Tag: Northern Ireland

ASM warns new Northern Ireland Customs checks could severely affect trade

The freight community has concerns over UK government plans for new Customs checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) at the end of 2020, according to Agency Sector Management (ASM) Chairman, Peter MacSwiney. The UK’s transition per...

Northern Ireland logistics industry needs Brexit implementation period, says FTA

FTA, the business group speaking for the UK’s logistics sector, is calling for government to request an implementation period for whatever Brexit agreement is reached in negotiations, to enable the industry to adopt and adapt to new trading practices with the EU.  This must include considera...

FTA sets out industry’s priorities for Northern Ireland protocol

One of the UK’s biggest business groups, FTA, has today (30 April 2020) launched its Northern Ireland Protocol Policy Report, a document to highlight the key measures its members from across the logistics sector believe are nee...

BIFA Young Forwarder Network hits six with launch in Northern Ireland

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has added another regional group to the Young Forwarder Network that it launched less than one year ago. The Northern Ireland regional group was launched at a well-attended meeting, which took place at the Belfast Harbour Commissioners offices...

Chapman Freeborn and AIA Cargo announce strategic cooperation

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has signed a strategic cooperation with Airbridge International Agencies (AIA) Cargo to strengthen services in Ireland. UK-headquartered Chapman Freeborn is now AIA’s exclusive partner for charters to and from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Work...

ASM’s MacSwiney joins new advisory group to explore alternative Brexit backstop options

Agency Sector Management (ASM) chairman Peter MacSwiney has been appointed to a new Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group to explore options to replace the Northern Ireland Brexit backstop by the end of 2020. The advisory group consists of 15 technical experts in customs and trade fr...

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