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European Commission releases ICS2 resources for Members

Thu. 9 Mar 2023
The European Commission has released new ICS2 resources for Members, to support with implementing the changes that came into effect on the 1st March.

IATA - Air cargo makes a soft start to 2023

Wed. 8 Mar 2023
Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for January 2023 global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand declined as economic headwinds persist.

CDS Imports - Commodity Code Update

Wed. 8 Mar 2023
HMRC has provided the following update on the ongoing issue affecting some import declarations that are being made through the Customs Declaration Service.

FIATA calls for reasonable free time for container usage

Wed. 8 Mar 2023
FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) urges shipping lines to review and reinstate the current free time periods back to no less than feasible, pre-pandemic levels.

CDS Issues - Limited Business Continuity Plan invoked

Tue. 7 Mar 2023
HMRC is experiencing an IT issue affecting some traders who are trying to submit import declarations through the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) and move their goods.

ICS2 - "disjointed" PLACI roll-out

Tue. 7 Mar 2023
IATA warns “disjointed” EU PLACI roll out could result in customs delays

BIFA Shows Support For National Careers Week

Mon. 6 Mar 2023
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is supporting this week’s National Careers Week 2023 with events aimed at demonstrating its commitment to promoting careers in logistics.

IAG Cargo to Charge for Paper Air Waybills

Tue. 28 Feb 2023
IAG Cargo is to introduce a charging fee for using paper air waybills (AWB) as part of its drive to become digital first. From April 3rd, customers who opt for paper AWB when booking cargo shipments will be charged a £10 fee, whereas switching to eAWB is free of charge.

The Windsor Framework - New Customs Agreement for NI

Tue. 28 Feb 2023
On the 27th February, the UK Government and EU Commission announced that an agreement in principle had been reached between themselves regarding the Windsor Framework.

How Sustainability Can Support Business Growth

Tue. 28 Feb 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.

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