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IFL is exhibiting at the Midlands Business Network Expo
29 August
2019
International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) will be exhibiting at the Midlands Business Network Expo 2019 on Thursday 12 September at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, from 10am-2pm. We look forward to meeting you. We’ll be there to answer your questions about transport, freight and logistics, and import-export to and from Birmingham and the Midlands region. Potential topics you may want toRead more
Roy Baker, IFL Director
2 July
2019
As International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) celebrates turning 30 this month we are pleased to have Roy Baker in the interview seat. Roy was IFL’s original managing director and one of the two founding directors still with the company today. He was there in 1989 when IFL started freight forwarding with just a single truck and three staff. Today the companyRead more
Brexit sign and Union Jack dominoes set to fall
14 March
2019
An important Brexit update for those who trade with the EU was released this week. The HMRC letter deals with urgent preparations UK businesses need to take in order to continue trading in the event of a ‘no deal’. It also includes the new postponed accounting arrangements for the payment of VAT on EU imports after 29 March in the eventRead more
Customs Clearance Dover
20 February
2019
New guidance updates for exporters and importers covering customs procedures in the event of a no-deal Brexit were issued by HM Revenue & Customs this month (4 February). You can download them at the links below. HMRC is introducing “simplified importing procedures” – known as Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) – for an initial period of one year to ease congestionRead more
IFL-MD-Rob-Pike-5news-Brexit-deal
22 January
2019
In less than 10 weeks, on 29 March, the UK is due to leave the European Union. But there is still great uncertainty over the terms of Brexit and how this will affect the flow of goods across UK borders. As a pan-European freight forwarder based in Birmingham, International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) was approached by Channel 5 News to giveRead more
Roy Baker, IFL Director, on a no-deal Brexit
10 January
2019
This week International Forwarding director Roy Baker spoke to Heart FM news about Brexit and the effect on the West Midlands freight and logistics industry – and the businesses who use them for importing and exporting their goods. Please note: to support our customers through Brexit, we have put together a short guide to how we as a freight forwarderRead more
2018 Russia football
27 June
2018
Not only do we watch the football here at International Forwarding but we also sponsor local grassroots football (here’s our local U8s team in their next season IFL kit) and we are, of course, fascinated by the logistics of the world’s biggest football tournament. Putting on the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is no easy task with many logisticalRead more
Cargo handling pick and pack
26 April
2018
As a UK warehouse operator storing goods for sellers established outside the European Union, International Forwarding is ready for a new government scheme which aims to crack down on tax evasion by unscrupulous online retailers. IFL Director Roy Baker guides our non-EU customers through the UK’s new Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme – or FHDDS for short. With the growth ofRead more
8 November
2017
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has updated its Standard Trading Conditions to take into account new SOLAS rules and other issues. International Forwarding Director Roy Baker outlines five main changes for our customers. International Forwarding Limited (IFL) trades under the conditions of the British International Freight Association for allRead more
17 July
2017
As Brexit negotiations begin, Roy Baker, Director, International Forwarding, reviews the likely options facing European logistics and why freight forwarders with Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status will be better placed to help import-export business navigate the bumpy road ahead.   We were hoping the June general election might mean that we could put the crystal ball back into its boxRead more