The UK government is in the process of phasing out the existing customs platform (CHIEF) with the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS). The new system will be the UK’s only single customs platform from 1st April 2023.
September’s announcement by the UK to delay the imposition of checks and controls on goods entering the UK has been described by the UK government as a “pragmatic” new timetable
It has been a busy summer for the team at Easy Customs and in between holidays and annual leave our team have been preparing diligently for the changes coming down the tracks in October 2021 and January 2022 in terms of UK requirements. We wanted to give an update of things now and also to summarise the changes coming below.
Many exporters, especially beginners, assume that freight forwarders and customs brokers are two names for the same thing. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Freight forwarders are defined as experts connected within the supply chain who concentrate on the logistics and physical transportation of cargo.