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CDS - The New Customs Declaration Service
90-minute online course
Online: £189 +VAT per person
The Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight system (CHIEF) is closing for imports in September and exports in March along with the National Exports System (NES). From 31 March 2023, The Customs Declaration Services (CDS) will be the single platform for all customs declarations. There are some significant differences between the two systems, so it is important that you know what to do before your agents start using the new CDS system for declarations for you.
This brand new 90-minute course is aimed at businesses whose customs declarations are completed by their freight forwarder, customs broker and courier companies. It will provide practical advice and guidance on the new service and how to check the customs declarations. It will give clear examples of the changes and set out what preparatory steps you need to take before September.
The course is presented by our international trade expert, David Hooper, who has already helped many businesses adapt their systems in readiness for the changes.
Anyone involved in or responsible for arranging the movement of goods to or from the UK and ensuring compliance with Customs regulations.
Any business that does not undertake the declarations themselves but contract this to their freight forwarder / customs broker or courier company.
Business owners, directors and managers that need to understand how to deal with the new procedures related to international trade.
You will need to have an understanding of the fundamental principles of import/export rules and procedures.
David is Managing Director of Hooper and Co International Trade Consultancy Ltd, a business which specialises in providing advice and consultancy to businesses involved in international trade with a particular focus on customs, logistics and the practical issues of doing trade internationally.
He is also Director and founder of Independent Freight Solutions Ltd, a Midlands based freight forwarder and Customs Brokerage which is also an Authorised Economic Operator for Customs and Security. David has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a distinction from Aston University and a Degree in Politics, Economics and Philosophy.
He is an experienced trainer having delivered training courses for the Department of International Trade and several Chambers of Commerce.