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Outgrow your dependancy on paper documents, GACAG tell members of the World Customs Organisation (WCO)

Members of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) should embrace and implement the principles of the Revised Kyoto Convention and shift from a dependency on paper documents to a full e-Customs environment, says the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG).

In a new position paper,

Police swoop on counterfeit cheque operation

The Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU) has dismantled what is believed to be one of the UK’s biggest counterfeit cheque crime groups.

It follows a major operation in Yorkshire and Scotland.Last Wednesday and Thursday morning (October 17 and 18) in excess of 60 officers from the

New California reefer regulations significantly affect brokers and forwarders in the USA

BIFA Members that have significant operations in the USA should note the following information regarding reefers.

New regulations from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, and as a result, transportation brokers and ...

An update on US dock labour discussions

Further to our earlier news item, it is reported that contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Union and the group representing shipping industry management at East and Gulf Coast ports – the United Maritime Alliance – met again this week in an effort to resolve additional outstanding issues.

The ...

Planned system downtime affecting import clearances via ALVS and PEACH

Here are further updates of planned maintenance work on the ALVS / CHIEF / Government Gateway / PEACH systems.

Friday 26-Sunday 28 October
Due to essential maintenance work various Government systems, including the Government Gateway and the Single ...

Manchester Airport Group submits plans for ‘World Logistics Hub’

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has submitted an outline planning application for the development of a ‘World Logistics Hub’ in the southern part of Greater Manchester’s Enterprise Zone at Manchester Airport. The hub would include the development of between 1.2m- to 1.4m sq ft of new logistics space ...

Russia joins the World Trade Organization

On 22nd August 2012, Russia has joined the World Trade Organization (WTO). Russia is the 156th country to join the WTO.

UK exports were worth £4.78 billion to Russia in 2011 and the UK is keen to strengthen its existing trade relationship with Russia. Business Secretary Vince Cable ...

BIFA urges members to be cautious over counterfeit goods trade

With anecdotal evidence suggesting a growing trade in counterfeit goods, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is urging its members to make sure that their procedures, when accepting consignments for shipment, are as tight as possible.

BIFA Director General, Peter ...

Fake demands from IATA – last May’s scam reappears

Many members are reporting e-mail demands for payments from IATA similar to those we warned about in May’s edition of BIFAlink

Most of the e-mails bear the usual tell tale signs of a scam such as an e-mail address for IATA at gmail or Yahoo however ...

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