Customs Declaration Service (CDS) - what you need to know.

Date Added: 6 April 2022

Customs Declaration Service (CDS)

HMRC is gradually introducing the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), the long-term replacement for the current Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system.

Services will be withdrawn in two stages:

- After 30 September 2022 import declarations close on CHIEF.
- After 31 March 2023 export declarations close on CHIEF and the National Exports System (NES).

What you need to do:

1. You will need to register for CDS via your government gateway log in. For more detail click [here]

You will need to set up payment details. For more detail click [here]. If you use Davies Turner for deferment payments then nothing will change but if you wish to learn more about deferment accounts, click [here]

You will also need to re-authorise Davies Turner to use your deferment account but when and how you’ll be affected on all methods of payment will vary.
Duty Deferment Accounts
   - Flexible Accounting System (FAS) accounts
   - Immediate Payments
   - Guarantee Accounts
   - Individual Guarantees

To read the full HMRC - CDS Finance Guide, please click [here]


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