Import Filing: CHIEF/CDS for UK imports from the EU and anywhere else

Full customs requirements apply to your UK imports from the EU and third countries. To master the process, you need a customs solution for your UK locations. Unless you want to hire a third-party provider to clear your imports, 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.

AEB works with CSP badges from Pentant and MCP.

From USD 133 / 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 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 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.

Customers already mastering their Import Filing with AEB software

    ADM WILD Europe GmbH & Co. KG
    Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    B/E Aerospace Systems/Collins Aerospace
    Dr. Boy GmbH & Co. KG
    Chemischen Fabrik Budenheim KG

Clear and simple: our cloud solution pricing models


From USD 133/month

plus setup fee

100 import declarations/year
USD 7.71 for each additional import declaration

* Price on request


From USD 904/month

plus setup fee

2,500 import declarations/year
USD 5.63 for each additional import declaration

* Price on request


From USD 2,662/month

plus setup fee

10,000 import declarations/year
USD 3.19 for each additional import declaration

* Price on request

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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.

Product expert Frans Kok

Frans Kok

General Manager

"In the digital age, there is no need for import shipments to get stuck at customs and cause delivery delays. Integrated customs management creates transparency and accelerates the process – and ensures regulatory compliance at the same time."