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Focus on Customs Procedures and CDS in June!

Focus on Customs Procedures and CDS in June!

In June we are focussing our training programme on Customs.  This is such an important aspect of international trade, and it is essential that both importers and exporters get it right.  Getting customs procedures or documentation wrong will lead to delays and unwanted costs, including possible fines!

We are running a full-day Customs Compliance, Procedures and Documentation course on Thursday, 16th June followed by a half-day workshop on the Customs Declarations Service (CDS) on Thursday, 23rd June.  Please see below for details of each course and click on the links to book your place(s).

Customs Compliance, Procedures and Documentation – 16th June

It will consider the impact of the latest UK Customs Procedures and will explain in detail your obligations and responsibilities to HMRC.  It will outline the duties and taxes currently payable on entry of goods into the UK and the bases of calculation, and also the need to produce a proof of removal for VAT reconciliation.  The course will also discuss preferential and non-preferential origin and how to indentify if your goods satisfy the rules of origin.


The role of HMRC

World Trade

UK EU Trade

Duties and VAT

Duty Relief Regimes

Export and Import Declaration Entries

Classification of Goods

Customs Procedures Codes

Rules of Origin and Preferential Trade


Managing the Customs Process

Please click here for further details and to book your place.


Customs Declarations Service (CDS) – 23rd June

CDS will replace the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system from 31st March 2023.  The migration from CDS to CHIEF will take place in 2 stages.

Stage 1 - IMPORTS: From 30th September 2022, import clearances will have to be submitted via CDS.

Stage 2 - EXPORTS: On 31st March 2023, CDS will replace CHIEF for exports.

In this workshop, we will provide an overview of how CDS works and the main differences to the current system that you should be aware of:

Introduction to the new CDS

Completion rules for CDS

What do you need to do to be ready for CDS?

Overview of the Data Elements which will replace the CHIEF ‘boxes’

Details of the changes across each data element

Where to go for help and support

Please click here for further details and to book your place.

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Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP
Streets Chartered Accountants
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SPS Group
University of Hull
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