On 5 August, BIFA says that it has been highlighting the transition of HMRC import/export systems from CHIEF to CDS for some time. CHIEF will be closed to new Import Customs Declarations as of the 30 September, and this means that from the 1 October all import declarations will have to be submitted via the new Customs Declaration Service. It states that, in order for the new service to work efficiently all parties connected with providing information and submitting customs declarations need to be fully prepared for the change. It warns that BIFA Members who have preparing to move from CHIEF to CDS, software providers and CSP it is clear that the transition to CDS is hard at every stage. There is more data to collect, including valuation information, CPC are now in 2 parts and authorisations. The reality is that without having this information customs entries will be delayed, and freight movements disrupted.
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