22 September 2022
At the end of this month (30th September 2022), import declarations close on Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) when they are expected to be declared through the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).
However, HMRC has announced that traders can, temporarily, continue to use CHIEF from 1 October by completing an online form requesting permission. If traders continue to use CHIEF from 1 October 2022 without permission, HMRC reserves the right to remove access.
HMRC has also advised that a limited group of declarants are unable to fully migrate their imports and so can continue to use CHIEF for imports without having to apply for continued use. HMRC will contact those declarants directly to let them know.
HMRC has made resources available with information on how to subscribe to and use CDS, including a toolkit, checklists and webinar available via the links below.