Exports Loaders Guidance for Using CDS v1.1

Businesses exporting goods from the UK must switch to the new CDS system by 4 June 2024 as the old CHIEF system is being retired. This document is exports loaders guidance for businesses that move goods in and out of the the UK, explaining the transition from the CHIEF system to the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS). It applies to both air and maritime freight and is aimed at loaders such as airlines and customs facility operators. The document provides best practices for using the CDS and should be used alongside other CDS resources.