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FIATA launches Digital Lab with upcoming Webinars

Mon. 10 Oct 2022
To help Members anticipate the future of the industry and stay on top of the latest digital tools that could help them operate more efficiently, FIATA is pleased to invite all of its members to attend a new series of webinars where innovative logistics software/platform will be presented through short demos followed by a Q&A.

BIFA Annual Charity Dinner Makes Post-Pandemic Return

Thu. 6 Oct 2022
On Friday 30th September, BIFA members, their guests and shipping line representatives gathered together at The Liner Hotel, Liverpool for the reinstated BIFA Liverpool Region Annual Dinner.

CCS issues statement on import entry processing

Thu. 6 Oct 2022
BIFA has been contacted by numerous Members regarding entry processing problems at some of the UK’s major airports where CCS (UK) Ltd provides the CSP service.


Tue. 4 Oct 2022
In order to best support declarants in their interactions with the CDS platform, HMRC has created an updated workaround document, hosting all known workarounds in a single asset.

HMRC announces extension of the Trader Support Service

Tue. 4 Oct 2022
It has been announced that the Trader Support Service has been extended until 31st December 2023.


Mon. 3 Oct 2022
Following our previous article in August, National Highways is currently in the early stages of developing possible options to upgrade the A2 in Kent. If this scheme is progressed, it will allow traffic to move more freely in the Dover area; reducing congestion on the local road network and improve connectivity for businesses and communities.

Permanent Closure of Warrington & Ebbsfleet IBF sites

Wed. 28 Sep 2022
Following a recent review of the usage of Inland Border Facilities, HMRC has decided to permanently close the IBFs at Warrington and Ebbsfleet.

BIFA picks soccer legend to host its awards … and reminds members to enter

Tue. 27 Sep 2022
The British International Freight Association - www.bifa.org - has chosen Kevin Keegan, a legend of English football, as the host for its annual Freight Service Awards competition.

Member Request: Logistics Performance (LPI) 2022 survey

Fri. 23 Sep 2022
The World Bank wants to hear from BIFA members as part of the Logistics Performance (LPI) 2022 survey.

Trade bodies welcome HMRC’s announcement on switch from CHIEF to CDS

Tue. 20 Sep 2022
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) and Agency Sector Management (ASM) welcome the news that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has agreed a slight easement in the implementation timetable of CDS that will replace CHIEF, which is the current system used for processing Customs declarations.

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