How (& Why) We Helped 1000's of Customers Prepare for CDS | CustomsLink®
We're CDS ready

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. 

Getting CDS ready is absolutely essential for businesses that rely on trading between GB and the EU.

However, many businesses have struggled with this transition - whether this is due to:


1. A lack of knowledge around the importance of registering for CDS on time.

If your business has not registered for CDS by September 30th 2022, you may no longer be able to import goods into the UK or make import declarations via CHIEF, the UK’s 30-year old customs platform. 

This means that businesses who haven’t registered for CDS (the new UK customs platform) will not be able to import from September. 

Please note: Unlike CHIEF,  CDS does not allow you to change your payment method after your declaration has been submitted. For this reason, your Deferment account or CDS Cash account must be topped up. Learn more about the differences between CDS and CHIEF here.


2. Because their customs broker has failed to support them through the transition. 

The September 30th deadline has been looming over thousands of businesses for many months now. 

But without the right customs broker helping to solve your customs clearance headaches, making the transition from CHIEF to CDS can be challenging. 

Because of this, it has never been more important to ensure that you choose the right customs broker with the customs expertise to support your business properly.  


Why choose us?

For the past 12 months, we’ve been working round the clock to prepare for CDS.

Thanks to the hard work of our team, CustomsLink has already been able to support our customers in this transition, and we have now officially made the move over to CDS. In fact, we’ve been using it for all GB Imports for 3 weeks already; far ahead of the official CDS deadline. 

Actually, our CDS wizards have already been using CDS to support customers making Northern Ireland (NI/IX) import declarations for more than a year. Where other customs brokers will still be navigating through the adjustment period of switching over to CDS after the September 30th deadline, our team have already conjured our own innovative CDS solutions. 

To join 1000’s of other CustomsLink customers in choosing a customs broker with over a year’s worth of CDS experience, simply get in touch with us and one of our CDS Wizards will get back to you as soon as possible.