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Covid-19 crisis emphasises the key role of freight forwarders, says logistics association

Tue. 24 Mar 2020
The crisis caused by Covid-19 is delivering greater understanding of the key role of freight forwarders to the authorities and the wider audience that rely on the commodities being delivered through international supply chains, says the director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), Robert Keen.

UK budget is all spin and noise if borrowing and spending plans are not delivered, says UK freight association head

Wed. 11 Mar 2020
Robert Keen, speaking as Director General on behalf of the trade association that represents the UK's freight forwarding companies and logistics service providers says his members will be waiting to see whether all the borrowing and spending that has been outlined in today's UK Budget actually happens.

BIFA's Young Forwarder Network celebrates 1st birthday

Tue. 10 Mar 2020
The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Young Forwarder Network (YFN) is celebrating a very successful first year of operations.

Freight forwarders urge for common sense and compromise as UK-EU future relationship negotiations commence

Mon. 2 Mar 2020
Ahead of this afternoon’s first formal meeting for the negotiation of the future relationship between the UK and the EU, Robert Keen, the director general of the British International Freight Association says that both sides should do everything they can to achieve a free-trade agreement with zero tariffs and zero quotas.

Freight forwarders urge government to work with Heathrow

Thu. 27 Feb 2020
Speaking after today’s ruling by the Court of Appeal in London in favour of campaigners challenging the legality of the UK government’s decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow Airport, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said:

EU announcement relative to negotiations with the UK

Wed. 26 Feb 2020
The Council on the 25th February adopted a decision authorising the opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the UK, and formally nominating the Commission as EU negotiator. The Council also adopted negotiating directives which constitute a mandate to the Commission for the negotiations.

Government launches consultation to introduce Freeports

Tue. 18 Feb 2020
The government has stated that it wants to boost the economy post Brexit and believes that one way to achieve this is to establish 10 freeports across the country, which have different customs rules than the rest of the country, that are innovative hubs, boost global trade, attract inward investment and increase productivity.

Logistics sector welcomes review of timetable for implementation of new Customs declarations processing system; dual-running with existing system likely

Fri. 14 Feb 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) notes that the implementation timetable on the new computer system that will replace an existing system used for processing Customs declarations is under review by the programme implementation board.

BIFA welcomes deadline extension for Customs grant scheme applications

Mon. 10 Feb 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) welcomes the news that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has extended the deadline for businesses to apply for customs support funding to 31 January 2021.

BIFA Young Forwarder Network hits six with launch in Northern Ireland

Mon. 10 Feb 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has added another regional group to the Young Forwarder Network that it launched less than one year ago.

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