CHIEF CDS export declaration software UK: Avoiding disruptions
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CHIEF CDS export declaration software UK: Avoiding disruptions

In the UK, export declarations are managed in CHIEF or CDS. Businesses looking for efficiency and compliance need to implement UK export declaration software.

Why you need software to master UK export 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 exporting goods from the UK, export declarations must be filed with HMRC's customs systems – CHIEF until March 31, 2023 and CDS as of March 31, 2023. CHIEF stands for "Customs Handling of Import & Export Freight" and is the older system of the two. CDS stands for "Customs Declaration Service" and is the new HMRC customs system. 

If your business is exporting goods across UK borders, your supply chain efficiency relies on automated export declaration management. 

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

If you are well versed in self-managing export declarations and procedures and just need to get ready for UK exports, take a look at Export Filing 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 Export 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 all about the details of the change, what you need to do, and what your options are.