This page brings together information about the new Customs Declaration Service.
The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will replace the current Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) service.
If you import or export goods outside the EU, you or your agent will currently be using CHIEF to:
These functions will be available on CDS but there will be differences with the new service.
Read about getting ready for the Customs Declaration Service.
For updates on CDS, register for the HMRC Business Help and Education email service.
The CDS updates will be under the education topic ‘trading with other countries’.
More information will be added to this page as the programme develops.
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