Customs Declaration Service for Imports 

Online Workshop


Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is the replacement for the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. Whether doing declarations yourself or checking entries, this course will cover the information required and where to source information to help guide you through the process.

  • What is CDS?
  • Import process
  • Business responsibilities
  • Data elements explained
  • Data elements to CHIEF box numbers
  • Declaration category data sets for Imports
  • Classification – determining the use of commodity codes
  • Preferences
  • Origin
  • CDS completion guidelines
  • Checking import entries
  • Sources of Information

This event is essential for freight forwarders and customs agents, but also for any importing businesses that want to know more about how customs declarations are done on their behalf, and those who are considering completing their own customs declarations.


Our professional export training is now live online

Venue: Videoconference via Zoom

Date: 21 May 2024

Time: from 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Online discounted cost: 


Regular Customers / Chamber Members £372 +VAT

Non-Regular Customers / Non-Chamber Members £392 +VAT


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