Key changes on Customs Declaration Services

 Key changes on Customs Declaration Services

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In August, HMRC launched the first release of its new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which is replacing the 25 year old Customs Handing of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system.

CDS is a modern and flexible system that will allow importers and exporters who trade outside of the EU to include more items with each declaration, potentially reducing how many declarations they need to make. For the first time, your Government Gateway account will include a record of all of your businesses' imports and exports.

CDS is being introduced gradually and the timing of your move over to it will depend on when your business, or your software developer or agent, are ready. Developers should already be working with HMRC to update their software applications and, if they haven't already, will contact you soon to explain if there's anything else you need to do.

For most importers and exporters this will include confirming your company's Government Gateway account details, registering for the CDS service through it and then authorising your software developer to make declarations on your behalf.
The HMRC speaker will be ideally placed to explain next steps for your company to comply with a new set of international trade requirements.


09.30 – 10.00 Tea, coffee, pastries

10.00 - 11.00 Customs in context

• Benefits to traders
• Key changes
• Migration timeline
• What do businesses need to do to prepare
• Engagement / Communications/ Contingency
• Where to go for support

11.00 – 11.30 Q&A session

If your business trades outside of the EU, you should use this time to familiarise yourself with changes to the tariff which has been updated to meet the requirements of the Union Customs Code.
Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is working with HMRC to provide relevant information to businesses and encourages you to attend this event for the latest updates and clarity from Customs itself.

Seminar spaces are limited to a maximum of 2 delegates per company and priority will be given to import and export companies. Your place will therefore be confirmed by email once you express interest in attending the session.

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