New customs system CDS in the United Kingdom

29 Sep 2022

From October 1st onwards, British import customs declarations can no longer be entered in to the “Customs Handling Import and Export Freight (CHIEF)” system.
This system is being replaced by the “Customs Declarations service (CDS)”. Each importer and customs broker will have to create a new account in this system.

Phase 2 will be implemented on March 31st 2023, at which time export declarations will also be issued in CDS.

Our partner and customs broker Embassy Freight UK is already registered in CDS.