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Your Move From CHIEF to CDS Is Plain Sailing With Ellerman City Liners

As you are probably now well aware, HMRC’s CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight system) is being discontinued and replaced by CDS (Customs Declaration Service) by 31st March, 2023.

The closure of CHIEF means that you and your business will need to be up to speed with all of the changes, any new legislation coming into play and of course using the new CDS system.

As your compliance experts, we want to make the move as smooth as possible, as well as offer sound advice and guidance along the way, which is why we have put together this helpful, ‘How To’ guide which you can download here:

Ellerman Chief to CDS Migration Guide

We are also going to share a series of helpful videos released by the HMRC across our channels so that you can be fully prepared and compliant when the time comes.

Click the links below and start your CHIEF to CDS migration journey today.

How to subscribe to the Customs Declaration Service – YouTube

How to set up a Direct Debit instruction on the Customs Declaration Service (one signature) – YouTube

How to set up a Direct Debit instruction on the Customer Declaration Service (multiple signatures) – YouTube

How to set up a standing authority on the Customs Declaration Service (one signature). – YouTube

How to use the secure file upload service on the Customs Declaration Service – YouTube

Alternatively, get in touch with one of our Ellerman City Liners advisors at info@ellermanlines.com to find out how we can help you make the move.


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