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BIFA Young Forwarder Network: Sustainable Initiatives Create Long Term Value

Fri. 17 Dec 2021
With sustainability such an important topic, we were delighted to welcome Andrea Barrett, VP Social Responsibility & Sustainability at RS Components as our final YFN speaker of the year.

HMRC provide EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (EU-UK TCA) clarification

Thu. 16 Dec 2021
Rules of origin is a complex subject within trade, so it’s important that exporters and importers understand its impact on the goods they ship. Customers need to have the relevant records to support a preference claim and provide the correct statements on invoices/packing lists.

HMRC Issue Guides To Support Hauliers With GVMS Launch

Thu. 16 Dec 2021
These communications have been produced to make hauliers aware of the new rules that apply from Midnight 31 December 2021 (GMT) when moving goods between Great Britain (GB) and the European Union (EU)

Border Controls - ROI & NI Goods Movements To Great Britain

Thu. 16 Dec 2021
The Cabinet Office and DEFRA have issued Border control updates on the movement of goods between the Island of Ireland and Great Britain

HMRC Launch Customs & International Trade Helpline

Mon. 13 Dec 2021
As the new procedures due to be implemented on the 1st January 2022 for EU draw ever closer, BIFA have been advised by HMRC that they have established a Customs & International Trade helpline (CIT).

BIFA Press Release - Young Forwarder Network Comes Of Age

Mon. 13 Dec 2021
With 21 virtual events in 2021, the British International Freight Association’s Young Forwarder Network really has come of age.

Changes to French Import VAT Rules - Effective 1st Jan 2022

Mon. 13 Dec 2021
There are some significant changes to French VAT law on the 1st January 2022. The management and collection of import VAT in France will be transferred from French Customs (DGDDI) to the French Tax Authority (DGFiP).

Update from DEFRA - Clean Air Zones

Mon. 13 Dec 2021
The following announcements regarding Clean Air Zones have been made by the Joint Air Quality Unit, which is part of DEFRA.

2025 UK Border Strategy - Ecosystem of Trust

Wed. 8 Dec 2021
The Government welcomes industry SMEs to join their Ecosystem of Trust as part of the 2025 UK Border Strategy.

Young Forwarder Network Event - Tuesday 7th December 2021

Wed. 8 Dec 2021
BIFA's latest event welcomed Clare Bottle, CEO of UK Warehousing Association and Vice-Chair of Women in Logistics UK


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