CDS programme ‘months behind schedule’

The programme for the new Customs Declaration System (CDS) is running seriously behind time, warn industry software experts. CDS was due to replace HM Revenue & Customs ageing 'CHIEF' system early next year, but testing facilities that should have been made available at the end of July had still not been fully deployed at the time of writing in mid-October, and there is a risk of the programme slipping still further ... [+]

AFSS at 30

The Association of Freight Software Suppliers (AFSS) has gained its 30th member - Transputec Computers. AFSS chair said the move would hel enhancing AFSS's status as the voice of the freight software industry in representing leading suppliers of software at various trade consultation meetings with HMRC and other government departments ... [+]

AFSS close to signing pan-European deal

New chair of the Association of Freight Software Suppliers (AFSS) Gordon Tutt says he is close to signing a memorandum of understanding with pan-European alliance of customs-related service providers, EurTradeNet. Members of both groups will be able to exchange information and collaborate on common issues and concerns within the EU ... [+]

Chair for software group

Gordon Tutt (right) has taken over from Ken Gower (left) as the chair of the Association of Freight Software Suppliers (AFSS). He is only the third chair for the AFSS; Brian Friday was the original holder when the Association was formed in 1993. Ken Gower has been chairman of the ... [+]

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