Getreadyforbrexit – As of the 30th of September 2022, the UK will replace the existing customs declaration system CHIEF with a modern and more secure IT platform, which will be called the Customs Declaration Service (CDS). All British declarants should prepare for this in good time. The replacement will take place in two phases:
- After the 30th of September 2022, it will no longer be possible for British declarants to use CHIEF for import declarations.
- After the 31st of March 2023, the export declarations via CHIEF will also be discontinued.
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.