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News: COVID-19

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Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan

Fri. 25 Sep 2020
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK.

Wearing of face coverings

Thu. 24 Sep 2020
The UK Government publishes guidance on wearing face coverings, which may be of interest to BIFA Members and their employees.

The Time to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Transport is Now

Wed. 9 Sep 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to begin careful planning with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and available for distribution. The association also warned of potentially severe capacity constraints in transporting vaccines by air.

TIACA - Pharma.Aero - Project Sunrays

Wed. 9 Sep 2020
The purpose of project Sunrays is to create guidelines for the air cargo community on the handling, storage, transport and distribution of future COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID compliance for Transit Shed Operators

Tue. 14 Jul 2020
Border Force Heathrow requests COVID premises security risk assessment for Transit Shed operators (TSOs).

FIATA and KIFFA postpone 2020 FIATA World Congress to 2022

Mon. 8 Jun 2020
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarding Associations, together with the Korea International Freight Forwarders Association (KIFFA), have jointly decided to postpone the FIATA World Congress (FWC) scheduled to take place in Busan, Republic of Korea, on 19-24 October 2020. KIFFA will now host the FWC in 2022. The Asociación Panameña de Agencias de Carga will host the 2023 FWC in Panama City, Panama.

Freight ‘stowaway’ risks evolving but continue during COVID crisis

Mon. 8 Jun 2020
The pandemic has changed the dynamics of migrant smuggling along with freight markets, but as restrictions on movement begin to ease, migration activity and its costs to logistics operators could escalate, warns international freight insurer TT Club.

HSE Stakeholder Bulletin: 4 Jun 2020

Fri. 5 Jun 2020
Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Stakeholder Bulletin.

Potential to extend payment period for Customs/Import VAT Duty due in 15 Jun

Thu. 4 Jun 2020
Duty Deferment Account holders who are experiencing severe financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 measures in place, and who are unable to make payment of deferred customs duties and import VAT due on 15 June, can contact HMRC for approval to an arrangement for extended period for making full or partial payment without having their guarantee called upon or their account suspended.

Update to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan

Mon. 1 Jun 2020
On Friday (29 May 2020) the Chancellor announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, commonly known as the furlough scheme.


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