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CDS Simplifications Guide

Mon. 14 Feb 2022
To help BIFA Members transition to CDS, HMRC has published a CDS Simplifications Guide.

February NCTS Maintenance Dates Announced

Fri. 11 Feb 2022
On Friday 11th of February HMRC announced some forthcoming NCTS downtime that could have an impact on GVMS users.

Call For Evidence – An Independent Customs Regime

Thu. 10 Feb 2022
The Government has announced a 12 week consultation inviting respondents’ views on the Customs intermediary sector, the Simplified Customs Declaration Process (SCDP) and the Transit facilitation.

HMRC Clarifies CHIEF Closure Date

Tue. 8 Feb 2022
Following recent reports, HMRC has provided clarification on the correct closure timelines of CHIEF.

European road freight rates index up 1.1 points in Q4, hitting a new record

Mon. 7 Feb 2022
Source: IRU.org - International Road Transport Union

Trading Standards Reminds Forwarders of Product Safety Liabilities

Mon. 31 Jan 2022
BIFA works with Trading Standards on a variety of initiatives including speeding up the process to clear goods that have been held due to product safety concerns. This article references to the importing of toy products to the UK.

Amazon everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards 2022

Mon. 31 Jan 2022
Centred on the theme ‘Celebrating The Women Keeping The Country Moving’, the Amazon everywoman in Transport and Logistics awards are now in their 15th year.

Updated Guidance from HMRC and DEFRA - IPAFFS

Thu. 13 Jan 2022
Following our recent Articles last week regarding the problems with IPAFFS, BIFA have been provided with further clarification to support with declarations.

DfT Relax Enforcement Of Retained EU Drivers Regulation

Thu. 13 Jan 2022
The Department for Transport has taken the decision to relax the enforcement of the Regulation in England, Scotland and Wales until 10th February 2022.

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