The transition from CHIEF to CDS is closer than we think. Starting on 01st October 2022, if your company has not registered with this service, it will no longer be possible to clear import shipments, whether they are shipped via boat, airplane, or truck. The deadline for export shipments is instead 01st April 2023.
An overview of what you should you do is provided here.
Register to CDS
Customers must achieve the registration to the new Customs System independently, using their EORI (Economic Operator Registration Identifier): in other words their VAT Number plus a 3 Digit Suffix, which is usually 000 at the end.
Click on the link below for how to apply for EORI: https://www.gov.uk/eori/apply-for-eori
The Clearance Procedures cannot be achieved if the company is not registered, and there is no other option until registration is accomplished.
Registration Process Requirement
This is what you and your Company need for the registration:
- Government Gateway ID and Password for your business
- Your EORI Number
- Your UTR (Unique Taxpayer Reference) for the business
- Your business address as already registered with HMRC
- Date of Incorporation of your business (if a Limited Company)
- Date your business started (if NOT a Limited Company)
For further information, follow the guidance on https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-access-to-the-customs-declaration-service
Arranging your financial accounts for CDS
After completing CDS registration, you are automatically assigned a Cash Account. However, if you have previously operated a Deferment Account, you will have to complete a NEW Direct Debiting Mandate in order to have this facility with CDS.
Just follow the links, once you are signed in to the Government Gateway.
As mentioned previously, this is only a brief guide, and there are still other steps to complete, in terms of granting authority to your approved partners on all Customs matters.
For further information, please contact us at email@example.com or by phone 01895 459700.