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Container surcharge survey

Fri. 11 Sep 2020
In the maritime industry there has been considerable criticism of the shipping lines for charging without justification a variety of surcharges.

Process between the SPoC and NCH for managing split consignments

Fri. 11 Sep 2020
There has been a recent revision of the NCH/SPoC Process Document for managing split consignments - therefore please find below a copy of the latest version (v.04) for your records/distribution as required.

Postponed VAT Accounting - Technical Note

Mon. 7 Sep 2020
Technical note specifying CHIEF/CDS information needed for declarations using Postponed VAT Accounting as MOP after the 1st of January 2021.

Movements to temporary storage facilities from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021

Mon. 7 Sep 2020
From 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021, goods with pre-lodged temporary storage declarations may be imported via GB border locations without existing customs control systems and transported to a temporary storage facility (TSF) in GB provided they meet specific requirements.

Guidance for commercial drivers

Fri. 4 Sep 2020
Whilst working, international drivers are exempt from the 14-day isolation period when returning to the UK from abroad in connection with their work. However, they are still required to complete the passenger contact locator form, which must be done by all coming into the UK.

Letter sent to Government expressing concerns over Brexit transition period preparedness

Fri. 4 Sep 2020
BIFA has signed a joint letter to Michael Gove MP alongside other logistics industry bodies, over the growing concern from the logistics sector as to the Government’s and Nation’s preparedness for the end of the Brexit transition period.

Rights and obligations for seized goods

Tue. 1 Sep 2020
BIFA receives regular enquiries with regards to what are Traders rights and HMRC and Border Force obligations when goods/vehicles are seized.

Fraudulent activities using FIATA email address

Thu. 6 Aug 2020
From 23 to 29 July, FIATA suffered a multi-point cyber-attack aimed at defrauding its members and applicants for FIATA membership.

Freight association alerts members that applications are now open for funding customs training

Wed. 29 Jul 2020
Noting that from today, customs intermediaries can apply for £50 million of new funding, first announced in June 2020, the British International Freight Association (BIFA), says that it hopes it will help its members to increase their capacity to make declarations ahead of 2021.

Border Strategy consultation offers further recognition of the key role of freight forwarders in cross-border international trade

Thu. 23 Jul 2020
Noting the government’s launch of a consultation on its 2025 Border Strategy, the trade association for UK freight forwarders says that its extensive involvement with various government departments has highlighted the need for a thorough review of the way that the UK border operates.

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