CDS Exports Deadline - Less than One Month to Go


You have less than one month to move your export declarations to CDS

HMRC has issued a reminder to declarants that the deadline to move all export declarations to CDS is Tuesday 4 June 2024. Below is a summary of the details, and a link to the full reminder can be found at the bottom of this article.

"You now have less than a month to move all your export declarations from our Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

You have until Tuesday 4 June 2024 to move to the CDS. After this date, unless you have been granted permission by HMRC, you will no longer be able to submit new customs declarations through CHIEF. You need to move your export declarations to the CDS as soon as you can to ensure you can continue to export goods.

What you need to do

If you have not already done so, you must follow the steps within our declarant checklist for CDS exports. This includes:

1. Apply for an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number beginning with ‘GB’.

2. Subscribe to the Customs Declaration Service so you will be able to submit export declarations from your software to the Customs Declaration Service. If you have already subscribed to CDS for imports, you do not need to subscribe again for exports.

3. Contact the software provider you will be using to submit your export declarations through CDS to see if:

• you can authorise your software so that you are ready to submit export declarations through CDS; and
• start using their software to access the free Trader Dress Rehearsal.

4. If you do not have a software provider, you can find details of software providers providing CDS exports software.

5. Once you are comfortable submitting export declarations in the Trader Dress Rehearsal Service you should then start submitting all your export declarations through CDS".

The full reminder including the above guidance, the limited exceptions process and further CDS support can be found here.

MCP plc - 9 May 2024

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2024