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Trade deal more important than ever in light of EU not offering a reciprocal six-month phased transition, says freight association

Fri. 19 Jun 2020
In response to the news that the European Union will impose full customs controls and checks on goods from the UK from 2021, the British International Freight Association has reiterated its hopes that a trade deal between the UK and the EU can be achieved before the end of the transition period.

Freight association welcomes further funding for customs training

Tue. 16 Jun 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, says that it hopes the package of measures unveiled by HMRC recently to accelerate growth of the UK’s customs intermediary sector is successful.

Freight forwarders pin hopes on a trade deal despite government announcing phased transition for new border procedures

Fri. 12 Jun 2020
Commenting on the today's confirmation by the UK government of new border controls and procedures from the end of the Transition Period, the trade association for UK freight forwarders questioned whether the phased transition will succeed in giving the companies that manage cross-border trade between the UK and EU enough time to make the necessary preparations to facilitate the revised arrangements.

Virtual port tour breaks attendance records for Young Forwarder Network

Fri. 12 Jun 2020
The latest event to be held since the British International Freight Association (BIFA) relaunched its Young Forwarder Network attracted a record attendance for any event, real or virtual, since the YFN was originally launched in March 2019.

Ports association reveals impact of COVID-19 on global port operations

Tue. 9 Jun 2020
The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has issued a new report, which gives an overview of the on-going economic impact of the coronavirus on global port operations.

Virtual Bake Off gets Young Forwarder Network off to a tasty relaunch

Thu. 4 Jun 2020
Katie-Louise Thompson-Friend (pictured), customer service coordinator, at the Woodland Group, beat off strong competition to win a virtual Bake Off, which was organised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA), to relaunch its Young Forwarder Network online.

Will the digital revolution kill off forwarders?

Tue. 2 Jun 2020
Digital disruptors will no more kill-off today’s forwarding sector than the advent of European rail did in the 1800s, according to director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), Robert Keen.

BIFA member survey regarding the leaving the EU Transition Period

Tue. 2 Jun 2020
The UK entered a Transition Period at the end January 2020 which lasts until the 31st December this year, however both signatories can seek an extension, of either one or two years, but this has to be agreed by the 30th June.

Freight forwarders call for extension to Brexit transition period

Tue. 26 May 2020
Following a survey of its members, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) reports that the majority of respondents believe that an extension to the transition period is desirable, if no trade deal is agreed by December 31st 2020 and UK trade with the EU is conducted on WTO lines.

HMRC publishes customs agent list, BIFA urges members to get onboard

Fri. 22 May 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to ensure that they are included on a list of customs agents and fast parcel operators being compiled and published by HMRC in preparation for January 1, 2021, when customs declarations will be required on goods moving into and out of the EU.

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