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HMRC have just announced a phased approach for the introduction of Export Declarations in CDS between now and March 2024.


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have just announced that there will be a phased approach introduced for businesses moving export declarations to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) from CHIEF.

During the first phase, HMRC and its software developers will support selected high-volume declarants to move to CDS for exports by Thursday 30 November 2023.

The second stage of this approach will see all other businesses move to CDS for exports by Saturday 30 March 2024.

This new approach will enable HMRC and delivery partners to build on the existing IT testing as well as undertake additional performance analysis while businesses with the existing IT functionality start to migrate. It will also enable HMRC and their delivery partners to better support export declarants to make a smooth migration to CDS.

VARTAN will be on hand to support and train our customers accordingly. Register your interest with us now to secure training.

Corinne Robinson, our General Manager, says, “Our CDS training provides a good overview and can be tailored to your specific business needs; whether that’s full customs training or transition CHIEF-to-CDS training.  With our tried and tested methodology, we’re helping customers really dig into how they get their entries through.  Customers are delighted with the unique way we’re able to help them understand the new requirements and detect ways we can help save them money.  The team here at VARTAN are excited to work with a whole range of different customers and love nothing more than empowering them to make a difference.”


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