New UK customs declaration system: CDS

Getreadyforbrexit –Since 1 October 2022, the UK has replaced the customs declaration system CHIEF with a modern and more secure IT platform, the Customs Declaration Service (CDS). All British declarants must act now.

The replacement will take place in two phases:

  1. After the 30th of September 2022, it will no longer be possible for British declarants to use CHIEF for import declarations.
  2. After the 31st of March 2023, the export declarations via CHIEF will also be discontinued.

Support and an instructional videos page are available to help UK declarants register and operate CDS. Parties who are (partially) unable to use CDS after 30 September or to use a customs broker can apply for a short extension to use CHIEF here.

Make sure your UK counterparts are ready in time for this new declaration system. Otherwise, your cargo in the UK may be delayed. More information is available at Customs Declaration Service.