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BIFA Kent & East Sussex - Regional Members' Meeting (Feb 2020)

Starts:  Tue. 25 Feb 2020  at 10:00 AM
Venue: Best Western Plus, Dover Marina Hotel & Spa, Dover Waterfront, Waterloo Crescent, Dover. CT17 9BP   -  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. Welcome, introductions & apologies.
    Chairman Richard Catt

  2. 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

  3. CDS update & Report on the Customs Policy Group meeting Feb. 13th to include Bicester/Milton Keynes & Hayes.
    PN + any members who attended the Feb. 13th meeting.

  4. Port Health.
    Lucy Manzano/Jenny Allsop, Port Health Officer, Dover District Council

  5. Young Forwarders Network.
    Carl Hobbis will give an update on the nationwide YFN meetings & is looking for the KES group to support the 7th YFN launch in Dover.

  6. Border Force.
    Tony Tutt, Border Force South East & Europe Exit Team Lead

  7. Report on Surface Policy Group meeting Sep.12th.
    PN+ any members who attended the Sep. 12th meeting.

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

  9. BIFA KES Regional Committee representatives on the BIFA Council and National Policy Groups.
    Richard Catt/Terry Clear/Mark Corby/Oliver Howell attend the BIFA Customs Policy Group. Steve Wilson attends the BIFA Surface Policy Group. Richard Catt represents KES on the BIFA Council.

  10. The next meeting date.
    10:00 hours, 27th May 2020 at the Dover Marina Hotel.

  11. The meeting will be followed by a buffet lunch for discussion & networking.

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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