Customer Advisory - Suez Canal

We would like to inform you that the clearing of the vessel backlog at the Suez Canal is progressing well. We have seen 43 vessels from the total queue passing the canal on Monday 29th March, with a further 66 vessel on Tuesday, we expect full operation to be in place by middle of this week.

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Changes to CDS Declaration Completion Rules - 26/06

Please find attached new guidance material that is due to be published on GOV.UK. We want to share these with you in advance. There are two sets of documents in this release: 1) GB Tariff Supplement...


Target Operating Model Survey Launches

The outcomes of this review will help inform a new Target Operating Model (TOM) that will come into effect at the end of 2023. The survey aims to capture views about the current regime and establish...


BIFA adds youth to its national Council

Both are important members of BIFA’s Young Forwarder Network (YFN) and their selection is in recognition of their endeavours to make the YFN the success that it is today, as well as BIFA’s desire to...


Changes to Safety and Security declarations announced

The facilitations are as follows: Making S&S Movement Reference Numbers (MRNs) optional in the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS), for both imports and exports Removal of S&S requirements on...


PEACH / eHMI Downtime - Tues 21st June

We have just been advised by DEFRA of the following Peach downtime for Tuesday 21st June 2022. To allow for a code release, PEACH / eHMI will be unavailable between 12:00-18:00 on Tues 21st June...


Major Government Systems Outage - Sat 25th June

Please be advised that due to scheduled maintenance you will be unable to access the following online services: Customs Handling of Import Export Freight (CHIEF) Saturday 25th June 2022 from 22:00...


Closure of inland border facility at Birmingham Airport

In preparation for the closure, Birmingham IBF will no longer accept import movements from 23:59 on Sunday 19th June 2022. If you are bringing goods to the UK, you should continue to access services...


Simplified Customs Transit Arrangements

The policy measure establishes new simplified arrangements under which certain persons approved by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to receive goods at the end of a cross-border customs transit...


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