The current United Kingdom Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) is due to be replaced with the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) system. The timeline indicated by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is to be made in two phases:
- 30th September 2022 for import submissions
- 31st March 2023 for export submissions
If you haven’t started your transition from CHIEF to CDS, it is time to act now. Our resources page will help you get started and allow your business to become CDS-ready.
HMRC Guidance Videos
HMRC has created five short videos to guide you through the initial setup process to begin the transition from CHIEF to CDS. Your local Expeditors branch representative will also be able to discuss the CDS requirements to ensure a smooth transition.