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CDS Customs Training Overview

Chamber Member: £349.00 + VAT
LCCI Community Participants:  £495.00 + VAT
Non-members will be able to book training courses by registering to our free of charge Community Network.  

Training Course Dates: Dates TBC - please fill in the below form to register your interest.

Format: Online and instructor led, with an interactive Q&A session.

Based on our successful Customs declaration overview course the BCC has updated the course to cover declarations made via CDS.

Attendees of this one-day course will learn the roles and responsibilities of each party involved in a customs declaration, the information that that needs to be supplied and submitted by each party and the differences between CHIEF and CDS.

Is your company prepared for the upcoming deadlines?

After five years of preparation, The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will be the long-term replacement for the current CHIEF (Customs Handling Imports and Export Freight) platform - replacing a system based on paperwork with a digital platform. 

CHIEF will be closing its e-doors for import declarations on 30 September 2022, and for export declarations on 30 March 2024.

Who is this training course made for?

This course is aimed at companies that are thinking of completing their own customs declarations, those companies that wish to better understand their responsibilities and companies that wish to ensure they are compliant with HMRC regulations.

Our training is instructor lead, delivered online with a remote package comprising e-learning modules. The is no previous knowledge required for this course.

If you work in one of the following departments of a trading business in the UK, this course will be beneficial to you:

  • Shipping
  • Logistics
  • Distribution
  • Finance
  • Export administration
  • Export sales administration

Course outcome:

Attendees will have the knowledge to check a customs declaration for both import and export produced either by the company or a customs agent.

The course is essential for all staff involved in the customs declaration process and for those companies wishing to ensure their processes are HMRC compliant.

The following topics will be covered in this training course:

  • Introduction to trade
  • Business responsibilities
  • Export process
  • Import process
  • Valuation – explanation of the fiscal process of establishing the 'customs value' different from invoice value of goods and their application.
  • Classification – determining the use of commodity codes
  • How to use appropriate customs procedures
  • Customs procedures - export and import controls
  • Reliefs
  • Preferences

Bolt-On Customs Advisory Consultation Service 

As an additional service after the training, you can add a four-hour advisory service at a reduced price. This will give you access to one of our consultants for a high-level analysis of specific challenges your business faces when importing and exporting.

Find out more about the cancellation terms.

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