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Digital course on preventing wildlife trafficking in the supply chain now available in multiple languages

Fri. 8 Jan 2021
The course ‘Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking’ launched by FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, is now available free of charge in seven languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish).

T1 status confusion at UK airports

Fri. 8 Jan 2021
BIFA Members have reported confusion by the need to input T1 status on air shipments not transiting EU or EFTA countries.

Hauliers told to expect much tougher French border controls

Fri. 8 Jan 2021
New post-Brexit trading arrangements could take months to bed in.

Important information for Hauliers regarding GVMS

Fri. 8 Jan 2021
Message from HMRC GVMS Team to Hauliers.

Air cargo demand improves in November, capacity remains constrained

Thu. 7 Jan 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in November showing that freight volumes improved compared to October, but remain depressed compared to 2019. Capacity remains constrained from the loss of available belly cargo space as passenger aircraft remain parked.

SPS Goods - CHIEF Fix

Thu. 7 Jan 2021
Due to a technical complication, the HMRC CHIEF system is incorrectly flagging that some plant produce requires a phytosanitary certificate and or an HMI Certificate of Conformity, which is not currently the case.

Government confirms logistics workers are ‘essential’ in latest lockdown

Wed. 6 Jan 2021
The Department for Transport has confirmed that employees in the sector are considered ‘essential workers’ and accordingly will be allowed to travel for work.

GB routes into the Republic of Ireland

Wed. 6 Jan 2021
BIFA would like to remind members of the requirements which apply to goods moving to the ROI, as per the following list.

Updated Border Operating Model and Guidance on RoO

Wed. 6 Jan 2021
The UK Government has updated the Border Operating Model to reflect the new UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA).

Freight forwarders get updated trading conditions

Tue. 5 Jan 2021
A new edition of the British International Freight Association's (BIFA) Standard Trading Conditions (STC) has been launched, replacing the previous version revised in 2017.


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