Transitioning to the CDS before 30 November 2023 – economia

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Published: 01 Feb 2023 Update History
From 1 December 2023, all export declarations must be made through the Customs Declaration Service (CDS). 
Currently, certain export declarations cannot be made through the CDS – they must be made using the outgoing Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. HMRC will be writing to businesses making these export declarations to inform them when they can start using the CDS. 
The anticipated timetable for the transition is as follows:
Businesses should ensure that HMRC has the correct email address so that they are informed at the relevant time.

Businesses that have not already done so should carry out the following steps to prepare for making export declarations through the CDS:
Businesses should contact HMRC if they have any questions regarding this.

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