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Border Force Heathrow International Trade Communication to BIFA Members

Fri. 8 Feb 2019
In order to enhance the service and to make the process more efficient, Border force Heathrow will be trialling, for an initial period of 3 weeks, a process whereby the trade will be able to submit and collect Import Carnets the same day they are submitted, as is currently the case for export documents.

Transitional Simplified Procedures should be for all involved in visible international trade movements, including freight forwarders

Thu. 7 Feb 2019
Commenting on the recent announcement by HMRC on Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) for Customs in the case of no deal on March 29th, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association, says:

BIFA launches freight apprenticeship microsite

Wed. 6 Feb 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has launched a dedicated website – www.apprentices.bifa.org - that will focus on helping both employers and potential recruits to better understand apprenticeship opportunities in the freight forwarding industry.

Eleven winners in freight awards

Thu. 17 Jan 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – has revealed the winners of its Freight Service Awards Competition 2018.

Five make Apprentice of the Year shortlist in BIFA’s freight service awards

Mon. 14 Jan 2019
Five youngsters who are all studying for apprenticeships at freight forwarding companies that are members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) have been shortlisted as finalists in the new Apprentice of the Year category of the trade association’s annual Freight Service Awards competition.

BIFA welcomes HM Treasury funding for customs training

Tue. 18 Dec 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has welcomed the recent news of an £8 million government funding scheme for customs intermediaries and traders.

UK to remain in the CTC after Brexit

Tue. 18 Dec 2018
The UK is set to remain in the Common Transit Convention (CTC) after Brexit, ensuring simplified cross-border trade for UK businesses exporting their goods.

Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 (TCTA) Statutory instruments

Mon. 3 Dec 2018
The Statutory Instruments under the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 (TCTA) and the EU Withdrawal Act 2018 (EUWA).

Guidance on migration to CDS

Mon. 3 Dec 2018
BIFA & AFSS guidance on planning for the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

CDS Data Requirements

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
In response to calls from BIFA Members for a brief overview of additional information required to complete a CDS import declaration, BIFA together with AFSS and HMRC have developed a comprehensive guide aimed at helping freight forwarders and importers understand the new requirements.

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