A NEW edition of the British International Freight Association's (BIFA) Standard Trading Conditions (STC) has been launched, replacing the previous version revised in 2017 following UK's exit from the EU.
Robert Keen, director general of BIFA said: "The impact of the UK's exit from the EU on the role of direct or indirect representation has been much discussed and has been a complex issue throughout the transition period. The Term 'Customs Representative' is now replaced by 'The Customs Agent' although the concept remains largely the same.
"The importance of BIFA members ensuring the effective incorporation of the BIFA STC into their contracts with their customers cannot be stressed enough.
"This is something we address constantly with members. BIFA will be urging its members to check that they do everything they can to ensure their company has adopted the necessary steps outlined in BIFA's guide to representation with HMRC, which has been updated and can be found on the trade association's website under the INFORMATION > GOOD PRACTICE TOOLBOX section."