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UK Customs system set to move on

Thu. 14 Jun 2018
Delegates at seminars held this week were told that whilst HMRC’s CHIEF computer system for submitting customs declarations in the UK has served the trade well in the quarter century since it was introduced in 1994, now is the time to move on.

Forwarders give cautious welcome to Heathrow expansion decision

Tue. 5 Jun 2018
The trade association that represents the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics businesses has given a cautious welcome to today’s news that the UK cabinet has approved plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport after years of argument and delay.

Freight association repeats call for end to shipping line surcharges

Tue. 5 Jun 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is repeating the calls it has made previously for an end to surcharges imposed by shipping lines.

BIFA welcomes Transport Committee inquiry

Mon. 30 Apr 2018
Yesterday saw the launch by the UK Parliamentary Transport Committee of an inquiry to examine the potential effects of Brexit on UK freight operations and assess the preparatory steps operators, their customers and the Government need to take.

UK freight association welcomes new International Freight Forwarding Specialist apprenticeship

Tue. 24 Apr 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed the news that the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has delivered the final approval of the course assessment plan, which means that the International Freight Forwarding Specialist apprenticeship is now available for delivery.

BIFA focuses on issues facing Freight Forwarders at Multimodal 2018

Mon. 16 Apr 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) will once again be exhibiting at the upcoming Multimodal 2018 exhibition and conference.

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.

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