Supreme Freight can assist with CDS

September 15, 2022 /

Our team at Supreme are CDS ready and able to help your company prepare for the upcoming changes HMRC are making to import and export declarations. As a company we have over 36 years of customs experience and we have been at the forefront of helping HMRC develop the new CDS system, providing direct input on changing some of the processes. 

We do consider ourselves experts when it comes to customs processes, making us the smart choice to handle your customs declarations throughout this transition period and beyond. If you are a UK based importer or exporter, please contact our team for information on how we can assist you at [email protected] or call us on 02380 337 778.

The HRMC website has a wealth of information on CDS here:

Why use Supreme Freight?

With Supreme Freight you can be confident that your customs declarations will be completed promptly and accurately, with the correct commodity codes, customs procedure codes (CPCs) and origin status. We save you time, money, and the burden of paperwork, avoiding costly delays and penalties. Our expert customs brokerage team can also identify any potential risks, and promptly solve issues with HMRC should they arise.

These changes are being made because HMRC are replacing CHIEF, the UK’s current customs platform with the Customs Declaration Service (CDS). CDS is a more streamlined customs platform which can handle the increased volume of import and export declarations following the UK’s exit from the EU. The switch over to CDS is due to happen in two phases, with all import declarations being made in CDS by the 1st of October 2022, and all export declarations being made in CDS by the 1st of April 2023.

We started our transition to CDS early in 2022 when we changed operating systems to handle the new software. Since then, our members of staff have undergone extensive industry training, gaining the knowledge required to deal with a variety of customs scenarios. This ensures that we can continue to provide the efficient service our customers demand. We have been clearing shipments through CDS successfully for some time so we are ready for the switchover at the end of September and can provide a seamless and stress-free transition for our customers.

We know the implementation of new systems and rules can be confusing but Supreme Freight are here to help you, please contact us on 02380 337778 or use our contact form.