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CDS - eLearning

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Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) is due to be replaced by the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) and our online course covers the main differences between the two systems.

Who is it for?
The course is aimed at anyone who has had experience of submitting declarations using the CHIEF system before and/or understands UK customs procedures and submitting declarations.

Course Outline
Developed jointly with Agency Sector Management (ASM) this eLearning course will explain the key differences between CHIEF and CDS and enable you to submit your customs declarations for exports and imports via the new CDS system. This course does not teach you about the declaration.

There are eight modules including simulation exercises so you can put into practice what you have learned. You will need a 100 per cent pass rate for the final assessment module which demonstrates a successful customs declaration transmission.

Throughout the course there are exercises to complete and a ‘knowledge check’ at the end of each module.

There is also a ‘resource area’ which contains explainer videos, downloads, a glossary and useful links.

Click here to download the full Course Information Sheet

Note 1: It is recommended that learners make notes during Modules 1 to 7 of the elearning, before undertaking the Assessment in Module 8.

Note 2: If you have 10 or more learners to register, instead of completing the online form, download and complete the following template - CDS Learner Registration TemplatePlease save as your company name and then email it to BIFA Training.

There are eight modules and the final one gives learners an opportunity to have a go with simulation exercise(s), putting into practice what they have learnt.

Module 1

Introduction to CDS

  • Introduction as to why a new system is needed
  • Functions, features and benefits of CDS
  • C88/E2 replacement

Module 2

Data Elements (DE)

  • Details of the eight data groups
  • What are data elements?
  • Correlation table (DE to SAD/C88 boxes)

Module 3

UK Trade Tariff and customs procedure codes

  • Overview of the UK Trade Tariff
  • Appendices
  • Declaration categories
  • Commodity codes, structure, and additional codes
  • Tariff classifications videos
  • Customs procedure and key changes

Module 4

Commercial relationships, arrangements and valuation

  • Buyer and seller relationship and differences in CDS
  • Delivery terms
  • Valuation – additions and deductions
  • Representation

Module 5

Methods of payment and authorisations

  • Methods of payment
  • Guarantees and authorisations

Module 6

Documents, certifications and authorisations indicators

  • Replacement of LIC99 override statement
  • Identify what information is needed to replace blanket document waivers and how to find it
  • Union, national document codes and status codes
  • Complete two example scenarios

Module 7

Check your knowledge quiz

Answer 15 multiple-choice questions based on topics covered in modules two to six. To pass this module and move onto the simulation assessment, you will need to achieve a 80% pass rate or more.

Module 8

Import and Export Assessment

You will be required to complete either an import or an export declaration simulation assessment, or you can choose to do both. To pass the assessment, you need to input all the information correctly.

If you do not score 100%, you will be able to try again.

Many courses are repeated during the year, to see a complete list of available dates for this course please visit the course description page for CDS - eLearning

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