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ECS & EMCS Downtime - Sunday 27th November

Mon. 21 Nov 2022
Due to essential system maintenance, both services will be affected on Sunday 27th November.

CDS Trader Dress Rehearsal service (TDR) Downtime - 22/11/22

Mon. 21 Nov 2022
HMRC has announced a scheduled downtime for the CDS Trader Dress Rehearsal service (TDR) on Tuesday 22nd November.

Transitioning to CDS FAQs - 21/11/22 Update

Mon. 21 Nov 2022
HMRC has released an updated version of the CDS Frequently Asked Questions document.

Member Survey: Research into the customs intermediary sector on behalf of HMRC

Fri. 18 Nov 2022
IPSOS is conducting an important survey which helps HMRC better understand how businesses involved with facilitating international trade are finding the customs processes that are in place.

NCTS Phase 5 Update - 16/11/22

Wed. 16 Nov 2022
Following the initial announcement related to NCTS 5, HMRC has released further information regarding the specific implementation time.

FIATA Scam Alert

Tue. 15 Nov 2022
There is a sophisticated scam (phishing) email circulating from a sender claiming to be FIATA from the PayPal payment system (email address service@intl.paypal.com), asking for payment to be made to FIATA for membership fees.

Port of Bilbao Networking Events

Wed. 9 Nov 2022
The Port of Bilbao is presenting a B2B networking event in London and Liverpool later this month.

BIFA develops programme to attract recruits from other industry sectors

Tue. 8 Nov 2022
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has launched a programme called ‘Freight Development Pathway’ in partnership with Manpower, part of ManpowerGroup, one of the world’s leading workforce solutions companies.

The Impact Of Freight Costs On Customs Valuation

Mon. 7 Nov 2022
BIFA receives regular enquiries regarding valuation and in particular the different types of delivery costs, and which ones you must include or exclude in the customs value if you’re an importer or clearing agent.

URGENT clarification from HMRC relating to codes U110-U112

Fri. 4 Nov 2022
BIFA has been advised by HMRC that guidance issued relating to Claiming preferential rates of duty between the UK and EU is incorrect and must not be followed. HMRC is working to retract the information as a matter of priority.

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