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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.

Border Delivery Group Update - 19 March

Fri. 22 Mar 2019
BDG Weekly Update: Northern Ireland, temporary tariff regime, guidance from French customs.

IMO 2020 fuel rules set to change ocean freight landscape

Tue. 19 Mar 2019
Low-sulphur regulations may trigger more slow steaming and transhipment and be ruinous for some container lines if they fail to recover more from customers than in the past, says Drewry.

Email addresses for the Trading Standards SPoC team are changing

Tue. 19 Mar 2019
National Trading Standards Single Point of Contact (SPoC) team email addresses spoc@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk and spocenquiries@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk WILL CEASE TO EXIST AFTER 31ST MARCH 2019.

Freight forwarders remain ahead of the curve despite ongoing Brexit uncertainty

Mon. 18 Mar 2019
Whilst the UK government keeps working, pushing and grinding on to try again to make the case for its Brexit compromise, and MPs carry on hunting, and arguing for alternatives that could take the place of that compromise if it ultimately fails, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is advising its members to continue preparing for a no-deal departure on March 29th, until further clarity is obtained.

Guidance on Ireland and Dual Use Goods

Fri. 15 Mar 2019
The Government has issued further guidance relative to Ireland and the export of Dual Use goods from the UK to the EU in the event of a “No Deal” scenario.

Draft Tariff published by HM Gov in the event of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit

Wed. 13 Mar 2019
The Government has released a series of important documents this morning relative to the UK leaving the EU at 23:00 on 29 March in a “No Deal” scenario.

Great launch for BIFA's Young Freight Forwarders Network

Tue. 12 Mar 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has seen a successful launch for its new networking group, the BIFA Young Forwarders Network (YFN).

Announcement regarding EORI numbers

Tue. 12 Mar 2019
Error in notification sent out last week by HMRC, regarding arrangements for EORI if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Air Cargo Priorities: Trade, Global Standards and Modernization

Tue. 12 Mar 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and the air cargo industry to focus on three priorities to accommodate the expanding demand for air cargo and ensure the economic and social benefits of aviation can be maximized.


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