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Current news are those articles from the last 3 months. Archive news are those articles more than 3 months old. To see articles with a specific tag simply click the tag in the panel on the left.

Great launch for BIFA's Young Freight Forwarders Network

Tue. 12 Mar 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has seen a successful launch for its new networking group, the BIFA Young Forwarders Network (YFN).

Announcement regarding EORI numbers

Tue. 12 Mar 2019
Error in notification sent out last week by HMRC, regarding arrangements for EORI if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas

Fri. 8 Mar 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is warning its members about the cost of containers abandoned overseas for which they may be liable and how to implement safeguards to prevent this situation occurring.

Hard Brexit-increased liabilities for road hauliers and freight forwarders

Fri. 8 Mar 2019
Brexit will have many unforeseen consequences, and a hard Brexit in all probability more that most. BIFA has consistently argued that of all the modes, road will be the one most impacted by the changes will be road. BIFA has been recently approached by solicitors regarding Brexit’s impact on he the Convention for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) for damages, particularly where there is a delay.

BIFA Customs-related training courses now CPD accredited

Tue. 26 Feb 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has announced that both of its Customs-related training courses now have official Continuous Professional Development (CPD) accreditation.

Freight association issues warning on switch bill of lading

Mon. 25 Feb 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has warned its members about the dangers of requesting a switch bill of lading without being fully aware of potential liabilities.

Freight forwarders encouraged to respond to government aviation policy consultation

Tue. 19 Feb 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is urging its members to respond to the government’s aviation policy consultation.

BIFA launches networking group for young freight forwarders

Mon. 18 Feb 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is launching a new networking group, the BIFA Young Forwarders Network (YFN), aimed at supporting individuals that have recently joined the sector.

Border Force Heathrow International Trade Communication to BIFA Members

Fri. 8 Feb 2019
In order to enhance the service and to make the process more efficient, Border force Heathrow will be trialling, for an initial period of 3 weeks, a process whereby the trade will be able to submit and collect Import Carnets the same day they are submitted, as is currently the case for export documents.

Transitional Simplified Procedures should be for all involved in visible international trade movements, including freight forwarders

Thu. 7 Feb 2019
Commenting on the recent announcement by HMRC on Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) for Customs in the case of no deal on March 29th, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association, says:


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