Monday, June 17, 2024

UK freight association welcomes further funding for customs training

BIFA launches CDS training system

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, says 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 says: “Whilst we welcome the additional funding, as we did when […]

Priority Freight gains AEO accreditation

UK logistics operator Priority Freight has received full AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) accreditation for its UK-based Midlands operations. The value of the AEO status will be magnified in a post-Brexit world as the passage and movement of goods for HMRC-known operators are made more frictionless. Currently only 600 UK companies having obtained the status meeting […]

ASM develops contingency plans to meet new Customs declaration service delay

Agency Sector Management (ASM) is working on contingency plans for businesses affected by the new UK’s Customs Declaration Service (CDS) in the event that a full roll-out of the new system is delayed. CDS is due to replace the current Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system in phases by January 2019, but […]

BIFA: Only a lengthy Brexit transition can prepare for CDS introduction

Forwarders in Britain are pinning their hopes on a lengthy Brexit transition so that they can prepare for the introduction of the new Customs Declaration Service, says Robert Keen, director-general of the British International Freight Association. Keen, HMRC and the customs software supplier Agency Sector Management (ASM) are running a series of seminars on CDS […]

CCS-UK Fallback ready to keep UK air cargo moving

A new electronic fallback system to prevent a meltdown in the UK’s air cargo industry in the event of a prolonged outage of HMRC’s CHIEF system is ready for use having received formal approval. ‘CCS-UK Fallback’ will allow authorised traders to continue processing Customs export declarations in the event of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ […]

Freight Transport Association praises Heathrow expansion plans

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has praised Heathrow Airport for its plans to invest £180 million ($277.6 million) to double airfreight volumes. The airport will be spent on cargo facilities, processes and people. It will include a specialist pharmaceutical storage area to cater for ever rising demand for high value and temperature sensitive medicine. The […]