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Member Event: Moving to the Customs Declaration Service

Wed. 13 Apr 2022
BIFA “Town Hall” events will be taking place on Monday 25th April at 10:30-11:30 and on Wednesday 27th April at 2pm-3pm.

DFT Relaxes Enforcement of Retained EU Drivers Regulation

Wed. 13 Apr 2022
The Department for Transport has taken the decision to relax the enforcement of the Regulation in England, Scotland and Wales until 11:59pm on 8th May 2022.

Air Cargo Growth Continues in February, up 2.9%

Fri. 8 Apr 2022
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air cargo markets showing that demand increased in February despite a challenging operating backdrop.

Member Request - Online Tariff Tool Programme

Wed. 6 Apr 2022
HMRC have been undergoing a significant programme of enhancement for their Online Trade Tariff. Over the last 18 months a wide range of changes, adding functionality across a variety of aspects, such as the Tariff Calculator and the relevant Rules of Origin Tabs.

Member Request - Port of Liverpool Research Project

Wed. 6 Apr 2022
The Lancaster Environment Centre, based at Lancaster University is appealing to BIFA Members for their support with their short research project running until the end of June.

HMRC - Safety & Security Declarations - opportunity to participate in "live proving"

Thu. 31 Mar 2022
Live proving (testing end-to-end processes and IT) activity is to support readiness of those organisations who are not already submitting Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) in the GB S&S system.

Imports from Russia and Belarus - Additional Duty Payments

Tue. 29 Mar 2022
The United Kingdom has introduced a requirement for additional duty payment for goods imported from Russia and Belarus. The additional duty amount is set to 35% on a number of goods originating from Russia and Belarus.

Lithium battery shippers: higher costs as airfreight rules change again

Fri. 25 Mar 2022
The Loadstar has reported that shippers of lithium batteries by air must prepare for changes to the regulations that become effective from 1 April.

DEFRA - Applying Groupage Models for EU-GB Imports from 1 July 2022

Tue. 22 Mar 2022
Ahead of the new import controls being introduced from July 2022, DEFRA have made available various resources around the groupage models that can be applied to consignments being imported from the European Union into Great Britain.


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