60-day Countdown Begins until CDS Replaces the CHIEF System in the UK

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The Customs Declaration Service will be replacing the CHIEF system on October 1st - Are you prepared?

Customs_Bond2All Import Customs declarations in the United Kingdom must be moved to the Customs Declaration Service by this date.

CDS is intended to replace the 25-year-old CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight) system.

The last Import declaration using CHIEF will be on September 30th before the system is switched off.


HMRC has created the below videos to guide you through the initial setup process to begin the transition from CHIEF to CDS:


For more information, take a look at our CDS Guidance document or contact your local Expeditors Customs representative to learn more.  


Blog was originally posted on July 31, 2022 11 PM

Topics: Customs, UK


Written by Expeditors

3 minute read