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UK-wide roadshow helps businesses prepare for new Customs Declaration Service

Tue. 10 Apr 2018
Three organisations will be running a series of seminars ahead of August's phased launch of the Customs Declaration System (CDS), the system set to completely replace the existing system for Customs declarations in the UK.

BIFA urges early parliamentary vote on third Heathrow runway

Mon. 26 Mar 2018
The trade association that represents the UK's freight forwarding and logistics businesses has joined the chorus of people urging Parliament to have an early vote on the recommendations of the Transport Select Committee’s report on the Airports National Policy Statement – published today (23 March 2018).

Notice of Annual General Meeting & Extraordinary General Meeting

Tue. 20 Mar 2018
Notice is hereby given that the 29th Annual General Meeting of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) will be held at The Baltic Exchange, 38 St Mary Axe, City of London, EC3A 8BH on Tuesday 22nd May at 1.00pm in order to:

Increasing threat of cargo crime sees TAPA’s supply chain Security Standards adopted at record levels

Fri. 16 Mar 2018
The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has reported a record uptake level of its supply chain security standards across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) due to the rising threat of cargo crime across the region.

Freight association urges members to support National Apprenticeship Week

Fri. 2 Mar 2018
With the availability of a relevant international freight forwarding apprenticeship imminent, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to participate in the 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) which will run from March 5-9th, 2018.

Freight trade association urges members to review cyber security measures

Mon. 26 Feb 2018
In light of the substantial cost of last year's cyber attack on Maersk and other institutions, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is urging its members to review their cyber security policies.

Freight forwarders demand action on infrastructure investment

Fri. 16 Feb 2018
Commenting on the National Infrastructure Commission's (NIC) first Annual Monitoring Report, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), said:

Success for UK freight forwarders

Wed. 17 Jan 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – has revealed the winners of its Freight Service Awards Competition 2017.

CHIEF downtime

Fri. 12 Jan 2018
CHIEF is expected to be unavailable from 0001-0500hrs on Monday 15 January, and from 1200-1400hrs on Wednesday 17 January. It is not anticipated that manual fallback will be invoked due to the timing of the work.

BIFA reveals Freight Service Awards shortlist

Fri. 27 Oct 2017
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is pleased to reveal the finalists of its 29th BIFA Freight Service Awards 2017 with a late flurry of entries resulting in a near record number of entrants.

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