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CDS – more seminars planned

[ July 4, 2018   //   ]

The remaining seminars on the new CDS computer system organised by HMRC, software firm ASM and BIFA are oversubscribed but more are planned in Heathrow, Southampton and Felixstowe

Hundreds of logistics businesses have been attending the roadshow to get up to speed on the new Customs Declaration Service coming into force this summer

The new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is set to replace the current system, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)’s Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF), which has been in place since 1994.

ASM chairman Peter MacSwiney said: “CDS is an essential upgrade to cope with an expected increase in declarations post-Brexit, which will benefit the freight forwarding sector as it continues to modernise.

“The introduction of CDS will allow HMRC to replace old technology and create a modern and more flexible service that will enable the better handling of both future changes and the increasing volumes of international trade.”

The next scheduled events will be in Grays, London, Belfast, and Glasgow, ahead of the phased introduction of CDS in August. Full details for the seminars can be found at:


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