Moving CHIEF to CDS

Moving CHIEF to CDS

Moving CHIEF to CDS

Customs are introducing their new CDS platform for clearance declarations, which effectively replaces CHIEF for customs entries. As we continue to focus on the upcoming changes, please look below at some of the key requirements that will affect you:

When will the changes be made?

Please make a note of the key migration dates:

• CDS will replace CHIEF for Import entries from 30th September 2022.
• CDS will replace CHIEF for Export entries from 31st March 2023.

What do I need to do?

There are a few things you could/should be working on now to prepare for CDS:

1. All customers MUST have a valid EORI number.

2. Customers MUST register for CDS
Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-access-to-the-customs-declaration-service

3. Customers with Deferment facilities MUST set up a new direct debit for their deferment accounts to work with CDS (we would advise not to cancel your CHIEF direct debit).
Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/set-up-a-direct-debit-for-a-duty-deferment-account-on-the-customs-declaration-service

4. To enable F.S. Mackenzie Ltd to use your deferment account on declarations, customers MUST authorise our EORI Number GB 248054658000 Online via your Government Gateway account under deferment options.

5. The Flexible Accounting System (FAS) is replaced with the New Cash Accounts for CDS declarations. Once registered for CDS you will be automatically issued with a cash account. Pay funds into your own cash account and authorise F.S. Mackenzie Ltd to use the account on your behalf (or use the option of Immediate payments).

More information to follow…