Young Forwarders Network offers free bitesize training

The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) next event following the relaunch of its Young Forwarder Network (YFN) online will feature free ‘bitesize’ training run by BIFA trainers, Graeme Wilkinson and Carl Hobbis. Set to take place online on Wednesday 8 July,  the training will be focused around Customs Procedures Codes and will be available exclusively to members of the YFN. Carl Hobbis said: “The development of BIFA’s YFN continues to be of ... [+]

Ask your MP for more time for Brexit talks, says BIFA

With negotiations between UK and the European Union having resumed, the British International Freight Association is encouraging its members to write to their local MPs and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, tMichael Gove MP, to request an extension to the Transition Period should no trade deal look like being achieved. This ... [+]

BIFA moves industry training online

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is taking its industry training programme online using web-based video conferencing from 1 June. Over the past month, the association’s four-strong training team has been modifying the course content so that it can be delivered by video conferencing in a virtual classroom setting. All the ... [+]

Back to work with BIFA

BIFA is receiving many enquiries from members asking the steps they should take once lockdown restrictions are eased BIFA but says it is difficult to provide precise answers because there are numerous variables to consider. However, it has outlined a series of measures companies should consider in a guidance blueprint, available ... [+]

UK signs ferry deal to keep freight moving – updated

The UK government has signed a tripartite pledge with France and Ireland to maintain critical freight ferry routes during the Covid-19 crisis, along with support for Northern Ireland domestic services. A freight and passenger support package covers 26 routes between Britain, France, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden, ... [+]

BIFA welcomes export support

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed additional support tfrom the Department for International Trade (DIT) to 160,000 exporters and international investors. BIFA Director General, Robert Keen says: “We understand that UK businesses are now eligible to secure export insurance cover to major international markets, in addition to export finance, ... [+]

Budget is all spin and noise says BIFA

BIFA director general Robert Keen said that the association’s members would be waiting to see whether all the borrowing and spending that has been outlined in the UK Budget on 11 March actually happens. “Until it happens, it is all spin and noise,” he warned. “Whilst the investment in road transport ... [+]

BIFA’s Young Forwarders Network celebrates first birthday

The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Young Forwarders Network (YFN) is celebrating a first successful year. The YFN was launched in March 2019 to create several regional networking groups, run by young forwarders and designed to help early talent and young BIFA members develop their knowledge and professional skills, but in ... [+]

It’s a slam-dunk for BIFA award-winners

Basketball star and broadcaster Ade Adepitan revealed the winners of the British International Freight Association’s Freight Service Awards 2019 on 16 January. The winners of the eight General, Modal, and Specialist categories in the Awards, which has established a benchmark of quality for the British freight forwarding industry for more than ... [+]

Customs grant deadline looms

BIFA is reminding its members that they only have until 17 January to apply for a share of a £16 million fund for customs-related employee training and IT ahead of Brexit. Companies need to register with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) - which is administering the grants for HMRC. Applications close on 31 January ... [+]

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