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Apply now for the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits

Thu. 29 Nov 2018
BIFA urges members to apply as soon as possible.

Port Health Update - Import Costs

Thu. 29 Nov 2018
Fees for Checking POAO Imports 01/01/19 - 29/03/19.

International Trade newsletter - November 2018

Thu. 22 Nov 2018
HMRC newsletter on recent issues covering International Trade.

EU Exit events for the chemicals and allied industries

Wed. 21 Nov 2018
BEIS¹ are hosting three free-of-charge events, together with HSE, Defra² and the Alliance of Chemical Associations³, in London, Leeds and Liverpool.

UK withdrawal from the EU

Fri. 16 Nov 2018
The draft Withdrawal Agreement setting out the provisional terms of the UK’s smooth and orderly exit from the European Union was published by the UK Government on the 14th November.

Port Health Update - Import Requirements

Tue. 13 Nov 2018
Emergency controls for pesticide residues in food - changes applicable from 8th December 2018.

CDS Data Requirements

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
In response to calls from BIFA Members for a brief overview of additional information required to complete a CDS import declaration, BIFA together with AFSS and HMRC have developed a comprehensive guide aimed at helping freight forwarders and importers understand the new requirements.

Heathrow's cargo community is cutting truck delays

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
Users praise AIS for tackling congestion problems at Heathrow Cargo.

BSI and TT Club issue Semi-Annual Global Cargo Theft Intelligence Report

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
First edition of a new regular report reveals violent truck hijackings account for 24% of cargo theft incidents globally; food and beverage sector most targeted at 27%. Other detailed trends and risk mitigation advice included.

UK road haulage facing 'catastrophic cocktail' if key issues go unresolved

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
Industry battling driver shortages, high training costs, tougher regulatory compliance and exacting business model says trade body RHA.

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