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BIFA reveals shortlist for 2022 Freight Service Awards

Mon. 24 Oct 2022
26 freight forwarding companies have been shortlisted as finalists for the nine service categories of this year's British International Freight Association’s Freight Service Awards, with 12 individuals making the finalist shortlists in the Apprentice of the Year and Young Freight Forwarder categories.

Young Forwarder Network strengthens organisation

Mon. 17 Oct 2022
Six regional chairs have been appointed to continue the development of the Young Forwarder Network (YFN) that was created by the British International Freight Association in 2019.

BIFA Annual Charity Dinner Makes Post-Pandemic Return

Thu. 6 Oct 2022
On Friday 30th September, BIFA members, their guests and shipping line representatives gathered together at The Liner Hotel, Liverpool for the reinstated BIFA Liverpool Region Annual Dinner.

General guidance on attending an IBF

Fri. 9 Sep 2022
Update on Inland Border Facility (IBF) testing and guidance on when to attend an IBF

Overview of the HMRC CDS Customer Support Model (CSM)

Fri. 9 Sep 2022
HMRC have provided a pack which provides an overview of the Customer Support Model (CSM) offer.

Import Declaration Routes on the Customs Declaration Service

Fri. 26 Aug 2022
Please see below a reminder message received from HMRC related to CDS declaration routing

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.

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