CDS is now LIVE

On 1st October, HMRC’s Customs Declaration Service (CDS) replaced the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system.

HMRC promises that CDS it is a resilient, reliable, and adaptable IT platform.

Import declarations have now stopped on CHIEF however exports will continue until their last day on 31st March 2023 where CHIEF will officially close down.

This means that if you don’t have a customs agent nominated to make your declarations on CDS, or if you’re not able to make them yourself, you won’t be able to import your goods.

How can we help?
Simpex Express Limited are CDS-ready, as well as our sister company Samphire Cargo Limited who were making CDS declarations long before the switch.

Be prepared – What do you need to do?

Note: New data requirements in CDS means CPC’s (Customs Procedure Codes) will change, and some Commodity Codes will require additional information.

Please contact a member of our team should you need any assiatance or have any questions.