BIFA encourages online Customs Declaration training

UK freight association encourages sign up for its online Customs declaration training, with grant funding still available from government The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has reminded its members and any company involved in international trade that its online training course that focuses on Customs declarations is still available, with grant funding available from the Government. Robert Keen, BIFA director general says: “The Covid-19 crisis has kicked the transition period

BluJay Solutions acquires Expedient Software

BluJay Solutions acquires Australian customs and forwarding technology provider Expedient Software BluJay Solutions, a global provider of supply chain applications, networks, and data solutions, today announced it has acquired Expedient Software. Expedient is a leading provider of customs and forwarding software for the logistics market in Australia and New Zealand. With the acquisition, BluJay broadens its customs and forwarding technology offerings, along with its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. “We


BIFA calls for clarity on possible post-Brexit Customs arrangement

British International Freight Association (BIFA)calls for clarity on post-Brexit Customs arrangement Commenting on the first of what is likely to be a number of papers issued by the UK Government over the next few days outlining its ambitions for Brexit, the UK trade association that represents freight forwarding and logistics companies says that it is no surprise that the paper is all about possible trade and customs arrangements post-Brexit. British

Modal Training launches consultancy service for AEO applications

Modal Training Limited, the first organisation in the UK to offer integrated, multimodal logistics training for sea, road, rail and air, has launched a new consultancy service to help businesses achieve Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation. AEO is a quality standard for EU businesses engaged in international trade, which is set to become more important for UK companies, following the changes in EU customs rules in May 2016. Under the

Brace for the ACE impact, says WiseTech Global

Craig Seelig, WiseTech Global’s Product Manager for Customs and Government Compliance Americas, explains that the ACE extension doesn’t mean Brokers should delay implementation. US Customs recently announced a delay until March 31 for mandatory filing of all entry summary transactions in US Customs’ Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), the single window processing of trade that is to automate and enhance interaction between international trade partners, CBP, and Partner Government Agencies (PGA)

Customs warehouse operators must crack new code UCC

The latest raft of EU customs legislation to impact on the third party logistics sector will start to come in to effect from May of this year. The Union Customs Code (UCC) has been introduced to consolidate and modernise customs legislation and provide a legal basis for electronic communications, which will become the norm throughout the European Union. The code will have a significant effect on the way some of