This is a move away from CHIEF, which is primarily a data/customs entry processing system to CDS which includes processing customs entries.

However, it is a much broader customs system which includes setting up and managing most elements of a trader’s customs processes in a digital environment.

Obviously, there are features and functions which will be new to members and HMRC have released the following videos, to guide Members and their customs through these processes:

Smart is aware that many importers are unaware of these changes so hope that these videos will support them in preparing for these upcoming changes.

As more videos are released we will advise as applicable.