The Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system will be replaced by a single unified customs service from March 2023, it has been announced.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) said its replacement, known as the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), will save businesses time and money.
According to the report, the CHIEF system will be withdrawn in two stages:
After 31 March 2023, businesses will no longer be able to use the CHIEF service to make any kind of declaration.
Commenting on the changes, Sophie Dean and Katherine Green, Directors General for Borders and Trade at HMRC, said a single customs service will provide a “more secure and stable” environment for businesses to operate in.
“CDS is a key part of the government’s plans for a world-leading fully digitised border that will help UK businesses to trade and to prosper,” she said.
“This announcement will provide clarity for traders and the border industry. We are committed to making the switch-over as smooth as possible and are working to ensure traders are fully supported with the new processes.”
Launched in 2018, the CDS is already in use for Northern Ireland and Rest of World declarations and has processed more than one million declarations to date.
To learn more about the CDS, please click here.
For help and advice with related matters, please get in touch with our expert team today.
“Richard Anthony case study – Terry Lewis – Jaques Samuel Pianos Widely considered to be London’s leading piano retailer, Jaques Samuel Pianos has grown considerably from its humble beginnings in the front room of Mr Samuel’s home in Notting Hill. They are now internationally recognised and have provided pianos for high-profile clients like Queen and […]”
Terry Lewis – Jaques Samuel Pianos
“Richard Anthony: ‘a super-star firm’ MT Finance is a property finance lender, specialising in bridging loans and auction finance. They assist numerous property professionals, business owners, and individuals with their finance requirements and specialise in short-term asset-based lending. Founder and Director, Tomer Aboody, knew that as an asset-based lender, the business would require an expert […]”
Tomer Aboody – MT Finance
“A family fairground success story The Botton family have been running a traditional fairground, arcade and amusement park in the heart of Skegness since taking over the Pleasure Beach in 1965. Jim, the Director of the company, took over from his father and now heads day-to-day activities and administration. He said: “The Pleasure Beach is […]”
Jim Botton – Pleasure Beach (Skegness)