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Fraudulent activities using FIATA email address

Thu. 6 Aug 2020
From 23 to 29 July, FIATA suffered a multi-point cyber-attack aimed at defrauding its members and applicants for FIATA membership.

Freight association alerts members that applications are now open for funding customs training

Wed. 29 Jul 2020
Noting that from today, customs intermediaries can apply for £50 million of new funding, first announced in June 2020, the British International Freight Association (BIFA), says that it hopes it will help its members to increase their capacity to make declarations ahead of 2021.

Border Strategy consultation offers further recognition of the key role of freight forwarders in cross-border international trade

Thu. 23 Jul 2020
Noting the government’s launch of a consultation on its 2025 Border Strategy, the trade association for UK freight forwarders says that its extensive involvement with various government departments has highlighted the need for a thorough review of the way that the UK border operates.

The Border with the European Union: Importing and Exporting Goods

Wed. 15 Jul 2020
On 14 July 2020 the Government issued its long-awaited Border Operating Model.

Border Operating Model recognises the value of freight forwarders

Mon. 13 Jul 2020
Commenting on today's announcement by the UK government of the Border Operating Model that will take effect from the end of the Transition Period, the trade association for UK freight forwarders said it is keeping its fingers crossed that its members, the companies that manage cross-border trade between the UK and EU, will have enough time to make the necessary preparations to facilitate the revised arrangements.

Government announces £705 million investment for GB-EU border

Mon. 13 Jul 2020
The UK government has announced a £705 million funding package in 20/21 for border infrastructure, jobs and technology in an effort to ensure GB border systems are fully operational when the UK takes back control of its border after the end of the transition period.

Freight association welcomes further government 
investment in employment support schemes

Wed. 8 Jul 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, says that it welcomes the package of measures unveiled by the Chancellor of the Exchequer today to scale up employment support schemes, training and apprenticeships.

Heathrow’s plan for recovery

Mon. 6 Jul 2020
In the first of a series of webinars Heathrow Airport Ltd. CEO, John Holland-Kaye, presented the plan for recovery for Heathrow Airport.

Pandemic boosts China-Europe rail freight

Thu. 2 Jul 2020
BIFA notes that according to an article in the online publication Container News that April was the busiest month to date for China-Europe freight trains with 976 trains setting off during the month - a 47% year-on-year increase.

BIFA is collaborating with Drewry on freight rate benchmarking

Wed. 1 Jul 2020
BIFA is collaborating with Drewry and helping to bring the maritime information provider's confidential freight rate benchmarking service to the trade association's members.

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