Completing customs declarations can be difficult without the necessary understanding of harmonised commodity codes, licensing, changes to legislation and much more – here at Atlas Logistics UK LTD we have a team of highly trained staff equipped to process customs clearances both for import and export. Collectively we complete approximately 3000 customs clearances per month.
There are many variations of export declarants:
- Goods Vehicle Movement Service with some inventory linked locations movement
- Only inventory linked locations movement
- Designated Export Place (DEP) movement software
- Export declarants using the National Export Service (NES) web service
The Customs Declaration Service, otherwise known as the CDS supports the processing of import and export declarations when moving cargo to and from the United Kingdom. The British International Freight Association (BIFA), has received an update from the HMRC pertaining to the CDS export dates which we uncover below.
In January of 2023, a letter was sent to all freight forwarders completing export declarations with key dates and updated processes; this has since been updated slightly. Here is all of the key information and dates you’ll need to know,
Starting from late February 2023
The HMRC will be contacting export declarants who are only utilising the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GMVS) with software or the current National Export System (NES) online service to explain how freight forwarders can make export declarations on the CDS via their software or online portal.
Commencing Summer 2023
The HMRC will now be branching out generally and working with all export freight forwarders to ensure you are aptly prepared for the transition to the CDS system by sending out guides and other relevant materials as well as making these available online.
As of September 2023
The HMRC will be reaching out to all export declarants using any route will now be available on the CDS system and should be replacing any previously used export declaration software or service.
BIFA has stated that the remainder of the information highlighted in Monday’s announcement remains the same, and they are making every effort alongside calls to action to ensure a swift transition into the export CDS system. Here at Atlas Logistics UK LTD we are happy to announce we were amongst the first family business owned freight forwarding companies to have introduced the import CDS system within our company.
We have already started planning our transition into the export CDS system. Our previous experience with the CDS software will ensure a smooth transition and enable our access to the customs database. This will provide our customers with a swift import or export customs clearance service, to and from all UK ports and airports.
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