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Chief to be deposed in August

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said it would begin a phased launch of Customs Declaration Service (CDS) - the replacement for its Chief computer system - in August 2018. All declarations should take place on CDS from early 2019. However, Chief will continue to run for a time to aid the transition to CDS, HMRC added. It is one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated electronic services for managing customs ... [+]

Chief migration set for mid-2018

Chief migration set for mid-2018 The CHIEF replacement program (Customs Declaration Services or CDS) delivery schedule is being redrafted, with completion of full migration now predicted for the middle of 2018, somewhat later than originally planned, reports Peter MacSwiney, chairman of UK clearance solution provider ASM. He states that, with the ... [+]

HMRC publishes CHIEF replacement timetable

HM Revenue and Customs has published a provisional timetable for the replacement of its CHIEF computer. It says that building and testing a replacement service is expected to take some time once the IT supplier contract is awarded and it does not expect the replacement service to be available until ... [+]

CHIEF replacement website

HM Revenue & Customs has set up a web page to update users on the planned replacement for the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. Information will be added as the replacement programme moves on. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/customs-handling-of-import-and-export-freight-chief-replacement-programme [+]

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