A new phased approach for businesses moving export declarations to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) has been announced by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) today.

Today, HMRC has announced a new approach for exporters moving over to CDS (the Customs Declaration Service). 

The new phased approach will be rolled out as follows:

  • Phase One - by Thursday 30th November 2023, selected high-volume traders will move to CDS for exports (a transition which will be supported by HMRC and its software developers).
  • Phase Two -  all other businesses move to CDS for exports by Saturday 30 March 2024. 

This phased approach was decided as a result of examining industry feedback, HMRC reports, and will allow for a smoother transition to CDS.

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