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HMRC delays CDS export function 
HMRC has delayed the roll-out of its new customs platform for exports following a series of outages for imports that left traders furious. 
Customs Declaration Service (CDS) replaced Customs Handling Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) as the UK import platform this year, with exports expected to come online 31 January. 
Now, this has been pushed to 30 November “to allow for more testing”, and industry sources say the system may even be pushed back to 2024. 
Click on the below link to read more. 
CDS Deadline Approaches 
The CDS deadlines are looming. Going by the current schedule, CHIEF will be withdrawn in two stages: 
After 30 September 2022, you won’t be able to make import declarations on CHIEF 
After 31 March 2023, you won’t be able to make export declarations on CHIEF 
HMRC recently sent letters to 220,000 GB VAT registered traders and although not all of them will be importers and or exporters, and many will use the services of a broker or forwarder, this communication is indicative of the lack of awareness – and lack of preparedness – for the impending move 


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