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Downloads relating to EU Exit (Brexit) can be viewed here: EU EXIT 2020

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Just do one thing…

Thu. 22 Oct 2020
With young people being hit the hardest by the pandemic's disruption to the jobs market, now is the time to drive apprenticeship opportunities forward.

BIFA alerts Members to recent UK Government announcements

Mon. 12 Oct 2020
Recent days have seen four important announcements from government regarding EU Exit specifically relating to the Border Operating Model, Delayed Declaration process and the Norther Ireland Trader Support Service.

Freight association says latest Border Operating Model adds clarity but expresses concerns over “Least Worse Case Scenario'

Mon. 12 Oct 2020
Following a thorough review of the 272-page Border Operating Model released by the UK government last week, the trade association for UK freight forwarders says that whilst it welcomes the greater clarity on certain issues, it is concerned with the introduction of the “Least Worst Case Scenario” into the documentation.

Freight association asks for independent arbitration at the port of Felixstowe

Fri. 9 Oct 2020
Freight forwarders that are suffering major operational damage and incurring significant additional costs as a result of the ongoing disruption to operations at the port of Felixstowe are demanding that Government steps in to arbitrate between the port’s owners and users.

Outcome of the Freeports consultation

Thu. 8 Oct 2020
The UK government publishes the outcome of the Freeports consultation with the intention to boost economic activity across the UK, ‘levelling up towns, cities and regions across the country’.

Driver Safety & Freight Security

Wed. 30 Sep 2020
BIFA supports NaVCIS (The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service) which is a national police unit that works to protect communities in the UK from vehicle finance crime and associated serious and organised crime.

COVID-compliance now a legal obligation

Fri. 25 Sep 2020
COVID-compliance is now a legal obligation with possible fines of up to £10,000.

Transfer of International Trade activities in North Kent locations

Fri. 25 Sep 2020
BIFA informed that the Border Force International Trade activities currently covered by the Border Force team based at Tilbury will be transferring to the Border Force team based at the Freight Clearance Centre at the Western Docks in Dover on 30th September.

Wearing of face coverings

Thu. 24 Sep 2020
The UK Government publishes guidance on wearing face coverings, which may be of interest to BIFA Members and their employees.

Freight forwarders say Government is getting its retaliation in first

Wed. 23 Sep 2020
The Cabinet Office's leaked letter to the logistics sector is another example of the Government’s use of the Carwyn James approach to business, says the trade association that represents the companies responsible for managing the UK’s visible trade.

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