The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is seeing massive interest for a recently-launched online training course that focuses on Customs declarations.
Robert Keen, BIFA director general says: “Issues surrounding Customs declarations are in the spotlight at present and we perceived the need for a focused course that can improve the understanding of any of our members.
“Those members and others seem to agree as we have had over 500 individuals registering an interest in the new eLearning course that we introduced to our training portfolio in March 2019.”
The course is another tool which BIFA has developed to provide support and information for anyone that wants to gain a better understanding of Customs regimes and how to complete a Customs declaration.
The wholly online digital course, has 11 modules in total. These include: The Export processes, The Import process and entry completion rules, Customs Procedure Codes (CPCs) and Customs Simplified Procedures; and BIFA says it should not take more than around five hours to complete.
The trade association for UK freight forwarders and logistics companies continued to expand its training portfolio following last December’s announcement that the UK government would make £8 million available in funding for all customs intermediaries and traders completing customs declarations. This included HMRC providing an investment of £3 million to fund increased training capacity.