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CAA Variation Direction

Wed. 25 Aug 2021
New Variation Direction Issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Beware of a scam e-mail purporting to be from IATA

Wed. 25 Aug 2021
There is an e-mail scam circulating in the industry that looks like it has come from IATA.

HMRC to host event explaining Safety & Security Exit Summary declaration requirements that come into effect for GB-EU movements from 1st October 2021

Sat. 21 Aug 2021
The live event will 'walk through' the requirements that come into effect on that day.

Moving Indirect Export goods from the Irish Republic to GB via ports in Northern Ireland

Sat. 21 Aug 2021
BIFA has been contacted by the GVMS Team regarding the action required for hauliers moving 'Indirect Export' goods from the Irish Republic to GB and crossing via the ports of Belfast, Larne and Warrenpoint in Northern Ireland.

Hopes rise for resumption of operations at Meishan Terminal in Ningbo

Wed. 18 Aug 2021
Reports in the international media suggest that port authorities in Ningbo-Zhoushan are planning a gradual reopening of the terminal which was closed on 11 August after a worker tested positive for Covid-19.

Dartford Crossing carrying more food and goods than ever before

Wed. 18 Aug 2021
The crucial role of the Dartford Crossing in keeping goods and people moving during and after the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic has been revealed in new data released by Highways England today.

Research shows significant growth in UK warehouse investments

Wed. 18 Aug 2021
With many BIFA members offering comprehensive warehousing operations, the trade association was interested in a recent article in Supply Management magazine that predicts around 3.4 million sq m of warehousing space will be built in the UK in 2021 as companies struggle to fulfil an explosion in online orders.

China cargo flights cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreaks

Tue. 17 Aug 2021
Members will have noticed that Chinese and international airlines have been cancelling cargo and passenger flights from many of the country's airports due to new outbreaks of the Covid-19 pandemic.

NB - Scam email attempt on BIFA members

Mon. 16 Aug 2021
Further to the message posted last week, we understand that e-mails continue to be received by some of the trade association's members that purport to have originated from BIFA.

Guidance Training on export control compliance

Mon. 16 Aug 2021
The government has updated the information about the export control training that is available in a variety of courses, seminars, workshops and webinars to help exporters understand their obligations under export control legislation.

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