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Wed. 29 Mar 2023
HMRC has advised that the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) IT issues when trying to add CDS import declaration references to Goods Movement References have been successfully fixed. Please see the following verbatim message from HMRC.

10 questions to ask your offsetting partner

Tue. 28 Mar 2023
Guest Blog Post | BIFA is cooperating with Pledge, an integrated carbon measurement and offsetting platform, to help its members better understand and address the environmental issues that affect how they manage international supply chains.

Industrial Action at Heathrow: 31/03 - 09/04

Tue. 28 Mar 2023
Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) advise that Unite has confirmed a strike among two groups of Heathrow Security Officers from the 31st of March until the 9th of April.

Publication of the ISO 14083 Standard

Tue. 28 Mar 2023
The ISO 14083 standard – “Greenhouse gases — Quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions arising from transport chain operations” was published by the ISO Committee on the 20th March 2023, after around three and a half years of preparation.

Update on UK Clean Air Zones

Tue. 28 Mar 2023
The government has provided the following update on the latest progress for Clean Air Zones (CAZs) in the United Kingdom.

Five shipping bodies join forces in bid to make transport of lithium-ion batteries safer

Mon. 27 Mar 2023
The five organisations – Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS), Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP), Container Owners Association (COA), International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), and Ship Message Design Group (SMDG) – say they will take advantage of unified information and data sources to bring greater awareness and understanding of issues with the goal of producing preventative output.

GVMS - CDS Issue

Mon. 27 Mar 2023
HMRC has advised us that the Goods Vehicle Movement Service is currently experiencing some IT issues related to the functionality when users are trying to add CDS import declaration references to Goods Movement References (GMRs). Please see the following verbatim message from HMRC.

GVMS - Transit and Customs Declaration Reference Guidance

Wed. 22 Mar 2023
During the latest Kent & East Sussex Regional Meeting, attendees raised concerns regarding the procedures followed by some customs agents when dealing with shipments mainly arriving from Switzerland and/or Turkey moved under common Transit.

CDS Issue Update - Declaration issues and potential double charging

Wed. 22 Mar 2023
HMRC is currently conducting a thorough review to assess what happened during the recent major incident that caused some import declarations in the Customs Declaration Service to become stuck.

Updated CDS Consolidated Workaround Document - March 2023

Mon. 20 Mar 2023
HMRC has released the latest version of the Consolidated CDS Workaround Document accompanied by the below comments.

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