Rhenus urges UK exporters to prepare for new customs system

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Freight forwarder Rhenus has warned UK exporters to prepare for the switchover to a new customs declaration system in the coming months to avoid delays to shipments.

On November 30, the UK will switch from the existing CHIEF system to the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) for exports.

The switchover for imports took place in October last year.

Rhenus UK is advising exporters to prepare for the November switchover now to avoid costly delays.

The firm’s customs manager in the UK, Rob Mulligan, said that exporters should “register, authorise and prepare to ensure a successful transfer process”.

Traders should subscribe to CDS in order to register their Economic Operators Registration and Identification number with the system.

“While not obligatory, we recommend that businesses register with CDS, if they have not already done so, as part of the CDS Import Full Trader Roll-Out,” said Mulligan.

“Additionally, traders must ensure that any authorisations and easements they hold, and which are applied to CHIEF declarations currently, are compatible with CDS, taking outward processing as one example.”

“Rhenus UK is ready to support its customers, but businesses must act promptly to safeguard their future exporting plans,” he added. “While the transfer process is expected to be straightforward for most businesses, proactive measures are essential to prevent future delays.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]