Please note the below CDS export key dates provided by BIFA.
First announcement made Monday 30 January 2023:
Following the announcement that all export declarations must be made using CDS by 30 November 2023, HMRC has released a list of key dates relating to the transition.
As a business that completes export declarations, this means that you will need to move your declarations from the CHIEF system to the Customs Declaration Service by this date.
Different groups will be able to start making export declarations through the Customs Declaration Service at different times, so HMRC has set out some key dates to help you plan ahead:
- From late February 2023 - export declarants that only move goods through ports in the UK that use the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) - also known as non-inventory linked ports – will be contacted with details of how to start making export declarations through the Customs Declaration Service using third-party software. Declarants that use Designated Export Place (DEP) movements will need to wait until September 2023.
- From May 2023 – HMRC will contact export declarants that currently use the National Export System (NES) web service to submit export declarations on CHIEF to let them know how to start making export declarations through the Customs Declaration Service using the new 'make an export declaration' online service.
- From September 2023 – export declarants using inventory-linked ports and DEPs will be contacted with details of how to start making export declarations through the Customs Declaration Service using third-party software. All routes will be open for making declarations from September 2023.
- After 30 November 2023 – all export declarations need to be made using CDS.
Revised announcement made Thursday 2 February 2023:
Following on from Monday's announcement, BIFA has received an update from HMRC with some amended information.
With apologies for another change, HMRC has revised some of the dates mentioned in Monday’s email for the JCCC and TPRF. The emails and letters to declarants will be going out this week with the following changes to the middle section:
- From late February 2023- HMRC will contact export declarants that only use the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) using software or the current National Export System (NES) web service. HMRC will include details of how to start making declarations on the Customs Declaration Service using either software or the new export declaration online service.
- Summer 2023– HMRC will work with all export declarants to ensure you are ready to make declarations through the Customs Declarations Service, by setting out the actions you need to take and signposting to guidance.
- From September 2023- all export routes will be open for making declarations and you will be signposted to information about actions you will need to take. This includes:
- Export declarants who use a mix of routes including the Goods Vehicle Movement Service or inventory linked locations.
- Export declarants that only use inventory linked locations.
- Export declarants that use Designated Export Place (DEP) movements.
- Export declarants that currently use National Export Service (NES) web service and will need to move to the new export declaration online service.
The rest of the information in Monday’s announcement remains the same. BIFA apologises for the change and assures that the calls to action in terms of prepping for CDS are still the same.
Updates on steps you can take to prepare your business for making export declarations through the Customs Declaration Service can be found here.