BIFA welcomes quick response to customs questions

The government’s decision to delay full controls on EU goods prompted a guarded response from BIFA members at an online webinar which took place, by coincidence, less than 24 hours after the announcement. As well as BIFA, the online discussion included presentations from HMRC, DEFRA, and French port authorities. BIFA director general, Robert Keen: “Promises were given by the participants that they would be providing clarity on the questions raised, and it ... [+]

BIFA welcomes extra customs training funds

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) said that it hopes the package of measures unveiled by HMRC recently to accelerate growth of the UK’s customs intermediary sector is successful. Director general, Robert Keen explained: “Whilst we welcome the additional funding, as we did when the first two rounds of funding were ... [+]

Customs grant deadline extended

The British International Freight Association has welcomed financial secretary to the Treasury Jesse Norman’s statement that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has extended the deadline for businesses to apply for support funding to 31 January 2021. The scheme, first announced in September 2019 and which allows companies affected by Brexit to ... [+]

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