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Less than a month left for exporters to move to Customs Declaration Service

Posted 22/05/2024

Submitting export declarations through the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) becomes mandatory for all businesses on 4 June.

CDS will replace the Customs Handling Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) on that date.

Businesses that use a customs agent to submit their export declarations should check that their agent is ready for the change.

If you make your own declarations rather than using an agent then you need to make sure that you have software in place that will work with the CDS system.

HMRC are encouraging businesses that need help in migrating to CDS to get in touch with a customs agent that is ready for the new system and can provide help.

For more information regarding the CDS, please see the HMRC toolkit–2

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