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BIFA Anglia - Regional Members' meeting (Feb 2020)

Starts:  Thu. 20 Feb 2020  at 10:00 AM
Venue: Holiday Inn Ipswich - Orwell, The Havens, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich. IP3 9SJ   -  Map

Members will get information on BIFA activity with HM Revenue and Customs and other Governmental/regulatory bodies at national level. Click title for more details.

There will be tea and coffee from 09:30 hours with the meeting starting at 10:00 hours.

Agenda   Adobe Pdf


  1. Introductions.

  2. Apologies.

  3. Matters arising from previous meeting December 12 2019.

  4. Presentation by Steve Bartlett, Chairman of the Association of Freight Software Suppliers (AFSS).
    Steve will be updating us on the views of his 32 members who provide forwarding & custom entry software to virtually all our members

  5. CDS update & Report on Customs Policy Group meeting February 13th to include Milton Keynes but mainly covering BREXIT.
    PN + Simon Finch + Darren Brundell.

  6. Felixstowe Port Users Association (FPUA).
    Jason Flower

  7. Report on anti-Trophy Hunting Legislation & Freight Forwarders.

  8. Update by Seetec Outsource on apprenticeship funding for SME’s.
    Marnie Rose.

  9. Update on proposed meeting March 2nd with Kevin Franklin Director of Customs Transformation re CDS.
    Jason Flower + PN.

  10. Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, Transport & Infrastructure Board, A14 upgrade, Suffolk & Norfolk LEP.

  11. MCP Plc.
    Steve Lamb.

  12. Report on Surface Policy Group meeting February 12th & FDRC meeting of February 11th.

  13. Report Young Forwarders Network + Suffolk Skills Festival October 14th 2020.

  14. Local issues/Forum/Social/Any other business.
    Any presentations required?

  15. BIFA Anglia Regional Committee representatives on the BIFA Council and National Policy Groups.
    Simon Finch/Darren Brundell attend the BIFA Customs Policy Group. Andy Wilding attends the BIFA Surface Policy Group. No representation on BIFA Council.

  16. Next meeting date.
    10:00 hours, 21st May 2020 at Holiday Inn Ipswich-Orwell. Guest Speaker Richard Stewart CE Training for Life

Prior notification to attend is needed so if you are interested contact your Consultant to BIFA, Paul Newman at paul@pnauk.com.

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