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ASM HELPS UK BUSINESSES PREPARE FOR NEW CUSTOMS DECLARATION SERVICE WITH SEQUOIA’S INTEGRATED LIVE TEST PLATFORM


ASM says companies who prepare and plan for CDS will avoid delays and higher costs.

London, UK, Wednesday 27th April 2022: Agency Sector Management (ASM) has provided access to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) online training platform for more than two thirds of its user base.

ASM’s Sequoia Customs clearance software, provides users with unlimited test access to CDS in advance of it going live for imports this September.

CDS will replace the current system, Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF), for Imports, from 30th September 2022, and for export declarations from 31st March 2023.

“It is essential UK freight industry workers are able to understand and readily use CDS and this live test environment is the perfect way to train users, as well as examine bottlenecks and receive feedback for future development,” said Peter MacSwiney, Chairman, ASM.

“It is great to have provided access to the live test environment for more than 300 businesses, but there are far more businesses out there that have not taken any steps to transition from CHIEF to CDS.

“We cannot stress enough just how important it is for UK businesses to get trained and prepared for the end of CHIEF and the full-time use of CDS.

“Those who do not prepare for the change will be left behind and face issues surrounding non-compliance with UK customs rules, meaning they will face higher costs and more delays.”

ASM is currently assisting more than 500 businesses that use Sequoia to be CDS-ready before the deadline.

Sequoia connects to all port community systems. The software is routinely updated, and the latest version, 5.7, is now available for users to download.

ASM is a not-for-profit freight software supplier that is owned by its users and provides impartial representation for freight forwarders to all levels of government and trade bodies.

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 HELPS UK BUSINESSES PREPARE FOR NEW CUSTOMS DECLARATION SERVICE WITH SEQUOIA’S INTEGRATED LIVE TEST PLATFORM

ASM says companies who prepare and plan for CDS will avoid delays and higher costs.

London, UK, Wednesday 27th April 2022: Agency Sector Management (ASM) has provided access to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) online training platform for more than two thirds of its user base.

ASM’s Sequoia Customs clearance software, provides users with unlimited test access to CDS in advance of it going live for imports this September.

CDS will replace the current system, Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF), for Imports, from 30th September 2022, and for export declarations from 31st March 2023.

“It is essential UK freight industry workers are able to understand and readily use CDS and this live test environment is the perfect way to train users, as well as examine bottlenecks and receive feedback for future development,” said Peter MacSwiney, Chairman, ASM.

“It is great to have provided access to the live test environment for more than 300 businesses, but there are far more businesses out there that have not taken any steps to transition from CHIEF to CDS.

“We cannot stress enough just how important it is for UK businesses to get trained and prepared for the end of CHIEF and the full-time use of CDS.

“Those who do not prepare for the change will be left behind and face issues surrounding non-compliance with UK customs rules, meaning they will face higher costs and more delays.”

ASM is currently assisting more than 500 businesses that use Sequoia to be CDS-ready before the deadline.

Sequoia connects to all port community systems. The software is routinely updated, and the latest version, 5.7, is now available for users to download.

ASM is a not-for-profit freight software supplier that is owned by its users and provides impartial representation for freight forwarders to all levels of government and trade bodies.

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.