Useful Resources & Videos
Appointment of Sub-Agent in CDS 02/09/2022
This guidance document has been prepared by BIFA's Policy & Compliance team, to help Members declare the parties in the customs declaration
This document has been issued by the Joint Customs Consultative Committee on behalf of HMRC and contains important information regarding preparations for the transition to CDS
This document has been provided by the Association of Freight Software Suppliers (AFSS)
This useful reference will help you understand the relationship between CHIEF box numbers and CDS Data Elements
This document, prepared by BIFA's Policy & Compliance team, collates useful information from GOV.UK and other sources (download as pdf)
The information required to complete an import customs declaration is changing as part of the implementation of the Customs Declaration Service (CDS). This form lays out the main changes that will affect you and your business. This information will be required by anyone completing an import declaration on CDS on your behalf. You may need to review your procedures and supply chain to take account of these changes to remain compliant.
GB Tariff Supplement which includes new guidance on the I1 B&E simplification changes that come into effect on 26th June. The new guidance can be found on pages 33 – 34 and 97 – 102.
Volume 3 Step by Step Guide
This presents all the information related to the Customs Declaration Service. The manual aims to provide a simpler way to navigate the Tariff and provides guidance where to find relevant information within the CDS Volume 3 Tariff.
The manual can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/hmrc-internal-manuals/customs-cds-volume-3-tariff-step-by-step-guide
HMRC have introduced a new video series to help you make declarations on the Customs Declarations Service covering:
Customs Clearance Instructions for Imports:
Identifying the declaration category - YouTube
Identifying the commodity code - YouTube
Identifying the procedure code - YouTube
Permitted additional procedure codes - YouTube
Identify the additional procedure code - YouTube
Additional information statement codes - YouTube
Specific document and reference codes - YouTube
Reviewing completion guidance - YouTube
Completing the customs declaration - YouTube