Tel : 020 3219 5860
E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adding value by
solving business problems.

Adding value by
solving business problems.

Latest News

The Growth Plan 2022
23/09/2022 - More...
The new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, delivered a fiscal statement referred to as The Growth Plan 2022 on

Energy Bill Relief Scheme launched
22/09/2022 - More...
The Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg has announced the launch of the new Energy Bill Relief Scheme to help cut energy

New Chancellor’s approach to economic priorities
22/09/2022 - More...
The new Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, recently met in London with various market and city leaders to set out the Prime

Using the Customs Declaration Service

Source: HM Revenue & Customs | | 11/08/2022

The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is a new customs IT platform that has been designed to modernise the process for completing customs declarations for businesses that import or export goods from the UK. A phased launch of the service started during August 2018. The CDS is used for making import and export declarations when moving goods into and out of the UK.

The closure of the old Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) service is imminent. The CHIEF system is over 25 years old and has struggled to cope with complex reporting requirements that could not easily or cost-effectively be accommodated within the existing service. 

The complete closure of the CHIEF system is marked for 31 March 2023. However, the CHIEF system is being withdrawn in two stages. The first stage, on 30 September 2022, will see the ability to make import declarations on CHIEF closed. This is a critical date. Businesses that have not moved across to the CDS will be unable to import goods into the UK from 1 October 2022.

Even businesses that use a customs agents need to ensure they take the following steps:

  • subscribe to the CDS;
  • choose a payment method;
  • check their standing authorities are correctly set up; and 
  • give their customs agent customs clearance instructions.

The CHIEF system will fully close on 31 March 2023 when the ability to make export declarations will also be withdrawn. 



Our Address

Milton Avis LLP
Chartered Accountants
Pitt House
120 Baker Street
London W1U 6TU

Tel : 020 3219 5860
E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Membership

 

News letter

With our newsletter, you automatically receive our latest news per e-mail and get access to the archive including advanced search options!

» Sign up for the newsletter
» Login