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Updated Guidance For GB to EU Hauliers

Thu. 17 Mar 2022
HMRC have updated the guidance for haulage companies and commercial drivers transporting goods between Great Britain and the EU by RoRo freight.

UK Announces New Economic Sanctions Against Russia

Tue. 15 Mar 2022
The new sanctions will deny Russia and Belarus access to Most Favoured Nation tariffs for hundreds of their exports and ban UK exports of high-end luxury goods to both countries.

HMRC Updates Guidance On Sending Humanitarian Aid

Fri. 11 Mar 2022
Following our post last week, we wanted to update Members that HMRC has issued further legislation to make it simpler to move humanitarian aid from Great Britain to support those impacted by the Ukraine crisis.

Air Cargo Growth Continues in January but at a Slower Pace

Thu. 10 Mar 2022
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air cargo markets showing slower growth in January 2022. Supply chain disruptions and capacity constraints, as well as a deterioration in economic conditions for the sector dampened demand.

HMRC Reminds Forwarders Of Guidance On Transporting Aid

Thu. 3 Mar 2022
BIFA has been contacted regarding the sending of charitable donations/relief goods to Poland and/or Hungary for distribution to Ukrainian refugees.

BIFA Member Guidance - Business Enquiries Relating to Ukraine and Russia

Fri. 25 Feb 2022
Further to yesterday's guidance, BIFA has received further information from the Department of International Trade relating to trade with Russia and the Ukraine. This should be read in conjunction with our previous news article.

BIFA Member Guidance - UK Sanctions Against Russia

Thu. 24 Feb 2022
Following the recent sanctions imposed by the UK against Russia, BIFA has been contacted by Members regarding the impact on trade, stemming from the Russian invasion of the Ukraine. There are two pieces of guidance posted on the Government website which Members should be aware of and comply with.

Trading Standards Reminds Forwarders of Cosmetic Product Liabilities

Tue. 22 Feb 2022
BIFA works with Trading Standards on sharing guidance for forwarders regarding product safety. This article references the importing of cosmetic products into the UK.

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