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It’s a tough call, with Covid-19 disrupting many freight forwarders’ daily operations, but now is the time to step up apprentice recruitment, says the British International Freight Association (BIFA).

Just a few weeks ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period, it has been suggested that an extra 50,000 private-sector customs agents will be needed to meet additional demands for customs clearance and a recent survey of BIFA members showed that a staggering 65% feel they don’t have enough staff to cope.