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BIFA (UK): Freight forwarders ready to clear up "the mess left by politicians"

Friday, February 1, 2019

Responding to the decision by the UK Parliament to reject a deal, which set out the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union on March 29, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said:

"A hard deal may well be very disruptive and damaging for the UK economy as a whole, but freight forwarders - many of whom are Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accredited - will play a key role in tidying up the mess left by the politicians by ensuring UK importers and exporters can continue trading without undue disruption with the rest of Europe after March 29.

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BIFA Article on Trade Post Brexit -

Dutch ports launch Get Ready for Brexit guides

Together with PortBase, the cooperating sector organisations in Dutch ports launched the campaign website , Port of Rotterdam said in its release. This enables exporters, importers and their logistics service providers to see at a glance what they need to do to transport their cargo quickly to the United Kingdom after Brexit.

The launch of the website signalled the start of the international information campaign that aims to support the entire logistics chain in the run up to Brexit.

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FIATA will also be publishing an update to its membership on Brexit providing an outlook on the situation and guidance to mitigate risk.

Forwarders told to prepare for no-deal Brexit

Freight forwarder association BIFA has told its members to prepare for the UK to leave the European Union with no deal in place. Meanwhile, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has warned that leaving the European Union without a deal would be catastrophic for UK supply chains.

In response to the UK Parliament voting against the current deal negotiated with the EU, BIFA director general Robert Keen urged UK freight forwarders to prepare for a disorderly exit on March 29.

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