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Heathrow announces tough emissions policy

Mon. 24 Jun 2019
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is the body that provides independent advice climate change to government, providing recommendations for future policy. In the latest “Net Zero – Technical Report” the CCC recommended that a number of targets be made more ambitious, leading to the UK’s emissions falling to ‘net zero’ by 2050.

BIFA focuses on multiple issues facing freight forwarders at Multimodal 2019

Mon. 17 Jun 2019
BIFA are using the event to address and help resolve issues faced by the UK freight sector.

BIFA reports huge interest in online Customs training

Tue. 11 Jun 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is seeing massive interest for a recently-launched online training course that focuses on Customs declarations.

BIFA Shuffles Board - New National Chair and Vice Chair elected and new Director appointed

Tue. 28 May 2019
John Stubbings has succeeded Mark Bromley as the elected National Chair of BIFA – the British International Freight Association – for a two-year period. Bromley becomes Immediate Past Chair for a two-year term.

BIFA Young Forwarder Network now fully established in the regions

Fri. 24 May 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has concluded the initial series of meetings that have been taking place as part of the launch its Young Forwarder Network (YFN).

BIFA warns of looming deadline for Customs training funding applications

Thu. 16 May 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is alerting its members to a looming deadline by which they can apply for funding from the Government’s £5 million grant scheme opened in December 2018, as part of an £8 million investment to support training and automation in the customs intermediaries sector.

Freight sector given more guidance on trade in endangered species in event of no-deal Brexit

Mon. 8 Apr 2019
Following a recent event organised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has issued additional guidance on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

BIFA Young Forwarder Network goes on tour

Mon. 1 Apr 2019
Following the successful launch of its Young Forwarder Network (YFN), the British International Freight Association (BIFA), says it will now commence a programme of regional meetings across the UK.

DEFRA guidance on CITES

Wed. 27 Mar 2019
One of the consequences of Brexit will be that freight forwarders and customs agents will become involved in regimes that they have not previously been affected by.

Freight association welcomes HMRC decision to extend Transitional Simplified Procedures

Mon. 25 Mar 2019
Commenting on the recent announcement by HMRC on Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) for Customs in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association, says:

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