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BIFA develops programme to attract recruits from other industry sectors

Tue. 8 Nov 2022
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has launched a programme called ‘Freight Development Pathway’ in partnership with Manpower, part of ManpowerGroup, one of the world’s leading workforce solutions companies.

The Impact Of Freight Costs On Customs Valuation

Mon. 7 Nov 2022
BIFA receives regular enquiries regarding valuation and in particular the different types of delivery costs, and which ones you must include or exclude in the customs value if you’re an importer or clearing agent.

URGENT clarification from HMRC relating to codes U110-U112

Fri. 4 Nov 2022
BIFA has been advised by HMRC that guidance issued relating to Claiming preferential rates of duty between the UK and EU is incorrect and must not be followed. HMRC is working to retract the information as a matter of priority.

CHIEF Extension Guidance Update

Fri. 4 Nov 2022
HMRC has supplied further guidance regarding the submission of additional information when applying for a further CHIEF extension. Please see the below guidance for more details.

NCTS Phase 5 Update

Wed. 2 Nov 2022
New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) Phase 4 will be replaced by the NCTS Phase 5 system - to meet the requirements of the CTC, all member countries must shift to NCTS 5 by 30th November 2023.

CDS EU tariff change resolved

Wed. 2 Nov 2022
HMRC has notified BIFA that the CDS Tariff codes issue has now been resolved and the system is now fully operational.

HMRC Statement on issues with CDS - 1st November 2022

Tue. 1 Nov 2022
BIFA has been in constant contact with HMRC regarding IT issues today. The Department is currently experiencing issues with Customs Declaration Service (CDS) following an update connected to another system relating to Tariff changes overnight.

CDS EU tariff change - U116/U110 preference code

Tue. 1 Nov 2022
Overnight there has been a Tariff update in CDS which is likely to impact pre-lodged entries from the EU and have a knock-on impact on the GVMS process.

HMRC Announces Update On CHIEF Extensions

Fri. 28 Oct 2022
On 20th September 2022, HMRC announced an extension process where businesses could apply to use CHIEF for their import declarations for a short period of time beyond the 30th September deadline.

BIFA reveals shortlist for 2022 Freight Service Awards

Mon. 24 Oct 2022
26 freight forwarding companies have been shortlisted as finalists for the nine service categories of this year's British International Freight Association’s Freight Service Awards, with 12 individuals making the finalist shortlists in the Apprentice of the Year and Young Freight Forwarder categories.

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