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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.

HMRC Inland Pre Clearance – Update 23/01/2019

Wed. 23 Jan 2019
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is moving its inland pre-clearance operations to new purpose-equipped sites at Hayes and Milton Keynes as the contracts on current sites come to an end.

Trading with the EU post Brexit

Mon. 21 Jan 2019
HMRC’s Border Delivery Group has issued several publications aimed at importers and exporters, who primarily trade with the EU and are thus unfamiliar with the requirements of international trade.

'No Drone' Signage Installation at Heathrow Airport

Fri. 18 Jan 2019
The installation of ‘No Drone Zone’ signage around the public areas of the perimeter is anticipated to be completed by the close of play on Friday 18th January.

Eleven winners in freight awards

Thu. 17 Jan 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – has revealed the winners of its Freight Service Awards Competition 2018.

Freight forwarders ready to clear up the mess left by politicians, says freight forwarders association

Wed. 16 Jan 2019
Responding to the decision by the UK Parliament to reject a deal, which set out the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union on March 29, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said:

Apply now for the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits

Mon. 14 Jan 2019
Applications for international road haulage permits close this week (Friday 18 January) and BIFA urges members to apply urgently.

Five make Apprentice of the Year shortlist in BIFA’s freight service awards

Mon. 14 Jan 2019
Five youngsters who are all studying for apprenticeships at freight forwarding companies that are members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) have been shortlisted as finalists in the new Apprentice of the Year category of the trade association’s annual Freight Service Awards competition.

Importing and exporting plants and plant products after Brexit

Mon. 14 Jan 2019
Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. This has not changed.

Port Health Update - Import Requirements

Mon. 14 Jan 2019
Food and Feed control changes 14th January 2019.

Air Freight Demand Flat in November

Thu. 10 Jan 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), was flat (0%) in November 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This was the slowest rate of growth recorded since March 2016, following 31 consecutive months of year-on-year increases.


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