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.
100 import declarations/year
GBP 5.34 for each additional import declaration
2,500 import declarations/year
GBP 3.89 for each additional import declaration
10,000 import declarations/year
GBP 2.21 for each additional import declaration
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.
Senior Solutions Consultant
"Successful global trade relies on smooth border crossings – before and after Brexit and HMRC system changes. On the export side as well as on the import side. It's crucial for traders to have the right tools in place."