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Using the Customs Declaration Service

The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is a new customs IT platform that has been designed to modernise the process for completing customs declarations for businesses that import or export goods from the UK. A phased launch of the service started during August 2018. The CDS is used for making import and export declarations when moving goods into and out of the UK. The closure of the old Customs...

Customs declaration service update

The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is a new custom's IT platform that has been designed to modernise the process for completing customs declarations for businesses that import or export goods from the UK. A phased launch of the service started in August 2018. The CDS is used for making import and export declarations when moving goods into and out of the UK. When the CDS is fully operational,...

Further changes to customs issues from 1 July 2022

There are special procedures for importing goods into the UK. Following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, the process for importing goods from the EU effectively mirrors the process for all other international destinations. A number of easements had been put in place to help ensure a smooth transition for goods coming from the EU. This included a delay in the...

Claiming tariff quotas to reduce import duties

Tariff quotas are a special mechanism for importing limited supplies of specific goods at a lower rate of customs duty than would normally apply. The quotas usually apply to imports from specific countries.

Getting prepared to use Freeport customs sites

In the Spring Budget earlier this year, the chancellor announced that eight Freeport locations would be created in England. Freeports are a special kind of port where normal tax and customs rules do not apply.

Find customs agent to help with import/export declarations

If you are moving goods to or from the UK then you need to ensure that you have all the correct procedures in place. This is a complex area, and you may need to consider the support of a customs agent to help with your import and / or export

Getting ready for Customs Declaration Service

The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) has been designed to modernise the process for completing customs declarations for businesses that import or export goods from the UK. HMRC has now confirmed that all businesses will need to declare goods through the CDS from 31 March 2023.

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