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NCTS 5 Update - 02/02/2023

Thu. 2 Feb 2023
Following the initial announcement related to the implementation NCTS 5, HMRC has released further Phase 5 information.

CDS Changes for Imports of Animal Origins and Animal By-products

Thu. 2 Feb 2023
Following a number of enquiries received from Members on the 1st of February related to issues with certain SPS declarations submitted in CDS, BIFA has initiated an investigation and received the following update from the Government.

UPDATE: CDS Export Key Dates - 02/02/23

Thu. 2 Feb 2023
Following on from Monday's announcement, BIFA has received an update from HMRC with some amended information.

Supplementary Declaration Submission Deadline Change

Wed. 1 Feb 2023
The submission deadline of the Supplementary Declarations for traders using Simplified Declarations has changed from the 4th day to the 10th calendar day of the month following importation into Northern Ireland.

Invitation to Sanitary & Phytosanitary (SPS) User Research

Wed. 1 Feb 2023
In order to engage more with the trade, HMRC Single Trade Window team would like to invite Members to participate in a Sanitary & Phytosanitary (SPS) User Research.

Your Sustainability Journey Begins with Measuring your Carbon Footprint

Wed. 1 Feb 2023
Guest Blog Post | BIFA is cooperating with Pledge, an integrated carbon measurement and offsetting platform, to help its members better understand and address the environmental issues that affect how they manage international supply chains.

CDS Export Key Dates

Mon. 30 Jan 2023
Following the announcement that all export declarations must be made using CDS by 30 November 2023, HMRC has released a list of key dates relating to the transition.

HMRC Releases Improved Online Transit Guidance

Mon. 30 Jan 2023
Following the response to the Government’s Call for Evidence on the UK customs system in 2022, HMRC has released improved guidance to help traders better understand the process.

MSC and Maersk Line announce end of vessel-sharing agreement

Wed. 25 Jan 2023
The CEOs of 2M Alliance partners MSC and Maersk Line announced today that their vessel-sharing agreement will end in 2025.

EMCS Downtime - Thurs 2nd February

Wed. 25 Jan 2023
Due to essential maintenance, the Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) will not be available between the hours of 18:00 and 20:50.

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