On Thursday 15th December, an extension to the transition from CHIEF to CDS has been announced.
New deadline for the export shipments
The deadline for exporters to migrate to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) has been extended to 30 November 2023 following consultation with the border industry. After that date, businesses will no longer be able to use CHIEF to make export declarations for goods they send out of the UK.
Reason for the change
Sarah Hartley, Director of Border Change delivery at HMRC explained the reason behind the decision:
We have moved the deadline to enable us to spend more time working with industry in delivering and testing critical functionality as well as the support needed to help declarants move across to the new system.
The extra time also allows businesses and stakeholders more time to prepare their customers and software products for the November deadline.
MOL Logistics UK’s plan
We have been using CDS to make import declarations since August 2022 and we plan to support our customers in the next step of the transition for their export shipments.
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