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.


Re-authorising Sequoia to interact with HMRC on your behalf
19 Oct 2023
A new way to report issues with making a declaration to CDS
21 Mar 2023
The deadline for exporters to move to CDS is changing
15 Dec 2022
Accessing the CDS Test environment in Sequoia
2 Mar 2022
Reminder – IPAFFS/PEACH pre-notification required from January 2022
21 Dec 2021