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Freight forwarders give cautious welcome to ferry industry support measures

Mon. 27 Apr 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has given a cautious welcome to the UK Government’s announcement today of a broad package of support measures for ferry routes between the UK and Northern Ireland; as well as between the UK and mainland Europe.

Freight association believes extension of Brexit transition period still seems likely

Wed. 22 Apr 2020
As the stalled negotiations between the UK and EU started again this week, the head of the British International Freight Association has described the UK government’s insistence that it will not ask to extend the 11-month transition period as a very risky move.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Mon. 20 Apr 2020
Notice is hereby given that the 31st Annual General Meeting of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) will be held by Zoom Video Conference on Thursday 28th May 2020 (time to be advised) in order to:

Freight forwarders ask ground handlers to fully justify surcharges

Mon. 20 Apr 2020
The head of the UK’s trade association that represents freight forwarders and logistics companies says its members are querying whether surcharges being introduced by air cargo ground handling service providers are justifiable in the current economic circumstances.

Force Majeure and Coronavirus

Mon. 20 Apr 2020
Put simply, Force Majeure (FM) is a common clause in contracts that can excuse parties from performing their obligations or from doing them on time when circumstances beyond their control prevents them fulfilling such contractual obligations.

Freight forwarders says HMRC is acting pragmatically over implementation timetable for new Customs declarations processing system

Wed. 8 Apr 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed the latest announcement by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of an extension to the implementation timetable of the new computer system that will replace an existing system used for processing Customs declarations.

Freight association welcomes government support for exporters

Mon. 6 Apr 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) welcomes the additional support that the Department for International Trade (DIT) is making available to 160,000 exporters and international investors.

Looking for storage?

Mon. 6 Apr 2020
BIFA is receiving calls from members looking for storage facilities.

UK freight association encourages sign up for its online Customs declaration training, with grant funding still available from government

Tue. 31 Mar 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has reminded its members and any company involved in international trade that its online training course that focuses on Customs declarations is still available, with grant funding available from the Government.

Refusing to ask for an extension of Brexit transition amid coronavirus crisis would be ‘irresponsible’, say freight forwarding chief

Wed. 25 Mar 2020
The director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that it in light of the massive disruption to supply chains being caused by the coronavirus crisis, it would be irresponsible of the UK government to try to abide by the timetable for ending its Brexit transition period.

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