The British International Freight Association (BIFA), is the trade association representing UK freight forwarders and acts as an authoritative voice for the industry at official and government levels.
BIFA is listed by the UK government on their Business Link website and is consulted by H.M. Revenue and Customs as a member of the Joint Customs Consultative Committee.
BIFA represents freight forwarders in Brexit discussions with the UK government and various international NGOs and provides advice and information on the issues that directly affect the industry and their customers.
BORDER STRATEGY CONSULTATION OFFERS FURTHER RECOGNITION OF THE KEY ROLE OF FREIGHT FORWARDERS IN CROSS-BORDER INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Thu. 23 Jul 2020
Noting the government’s launch of a consultation on its 2025 Border Strategy, the trade association for UK freight forwarders says that its extensive involvement with various government departments has highlighted the need for a thorough review of the way that the UK border operates.
THE BORDER WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION: IMPORTING AND EXPORTING GOODS
Wed. 15 Jul 2020
On 14 July 2020 the Government issued its long-awaited Border Operating Model.
BORDER OPERATING MODEL RECOGNISES THE VALUE OF FREIGHT FORWARDERS
Mon. 13 Jul 2020 Commenting on today’s announcement by the UK government of the Border Operating Model that will take effect from the end of the Transition Period, the trade association for UK freight forwarders said it is keeping its fingers crossed that its members, the companies that manage cross-border trade between the UK and EU, will have enough time to make the necessary preparations to facilitate the revised arrangements.
GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES £705 MILLION INVESTMENT FOR GB-EU BORDER
Mon. 13 Jul 2020
The UK government has announced a £705 million funding package in 20/21 for border infrastructure, jobs and technology in an effort to ensure GB border systems are fully operational when the UK takes back control of its border after the end of the transition period.
TRADE DEAL MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER IN LIGHT OF EU NOT OFFERING A RECIPROCAL SIX-MONTH PHASED TRANSITION, SAYS FREIGHT ASSOCIATION
Fri. 19 Jun 2020
In response to the news that the European Union will impose full customs controls and checks on goods from the UK from 2021, the British International Freight Association has reiterated its hopes that a trade deal between the UK and the EU can be achieved before the end of the transition period.
MEMBER SURVEY RE EU EXIT
Mon. 18 May 2020
BIFA Member survey on mutually agreeing an extension to the Transition period.
FREIGHT FORWARDERS SAYS HMRC IS ACTING PRAGMATICALLY OVER IMPLEMENTATION TIMETABLE FOR NEW CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS PROCESSING SYSTEM
Wed. 8 Apr 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed the latest announcement by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of an extension to the implementation timetable of the new computer system that will replace an existing system used for processing Customs declarations.