As part of the planned implementation of the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) as a replacement to the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF), a phased approach for UK businesses moving to CDS exports has been announced by HMRC.
During the first phase, HMRC and its software developers will support selected high-volume declarants to move to CDS for exports by Thursday 30 November 2023.
The second stage of this approach will see all other businesses move to CDS for exports by Saturday 30 March 2024.
Those able to move to CDS by Thursday 30 November 2023 will be contacted by HMRC or their software developer in September.
This new, phased approach has been agreed upon to enable HMRC and delivery partners to build on the existing IT testing and undertake additional performance analysis while businesses with the existing IT functionality start to migrate.
For more information or support on the transition to CDS, please contact our dedicated team here.
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