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Global Freight Forwarding Report Predicts Continued Growth in 2022

Wed. 6 Jul 2022
According to Transport Intelligence, the global forwarding market exceeded pre-pandemic levels in 2021, but limited capacity and record-high freight rates present a challenging market. Ti predicts that the market will grow 5.7% in 2022, slowing to 3.7% by 2026.

HMRC Announcement - CDS Data Report Service

Tue. 5 Jul 2022
HMRC have announced the launch of the Customs Declaration Service data report service for imports, formerly known as the MSS (Management Support System) in CHIEF.

Transitioning To CDS - YouTube Tutorials

Mon. 4 Jul 2022
BIFA has been highlighting that the UK will be moving from processing Customs Declarations via CHIEF to the new Customs Declaration System (CDS).

European Commission urges air cargo to prepare for new security requirements

Fri. 1 Jul 2022
The European Commission (EC) is urging the air cargo industry to prepare for new rules that from March next year will require the submission of advanced shipment information before air cargo is loaded.

Grimbsy and Immingham Port Update - Border Control Posts

Mon. 27 Jun 2022
The Department for Environmental Food & Rural Affairs would like to assure traders that they can continue to import via Grimsby and Immingham as they can currently.

BIFA Freight Service Awards now open for entry

Mon. 27 Jun 2022
Entries are now open for the British International Freight Association's annual Freight Service Awards competition, which are an important part of BIFA’s mission to encourage its Members in their pursuit of improved standards and excellence within the logistics and supply chain industry.

Target Operating Model Survey Launches

Fri. 24 Jun 2022
HMRC is inviting Members to participate in the review on the UK’s global regime for Safety & Security (S&S) requirements led by the Cabinet Office, HMRC, the Home Office and HM Treasury.

BIFA adds youth to its national Council

Tue. 21 Jun 2022
*PRESS RELEASE* Kyle Lawrence and Laura Hobby have been selected to join the British International Freight Association’s Council, a 33-strong group that acts as a sounding board for the views of the trade association’s membership.

Changes to Safety and Security declaration easements announced

Tue. 21 Jun 2022
The Government has announced a raft of customs easements to support industry and improve flow at UK borders. Traders, hauliers and carriers are set to benefit from four Safety & Security (S&S) facilitations, which will come into force from 1st July 2022 for EU and rest of world trade.

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