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Customs Handling of Import & Export Freight (CHIEF) is the computer system of the United Kingdom's revenue and customs services, HMRC.



Shipping term meaning the seller will cover the cost of freight and insurance of the buyer's order while in transit.



The accomplishment of the Customs formalities necessary to allow goods to enter home use, to be exported or to be placed under another Customs procedure (*).



The Customs procedure which provides that imported goods enter into free circulation in the Customs territory upon the payment of any import duties and taxes chargeable and the accomplishment of all the necessary Customs formalities.



The Combined Tariff and Statistical nomenclatures of the EU, represented by the first 8 digits of the Commodity Code.

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CustomsLink CDS Checklist



It’s the beginning of the end. 

Well - the end of CHIEF, that is. 😅

The existing UK customs…

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HMRC CDS Migration 'How To' and Town Hall Events

UPDATE 25/07/2022

A HMRC video guide detailing how to prepare to move to CDS has been added to our…

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What is Customs Transit?

Transit is a customs procedure that allows goods which are not in free circulation to move within…

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Transit Movement Changes from 1st August 2022

From 1st August 2022, you can no longer input a transit Movement Reference Number (MRN) in a Goods…

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Changes to EXS Requirements: What You Need to Know

As of the 1st of July 2022, several changes to exit summary declarations (EXS) requirements will…

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CDS - Changes to Commodity Codes & Additional Statements Guide

In preparation for the upcoming migration from CHIEF to CDS, CustomsLink will be sending…