Customs Declaration Service: Implications to Tariff and Data Delivered by Liverpool & Sefton Chamber

February 21, 2019, 10:00 - 13:00 Crowne Plaza John Lennon Airport

In August, HMRC launched the first release of its new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which is replacing the 25 year old Customs Handing of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system.

CDS is being introduced gradually and the timing of your move over to it will depend on when your business, or your software developer or agent, are ready. For most importers and exporters this will include confirming your company’s Government Gateway account details, registering for the CDS service and authorising your software developer to do what is required so that your Supplementary declarations from warehouse can be transmitted as part of Release 1 .

Release 2 will follow and you will then need to authorise your freight forwarder to make declarations on your behalf via the Government Gateway. The HMRC speaker will be ideally placed to explain next steps for your company to comply with a new set of international trade requirements.


09.30 – 10.00 Tea, coffee, registration
10.00 –
Overview of CDS
Migration timeline
Introduction of Key Changes –
Data Elements
Data Groups
How to Navigate the New Tariff
Declaration Categories /Types

11:00 Coffee Break –

Commodity codes
Procedure codes
People involved in the declaration (Importer /Exporter etc )
More valuation information needed .
Movement Reference number
What do businesses need to do to prepare .
Summary of changes .

13:00 session ends with a sandwich lunch

If your business trades outside of the EU, you should use this time to familiarise yourself with changes to the tariff which has been updated to meet the requirements of the Union Customs Code.
Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is working with HMRC to provide relevant information to businesses and encourages you to attend this event and a series of forthcoming ones for the latest updates and clarity from Customs itself

Cost : £20 + VAT for Members (Liverpool & Sefton Chamber)/ £30 + VAT for non members.

Seminar spaces are limited and priority will be given to import and export companies. Your place will therefore be confirmed by email.

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Crowne Plaza John Lennon Airport,
L24 8QD

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