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Update from DEFRA - Clean Air Zones

Thu. 6 Jan 2022
The Department for Transport have provided BIFA with updated information on the latest progress on the implementation of Clean Air Zones (CAZs) in various UK cities, which is detailed below.

IATA Updates Lithium Guidance

Thu. 6 Jan 2022
IATA have issued updated guidance on the transport of Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries within the industry.

GVMS Reminder - Tips To Avoid Delays

Wed. 5 Jan 2022
BIFA's Policy team have produced this Article in conjunction with HMRC following the ending of staged customs controls on 1st January 2022.

BIFA Calls For Government Investigation Into Container Shipping Market

Wed. 5 Jan 2022
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has written to the UK government asking it to investigate the state of competition within the current deep sea container shipping market.

BIFA members are ready to help with any supply chain issues

Sat. 1 Jan 2022
In response to comments that some business are not prepared for the new rules and regulations covering cross border trade between the EU and the UK that take effect from today, BIFA says ...

UK Port Statistics: July-September 2021

Tue. 21 Dec 2021
Latest statistics issued by the Department for Transport show that total freight tonnage increased by 6% to 110.9 million tonnes. To note, the Department is comparing to the second quarter affected by the UK lockdown so increases can be interpreted as a return to more normal levels

UK & Australia Sign World Class Trade Deal

Mon. 20 Dec 2021
On the 16th December 2021 the Department for International Trade announced a free trade agreement (FTA) between the UK and Australia.


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