China’s waste import changes impacting freight sector

New Chinese restrictions on imported waste, introduced since 1 January, are set to have significant implications for the international freight transport, logistics and supply chain sectors – particularly for backhaul east-west intercontinental container shipping trades, although the changes are also likely to lead to rising costs to supply chains from higher packaging costs.

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AAI Group Winners at local business awards

AAI Group Winners at local business awards in Manchester.
 
AAI Group’s Manchester office, the newest edition to the AAI family have scooped the most promising young business at the Stockport Business Awards. The event took place at Stockport Town Hall last week and was hosted by TV personality Jenny Powell.

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Border Delivery Group Update - 19 March

This bulletin provides an overview of the latest EU Exit information relating to UK borders from across UK Government. Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority. This has not...


IMO 2020 fuel rules set to change ocean freight landscape

Next year will be a pivotal year for the container shipping market, with the imminent the IMO 2020 low-sulphur fuel deadline set to trigger more slow steaming and transhipment - and be potentially...


Email addresses for the Trading Standards SPoC team are changing

All enquiries and contacts with the SpoC team must be sent to spoc@suffolk.gov.uk with effect from 1 April. This email address can be used before 1 April but is the only address after 1 April. This...


Freight forwarders remain ahead of the curve despite ongoing Brexit uncertainty

Robert Keen, BIFA’s Director General said that that this has been the advice of the trade association for freight forwarders’ for several weeks. Keen says: “Confusion reigns and with less than a...


Guidance on Ireland and Dual Use Goods

For Ireland click on the following link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-exit-avoiding-a-hard-border-in-northern-ireland-in-a-no-deal-scenario it should be noted that the document emphasises the...


EU exit (no deal): Changes to the rules for reporting and paying UK import VAT that will impact sellers outside the UK

From 29 March 2019, if the United Kingdom (UK) leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal, the UK import VAT rules will change for goods sold to UK buyers that are sent in parcels. The rules...


Draft Tariff published by HM Gov in the event of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit

From BIFA’s perspective the most important document is a draft version of The Tariff which can be viewed by clicking on the following link....


Great launch for BIFA's Young Freight Forwarders Network

Aimed at supporting individuals that have recently joined the logistics sector, the event, which was co-hosted with Outsource, part of the Seetec Group, was perfectly timed to link with the 12th...


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