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2020

HMRC publishes customs agent list, BIFA urges members to get onboard

Fri. 22 May 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to ensure that they are included on a list of customs agents and fast parcel operators being compiled and published by HMRC in preparation for January 1, 2021, when customs declarations will be required on goods moving into and out of the EU.

Emerging criminal trends impacting the frontline forwarding community

Fri. 22 May 2020
Border Force publishes letter on emerging crminal trends impacting imports during the COVID-19 crisis.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 21 May 2020

Thu. 21 May 2020
This bulletin is issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and provides the latest information for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19).

HMRC list of customs agents and fast parcel operators

Thu. 21 May 2020
HMRC have started compiling and publishing a list of customs agents in preparation for the UK fully leaving the EU, at the end of the transition period, on the 31st December 2020 .

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 20 May 2020

Wed. 20 May 2020
This bulletin is issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and provides the latest information for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Satisfaction survey in container transport: availability of cargo space is now number one customer requirement

Wed. 20 May 2020
Container shipping lines’ ability to provide cargo space as needed showed a marginal improvement in 2019, but this gain will have been dramatically reversed by the end of the first half of this year, according to the fourth annual shipper satisfaction survey of Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 19 May 2020

Tue. 19 May 2020
This bulletin is issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and provides the latest information for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Carriers prepare to bid farewell to the old bill of lading

Tue. 19 May 2020
The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), which features the IT expertise of the world's top liners, is determined to consign the centries-old bill of lading to history.

Freight forwarding welcomes government support for key short sea trade routes

Tue. 19 May 2020
In response to yesterday’s news that the government has signed agreements with six operators to provide up to £35 million to help ensure there is enough freight capacity to prevent disruption to the flow of freight, Robert Keen Director General of the British International Freight Association comments:

UK ‘too dependent on China’ for critical goods

Mon. 18 May 2020
Influential report recommends that the five nations that make up ‘Five Eyes’ alliance should urgently prioritise ‘decoupling’ trade from China in goods linked to critical industries.


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