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Import Declaration Routes on the Customs Declaration Service

Fri. 26 Aug 2022
Please see below a reminder message received from HMRC related to CDS declaration routing

Liner Shipping Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER) review

Wed. 24 Aug 2022
BIFA Members are welcome to share their queries to the CMA, via our Policy and Compliance team.

DIT launches Developing Countries Trading Scheme

Fri. 19 Aug 2022
The Department for International Trade launched the Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) on 15th August 2022. The DCTS is a preferential trading scheme and is intended to grow free and fair trade with 65 developing nations that are home to more than 3.3 billion people.

Dock Strikes: Member Advice

Fri. 19 Aug 2022
As many Members will be aware, there are planned dock strikes taking place at Felixstowe and Liverpool, with Felixstowe's taking place in the coming days at the time of writing.

Motis FSA clearance facility at Dover to begin accepting inventory linked CDS import declarations for clearance

Mon. 15 Aug 2022
Descartes Pentant CSP is pleased to announce that from Thursday 1st September the Motis FSA clearance facility at Dover will be accepting inventory linked CDS import declarations for clearance via their site.

Preparing for CDS Exports - MUCRs and MRNs

Fri. 12 Aug 2022
Although most of our recent CDS communications has focused on import procedures, the new system will eventually replace the existing export processes too.

Member Consultation: Driving Licence Flexibility For Alternatively-Fuelled Vehicles

Fri. 12 Aug 2022
The Department for Transport is seeking views on potential changes to driving licence flexibility regarding vans that are powered by alternative fuels.

UK Trade Tariff: Updates to Volume 3 Released

Thu. 11 Aug 2022
HMRC has released an updated version of the Tariff Volume 3 Supplement.

Transitioning To CDS - YouTube Tutorials

Wed. 10 Aug 2022
BIFA has been highlighting that the UK will be moving from processing Customs Declarations via CHIEF to the new Customs Declaration System (CDS).


Tue. 9 Aug 2022
A reminder to all BIFA Members to check the sanctions and embargoes that remain in place in relation to the situation in Russia and Ukraine.

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