CHIEF CDS import declaration software UK: Efficiency in the cloud
UK imports

CHIEF CDS import declaration software UK: Efficiency in the cloud

Companies importing across UK borders must submit import declaration to the CHIEF or CDS system. UK import declaration software is vital to ensure smooth trade.

Why you need software to master UK import declarations via CHIEF and/or CDS

In the digital age, moving goods efficiently across borders in compliance with all customs rules, depends on flexible customs software. Automation saves time and money, and digitisation is essential to keep a competitive edge today. This is why more than 5,500 businesses across industry sectors rely on AEB solutions for managing global trade and logistics processes from procurement to fulfillment. 

If you are importing goods into the UK, import declarations can only be filed with HMRC's customs systems CHIEF until the end of September 2022. Starting September 30, 2022 you will need to file your import declarations through the new CDS. The short name "CHIEF" stands for "Customs Handling of Import & Export Freight" and "CDS" for "Customs Declaration Service". CHIEF is the old customs system, and CDS the new. 

Talk to an AEB solution expert about your UK import software needs

If you are well versed in self-managing import declarations and procedures and just need to get ready for UK imports, take a look at Import Filing: CHIEF/CDS with AEB. Integrated in SAP®, Salesforce or other ERP/CRM systems, offering multi-country options, and of course, available in the cloud. 

Learn more about Import Filing: CHIEF CDS software from AEB

UK customs system: From CHIEF to CDS

Preparations for the UK government system change from CHIEF to CDS have been underway for some time. Final deadlines have been released for 2022 and 2023. Learn more about the details of the change, what you need to do, and what your options are.