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ASM AND BIFA WEBINAR HELPS BUSINESSES PREPARE FOR FINAL MIGRATION TO NEW CUSTOMS DECLARATION SERVICE FOR EXPORTS


A record number of traders attended the webinar, which shared important information needed to successfully migrate to HMRC’s new system for handling customs declarations

London, UK, Thursday 11th January 2024:  Agency Sector Management (ASM) and the British International Freight Association (BIFA) organised a joint webinar to help businesses with their preparations for the final migration to HMRC’s new system for handing customs declarations, the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

Steve Parker, BIFA director general said: “Around 50 percent of the trade association’s corporate members were in attendance, which demonstrates their commitment to being prepared for this latest change.”

Sharon Greer, ASM general manager said: “The seminar was organised to help address any concerns those members and users may still have about their readiness to complete the final switch to the new system, and to provide companies with advice and guidance about the implementation process.

“We have already witnessed the benefits of running sessions like these, for example following our previous CDS webinar we have seen a significant reduction in the numbers of traders leaving MUCRs unclosed – a previously common problem which was contributing to preventing a smooth migration to CDS.

This highlights the importance these webinars play in providing clear guidance to those who need it.”

ASM and BIFA also highlighted an increase in the number of traders accessing Trader Dress Rehearsal (TDR), a HMRC test environment where users can practice submitting CDS export declarations, adding that those who practice in this manner are much more likely to migrate successfully.

Robert Windsor, BIFA’s member policy and compliance director, added: “The seminar provided an important update on the final preparations businesses need to make in order to ensure that their final migration to CDS for exports is successful; and delivered indicative timelines for the implementation.

“It also enabled us to reiterate the message that due to the tight timelines for HMRC to de-commission CHIEF, the timeframe for its closure for export declarations will be much shorter than for imports.

“The key is practice. Implementation of CDS imports has shown the benefits of users spending as much time as possible in testing the new system, as well as the need to liaise with their software suppliers to ensure full connectivity with government systems.”

HMRC’s timeline for migrating to CDS for inventory-linked exports requires air freight exports to begin in early February, followed by ocean in early March. Companies will be given three months from when HMRC tells them they can migrate to do so.

There will also be an exceptions process in place, but this will be subject to strict conditions.

ABOUT ASM

Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM), is the leading software provider to the UK Customs clearance and freight forwarding industries and has three decades of experience in addressing the complex needs of global freight forwarders and providing total Customs solutions.

Sequoia, its complete software solution, supports across the board in:

  • Air & Ocean Import and Export
  • External Temporary Storage Facilities (ETSF)
  • Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)
  • Customs Warehousing
  • New Computerised Transit System (NCTS)
  • Designated Export Place (DEP)
  • Air WayBills (AWB’s)
  • Forwarding Documentation
  • Job Costing and Invoicing
  • Worksheets
  • Web Services Application Programme Interface

ASM represents the interests of the freight forwarding community through advocacy activities, ensuring its voice is heard during drafting of legislation and tackling the issues at the forefront of the industry’s concern.

Through these activities, ASM ensures its software is responsive to its users’ priorities, making it the innovative, integrated solution they need, be they freight forwarders, community, or government systems.

To find out more visit www.asm.org.uk


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ASM AND BIFA WEBINAR HELPS BUSINESSES PREPARE FOR FINAL MIGRATION TO NEW CUSTOMS DECLARATION SERVICE FOR EXPORTS

A record number of traders attended the webinar, which shared important information needed to successfully migrate to HMRC’s new system for handling customs declarations

London, UK, Wednesday 10th January 2024:  Agency Sector Management (ASM) and the British International Freight Association (BIFA) organised a joint webinar to help businesses with their preparations for the final migration to HMRC’s new system for handing customs declarations, the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

Steve Parker, BIFA director general said: “Around 50 percent of the trade association’s corporate members were in attendance, which demonstrates their commitment to being prepared for this latest change.”

Sharon Greer, ASM general manager said: “The seminar was organised to help address any concerns those members and users may still have about their readiness to complete the final switch to the new system, and to provide companies with advice and guidance about the implementation process.

“We have already witnessed the benefits of running sessions like these, for example following our previous CDS webinar we have seen a significant reduction in the numbers of traders leaving MUCRs unclosed – a previously common problem which was contributing to preventing a smooth migration to CDS.

This highlights the importance these webinars play in providing clear guidance to those who need it.”

ASM and BIFA also highlighted an increase in the number of traders accessing Trader Dress Rehearsal (TDR), a HMRC test environment where users can practice submitting CDS export declarations, adding that those who practice in this manner are much more likely to migrate successfully.

Robert Windsor, BIFA’s member policy and compliance director, added: “The seminar provided an important update on the final preparations businesses need to make in order to ensure that their final migration to CDS for exports is successful; and delivered indicative timelines for the implementation.

“It also enabled us to reiterate the message that due to the tight timelines for HMRC to de-commission CHIEF, the timeframe for its closure for export declarations will be much shorter than for imports.

“The key is practice. Implementation of CDS imports has shown the benefits of users spending as much time as possible in testing the new system, as well as the need to liaise with their software suppliers to ensure full connectivity with government systems.”

HMRC’s timeline for migrating to CDS for inventory-linked exports requires air freight exports to begin in early February, followed by ocean in early March. Companies will be given three months from when HMRC tells them they can migrate to do so.

There will also be an exceptions process in place, but this will be subject to strict conditions.

ABOUT ASM

Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM), is the leading software provider to the UK Customs clearance and freight forwarding industries and has three decades of experience in addressing the complex needs of global freight forwarders and providing total Customs solutions.

Sequoia, its complete software solution, supports across the board in:

  • Air & Ocean Import and Export
  • External Temporary Storage Facilities (ETSF)
  • Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)
  • Customs Warehousing
  • New Computerised Transit System (NCTS)
  • Designated Export Place (DEP)
  • Air WayBills (AWB’s)
  • Forwarding Documentation
  • Job Costing and Invoicing
  • Worksheets
  • Web Services Application Programme Interface

ASM represents the interests of the freight forwarding community through advocacy activities, ensuring its voice is heard during drafting of legislation and tackling the issues at the forefront of the industry’s concern.

Through these activities, ASM ensures its software is responsive to its users’ priorities, making it the innovative, integrated solution they need, be they freight forwarders, community, or government systems.

To find out more visit www.asm.org.uk

Our Vision

The objective of SESAR is to modernise European ATM by defining, developing and delivering new or improved technologies and procedures (SESAR Solutions).

SESAR’s vision builds on the notion of trajectory-based operations’ and relies on the provision of air navigation services (ANS) in support of the execution of the business or mission trajectory — meaning that aircraft can fly their preferred trajectories without being constrained by airspace configurations.

SESAR Deployment Manager

The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) function is defined by the Article 9 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) N°409/2013. Under the oversight of the European Commission, the SDM function consists of the synchronisation and the coordination of the deployment of the Common Projects. A Common Project is a Commission Implementing Regulation which mandates the implementation of the most essential operational changes in the European ATM Master Plan by the Member States of the European Union and their operational stakeholders. The first Common Project is known as the Pilot Common Project (PCP) and is defined by the Regulation (EU) N°716/2014. The SDM synchronises and coordinates implementation against the SESAR Deployment Programme which is a project view of the Common Projects organizing their implementation into optimum sequences of activities by all the stakeholders required to implement. To develop and maintain the SESAR Deployment Programme in close consultation with all the stakeholders is another important task under the SDM function.