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UK freight association encourages sign up for its online Customs declaration training, with grant funding still available from government

Tue. 31 Mar 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has reminded its members and any company involved in international trade that its online training course that focuses on Customs declarations is still available, with grant funding available from the Government.

Quay rent, demurrage and storage charges

Fri. 27 Mar 2020
Since the UK lockdown caused by Covid-19, BIFA has received many enquiries regarding the continued charging of quay rent, demurrage and storage charges, during the current crisis.

Expiration of Air Cargo Security training status

Fri. 27 Mar 2020
Without doubt a number of members aviation security certificates will expire in the coming weeks/months with limited opportunity to re-validate through refresher courses. Request for alleviations are considered by the CAA.

Refusing to ask for an extension of Brexit transition amid coronavirus crisis would be ‘irresponsible’, say freight forwarding chief

Wed. 25 Mar 2020
The director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that it in light of the massive disruption to supply chains being caused by the coronavirus crisis, it would be irresponsible of the UK government to try to abide by the timetable for ending its Brexit transition period.

Covid-19 crisis emphasises the key role of freight forwarders, says logistics association

Tue. 24 Mar 2020
The crisis caused by Covid-19 is delivering greater understanding of the key role of freight forwarders to the authorities and the wider audience that rely on the commodities being delivered through international supply chains, says the director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), Robert Keen.

COVID-19 - BIFA temporarily closes office

Tue. 24 Mar 2020
Continuity of service from BIFA.

ETSF Opening Hours Amendments During Covid-19 Lockdown

Mon. 23 Mar 2020
You may experiencing a number of operational issues running your ETSF/ITSF.

Coronavirus and Force Majeure

Mon. 23 Mar 2020
There has been much commentary in the trade press on whether Force Majeure (FM) applies with issues concerning the coronavirus outbreak and the impact on the supply chain. The BIFA Standard Trading Conditions clauses 24A and 24B cover such events.

COVID-19 - Government publishes information regarding key workers

Fri. 20 Mar 2020
Today the Government published its list of key workers which can be viewed by clicking on the below link.

Coronavirus – Practical Steps to Consider on Collection and Delivery

Thu. 19 Mar 2020
BIFA Members will be used to the process of obtaining a signed Proof of Delivery (POD) to prove delivery and requiring their drivers to sign for collection of cargo and possibly endorsing any notice of damage when going to other premises to collect.

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