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Downloads relating to EU Exit (Brexit) can be viewed here: EU EXIT

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Air Cargo Growth Continues in January but at a Slower Pace

Thu. 10 Mar 2022
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air cargo markets showing slower growth in January 2022. Supply chain disruptions and capacity constraints, as well as a deterioration in economic conditions for the sector dampened demand.

DEFRA Border Control Posts (BCPs) & Control Points for July 1 2022– Existing and Planned (1)

Wed. 9 Mar 2022
This preliminary list provides information on those sites which are anticipated as potentially being designated BCPs across GB and Control Points, subject to the completion of the process for designating BCPs. It should be noted that inclusion on this list does not mean that these ports will be designated as BCPs. DEFRA stress that no commercial decision or other form of reliance should be taken upon these details until designation is confirmed.

BIFA reintroduces face-to-face training programme; and boosts training delivery team

Mon. 7 Mar 2022
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has confirmed that some of its extensive portfolio of training courses will return to being conducted in person, as it strengthens the team of people that deliver that training.

HMRC Reminds Forwarders Of Guidance On Transporting Aid

Thu. 3 Mar 2022
BIFA has been contacted regarding the sending of charitable donations/relief goods to Poland and/or Hungary for distribution to Ukrainian refugees.

Freight Association Shows Support For National Careers Week 2022

Thu. 3 Mar 2022
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is supporting the forthcoming National Careers Week 2022 with a series of events aimed at demonstrating its commitment to promoting careers in logistics.

UK freight association seeks members’ views on container shipping market

Thu. 3 Mar 2022
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is surveying its entire membership to ascertain their views on the current practices undertaken by container shipping lines, as well as their opinions on the easements and exemptions provided to those lines under competition law.

EU Exit - Safety and Security ENS onboarding - HMRC presentation

Tue. 1 Mar 2022
Additional HMRC frontier processes to be introduced on the 1st July 2022

War in Ukraine - UK bans port access to all Russian-linked vessels

Tue. 1 Mar 2022
The UK Government has taken steps to ensure that Russian-flagged, registered, owned, controlled, chartered, or operated vessels are covered by a ban from docking at UK ports

Trade with Russia & the Ukraine - Sanctions & Embargoes

Mon. 28 Feb 2022
A reminder to all BIFA Members to check the sanctions & embargoes now in place in relation to the situation in Russia & the Ukraine.

BIFA Member Guidance - Business Enquiries Relating to Ukraine and Russia

Fri. 25 Feb 2022
Further to yesterday's guidance, BIFA has received further information from the Department of International Trade relating to trade with Russia and the Ukraine. This should be read in conjunction with our previous news article.

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