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System downtime: NCTS affecting GVMS - 13 + 14 August

Tue. 9 Aug 2022
Please note the following scheduled system downtime as advised by HMRC

Two months to go - make sure you are ready for CDS

Wed. 3 Aug 2022
BIFA has been highlighting the transition from CHIEF to CDS for some time. The BIFA Customs Policy Group representing the Membership has been providing insights to HMRC regarding how the new system actually works in practice, issues are being identified and remedies implemented.

BIFA reveals new chair of its virtual Young Forwarder Network

Wed. 3 Aug 2022
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has named Herbie Cobby as the chair of its virtual Young Forwarder Network (YFN).

Temporary changes to the Customs Declaration Service currency conversion and reliefs

Mon. 1 Aug 2022
HMRC have announced the temporary removal of the requirement to use GBP currency when claiming the Negligible Value (goods under £135) and Gift Reliefs (goods under £39) on the Customs Declaration Service.

A2 Dover Access Scheme - CONSULTATION

Mon. 1 Aug 2022
BIFA members are invited to submit responses to the National Highways Agency consultation regarding their ongoing development of the A2 Dover Access scheme.

CTC Movements for Exports

Thu. 28 Jul 2022
HMRC have shared the following information regarding CTC Movements for Exports

CDS & GVMS System Downtime - 30 July UPDATED

Tue. 26 Jul 2022
AMENDMENT - Scheduled maintenance is planned for CDS and GVMS on Saturday 30 July.

BIFA Press Release - BIFA warns that deadline looms for new Customs system

Mon. 25 Jul 2022
Whilst the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is confident that its members have taken heed of its advice to prepare for the forthcoming changes to the UK’s customs entry processing systems, anecdotal evidence suggests that some of their customers may be less prepared.

Single Trade Window Consultation

Mon. 25 Jul 2022
The UK government has launched a consultation regarding the scope of the proposed Single Trade Window (STW) and invites responses from industry by 15th September 2022

Form C81 - Amendment to an Export Declaration

Fri. 22 Jul 2022
HMRC have announced changes regarding the submission of the C81 Form, which is used to amend export declarations. From 25 July 2022 the forms will be submitted electronically via the UK Trade Info website.

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