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2020

Reminders regarding EU Exit - key points

Thu. 31 Dec 2020
On the 24th December 2020 the EU and UK concluded a Trade and Co-operation Agreement, a lengthy document which runs to 1246 pages including various annexes.

Traders: steps you need to take now to make sure you are ready for the introduction of Export Health Certificates (EHCs)

Wed. 30 Dec 2020
In the past few weeks Defra has been running tests on the implementation of EHCs. To help you prepare, we want to share with you the key findings from our operational readiness tests to avoid delays.

Movement Assistance Scheme

Wed. 30 Dec 2020
Defra have announced a new Movement Assistance Scheme (MAS), as part of the Government’s comprehensive support scheme for traders, which will complement the existing TSS.

Claiming preferential rates of duty between the UK and EU from 1 January 2021

Tue. 29 Dec 2020
How to claim preferential rates of duty on goods covered in the UK's deal with the EU and how to declare goods imported into the UK on your import declaration.

BA Strike

Thu. 24 Dec 2020
Potential strike by BA staff at London Heathrow for 25th of December.

Notice from CAA re UK Aviation Security

Thu. 24 Dec 2020
Aviation Security: New arrangements for cargo inbound to the UK at the end of the UK-EU transition period.

Port of Felixstowe CTC transit movements post 1 January 2021

Thu. 24 Dec 2020
Further to recent conversations about CTC transit traffic post-2021, HMRC has secured the agreement of the CTC secretariat to allow TADs to be emailed to Border Force for inbound Office of Transit movements only for a limited period post-1 January 2021.

Acute shortage of containers in Asia could run beyond February: Sea-Intelligence

Wed. 23 Dec 2020
Container shipping consultancy Sea-Intelligence has warned that the dire shortage of empty containers in key locations, especially in Asia, could persist into at least February, and possibly beyond.

Record-low global schedule reliability of liner shipping

Wed. 23 Dec 2020
On 17 December, Copenhagen-based maritime analyst Sea-Intelligence released its Global Liner Performance Report, with schedule reliability figures up to and including November 2020.

A new edition of the BIFA Standard Trading Conditions

Tue. 22 Dec 2020
A new set of the BIFA Standard Trading Conditions (STC), BIFA 2021, is being issued effective from 1 January 2021.


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