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CDS Simplifications Guide

To help BIFA Members transition to CDS, HMRC has published a CDS Simplifications Guide.

HMRC will be closing the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system in two stages:

  1. On 30 September 2022: the ability to make import declarations will end
  2. On 31 March 2023: the ability to make export declarations will end

In its place, the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will serve as the UK's single customs platform, with all businesses needing to declare goods through CDS after 31 March 2023.

To help Members move to CDS, HMRC has published new and improved guidance on GOV.UK and have made changes to streamline the completion of customs declarations. (the link to this document opens in a new window)

BIFA has also created a dedicated area on the Information section HERE to make it easier for Members to access information on updates relating to CDS. This page is being updated regularly. (the link to this page opens in a new window)



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