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BIFA urges Members to consider recruiting apprentices

Thu. 9 Feb 2023
Midway through National Apprenticeship Week 2023, BIFA has repeated its call for freight forwarding and logistics companies to consider recruiting apprentices.

FIATA Releases Guidance on ICS2 Release 2

Tue. 7 Feb 2023
FIATA has released its latest guidance on the implementation of the new European Union (EU) customs pre-arrival security and safety ICS2 Release 2 programme requirements, which is coming into force on 1 March 2023 for airfreight.

HMRC Releases CDS Workaround Document and Airworthiness Preference Completion Guidance

Tue. 7 Feb 2023
HMRC has created a consolidated workaround document, hosting all known workarounds in a single asset, as well as a guidance document which provides an update on the usage of Airworthiness preference in CDS.

What products were most at risk of supply chain theft in 2022?

Fri. 3 Feb 2023
Supply Chain Management Daily Article: Food, fuel and automotive parts have been identified as the products most at risk of supply chain theft, according to a report.

Significant changes to Border Force Clandestine Entrant Civil Penalty Scheme

Thu. 2 Feb 2023
It is important that Members are aware of important changes to the Clandestine Entrant Civil Penalty Scheme, which governs penalties levied against drivers and companies when clandestins are found in vehicles entering the UK.

NCTS 5 Update - 02/02/2023

Thu. 2 Feb 2023
Following the initial announcement related to the implementation NCTS 5, HMRC has released further Phase 5 information.

CDS Changes for Imports of Animal Origins and Animal By-products

Thu. 2 Feb 2023
Following a number of enquiries received from Members on the 1st of February related to issues with certain SPS declarations submitted in CDS, BIFA has initiated an investigation and received the following update from the Government.

UPDATE: CDS Export Key Dates - 02/02/23

Thu. 2 Feb 2023
Following on from Monday's announcement, BIFA has received an update from HMRC with some amended information.

Supplementary Declaration Submission Deadline Change

Wed. 1 Feb 2023
The submission deadline of the Supplementary Declarations for traders using Simplified Declarations has changed from the 4th day to the 10th calendar day of the month following importation into Northern Ireland.

Invitation to Sanitary & Phytosanitary (SPS) User Research

Wed. 1 Feb 2023
In order to engage more with the trade, HMRC Single Trade Window team would like to invite Members to participate in a Sanitary & Phytosanitary (SPS) User Research.

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