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Hobbis joins British International Freight Association Board

Mon. 11 Jan 2021
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) Board and Council recently approved the promotion of Carl Hobbis (pictured below) as an executive director.

SPS Goods - CHIEF Fix

Thu. 7 Jan 2021
Due to a technical complication, the HMRC CHIEF system is incorrectly flagging that some plant produce requires a phytosanitary certificate and or an HMI Certificate of Conformity, which is not currently the case.

Government confirms logistics workers are ‘essential’ in latest lockdown

Wed. 6 Jan 2021
The Department for Transport has confirmed that employees in the sector are considered ‘essential workers’ and accordingly will be allowed to travel for work.

Freight forwarders get updated trading conditions

Tue. 5 Jan 2021
A new edition of the British International Freight Association's (BIFA) Standard Trading Conditions (STC) has been launched, replacing the previous version revised in 2017.

A new edition of the BIFA Standard Trading Conditions

Tue. 22 Dec 2020
A new set of the BIFA Standard Trading Conditions (STC), BIFA 2021, is being issued effective from 1 January 2021.

Government releases 2025 Border Strategy Document

Fri. 18 Dec 2020
On 17 December 2020 HM Government (HMG) released its 2025 Border Strategy document, which outlines its intentions for modernising the UK frontier.

BA delays

Wed. 16 Dec 2020
Air cargo community experiencing delays with British Airways at Heathrow Airport.

BIFA wants to get to know Member's press officers

Tue. 15 Dec 2020
BIFA intends to create a database of Member employees, or third party consultants, that are responsible for your company's relations with the media, so that the secretariat can be more proactive with any requests from the media that it receives.

Freight forwarders angry with latest shipping line surcharge

Tue. 15 Dec 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, says its members are exasperated by the news that one of the world’s leading container shipping companies will be levying an ‘Emergency Space Surcharge’ from South East India ports to the North Continent, the Mediterranean, North Africa, Red Sea & Latin America.

The logistics sectors response to surges in shipping container activity

Wed. 9 Dec 2020
BIFA and a number of other sector trade bodies have written to the Secretary of State for Transport regarding the ongoing port problems in the UK.

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