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BIFA frustrated by potential delay in airport capacity decision

Tue. 8 Dec 2015
The trade association for UK freight forwarders and logistics service providers has expressed its frustration at the news that a decision on the expansion of UK airport capacity is likely to be delayed for a further six months.

MCA announce process to become a 'Verified Weigher'

Fri. 13 Nov 2015
Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) confirm application process for becoming a 'Verified Weigher'.

Mutual recognition of AEOs between EU - China

Tue. 10 Nov 2015
EU and Chinese trusted traders will enjoy lower costs, simplified procedures and greater predictability in their activities, thanks to a landmark mutual recognition agreement that is due to come into force in November 2015.

Significant changes proposed for the Carriage of Lithium Batteries - 2016

Tue. 10 Nov 2015
The 25th meeting of the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP/25) was held in Montreal 19 – 30 October 2015. The second week of the DGP was dedicated largely to discussion on proposals related to the provisions for lithium batteries.

Iran sanctions: is the end in sight?

Mon. 9 Nov 2015
BIFA has noted the following update from Solicitors Holman Fenwick Willan which may be of interest.

One Government at the Border

Fri. 6 Nov 2015
BIFA Members may remember the ‘One Government at the Border’ programme, first reported by BIFA in May 2015.

FIATA Member Information - Mercury Gate Solution

Thu. 5 Nov 2015
BIFA members may have received a circular direct from FIATA about an IT solution from a company called Mercury Gate.

Air Freight Markets Grow Slightly in September

Thu. 5 Nov 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing very modest growth in September. Measured in Freight Tonne Kilometers, air cargo volumes rose 1.0% compared to the same month a year ago. This is a slight improvement on the August performance when volumes were broadly stable. Overall, however, air cargo volumes remain 1.2% down from their 2014 year-end peak.

TAPA calls on manufacturers to help drive more resilient supply chains

Thu. 5 Nov 2015
Don't wait to become a victim of cargo crime; TAPA calls on manufacturers to drive more resilient supply chains as incidents rise 10.6% in Q3 2015.

Union Customs Code adoption just weeks away

Tue. 3 Nov 2015
Latest information on the adoption procedure for Union Customs Code (UCC) Implementing Act (IA) and Delegated Act (DA).

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