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DIT launches Developing Countries Trading Scheme

Fri. 19 Aug 2022
The Department for International Trade launched the Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) on 15th August 2022. The DCTS is a preferential trading scheme and is intended to grow free and fair trade with 65 developing nations that are home to more than 3.3 billion people.

Dock Strikes: Member Advice

Fri. 19 Aug 2022
As many Members will be aware, there are planned dock strikes taking place at Felixstowe and Liverpool, with Felixstowe's taking place in the coming days at the time of writing.

Motis FSA clearance facility at Dover to begin accepting inventory linked CDS import declarations for clearance

Mon. 15 Aug 2022
Descartes Pentant CSP is pleased to announce that from Thursday 1st September the Motis FSA clearance facility at Dover will be accepting inventory linked CDS import declarations for clearance via their site.

Member Consultation: Driving Licence Flexibility For Alternatively-Fuelled Vehicles

Fri. 12 Aug 2022
The Department for Transport is seeking views on potential changes to driving licence flexibility regarding vans that are powered by alternative fuels.


Tue. 9 Aug 2022
A reminder to all BIFA Members to check the sanctions and embargoes that remain in place in relation to the situation in Russia and Ukraine.

Air Cargo growth remains stable and resilient

Fri. 5 Aug 2022
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air cargo markets showing a healthy and stable performance in July 2022.

Anger as terminal operators impose new customs charge on UK imports

Fri. 27 May 2022
Article Source: The Loadstar

DfT Launch Road Freight Survey

Wed. 25 May 2022
As some of you might be aware, a road freight survey has been launched by the Department for Transport and National Highways to help inform future road scheme transport investment appraisal.

Final Reminder - Closure of NCTS from 31st May 2022

Mon. 23 May 2022
Please find below a message from HMRC reminding BIFA Members of the upcoming closure of the new computer transit system email channel.

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