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Postponed VAT Accounting - Technical Note

Mon. 7 Sep 2020
Technical note specifying CHIEF/CDS information needed for declarations using Postponed VAT Accounting as MOP after the 1st of January 2021.

CITES stakeholder products: Survey and leaflet

Mon. 7 Sep 2020
The enclosed leaflet has been developed to explain the requirements for moving CITES specimens from 1st January 2021.

BIMCO force majeure clause under way

Mon. 7 Sep 2020
With an increasing focus on force majeure due to the COVID-19 outbreak, BIMCO has gathered a drafting team to develop a free-standing force majeure clause for use in a variety of contracts.

Movements to temporary storage facilities from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021

Mon. 7 Sep 2020
From 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021, goods with pre-lodged temporary storage declarations may be imported via GB border locations without existing customs control systems and transported to a temporary storage facility (TSF) in GB provided they meet specific requirements.

Guidance for commercial drivers

Fri. 4 Sep 2020
Whilst working, international drivers are exempt from the 14-day isolation period when returning to the UK from abroad in connection with their work. However, they are still required to complete the passenger contact locator form, which must be done by all coming into the UK.

Letter sent to Government expressing concerns over Brexit transition period preparedness

Fri. 4 Sep 2020
BIFA has signed a joint letter to Michael Gove MP alongside other logistics industry bodies, over the growing concern from the logistics sector as to the Government’s and Nation’s preparedness for the end of the Brexit transition period.

Brand consolidation accelerates across the liner universe

Wed. 2 Sep 2020
Yesterday’s annual culling of brands at AP Moller-Maersk has garnered plenty of discussion of what the news means in terms of liner consolidation.

July Air Cargo Demand Stable, Capacity Remains Constrained

Tue. 1 Sep 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in July showing air cargo demand is stable but at lower levels than 2019. While there is some month-to-month improvement, it is at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest. This is due to the capacity constraint from the loss of available belly cargo space as passenger aircraft remain parked.

Rights and obligations for seized goods

Tue. 1 Sep 2020
BIFA receives regular enquiries with regards to what are Traders rights and HMRC and Border Force obligations when goods/vehicles are seized.

SCAM REMINDER

Wed. 26 Aug 2020
AN old scam is doing the rounds again.


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