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CHIEF and CDS Downtime With Effect on GVMS

Tue. 14 Feb 2023
Please be advised, due to scheduled maintenance, both CDS and CHIEF will be unavailable for varying times starting on the 25th February.

CHIEF Extension Guidance Update

Fri. 4 Nov 2022
HMRC has supplied further guidance regarding the submission of additional information when applying for a further CHIEF extension. Please see the below guidance for more details.

HMRC Announces Update On CHIEF Extensions

Fri. 28 Oct 2022
On 20th September 2022, HMRC announced an extension process where businesses could apply to use CHIEF for their import declarations for a short period of time beyond the 30th September deadline.

HMRC webinar slides - Preparing to move to the Customs Declaration Service

Thu. 28 Apr 2022
Further to the two well attended and successful webinars held on the 25th and 27th April , HMRC have provided the Slidedeck used at the meeting for the use of BIFA Members. This set of slides covers the main points that Members will have to consider when planning and implementing their transition from CHIEF to CDS.

CHIEF and GVMS Downtime - Sat 19th and Sun 20th Feb

Thu. 17 Feb 2022
HMRC will be updating the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS), the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) and the Customs Handling of Import Export Freight (CHIEF) service this coming weekend.
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