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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.