Tag: Robert Keen

Logistics group welcomes timetable review for new Customs declarations processing system

Logistics sector welcomes review of timetable for implementation of new Customs declarations processing system; dual-running with existing system likely The British International Freight Association (BIFA) notes that the implementation timetable on the new computer system that will replace an ex...

BIFA warns of deadline for Customs grant scheme applications

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is reminding its members of a looming deadline by which they can apply for funding from a £16 million grant scheme. Originally announced by the government in October 2019, the scheme represents an additional round of funding for employee trai...

BIFA says CBI’s Brexit report hits the nail on the head

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) hit the nail on the head with its warning that neither the UK nor the EU is ready for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. The CBI gave its view after released a report on 28 July which is based on t...

BIFA welcomes HMRC decision to extend TSP if no deal Brexit

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed the welcomes HMRC decision to extend Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) for customs in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The date when the first supplementary customs declarations must be submitted, and any import duties must be...

BIFA advising members to prepare for a no deal Brexit

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is advising its members to continue preparing for the UK to leave with a no-deal from the European Union (EU) on 29 March "until further clarity is obtained". PM Theresa May is set to try and get her withdrawl agreement through Parliament for a...

BIFA: HMRC procedures on TSP for customs should include freight forwarders

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says transitional simplified procedures (TSP) should be for all involved in visible international trade movements, including freight forwarders. Commenting on the recent announcement by HMRC on TSP for customs in the case the UK leaves the Euro...

BIFA welcomes HM Treasury funding for customs training

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed the news of an £8 million government funding scheme for customs intermediaries and traders. Grants have been made available for all customs intermediaries and traders completing customs declarations. The aim of the grants is to su...

BIFA: UK plans for Customs detailed in national newspaper adds insult to injury

The trade association for UK freight forwarders has expressed its surprise at the recent report in the Times newspaper that the UK Government is planning to invest £8 million in customs training and automation to support the extra demand for Customs brokerage services in the event that the UK leave...

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