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Operating Light Goods Vehicles in the EU - rule changes

Wed. 4 May 2022
Reminder of important rule changes to operating light goods vehicles in the EU from 21 May

DEFRA - Clarification of border controls after 1 July 2022

Wed. 4 May 2022
As advised last week, the government has decided not to implement the planned EU import controls on SPS goods in July 2022. Effectively this was the last stage of implementing import frontier controls, with commodity specific measures being implemented in a phased approach up until November 2022 in order to allow Border Control Posts (BCP) to gradually gear up for higher demand. In effect this process has been postponed and DEFRA will review their control regime and set out a revised implementation plan, with a target date for introduction by the end of 2023, in a way that exploits technology and minimises administrative burdens. The Department expects to issue this plan in the Autumn of 2022.

HMRC issue guidance for CDS Import entries

Fri. 29 Apr 2022
HMRC have released a guide on how to complete an import customs declaration on the Customs Declaration Service

BIFA not surprised at delay to next phase of Border Operating Model

Fri. 29 Apr 2022
Commenting on the news that the government will not be implementing the next phase of the Border Operating Model in July, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says it is not surprised.

HMRC Announcement

Thu. 28 Apr 2022
After weeks of speculation the Government has now made an official announcement delaying the introduction of further border controls.

HMRC webinar slides - Preparing to move to the Customs Declaration Service

Thu. 28 Apr 2022
Further to the two well attended and successful webinars held on the 25th and 27th April , HMRC have provided the Slidedeck used at the meeting for the use of BIFA Members. This set of slides covers the main points that Members will have to consider when planning and implementing their transition from CHIEF to CDS.

Financial Sanctions - Update to the Russia Financial Sanctions Regime

Wed. 27 Apr 2022
The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) have issued a significantly updated list of Russian entities sanctioned due to the war with the Ukraine.

Trade with Ukraine and Russia - Update issued 26 April 2022

Wed. 27 Apr 2022
On 25th April 2022 the UK Government announced new trade measures to support Ukraine following Russia’s illegal invasion.

Transaid offers chance to win a flight on Goodyear Blimp

Tue. 26 Apr 2022
Courtesy of the generosity of Goodyear, Transaid’s long-standing corporate partner, the international development organisation is able to offer two people the chance of a flight on the tyre and rubber company’s legendary airship which is returning to the skies over central London in May.

BIFA Press Release - No surprise at rumours of further delays in EU-UK trade procedures says UK freight association

Fri. 22 Apr 2022
Commenting on the spate of media reports that the government is considering a delay in the implementation of the next phase of the Border Operating Model, the freight sector says that it comes as no great surprise.

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