CDS exports goes live

HM Revenue and Customs says that traders can now move their export declarations to the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), the replacement for the existing CHIEF computer. There will be a transition period to until 4 June 2024 after which declarations cannot be submitted CHIEF, it adds. CDS is already handling import declarations and is already handling 30% of export declarations, says HMRC. HMRC’s director of border change delivery, Sarah Hartley, said: “We ... [+]

Temporary imports – views wanted

Freight forwarders and hauliers who help to temporarily bring items into the UK for exhibitions and shows are being asked for their views on how easy it is to do. Goods and equipment imported into the UK for a short period of time for events such as conferences, exhibitions, stage shows, ... [+]

Easier importing with advance valuation service

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has launched an Advance Valuation Ruling Service (AVRS) to give importers legal certainty that their customs duty and VAT estimates are correct. Traders can apply online for a ruling where HMRC will confirm the method used to calculate the value is correct. It is legally-binding for ... [+]

Early doors for HMRC inland sites

HM Revenue and Customs is to close two temporary Inland Border Facilities (IBFs) set up in the wake of Brexit earlier than planned, in November 2022. The two remaining interim IBF sites Warrington and Ebbsfleet, will close on 13 November and 27 November respectively, following the closure of Birmingham and North ... [+]

Another year for Northern Ireland Trader Support Service

HM Revenue & Customs is to extend the Trader Support Service (TSS) for companies moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland until December 2023. More than 47,000 businesses have registered with the free digital platform since its launch in 2020 to navigate changes to the way goods move under the ... [+]

Importers unready for CDS – updated

Customs solutions provider C4T, said in mid-August that it was increasingly concerned about the number of UK importers yet to register for, and become familiar with HMRC’s new Customs Declaration Service (CDS).  The deadline for migration from the old CHIEF system is 30 September and declarations using CHIEF from 1 ... [+]

Use it or lose it, HMRC warns importers

HMRC is warning that 3,500 businesses risk losing the ability to import goods if they fail to switch to the Customs Declaration Service for import declarations from 1 October. It says that while many businesses are already using CDS, around 3,500 businesses are yet to move from the former CHIEF system. ... [+]

HMRC halts new importers registrations on Chief

HMRC says that it has stopped accepting registration requests from new importers from 5 July and they would need to register with CDS to make import declarations. Earlier, HMRC said it was writing to more than 220,000 existing importers urging them to move to the new Customs Declaration Service, which is ... [+]

Time to move to CDS, HMRC tells importers

HMRC is writing to more than 220,000 businesses urging them to move to the new Customs Declaration Service, which is due to replace the Chief system for import declarations in September, and export declarations by 31 March 2023. It says that CDS should now be used for making import declarations when moving ... [+]

UK zeroes Ukraine import tariffs

The UK has reduced all tariffs on goods imported from Ukraine to zero and removed all quotas under a free trade agreement. It follows a direct request from President Zelenskyy’s government to support the Ukrainian economy. The country’s major exports include barley, honey, tinned tomatoes and poultry. The UK has ... [+]

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