CDS - Customs Declaration Service

Don't Panic!

As an Importer or Exporter, you may have recently been issued with an HMRC newsletter detailing some changes that are approaching.

The short version is; Don't panic. If you're using Westbound Logistics Services, then we already handle everything for you and will be adapting to the necessary changes behind the scenes.

CDS is replacing CHIEF. It's a new modern system we will use to declare importers and exporters shipments to HMRC which is the first time in 25 years that it's changed. CDS is being brought in with new technology to make the process easier, compliant and future proofed for all forthcoming eventualities. 

If you would like to know more, please get in touch with your account manager at Westbound.