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CDS Trader Dress Rehearsal service (TDR) Downtime - 22/11/22

Mon. 21 Nov 2022
HMRC has announced a scheduled downtime for the CDS Trader Dress Rehearsal service (TDR) on Tuesday 22nd November.

Transitioning to CDS FAQs - 21/11/22 Update

Mon. 21 Nov 2022
HMRC has released an updated version of the CDS Frequently Asked Questions document.

URGENT clarification from HMRC relating to codes U110-U112

Fri. 4 Nov 2022
BIFA has been advised by HMRC that guidance issued relating to Claiming preferential rates of duty between the UK and EU is incorrect and must not be followed. HMRC is working to retract the information as a matter of priority.

CHIEF Extension Guidance Update

Fri. 4 Nov 2022
HMRC has supplied further guidance regarding the submission of additional information when applying for a further CHIEF extension. Please see the below guidance for more details.

CDS EU tariff change resolved

Wed. 2 Nov 2022
HMRC has notified BIFA that the CDS Tariff codes issue has now been resolved and the system is now fully operational.

HMRC Statement on issues with CDS - 1st November 2022

Tue. 1 Nov 2022
BIFA has been in constant contact with HMRC regarding IT issues today. The Department is currently experiencing issues with Customs Declaration Service (CDS) following an update connected to another system relating to Tariff changes overnight.

CDS EU tariff change - U116/U110 preference code

Tue. 1 Nov 2022
Overnight there has been a Tariff update in CDS which is likely to impact pre-lodged entries from the EU and have a knock-on impact on the GVMS process.

HMRC Announces Update On CHIEF Extensions

Fri. 28 Oct 2022
On 20th September 2022, HMRC announced an extension process where businesses could apply to use CHIEF for their import declarations for a short period of time beyond the 30th September deadline.

Delayed CDS messaging report

Tue. 18 Oct 2022
Following the earlier announcement regarding the delayed CDS messaging issue, HMRC is collecting further information to resolve the delay problem.


Tue. 4 Oct 2022
In order to best support declarants in their interactions with the CDS platform, HMRC has created an updated workaround document, hosting all known workarounds in a single asset.

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