Customs declarations service
On the 31st of March 2023, the CHIEF system will officially be replaced with CDS (Customs Declaration Service).
This change will happen in 2 stages:
1. 30/09/2022: import declarations close on chief
2. 31/3/2023: export declarations close on CHIEF/NES (national exports systems)
CDS is more secure and stable. It has the capacity and capability to grow alongside government plans as well as deliver savings to the taxpayer.
Since January, Just Trade have been facilitating import supplementary declarations for customs freights simplified procedures (CFSP). Import frontier declarations will be added from September 2021.
Animal product requirements
The rules for importing products of animal origin into Great Britain from the EU will change starting the 1st of October 2021. New requirements will be added to continue movements of animal products for human and non-human consumption.
Some requirements will include pre-notifying authorities that consignments will be entering GB and uploading a certified Export Health Certificate using the Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS).
Webinars with a panel of experts will be organised by the Trader Readiness Team Animal and Animal Product Imports Projects, to assist you and answer any questions or doubts you may have.