In some ways, CDS will require more information from you as a trader compared to the older system.
What were previously ‘boxes’ in CHIEF are now split into ‘Declaration Categories’ and ‘Data Elements’, many of which will require specific information that you may not be familiar with.
Whether you are handling clearances in-house, or outsourcing to an agent, it is strongly recommended that you establish clear, written instructions for the clearance process of your goods in light of these changes to
avoid delays and mis-declarations.
The IOE&IT can help you learn to navigate the new CDS Tariff
and make this as accessible as possible for you and your business.