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Process between the SPoC and NCH for managing split consignments

Fri. 11 Sep 2020
There has been a recent revision of the NCH/SPoC Process Document for managing split consignments - therefore please find below a copy of the latest version (v.04) for your records/distribution as required.

CCS UK completes successful ONE Record trial

Fri. 11 Sep 2020
UK airfreight community users including BIFA member Geodis and Cathay Pacific Cargo held the first trial of the breakthrough IATA technology initiative to create a seamless and transparent end-to-end digital air logistics supply chain.

The Time to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Transport is Now

Wed. 9 Sep 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to begin careful planning with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and available for distribution. The association also warned of potentially severe capacity constraints in transporting vaccines by air.

TIACA - Pharma.Aero - Project Sunrays

Wed. 9 Sep 2020
The purpose of project Sunrays is to create guidelines for the air cargo community on the handling, storage, transport and distribution of future COVID-19 vaccines.

Freight association comments on shipping line surcharges

Tue. 8 Sep 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that recent announcements by some container shipping lines that they will discontinue low sulphur fuel surcharges will be welcome news for its members.

Postponed VAT Accounting - Technical Note

Mon. 7 Sep 2020
Technical note specifying CHIEF/CDS information needed for declarations using Postponed VAT Accounting as MOP after the 1st of January 2021.

CITES stakeholder products: Survey and leaflet

Mon. 7 Sep 2020
The enclosed leaflet has been developed to explain the requirements for moving CITES specimens from 1st January 2021.

BIMCO force majeure clause under way

Mon. 7 Sep 2020
With an increasing focus on force majeure due to the COVID-19 outbreak, BIMCO has gathered a drafting team to develop a free-standing force majeure clause for use in a variety of contracts.

Movements to temporary storage facilities from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021

Mon. 7 Sep 2020
From 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021, goods with pre-lodged temporary storage declarations may be imported via GB border locations without existing customs control systems and transported to a temporary storage facility (TSF) in GB provided they meet specific requirements.

Guidance for commercial drivers

Fri. 4 Sep 2020
Whilst working, international drivers are exempt from the 14-day isolation period when returning to the UK from abroad in connection with their work. However, they are still required to complete the passenger contact locator form, which must be done by all coming into the UK.

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