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BIFA sets conference date

September 2 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is organising a one day conference on November 26, 2015 to address two of the most pressing issues facing its members and international trade in general.

The conference will bring together BIFA's members, HMRC and other appropriate stakeholders to discuss the impending changes in Customs legislation emerging from the introduction of the Union Customs Code in May 2016, together with an assessment of the current situation concerning the EU's Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme.

A second session on the same day will address the issues surrounding new IMO regulations requiring verification of a container's gross mass, which will become mandatory from July 1st, 2016.

BIFA members, other organisations and national authorities are now making preparations for this significant change to global container operations.

Robert Keen, BIFA director general said: "Many of our members have expressed their uncertainty on how to properly implement the new procedures and regulations, and how changes to European Customs procedures and container weight verification, may affect their business activities.

"BIFA is already delivering regional briefings on the expected outcomes of the UCC, but in November our members, and others in the international supply chain will have the opportunity to hear from HMRC and BIFA on the changes planned and be brought up-to-date on the new procedures that become law in May and July next year.

"With participation and discussions from freight forwarders, shippers, regulators, insurance and legal specialists, this should be a truly cross-party occasion, which is only right  as these are major legislative developments that will affect many players in international trade."

The BIFA conference will take place on November 26 at 1 Great George Street, London between 09:30 and 15:30.

Further information can be found here.

www.bifa.org

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