UK's HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), a system founded on world-leading technology, will serve as the UK's single customs platform from March 31, 2023.

HMRC will be closing its Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system on March 31, 2023. From this date, all businesses will need to declare goods through the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

CDS is currently used for Northern Ireland and Rest of World declarations and has already processed more than one million declarations since it went live in 2018.

Ahead of the March 31, 2023 complete closure, services on CHIEF will be withdrawn in two stages:
* September 30, 2022: import declarations close on CHIEF
* March 31, 2023: export declarations close on CHIEF / National Exports System (NES)




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