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Customs Declaration Completion Requirements for Great Britain and Norther Ireland Protocol

Tue. 22 Dec 2020
Tariff supplements specifying rules for clearance after the end of transition:

EC publishes new slot relief proposal as of summer 2021

Mon. 21 Dec 2020
On 16 December, the European Commission adopted its proposal for the revised EU Slots Regulation, taking into account the need to provide relief from the use-it-or-lose-it rule in view the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.

Hauliers will be able to get a Goods Movement Reference (GMR) from 23 December 2020

Mon. 21 Dec 2020
From Wednesday, 23 December 2020, hauliers registered to use the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) will be able to get a Goods Movement Reference (GMR).

Government releases 2025 Border Strategy Document

Fri. 18 Dec 2020
On 17 December 2020 HM Government (HMG) released its 2025 Border Strategy document, which outlines its intentions for modernising the UK frontier.

HMRC webinar on GVMS

Thu. 17 Dec 2020
As you will know the EU Transition period ends on 31 December 2020 at 23.00pm and following that hauliers moving goods from EU>GB and GB>NI will need to make different arrangements to ensure goods movements continue to flow.

HMRC release Webinars on YouTube regarding GVMS

Wed. 16 Dec 2020
HMRC have recently run two Webinars regarding the operation of GVMS for hauliers, which are now available to view on YouTube.

BA delays

Wed. 16 Dec 2020
Air cargo community experiencing delays with British Airways at Heathrow Airport.

Supreme Court Judgement means Expansion can go ahead

Wed. 16 Dec 2020
Heathrow’s expansion plans are now once more supported by Government policy after a unanimous Supreme Court decision this morning which legalised the Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS).

Exceptionally strong air freight demand set to continue until Chinese New Year

Wed. 16 Dec 2020
Peak traffic levels heightened further by modal shift from ocean to air due to problems in sea freight markets.

BIFA wants to get to know Member's press officers

Tue. 15 Dec 2020
BIFA intends to create a database of Member employees, or third party consultants, that are responsible for your company's relations with the media, so that the secretariat can be more proactive with any requests from the media that it receives.


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