Forwarding, Freight News

And then – we shall examine the list…

[ May 26, 2020   //   ]

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to ensure that they are included on a list of customs agents and parcel operators being compiled and published by HMRC in preparation for1  January  2021, when customs declarations will be required on goods moving into and out of the EU.

BIFA director general  Robert Keen, said: “Because the UK has left the EU, and whatever the outcome of the transition negotiations in regards to a trade deal, there will be a considerable increase in customs declarations from 1 January. Rather than do the work themselves, many importers and exporters rely on freight forwarders, which have the appropriate experience, as well as software to communicate with HMRC’s systems, to manage the customs clearance of their commodities.”

He said that many of traders will be using the government list for reference. Further details: