Import Filing: CHIEF/CDS Brexit-proof your UK imports 

When Brexit finally happens, you’re going to need a customs solution for your UK locations. Unless you want to hire a third-party provider to clear your imports to the UK, Import Filing: CHIEF/CDS from AEB is the perfect software support tool for your customs team. The software is tailored to the UK’s new CDS e-customs system, but it also runs under the earlier CHIEF system.

From EUR 102/month

Send import declaration directly to HRMC

Save time and money on your UK imports. Send your import declarations from Import Filing: CHIEF/CDS directly to the new Customs Declarations System (CDS) of British customs (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, HMRC) or to the earlier system CHIEF. HRMC requires an entry summary declaration or simplified declaration, which must be presented upon arrival of the goods in the UK. After that, it’s necessary to submit either a Supplementary Declaration Import (SDI) or full declaration. Import Filing: CHIEF/CDS provides support with the import declaration in both the normal and Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP). The software also receives and processes messages from HRMC, of course, including the Single Administrative Document (SAD) and the Customs Response Message.

Import Filing: CDS lets you clear imports through British customs
Import Filing: CDS lets you clear imports through British customs

Import Filing: CDS offers smart shortcuts for import declarations
Import Filing: CDS offers smart shortcuts for import declarations

Clear customs faster with smart shortcuts

Smart shortcuts let you easily import documents like invoices and delivery notes from your host system and automatically generate import declarations. Automatically allocate transport and insurance costs to the various line items by net weight or net price, for example. Smart templates help minimize the valuable work time you spend preparing regularly recurring import declarations. The system is also at your side to help you adjust or cancel declarations.


Seamless communication with your CSP

HMRC works with five community system providers (CSPs) to streamline customs processes at logistics hubs such as the port of Dover or Eurotunnel. Import declarations at these border crossings must go through the relevant CSP. Import Filing: CHIEF/CDS supports automated communication with the IT systems of the CSPs. 

Import Filing: CDS lets you easily communicate with your CSP
Import Filing: CDS lets you easily communicate with your CSP

Import Filing: CDS including NCTS
Import Filing: CDS including NCTS

NCTS: transit procedure included

After Brexit, the importance of the New Computerized Transit System (NCTS) in goods traffic with the UK will increase dramatically. For those with the appropriate authorizations, NCTS makes it possible to move uncleared goods to Ireland or to inland customs offices or customs warehouses, for example, thereby bypassing the expected congestion at the border customs offices. Import Filing: CHIEF/CDS lets you submit or discharge NCTS procedures.

Clear and simple: our cloud solution pricing models

Basic

From EUR 102/month

plus setup fee

100 import declarations/year
EUR 5.93 for each additional import declaration


  • Basic features
  • Up to 1 country
  • Transit procedures (NCTS Authorized Consignee (CE))
  • Reporting & Analytics*
  • Integration into other ERP systems*

* Price on request

Business

From EUR 695/month

plus setup fee

2,500 import declarations/year
EUR 4.33 for each additional import declaration


  • Basic features
  • Up to 3 countries
  • Transit procedures (NCTS Authorized Consignee (CE))
  • Reporting & Analytics*
  • Integration into other ERP systems*

* Price on request

Enterprise

From EUR 2,048/month

plus setup fee

10,000 import declarations/year
EUR 2.46 for each additional import declaration


  • Basic features
  • Up to 5 countries
  • Transit procedures (NCTS Authorized Consignee (CE))
  • Reporting & Analytics*
  • Integration into other ERP systems*

* Price on request

Don’t see the right model for you? On-premise solution preferred? Contact us – we’ll design a solution to fit your unique needs. 

Six benefits to streamline and simplify your customs processes

Save costs by managing imports in-house
Save costs by managing imports in-house
Save costs by managing imports in-house

Save costs by managing imports in-house

Many businesses bring in outside help to clear their imports through customs. They pay a pretty penny for this service – money that, in many cases, they could save. Because processing imports through customs does not require sorcery, especially when you have the help of sophisticated software that supports all standard import and transit procedures. 

Secure communications with customs
Secure communications with customs
Secure communications with customs

Secure communications with customs

There’s no faster, easier way: Need to transmit a customs declaration for an import? Or report the discharge of a transit procedure? Then use Import Filing from AEB to simply send an e-customs message to the relevant customs authorities. It all goes through our certified data center. The customs office’s national system will immediately reply with the status of your declaration. So you’ll always be in the loop and confident that your imports will not lie idle for no reason.

One central system for import procedures
One central system for import procedures
One central system for import procedures

One central system for import procedures

Import Filing from AEB is a flexible system which lets you control electronic import declarations for one country – or for currently up to five countries. You can use Import Filing to transmit your data seamlessly to the customs authorities in, for example, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and the UK. And we are always working on connecting further countries. This centralized application can also be extended for processing through customs service providers.

Transparency from the outset: all duties at a glance
Transparency from the outset: all duties at a glance
Transparency from the outset: all duties at a glance

Transparency from the outset: all duties at a glance

Waiting for an official customs assessment before you can calculate your import duties is a thing of the past: Import Filing from AEB does the work for you. All the key figures are just a click away, so you can use them early on for calculations, liquidity planning, and more.

Always up to date with all changes to laws
Always up to date with all changes to laws
Always up to date with all changes to laws

Always up to date with all changes to laws

Import Filing is designed as a cloud service and runs in AEB’s data center in Stuttgart, Germany. How does that help you? You benefit by having us implement all changes to customs laws in the cloud, for example. Another benefit: our regular updates, which keep Import Filing abreast of the latest developments in software engineering. And a constant connection with the utmost failsafe protections.

Smarter business, less manual work
Smarter business, less manual work
Smarter business, less manual work

Smarter business, less manual work

Managing your imports in-house only makes sense if it minimizes manual processes such as data entry. That’s why Import Filing includes a template functionality that lets you efficiently manage large numbers of recurring transactions. After the declaration data has been applied automatically from your host system, your employees will only have to add additional data in exceptions. Then, the declaration is transferred automatically to the customs authorities – after its plausibility has been validated. 

Six benefits to streamline and simplify your customs processes

Save costs by managing imports in-house
Save costs by managing imports in-house
Save costs by managing imports in-house

Save costs by managing imports in-house

Secure communications with customs
Secure communications with customs
Secure communications with customs

Secure communications with customs

One central system for import procedures
One central system for import procedures
One central system for import procedures

One central system for import procedures

Transparency from the outset: all duties at a glance
Transparency from the outset: all duties at a glance
Transparency from the outset: all duties at a glance

Transparency from the outset: all duties at a glance

Always up to date with all changes to laws
Always up to date with all changes to laws
Always up to date with all changes to laws

Always up to date with all changes to laws

Smarter business, less manual work
Smarter business, less manual work
Smarter business, less manual work

Smarter business, less manual work

Questions?

How quickly can I start using Import Filing: CHIEF/CDS?

You must register with the UK customs authorities before you can start using Import Filing: CHIEF/CDS. Typically, no extended waiting period is necessary. We’re happy to support you here.

If you want help configuring interfaces to your system environment or training your employees, plan accordingly.

What happens if the customs requirements change?

Import Filing: CHIEF/CDS is automatically updated to reflect changes in customs laws as soon as they come into force. No further action is required on your part.

Uwe Henning - Director International Business Development
Uwe Henning
Director International Business Development
“Providers of customs services will be in high demand after Brexit. Take the fate of your company into your own hands and declare your imports directly with HMRC. There’s no easier way than with Import Filing CHIEF/CDS.”

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