CDS Scheduled Maintenance Saturday 6 July - Sunday 7 July


Please be advised of the following HMRC announcement regarding downtime for the CDS service this weekend:

"Due to scheduled maintenance on the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), the CDS service will be unavailable to all users on Saturday 6th July 2024, 9:30pm to 5:30am Sunday 7th July 2024.

Declarations submitted during this timeframe will be processed at the end of the downtime.

Creating, updating, or embarking a goods movement reference (GMR) that are linked to CDS could be affected during the times listed. 

For guidance on GVMS please refer to the GVMS service availability and issues page. 

Goods Vehicle Movement Service – service availability and issues – GOV.​UK (

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause."

MCP plc - 5 July 2024

Posted on Friday 5th July 2024