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Government guidelines ‘better late than never’ says BIFA

[ November 6, 2020   //   ]

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) welcomes the UK government’s recommation that traders appoint specialists – such as one its members – to deal with import and export customs declarations.

The recommendation comes in a letter sent out by the UK government to VAT-registered traders highlighting actions they need to take to continue trading with the EU from 1 January 2021.

BIFA Director General, Robert Keen, says the trade association sees this recommendation as both an acknowledgement and an endorsement by government of the vital role that freight forwarders have always played in oiling the wheels of visible international trade and managing the UK’s supply chains.

But he added: “With less than two months to go until the end of the transition period, that recognition has come somewhat late in the day. But as the old saying goes, ‘better late, than never’.”