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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DEFRA update relative to fish movements

Therefore, we are pleased to advise Members involved in this particular trade that the Department is organising a series of events to provide further information on this subject. Please click on the...


HMG RORO Requirements Document

BIFA has again been asked to communicate this document widely within its own Membership networks, however, please note that this document is correct at the time of sharing and information may...


It's Sumner time for BIFA's training team

In 2019 BIFA has seen demand for its freight and customs training courses hit a record high, mainly due to the availability of a specific apprenticeship in Freight Forwarding, as well as the...


HMRC EU Exit Communication

This includes “ A No Deal” scenario, where there is no agreed settlement between the UK and EU covering the formers leaving the European Union. Since the change of Prime Minister there has been a...


Liner reliability improves markedly in second quarter

Container shipping’s reliability has come under increasing scrutiny from customers. However, there are signs carriers are getting their act together, with new figures showing improvements across the...


Port Health Update - 06/08/2019

There are import controls on groundnuts (peanuts) and their products from countries specified within legislation (Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No...


Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

On 30th August 2019, OFSI will update links to its consolidated list, the system by which it publishes the details of individuals and entities subject to financial sanctions. The consolidated list...


China - Penalty for Dangerous Goods Misdeclaration

Failure to properly offer and declare hazardous cargoes prior to shipment is a violation of the Hazardous Material Regulations. Such violations may be subject to monetary fines and/or criminal...


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