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New Customs Declaration Service

For member companies involved in the direct import and export of goods, the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) process is being replaced by the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) for future imports and exports.

HMRC began phasing in CDS from August 2018, starting with a group of importers who make certain types of Supplementary Declarations. From November 2018 remaining importers will start to move over to CDS. Exporters will follow when export functionality is delivered in March 2019.

For more information go to:


Sarah McCann-Bartlett
Director General

Tel:  020 7747 8127
Mobile:  07515 574 551