CHIEF error codes E02800 to E02999

Look up an error code if you enter wrong information into the CHIEF database system if you’re an importer or exporter.



Not all of the error responses currently have a solution.

You contact the CHIEF Operations Team at email: if:

  • you find an error response that does not have a solution
  • the solution needs to be clearer
  • you need information on CHIEF error code responses that have not been included on the trade version of the help text

This will help HMRC to improve the service.

All the error codes are 1 letter and 5 numbers, so if you’ve got CHIEF error message E2801 you’ll need to look at E02801.

Published 6 December 2014
Last updated 21 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. CHIEF error codes E02928, E02966 and E02977 have been updated.
  2. Revised CHIEF error codes 02800 to 02999 published.
  3. First published.