The first stage of the migration from CHIEF to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is fast-approaching


From 30 September 2022, traders will no longer be able to file import declarations using CHIEF, with export declarations following in March 2023.

Now is a critical time for all businesses to prepare for this major system change. Being unprepared is not an option!

James Bloomfield, our Customs Compliance Consultant, says, “Our CDS training provides a good overview and can be tailored to your specific business needs. As the lead CDS trainer here at VARTAN I’m getting booked up fast, but there is still some availability.”

“With the help of Trader Dress Rehearsal (TDR), a free service from HMRC that is designed to help us prepare for the live Customs Declaration Service (CDS), we can train you in tailored declaration scenarios in a simulated CDS environment.”

To find out how to use the Trader Dress Rehearsal service, check out the HMRC pages here.

Meanwhile contact us to book your CDS Training with James – which can delivered either online or face-to-face.