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HMRC internal manual

Import and National Clearance Hub Procedures

HM Revenue & Customs
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General: inventory control by computer

Certain ADP trade operated computers, linked to the CHIEF, which are used for (among other things) inventory control. When declarants complete box 40 of the SAD with an inventory consignment reference, CHIEF will automatically compare the quantity and identity entered against the manifested quantity on the trade inventory system. Discrepancies will be indicated on a printed report E0 that the National Clearance Hub (NCH) can requested from CHIEF. This is a useful aspect of our controls and should be encouraged.