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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 Electrical 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 electricals and eScooters to the UK.

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.

HMRC Announce System Downtime For CDS - 26/02/22

Mon. 21 Feb 2022
HMRC will be updating the Customs Declaration Service this coming weekend.

UK freight association welcomes review into container shipping market

Mon. 21 Feb 2022
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) welcomes the news that five competition authorities have created a working group that will meet regularly to develop and share intelligence to review suspected anti-competitive behaviour and collusion, using existing international cooperation tools.

HMRC Issue Updated Haulier Communications

Thu. 17 Feb 2022
Further to the news item that was published by BIFA on Wednesday 19th January, HMRC has issued the latest edition of their Haulier Communications.

CHIEF and GVMS Downtime - Sat 19th and Sun 20th Feb

Thu. 17 Feb 2022
HMRC will be updating the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS), the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) and the Customs Handling of Import Export Freight (CHIEF) service this coming weekend.

Young Forwarder Network Event - Thursday 10th February

Mon. 14 Feb 2022
Our latest event took place on Thursday 10th February with our special guest Lexi Laybourn from DP World


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