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Customs Declaration Service

HMRC is closing the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system on 31 March 2023. The Customs Declaration Service is replacing it as the UK’s single customs platform.

All businesses will need to declare goods using the Customs Declaration Service.

HMRC will gradually reduce CHIEF services, with functionality switched-off in 2 phases from:

  • Friday 30 September 2022, you will not be able to make import declarations using CHIEF
  • Friday 31 March 2023, you will not be able to make export declarations using CHIEF and the National Export System (NES)

Find out more about the Customs Declaration Service here

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