With Brexit on the horizon, there is another challenge ahead. With the number of processed customs documentations projected to increase from around 60 million to 300 million a year after the UK leaves the EU, HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) are also replacing their current Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight system (CHIEF) with the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS).
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.
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.
John Griffiths, International Trade Development Liaison Officer (ITDLO) will provide an update on CDS.
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Ruth Topham – The Pilot Group
Sammi Lockwood – Freedom Logistics UK