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BIFA picks soccer legend to host its awards … and reminds members to enter

Tue. 27 Sep 2022
The British International Freight Association - www.bifa.org - has chosen Kevin Keegan, a legend of English football, as the host for its annual Freight Service Awards competition.

Member Request: Logistics Performance (LPI) 2022 survey

Fri. 23 Sep 2022
The World Bank wants to hear from BIFA members as part of the Logistics Performance (LPI) 2022 survey.

Trade bodies welcome HMRC’s announcement on switch from CHIEF to CDS

Tue. 20 Sep 2022
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) and Agency Sector Management (ASM) welcome the news that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has agreed a slight easement in the implementation timetable of CDS that will replace CHIEF, which is the current system used for processing Customs declarations.

Update On CDS Transition For Imports

Tue. 20 Sep 2022
From 1st October 2022, businesses will need to make all their import declarations using the Customs Declarations Service.

Simplifying declarations on CDS - Waiver Document Code 999L

Fri. 16 Sep 2022
Earlier this year HMRC added waiver document code ‘999L’ to the UK Trade Tariff: volume 3 for CDS for imports and exports movements between Great Britain and the rest of the world. This code can be used for certain controlled and restricted goods where it is deemed a licence is not applicable.

HMRC Issues CDS Error Code Guidance

Wed. 14 Sep 2022
BIFA's Policy team has been provided two documents helping Members navigate any error codes they come across on CDS.

General guidance on attending an IBF

Fri. 9 Sep 2022
Update on Inland Border Facility (IBF) testing and guidance on when to attend an IBF

Overview of the HMRC CDS Customer Support Model (CSM)

Fri. 9 Sep 2022
HMRC have provided a pack which provides an overview of the Customer Support Model (CSM) offer.

African Swine Fever: New controls on pork and pork products entering Great Britain

Tue. 6 Sep 2022
From Thursday 1 September new restrictions are in place for the import of pork and pork products into Great Britain from the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states.

Turkey or Turkiye?

Thu. 1 Sep 2022
Over the last few weeks, BIFA has received several enquiries regarding the impact of Turkey’s name change from its anglicised version to the Turkish version Turkiye. International organisations like the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and NATO have already adopted Türkiye following a formal request from the Turkish authorities.

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