The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is going to replace the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system as the UK’s future single customs platform. It has already been in use for all declarations for GB-NI goods movements since 1 January 2021. CDS must be used for all Rest of World (RoW) to NI goods movements from 31 October 2021.

TSS has used CDS since its inception and can support import customs declarations for goods coming into NI from countries other than GB and the EU – i.e. RoW, which had previously used CHIEF.

To assist businesses that do not currently have access to CDS by other means, TSS will offer more assistance for RoW goods arriving into NI. Please contact us on 0800 060 8888 and one of our customs agents will help you through the process.