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Current news are those articles from the last 3 months. Archive news are those articles more than 3 months old. To see articles with a specific tag simply click the tag in the panel on the left.

Business Readiness - Invitation

Mon. 22 Jul 2019
As you will be aware, DEFRA have launched a new system called ‘Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed Service’ (IPAFFS) to ensure imports of animals and animal products can continue if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Heathrow Strike Action

Mon. 22 Jul 2019
Three strikes are planned at Heathrow during July and August.

BIFA Young Forwarder Network adds events to its portfolio

Mon. 22 Jul 2019
Having recently held the last of its initial regional group launches, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is adding content to its Young Forwarder Network (YFN).

New form of customs declaration for low value consignments

Mon. 22 Jul 2019
Following an amendment to the Union Customs Code Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2446, it will be possible from 1 January 2021 to declare goods up to 150 € using a customs declaration that requires 3 times less data than a standard declaration.

Vehicle load security enforcement campaign week

Mon. 22 Jul 2019
Load consignors, vehicle operators and drivers of goods vehicles are being reminded of the importance of transporting dangerous goods safely and load security ahead of a national police-led enforcement campaign that starts on 22 July 2019.

Freight forwarders query whether government is listening

Thu. 11 Jul 2019
This week’s news that very few companies have registered for a new government online system designed to protect value added tax revenues on foreign parcels in the event of a no-deal Brexit has led the UK representative body for freight forwarding and logistics companies to question whether Government is listening to advice from industry experts.

May air freight volumes remain weak

Wed. 3 Jul 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.4% in May 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was a slight improvement on the 5.6% contraction in April.

BIFA Freight Services Awards now open for entries

Tue. 2 Jul 2019
Entries are now open for the British International Freight Association (BIFA) - www.bifa.org - annual Freight Service Awards competition.

Scam Alert

Fri. 28 Jun 2019
We have been notified of a scam where our letterhead has been mocked up with the EdExcel logo added. It is a fairly obvious scam but if you receive such a bogus demand it’s nothing to do with BIFA and you should simply delete it.

Seminars aim to tackle Heathrow truck congestion

Thu. 27 Jun 2019
CCS-UK User Group's solution for speeding up collection and delivery times for air cargo by trucks at London Heathrow's freight terminal will be presented at a series of seminars hosted by the not-for-profit organisation that represents users of the UK's air cargo community data system.

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