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  News Wed 20 Feb 2013 
Notifying HMRC and paying VAT on vehicles brought into the UK – changes coming   From 15 April 2013, vehicles entering the country for permanent use on UK roads will have to be notified to HMRC within 14 days and any VAT due paid or ‘secured’. More details             »
ICAO Decision Temporarily Restricts Carriage of Lithium Ion Aircraft Batteries as Cargo on Passenger Aircraft Pending the outcomes of investigations now being carried out in the United States and Japan, the President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has provisionally approved an interim amendment             that will prohibit the carriage of lithium ion aircraft batteries as cargo on passenger planes. Final approval of the amendment from the ICAO Council is expected when it returns to Session later this month. More details             »
UK forwarders disappointed with the small print in trade security             agreement The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is disappointed by some of the background information concerning the recent full implementation of mutual recognition for the USA’s and European Union’s (EU) trade security programmes. More details             »
Mutual recognition of C-TPAT and AEO fully implemented The European             Union and U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s agreement for mutual recognition of US Customs’ Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) programme and the EU’s Authorised Economic Operator (AECO) programme, is now fully operational. More details             »
Disaster recover rehearsal to be carried out on CHIEF On the 28th February 2013 a disaster recovery (DR) rehearsal will be carried out on CHIEF IES (Live Service) and CHIEF HMUT (HMRC/Trade test service). More details             »
FTA everywoman inTransport & Logistics Awards Deadline extended until Monday 18 February! More details             »
ICAO should be the focal point for global air cargo supply chain security standards The International Civil Aviation Organization should serve as the focal point for implementing global air cargo supply chain security standards, the Global Air Cargo   Advisory Group (GACAG) says. More details             »
  Industry     Information
Information from Customs and BIS The latest Customs Information Papers, Notice to Exporters etc. More details             »
  BIFA Hallmark     Events
2013 BIFA Regional  Annual Dinner – Liverpool – SOLD OUT! (Fri 22 Feb 2013) Venue: The Liner at Liverpool Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool. L3 5QB (19:30 hrs             for seating at 20:15 hrs ) Please be advised that this event is now full and we are no longer taking bookings. More details             »
London International Shipping Week (Mon 9 Sep 2013 – Fri 13 Sep 2013) Venue: The Willis Building, 51 Lime Street, London, EC3M 7DQ Propelling World Trade More details             »
  Regional Events
BIFA Heathrow –  Regional Members’ meeting (Thu 21 Feb 2013) Venue:             BIFA, Redfern House (14:00 hrs) BIFA Members and ASM Users can get information on activity with HM Revenue and Customs and other Governmental/regulatory bodies at national level as well as hear about local developments and initiatives. More details             »
Hounslow Chamber –  Logistics Supply Chain Business Breakfast (Tue 26 Feb 2013) Venue: Spring Grove House, West Thames College, London Road, Isleworth TW7 4HS in the Music Room (07:30 – 10:00 hrs) Hounslow Chamber working with members, stakeholders and partners is pleased to launch the Logistics Skills Alliance which provides an exciting opportunity for local members. More details             »
BIFA Manchester – Regional Members’ meeting (Tue 26 Feb 2013) Venue:             Manchester Airports Group, Conference Room, Building 308, World Freight Terminal, Manchester Airport, Manchester. M90 5PZ. (10:30 hrs) The Members’ meeting will include presentations and representation from the BIFA Secretariat, HMRC and other             Governmental/regulatory bodies to hear about national and local developments and initiatives. More details             »
BIFA Liverpool -Regional Members’ meeting (Thu 28 Feb 2013) Venue: Peel Ports Liverpool, Maritime Centre, Port of Liverpool. L21 1LA. (10:30 hrs) The Members’ meeting will include presentations and representation from the BIFA Secretariat, HMRC and other             Governmental/regulatory bodies to hear about national and local developments and initiatives. More details             »
BIFA Northern Ireland – Regional Members’ meeting (Tue 5 Mar 2013) Venue: Mission to Seafarers, Princes Dock Road, Belfast. BT1 3AA. (10:30 hrs) The Members’ meeting will include presentations and representation from the BIFA Secretariat, HMRC and other Governmental/regulatory bodies to hear about national and local developments and initiatives. More details             »
BIFA Midlands -Regional Members’ meeting (Wed 6 Mar 2013) Venue: East             Midlands Airport Authority, Building 34, East Midlands Airport,  Castle Donington, Derby. DE74 2SA. (10:30 hrs) The Members’ meeting will include presentations and representation from the BIFA Secretariat, HMRC and other Governmental/regulatory bodies to hear about national and local developments and initiatives. More details             »
BIFA Stansted – Regional Members’ meeting (Tue 12 Mar 2013) Venue: LSC, Stansted (11:30 hrs) BIFA Members and ASM Users can get information on activity with HM Revenue and Customs and other Governmental/regulatory bodies at national level as well as hear about local developments and initiatives. More details             »
BIFA Gatwick – Regional Members’ meeting (Thu 14 Mar 2013) Venue:             Timberham House (12:30 hrs) BIFA Members and ASM Users can get information on activity with HM Revenue and Customs and other Governmental/regulatory bodies at national level as well as hear             about local developments and initiatives. More details             »
Export Control Symposium – Department for Business, Innovation & Skills  (Tue 19 Mar 2013) Venue: Conference Centre, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET. (10:00 Hrs) Strategic Considerations for Exporting Controlled Goods. ‘Better Licence Applications – Better Outcomes’. More details             »
Presentation on Liens (Tue 19 Mar 2013) Venue: Casper Shipping Ltd, Cleveland Business Centre, 1 Watson Street,  Middlesbrough. TS1 2RQ (16:00 hrs (1 hour)) The presentation will have particular reference to the recent case of La Senza v Uniserve. More details             »
BIFA Heathrow – Regional Members’ meeting (Thu 21 Mar 2013) Venue:             BIFA, Redfern House (14:00 hrs) BIFA Members and ASM Users can get information on activity with HM Revenue and Customs and other Governmental/regulatory bodies at national level as well as hear about local developments and initiatives. More details             »
BIFA Solent – Regional Members’ meeting (Wed 27 Mar 2013) Venue: Duke of Wellington (08:00 hrs) Members can get information on BIFA activity with HM Revenue and Customs and other Governmental/regulatory bodies at national level as well as hear             about local developments and initiatives. More details             »
  New Member       Applications
BIFA Membership applications this month Full lists of companies that             have applied for membership of BIFA. More details             »
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