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BIFA Kent & East Sussex - Regional Members' Meeting (Nov 2021)

Starts:  Thu. 25 Nov 2021  at 09:30 AM
Venue: Zoom - Video Conference

Notice to book the date in your diary and for indication of those members that would be interested in attending a face-to-face meeting, with social distancing being observed.

Agenda   Adobe Pdf


  1. Introduction & Welcome
    PN & Richard Catt.

  2. EU Exit update
    Robert Windsor to include changes to live dates.

  3. CNS & MCP live system links into GVMS
    James Caldwell & Alan Gates of CNS.
    Steve Lamb & Ole Krebs of MCP.
    Both CSP providers will demonstrate live their respective links into GVMS to cover the changes expected on January 1st 2022 for EU traffic to the UK.

  4. DFDS, P & O Ferries & Eurotunnel
    Jesper Christensen of DFDS
    Alex Cork/Leigh Bura of P & O Ferries
    Sophie Mew of Eurotunnel
    All three operators to update on changes planned for January 1st 2022.

  5. Port of Dover
    Richard Christian.
    Richard to update us on the current situation at the port & future infrastructure plans post July 1st 2021.

  6. Port Health
    Lucy Manzano/Beverley Edmonds, Dover Port Health, Dover District Council.
    Tony Baldock/Maria Hadfield, Ashford Port Health, Ashford Borough

  7. Border Force
    Duane Martin, Border Force South East & Europe Readiness Team.

  8. CDS update & Customs Policy Group update
    Robert Windsor report on the Customs Policy Group meeting of November 18th.

  9. BIFA Training & YFN
    Nezda Leigh will inform us of the latest plans for training courses, apprenticeships, CDS e-Learning, YFN & the BIFA industry promotion initiative.

  10. 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.

  11. Provisional next meeting date
    February 15th, 2022.

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

***Regional events are for attendance by BIFA member freight forwarders only. BIFA Associate members may only attend these events by invitation only***

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