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Dear Customer,

This communication is relevant to all our customs clearance customers. Please pass this information on to any Traders you may represent.

Only 7 weeks to move across to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS)

The last day we will be able to make import declarations on the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system is 30th September 2022, meaning there is less than 2 months to go. To continue trading, from 1st October 2022 we will need to make your import declarations on the Customs Declaration Service (CDS). The last day for making export declarations on CHIEF will be 31st March 2023, when CHIEF will close.

HMRC have lots of online support available to help you understand the move to CDS, including:

  • Step-by-step checklists that explain how to move across
  • A new series of short videos on YouTube that explain how to complete the following steps in more detail:
    • How to subscribe to CDS
    • How to use your customs financial accounts on CDS
    • How to set up standing authority on CDS
    • How to set up a Direct Debit instruction on CDS
    • How to use the secure file upload service on CDS

Register and get access to the Customs Declarations Service on GOV.UK.

REX Numbers

UKP Worldwide (UKPW) require all Traders who are claiming preferential status on EU origin goods to provide their REX number. It would seem that HMRC have relented and confirmed that the REX code should be that of the Exporter rather than the supplier of aid goods. However, UKPW still have a responsibility to audit this and request evidence to support any claims for preference, so please be sure that you are able to provide any evidence required to substantiate any claims for any audits.

In addition, we require all Traders to complete a new form to substantiate this claim. Your UKPW Account Manager will provide the template shortly.  Visit here for further information and how to apply for a REX number.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact our Client Services team at ukpclientservices@ukpworldwide.com.