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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

CDS Migration - Key messaging Phase 2

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

CDS Recommended Import Declaration Layout

This document has been provided by the Association of Freight Software Suppliers (AFSS)

CDS Data Element correlation table

This useful reference will help you understand the relationship between CHIEF box numbers and CDS Data Elements

CDS: Your guide to essential information

This document, prepared by BIFA's Policy & Compliance team, collates useful information from GOV.UK and other sources (download as pdf)

CDS Data Requirements Form

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.

UK Trade Tariff

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:

How to subscribe to the Customs Declaration Service 

How to set up a Direct Debit instruction on the Customs Declaration Service (one signature) 

How to set up a Direct Debit instruction on the Customer Declaration Service (multiple signatures)

How to set up a standing authority on the Customs Declaration Service (one signature). 

How to use the secure file upload service on the Customs Declaration Service 

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

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