CDS Customs Declaration Service

HMRC will gradually reduce CHIEF services, with functionality switched-off in 2 phases. From: Friday 30 September 2022, you will not be able to make import declarations using CHIEF Friday 31 March 2023, you will not be able to make export declarations using CHIEF and the National Export System (NES). Time to learn how to lodge customs declarations using CDS.This is the second part of a one part training.

This course is packed with practical, interactive exercises and quizzes to sure an enjoyable, diverse experience. A special feature is the HANDS-ON practical training simulation.

What you'll learn:

  • Navigating the Tariff
  • Declaration Categories
  • Data Elements
  • Procedure and Additional Procedure Codes
  • AI codes
  • Document Codes and waivers
  • Declaration Completion Rules
  • Step-By-Step Guide to completing a CDS declaration
  • Declaration Scenario walkthroughs


“Very strong on the practical issues and thinking about key drivers for making decisions”, Sarah E., Lawyer

DURATION: 1/2 Day (4 hours) with short comfort breaks

DATES: 25th April and 23rd May or Request your own In-House Training

CERTIFICATE: Yes, Certificate of Participation or Completion (where knowledge test is passed)

DELIVERY: Online, via Zoom

LANGUAGE: English. You can also request this training in German, Spanish and French

AUDIENCE: You should attend if you are just starting a career in exporting and importing. Perfect for new joiners, recent graduates or those changing careers back into global trade and customs.

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£350 + VAT

1-day virtual workshops with access to interactive workbooks and 20% discounts on ICC publications.


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