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ASM WELCOMES UK GOVERNMENT DECISION TO DELAY IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW CUSTOMS DECLARATION SERVICE


Forwarding community tackling Brexit and Covid-19 supply chain disruption has more time to prepare for the transition from CHIEF to the new CDS

London, UK, Tuesday 7th April 2020 – Agency Sector Management (ASM) has welcomed HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)’s decision to extend the cut-off date for its online Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system beyond September 2020, a deadline dubbed unrealistic by the UK’s freight forwarding community.

Transition to the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), originally scheduled for the start of 2021, will now be delayed.

Peter MacSwiney, ASM Chairman, has lead discussions with HMRC to push for the new timeline to help forwarders under pressure from supply chain disruption in the wake of both Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We understand that CHIEF will continue to operate beyond September 2020 for a significant period,” said MacSwiney.

“During this extended transition, both CHIEF and CDS will accept declarations, and traders will continue to migrate to the new service, as and when systems and operations allow.

“ASM continues to engage with HMRC at all levels, as well as with other stakeholders, to ensure a successful transition.”

ASM has been developing functionality for CDS in its Sequoia Customs Clearance software for over 18 months, with developments touching almost every part of its platform.

“The predicted huge increase in declarations as a result of our exit from the European Union has already resulted in many discussions with ASM customers about automation and integration with Sequoia, in order to increase efficiency,” said MacSwiney.

“ASM and most other Customs software providers have a dependency on Community System Providers (CSPs) to provide inventory management and they also indicated that they would not be able to meet the deadline.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has added further challenges.

“September 2020 was always seen as an extremely challenging deadline and the extra time this extension has provided is welcomed.”

 

ASM is an independent company and its one-stop-shop Sequoia Customs Clearance software is used across the international freight supply chain.

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 WELCOMES UK GOVERNMENT DECISION TO DELAY IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW CUSTOMS DECLARATION SERVICE

 

Forwarding community tackling Brexit and Covid-19 supply chain disruption has more time to prepare for the transition from CHIEF to the new CDS

London, UK, Tuesday 7th April – Agency Sector Management (ASM) has welcomed HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)’s decision to extend the cut-off date for its online Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system beyond September 2020, a deadline dubbed unrealistic by the UK’s freight forwarding community.

Transition to the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), originally scheduled for the start of 2021, will now be delayed.

Peter MacSwiney, ASM Chairman, has lead discussions with HMRC to push for the new timeline to help forwarders under pressure from supply chain disruption in the wake of both Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We understand that CHIEF will continue to operate beyond September 2020 for a significant period,” said MacSwiney.

“During this extended transition, both CHIEF and CDS will accept declarations, and traders will continue to migrate to the new service, as and when systems and operations allow.

“ASM continues to engage with HMRC at all levels, as well as with other stakeholders, to ensure a successful transition.”

ASM has been developing functionality for CDS in its Sequoia Customs Clearance software for over 18 months, with developments touching almost every part of its platform.

“The predicted huge increase in declarations as a result of our exit from the European Union has already resulted in many discussions with ASM customers about automation and integration with Sequoia, in order to increase efficiency,” said MacSwiney.

“ASM and most other Customs software providers have a dependency on Community System Providers (CSPs) to provide inventory management and they also indicated that they would not be able to meet the deadline.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has added further challenges.

“September 2020 was always seen as an extremely challenging deadline and the extra time this extension has provided is welcomed.”

ASM is an independent company and its one-stop-shop Sequoia Customs Clearance software is used across the international freight supply chain.

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.