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Changes to UK Custom Clearance – CDS replacing CHIEF

CDS (UK customs declaration service) is replacing the CHIEF system. All businesses that import/export goods to/from the UK are affected by this change.

CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight) is closing for imports on September 30, 2022 & exports on March 31, 2023. After this all businesses will need to declare goods through the new customs declaration service CDS.

CDS is a new online system accessed through a Government Gateway portal , there is no continuation from CHIEF and importers will have to register for CDS themselves. CDS is designed to capture more information about each movement of goods to give HMRC a better picture of imports (and exports from March 31, 2023). Additional information will be needed than is currently provide by importers and exporters made via CHIEF. Correct tariff is essential. CDS declarations using the CHIEF tariff will be rejected.

Important dates:

October 1, 2022: UK Import declarations are live on CDS

April 1, 2023: UK Export declarations will be live on CDS

What do you need to do now?

Contact B.H. Associates Ltd

In preparation for CDS for UK exports, we strongly advise engaging with us in order to ensure necessary processes and procedures are in place to meet your customs obligations.

B.H. Associates Ltd Customs Clearance solutions used to clear PPE Consignments from China.

B.H. Associates Ltd online Customs Clearance solutions are being used to clear PPE Consignments from China. We are delighted to play our small part in keeping our frontline workers safe.

Contact us for further information on how our cloud solutions can assist your business and staff when working remotely.

Update on new Customs Clearance Automated Export Systems (AES)

As part of the Union Customs Code (UCC) Work Programme, Irish Revenue will now implement the new AES for Irish Exports on 21st March 2023.

This will replace the current AEP export declarations and eManifest system. From 21st May 2023, it will not be possible to lodge declarations in the AEP or eManifest systems.

B.H. Associates Ltd continues to work with Revenue in 2023 to ensure supply of this new functionality according to the specifications provided by Revenue. 

Revenue notification for AES deferment :

Important dates:

March 21, 2023: Go-Live of AES
May 21, 2023: End of Transition Period

What do you need to do now?

Contact B.H Associates Ltd

In preparation for AES, we strongly advise Exporters to engage with us to ensure necessary processes and procedures are in place to meet your customs obligations.

Cybercrime Case Study & Tips

The following article was originally published in the O’Leary Insurances newsletter and offers insight into helping prevent Cybercrime.

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