue Semi-Annual Global Cargo Theft Intelligence Report

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
First edition of a new regular report reveals violent truck hijackings account for 24% of cargo theft incidents globally; food and beverage sector most targeted at 27%. Other detailed trends and risk mitigation advice included.

UK road haulage facing 'catastrophic cocktail' if key issues go unresolved

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
Industry battling driver shortages, high training costs, tougher regulatory compliance and exacting business model says trade body RHA.

Global freight forwarding growth only half as strong as last year

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
Ti analysis reveals full-year 2018 freight growth forecast of 4.1%, well below last year’s 8%, as 2017 restocking boom peters out.

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.

Mixed picture behind 2% Increase in September air freight growth

Thu. 8 Nov 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.0% in September 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was relatively unchanged from the previous month but was less than half the five-year average growth rate of 5.1%.

2018 Budget - Changes to AEO and Trusted Trader

Mon. 5 Nov 2018
The budget as delivered last week contains a number of references important for businesses involved in international trade.

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