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Current news are those articles from the last 3 months. Archive news are those articles more than 3 months old. To see articles with a specific tag simply click the tag in the panel on the left.

Nominations open for the 2023 Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards

Fri. 23 Dec 2022
Nominations for the 2023 Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards are now open!

Guidance on the appointment of a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser

Tue. 20 Dec 2022
BIFA has been made aware of a change to the ADR regulations, which extends the requirement for traders to appoint a DGSA (Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser)

DfT Transport Research & Innovation Grants (TRIG) 2022 Competition - APPLY NOW

Thu. 15 Dec 2022
The Department for Transport has announced the launch of the Transport Research and Innovation Grants (TRIG) 2022 competition. TRIG is an annual project feeding into DfT priorities regarding “The Future of Freight”

Update on information regarding Border Force Impact of industrial action at some airports and Port of Newhaven

Thu. 15 Dec 2022
Earlier this week BIFA circulated information regarding the impact of industrial action that is being undertaken by Border Force. We have now received the following updated information from government which gives a more detailed analysis and some guidance.

HMRC Announces Extension For CDS Exports

Thu. 15 Dec 2022
HMRC has announced the extension of the deadline and the exporters will now have until 30th November 2023 to move across to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

Border Force Strike Action to affect travellers

Wed. 14 Dec 2022
The Public and Commercial Service (PCS) union has announced Civil Service industrial action that will impact Border Force services affecting passengers during the period 23-31 December 2022 at a number of UK airports. Click on the link below for further information.

CDS & GVMS Downtime - 17th Dec

Wed. 14 Dec 2022
HMRC has announced the upcoming downtime of two systems: Customs Declaration Service & Goods Vehicle Movement Service

Protection of secure cargo: Notice to regulated agents

Fri. 9 Dec 2022
Today (9th December 2022) the Department for Transport is writing to the industry on the subject of the 'Protection of Secure Cargo'.

Downtime on ALVS (Automatic Licence Verification Service) 11.12.2022

Thu. 8 Dec 2022
Due to essential maintenance, the Automatic Licence Verification Service (ALVS) will be affected between 8:00 and 21:00 on Sunday 11th December 2022

Update on UK Freeports from HMRC

Thu. 8 Dec 2022
On 7th December it was announced that the UK’s first Freeports at Teesside, Solent and Plymouth & South Devon are now fully up and running after receiving final government approval.

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