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Forwarders unprepared for Brexit changes, says BIFA

Most respondents to a survey by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said they had significant reservations over whether they will have the capacity to handle major changes to the UK’s trading relationship at the start of 2021, such as new customs documentation and procedures. BIFA director Robert Keen says he believes that the results clearly demonstrates that much greater clarity is needed on government plans for the border. He said: “The ... [+]

BIFA asks again: Are you ready for Brexit?

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is again surveying its members on how well they are prepared for Brexit ahead of the end of the transition period on 31 December. An previous survey in May found that most respondents wanted an extension to the transition period if no trade deal is ... [+]

Vital detail on post-Brexit trade still lacking, says BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is calling for meat on the bones of the various government announcements on future cross border trade. Director general Robert Keen says that, with less than 100 days to go before the end of the transition period, “we share the concerns of our members ... [+]

Customs training continues

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is reminding its members that its Customs declaration online training is still available, with grant funding available from the Government. Robert Keen, BIFA director general says: “However, with trade discussions between the UK and the EU stalled, and no sign of a request for an ... [+]

BIFA calls for commonsense approach to trade talks

British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general Robert Keen called for common sense and compromise as the first formal negotiations between the UK and the EU over their future trading relationship got under way on 2 March. He said both sides should do everything they can to achieve a free-trade agreement ... [+]

Brexit outcome still uncertain, says BIFA

British International Freight Association director general Robert Keen called for greater transparency and clarity in the effort to develop a new post-Brexit trading relationship. Just ahead of the UK’s departure from the EU on 31 January he said: “In light of the change that will likely take place in the trading ... [+]

Government ‘fails to heed BIFA Brexit advice’

Very few companies have registered for a new government online VAT system for foreign parcels in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which could make forwarders and customs agents liable for import VAT and other charges, warns BIFA. The industry association’s director general, Robert Keen, questioned whether Government is listening to ... [+]

Forwarders to operate Transitional Simplified Procedures

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)’s decision to allow freight forwarders, as well as traders. to operate the new Transitional Simplified Procedures system in the event of a no-deal Brexit, along with an extension to the period in which the arrangements would apply. The ... [+]

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