HMRC's Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is an electronic customs declaration system. The UK has moved away from the paper-based CHIEF reports including the C88 / SAD & E2. Submit your electronic customs declarations directly to HMRC using CustomsClear.
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We know moving your goods to and from the EU can often be a challenge. It’s the added cost, the extra paperwork, and the uncertainty about where your goods are in the customs process at any given time. We get it. That’s why we built CustomsClear.
Reduce the cost of importing and exporting by removing the need for a third party to get goods cleared to and from the UK and choose from straightforward pricing plans with no set-up costs or hidden fees.
No customs knowledge necessary, CustomsClear helps you easily submit import and export declarations online with the help of quick tips and our help desk available.
Real-time feedback from HMRC and visibility into your declaration status allows you to action requests quickly to keep goods moving.
Get unlimited access to CustomsClear for 30 days. Try out the software and submit customs declarations directly to HMRC, with no customs expertise required and no set-up costs or hidden fees.
Before you submit import and export declarations, there are a few things you should know. That’s why we’ve put together the CustomsClear declaration checklist of basics to help you get started.
CustomsClear is for UK businesses looking for a simpler, alternative way to create import and export declarations to trade with EU businesses*
CustomsClear is for you if you're:
Importing or exporting goods between businesses in the EU using standard (full) declarations
Moving your goods via road transport through RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) ports operating the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS)
Importing your goods through ports using the pre-lodgement model, meaning that goods arriving need to have a submitted customs declaration in advance of boarding on the EU side.
Intending to release your goods to free circulation
Once you’re signed up and onboarded to CustomsClear, your 30 days of free access starts.
During that time, you can submit unlimited declarations and access to the CustomClear support team.
At the end of the free 30 days, you will be asked to select a subscription.