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News: EU Exit 2020

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Current news are those articles from the last 3 months. Archive news are those articles more than 3 months old. To see articles with a specific tag simply click the tag in the panel on the left.

EU Exit - Stages 2 & 3 and the updated Border Operating Model

Wed. 28 Jul 2021
Trade must be fully prepared for the implementation of Stages 2 and 3 of the Border Operating Model (BOM), which will result in the UK imposing border controls in line with the Free Trade Agreement that was signed between the EU and UK.

HMRC Communication Safety & Security Business Requirements Latest Update

Wed. 21 Jul 2021
You will already be aware that from 1 January 2021 Safety and Security requirements apply to all movements out of Great Britain unless the goods are covered under the temporary waiver or are going to Northern Ireland.

Freight association reiterates need for traders to get ready for EU trade rule changes

Mon. 19 Jul 2021
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging businesses engaged in visible trade between the UK and EU, and the freight and logistics companies that serve them, to make sure that they are fully prepared for rule changes that will take effect over the next six months following an initial postponement.

GVMS Release 2.0 plus Safety & Security information

Wed. 7 Jul 2021
YouTube teach-in video for GVMS R2.0 from 4 July and key Safety and Security changes from 1 October.

Department for Transport launch consultation regarding changes to operator licence

Fri. 2 Jul 2021
The Department for Transport have launched a Consultation asking for evidence and views on changes to the Operator Licensing regime within the UK, that need to be made following the conclusion of the EU trade agreements.

HMRC IT downtime: Saturday 26 June 2021 to Sunday 27 June 2021

Fri. 25 Jun 2021
As part of HMRC's ongoing improvements to services, there will be a period of downtime that will affect some of their services.

GVMS R2.0 Haulier Comms

Tue. 22 Jun 2021
The latest GVMS comms for hauliers Release 2.0 on 4 July 2021.

Freight association issues advice on Delayed Declaration Scheme

Mon. 7 Jun 2021
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is advising its members to be very careful with any business that they are offered from traders that have taken advantage of HMRC’s Delayed Declaration Scheme, but which have not taken out a CFSP authorisation in their own right and are now trying to find a Customs Agent to undertake the work required to complete the process.

Office Of Destination Reminder

Mon. 7 Jun 2021
Since the UK left the EU and HMRC introduced GVMS, it has been identified that several Hauliers are not fully meeting their Common Transit Convention (CTC) obligations, specifically presenting the paper Transit Accompanying Document (TAD) at the Office of Destination where the transit movement is ending at the port.

Inland Border Facility

Sun. 6 Jun 2021
A reminder to all BIFA Members.


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