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Trade with Japan

Tue. 24 Sep 2019
A call for input to inform our approach to our future trade relationship with Japan.

New version of the UCC Implementing Act

Mon. 23 Sep 2019
Recently, the new version of the Union Customs Code Implementing Act (UCC IA) was published.

ITF report on maritime subsidies

Mon. 23 Sep 2019
On 17 September, the International Transport Forum (ITF) published the report ‘Maritime Subsidies: Do They Provide Value for Money?’ This report addresses CLECAT’s concerns with the favourable fiscal treatment of the shipping lines offering carrier haulage.

Webinar - CEIV Live Animals

Mon. 23 Sep 2019
IATA and Air Cargo Week have partnered to create this must-attend webinar, helping all stakeholders in the supply chain who want to ensure they are compliant and up-to-date with the ever-changing regulations of live animal transportation.

IUMI wants action on cargo theft

Mon. 23 Sep 2019
The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has published a revision of its position paper on cargo theft prevention. Cargo crime has reached alarming proportions, says the IUMI, calling for action to minimize the risks. In particular, the IUMI says efforts by law enforcement agencies to increase transnational cooperation to combat cargo theft must be enhanced.

No-deal Brexit advice: further ports will be designated for movement of protected animals and plants

Fri. 20 Sep 2019
The UK Government has confirmed that an additional four ports (Belfast Seaport, Dover, Eurotunnel and Holyhead) will be designated to handle movements of protected animals or plants to ensure there is enough capacity to transports CITES products the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Information on new inland sites to support customs processes

Fri. 20 Sep 2019
To help facilitate the flow of trade and support local traffic management plans if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, HMRC are providing temporary additional sites in Kent and Essex for goods travelling through the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel under the Common Transit Convention (CTC).

Multimodal 2020 partners with BIFA to add freight forwarders village

Thu. 19 Sep 2019
A major new attraction at next year’s Multimodal Exhibition and Conference will be the British International Freight Association’s Freight Forwarders Village, designed to provide a marketplace for BIFA members and associate members to showcase the products and services they offer.

IRU sets future direction for road transport in times of economic uncertainty and industry disruption

Wed. 18 Sep 2019
The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has today taken the lead in setting the global road transport agenda, by publishing a manifesto that calls on international organisations, governments and industry stakeholders to safeguard the role of road transport in driving economic prosperity.

UK 'No Deal' Brexit preparedness

Tue. 17 Sep 2019
The UK government has launched a ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ public information campaign, starting from Monday 16 September, to help ensure the general public and businesses are ready when the UK leaves the EU on 31 October 2019.

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