BIFA beefs up customs expertise

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has appointed Igor Popovics as policy and compliance advisor with responsibility for Customs and frontier-related issues. Prior to joining BIFA, he was export documents and customs declaration officer at the London Chamber of Commerce, and whilst primarily fulfilling a Customs role, he also has wide knowledge of Rules of Origin and Carnets. He has also worked for a number of freight forwarding companies. [+]

Single Trade Window: Make your views known, says BIFA

The British International Freight Association is urging its members to provide their views on government plans to create a £180 million UK Single Trade Window to streamline trader interactions with border agencies. It is currently midway through a 12-week consultation on the issue. BIFA  says it hopes that the consultation indicates ... [+]

BIFA goes back to the classroom

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that some of its training courses will return to being conducted in person. Executive director Carl Hobbis said that the plan was to reintroduce classroom sessions from late April although online courses would also continue. The first course to return to the classroom on will ... [+]

BIFA sets out its stall for National Careers Week

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is supporting National Careers Week on 7-12 March with a series of events promoting careers in logistics. It will start with an online seminar entitled ‘Ten Reasons To Consider a Career in Logistics’ at 13:00 on 7 March. BIFA executive director, Carl Hobbis, who is ... [+]

What do you think of the shipping industry? BIFA to canvas members

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is asking its members for their views on current container shipping line practices, as well as their opinions on the easements and exemptions provided to them under competition law. BIFA director general, Robert Keen, says that over the last several months, he has received many ... [+]

BIFA welcomes supply chain watchdog

BIFA welcomes supply chain watchdog group The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says it welcomes the news that five competition authorities have created a working group to monitor activity by global shipping lines. The authorities will meet regularly to develop and share intelligence to detect and investigate suspected anti-competitive behaviour and ... [+]

BIFA to support National Apprenticeship Week

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is again supporting the forthcoming National Apprenticeship Week 2022. It is holding a series of events aimed at demonstrating its commitment to the International Freight Forwarding Specialist apprenticeship, supported by several BIFA members including Burhill Logistics, CH Robinson, DHL and the Woodland Group. It will ... [+]

BIFA to add CDS to online training

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is to incorporate elements of the online CDS eLearning course launched in Autumn 2021 into its other online live customs training courses. The trade association worked with software firm ASM to create a relevant training course to help BIFA members understand and implement the different ... [+]

BIFA demands shipping probe

The British International Freight Association says it is “joining the chorus of voices” that are calling for an investigation into the activities of container shipping lines. It has written to the UK government  asking it to investigate the state of competition within the current deep sea container shipping market, saying that ... [+]

Unprepared for import controls? Make friends with a forwarder, says BIFA

With many importers unprepared for changes to import customs rules on 1 January there is no better time to use the services of a freight forwarder, says the British International Freight Association. BIFA director general Robert Keen, says that he was a little surprised to read that research by the Federation ... [+]

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