Customs Declaration Training

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The method in which customs entries are submitted is permanently changing in November 2023, when CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight) will no longer be active and will be replaced by the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).  As a result, there are changes in the way a business can complete a customs declaration, which you must prepare for.  More now than ever, it is vital to compliantly submit your customs declarations, to have an advantage over competitors in a difficult trading period.

Customs Declaration Training


Business West's customs declaration training will highlight what you need to know to accurately complete a Customs Declaration, and successfully manage the transition from CHIEF to CDS.


Who should attend Customs Declarations training:


This course will be helpful for anyone who needs an understanding of Customs regimes and how to complete a Customs Declaration form.  


What will I learn?  


Our training covers:


  • What is a Customs Declaration
  • Why is a Customs Declaration needed
  • What information is required to complete a Customs Declaration
  • How to complete both an import & an export Customs Declaration
  • Harmonised System (HS) codes
  • Procedure codes, including common special procedures
  • Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) and Inventory-Linked Ports (ILPs)
  • Valuation, duties and taxes
  • Transit declarations and the Common Transit Convention (CTC)
  • How to correctly claim preference on goods
  • The training will also touch on deferment accounts and postponed VAT accounting


Our Customs Declaration training is currently available via Teams.

  • Accredited Business West Chamber of Commerce members: £220 + VAT
  • Non-members: £260 + VAT 


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  • Many thanks for the training today. You provided the information in a clear and concise way and gave participants the opportunity to ask questions... The course has been very beneficial and...the way you explained the Commodity Codes, Harmonisation Codes and Intercoms and the link to Trade Tariffs will be invaluable.
    J Schofield
    MS Instruments
  • Business West as your Customs Agent

    Business West delivers a Customs Declaration service for UK importers and exporters, of all sizes, in every region of the United Kingdom. If you’re interested in finding out more about how the ChamberCustoms service can work for your business please click on this link.

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