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Logistics sector expresses concerns over development of new UK Customs system

Mon. 9 Sep 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expressed numerous concerns over the progress of the development of a new computer system that will replace an existing system used for processing Customs declarations.

BIFA expresses reservations over latest funding for customs training announcement

Thu. 5 Sep 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has expressed some reservations about yesterday’s Government announcement of a further £16 million in funding to help businesses train staff to make customs declarations, and to help businesses who support others to trade goods to invest in IT.

HMG RORO Requirements Document

Thu. 15 Aug 2019
The Government has previously issued documents regarding RoRo requirements following the UK’s exit from the EU and this document has now been updated to reflect the revised EU Exit Date of 31st October 2019.

It's Sumner time for BIFA's training team

Wed. 14 Aug 2019
For the third year in a row, The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expanded its training team with the appointment of Liz Sumner as trainer – freight and customs procedures.

Freight forwarders say CBI’s Brexit report hits the nail on the head

Tue. 30 Jul 2019
The trade association that represents the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics sector says that the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has hit the nail on the head with its warning that neither the UK nor the EU is ready for a no-deal Brexit on October 31st.

Heathrow - Suspension of strike 26-27 July

Thu. 25 Jul 2019
BIFA are advised that the first of the strikes that were scheduled for the 26th and 27th July have been suspended, whilst the latest pay offer is considered.

Heathrow Strike Action

Mon. 22 Jul 2019
Three strikes are planned at Heathrow during July and August.

BIFA Young Forwarder Network adds events to its portfolio

Mon. 22 Jul 2019
Having recently held the last of its initial regional group launches, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is adding content to its Young Forwarder Network (YFN).

Freight forwarders query whether government is listening

Thu. 11 Jul 2019
This week’s news that very few companies have registered for a new government online system designed to protect value added tax revenues on foreign parcels in the event of a no-deal Brexit has led the UK representative body for freight forwarding and logistics companies to question whether Government is listening to advice from industry experts.

BIFA Freight Services Awards now open for entries

Tue. 2 Jul 2019
Entries are now open for the British International Freight Association (BIFA) - www.bifa.org - annual Freight Service Awards competition.

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