Access to CDS
If you handle your own importation documents through CHIEF then your in-house software team will be given access to CDS by HMRC for testing compatibility. HMRC will contact you direct.
If you use an agent or freight forwarder they should be already speaking with HMRC, so you should contact them ASAP as there will be changes to the documentation you will be asked to provide them for importing plants. Tariffs will change & therefore HMRC documentation requirements will also change.
What To Do Now
If your business trades outside of the EU, you should use this time to familiarise yourself with changes to the tariff list which has been updated to meet the requirements of the Union Customs Code. Guidance explaining the new changes to the tariff can be found on the Government website
Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. However, the Government must prepare for every eventuality, including a no-deal scenario. With just a few weeks until our exit from the EU, we have reached the point where everyone needs to accelerate and intensify preparations.
There is the latest version of the EU Exit partnership pack has an EU exit portal which gives businesses and individuals guidance on what you a need to do to prepare.