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Reporting CDS Declarations Issues - 20/03/23

Mon. 20 Mar 2023
BIFA was advised this morning of a significant change to the way issues regarding CDS are to be reported.

First for Freight Development Pathway initiative

Mon. 20 Mar 2023
BIFA Press Release | KTL Europe Ltd has become the first company to employ a candidate that has completed the Freight Development Pathway (FDP), a programme launched at the end of last year by BIFA in partnership with Manpower.

CDS Update 4.0.0 - Release guidance & Declaration Completion Instructions

Fri. 17 Mar 2023
Prior to the CDS version 4.0.0 update, scheduled for the 25th of March, HMRC has shared a comprehensive list of changes introduced as part of the system update.

CDS downtime with effect on GVMS

Fri. 17 Mar 2023
Please be advised, due to scheduled maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 21:30 on the 25th of March to 04:30 on the 26th of March 2023.

Spring Budget 2023 - Changes To Customs Measures

Thu. 16 Mar 2023
Find out what yesterday's announcements as part of the Spring Budget mean for BIFA Members

CDS Issue Update - Message from HMRC 15/03/23

Wed. 15 Mar 2023
BIFA has received the following update from HMRC relating to the ongoing CDS issues. Please see the verbatim message below.

The barriers stopping you from taking climate action and how to overcome them

Tue. 14 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.

CDS Issue Update - Message from HMRC 13/03/23

Mon. 13 Mar 2023
BIFA has received the following update from HMRC relating to the ongoing CDS issues. Please see the verbatim message below.

DfT survey - HGV Drivers and Transport Managers

Mon. 13 Mar 2023
BIFA has been advised that the DfT’s Future Border Policy team, in conjunction with KPMG, are conducting a short survey on HGV drivers and Transport managers' experiences of crossing the Short Straits.

HMRC Provides Update On Current CDS Issues

Fri. 10 Mar 2023
Further to our earlier communications this week, HMRC has provided BIFA with an update on the progress so far in restoring a normal service on CDS.

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