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HMRC internal manual

Export Procedures

HM Revenue & Customs
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Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) export declarations: overview

The Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) exports system is essentially a data capture and validation system. CHIEF supports the National Export System (NES) by providing an electronic gateway for making full and simplified procedure declarations.

CHIEF provides for the following transactions to be carried out:

  • declaration input
  • declaration amendment/cancellation
  • voyage input
  • voyage amendment/cancellation
  • interrogation
  • sending messages
  • noticeboard, and
  • online help.