The new Customs Declaration Service (CDS)

The new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is being introduced in order to handle declarations under the Union Customs Code. It will replace CHIEF, which has been running for more than 25 years.

This page will keep you up to date with the HMRC development and rollout of the new system as well as our progress towards CDS.


CDS Release 4.5.0.1 - Important Guidance
17 Jul 2024
Removal of CHIEF Permissions to Create New Declarations
17 Jul 2024
Important guidance around the rerouting of goods from one Arrived Export location to another
8 Jul 2024
CDS exports - Guidance for declaring licences
17 Jun 2024
CDS Release 4.5.0
14 Jun 2024
New HMRC online service for claiming back import duty and VAT
6 Jun 2024
How to prevent and resolve ‘no match’ scenarios between CDS and IPAFFS
24 May 2024
Large MUCR Best Practice
22 May 2024
CDS export departure messages update - 30 April 2024
28 Apr 2024
Urgent Notice for CDS Update w/e 20 April – 21 April 2024
19 Apr 2024