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FORWARDERS SHOULD EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY AHEAD OF UPCOMING CHANGES TO CDS AND NCTS, SAYS ASM


The customs software provider has already helped its users complete more than 2.5 million CDS import declarations and is preparing users to progress to CDS live exports

Birmingham, UK, Wednesday 14th June 2023: Agency Sector Management is advising forwarders to make the switch from Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) to the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) sooner rather than later, in preparation for the implementation of CDS exports and New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) Phase 5 later in the year.

Speaking on the ‘Customs Declaration Service (CDS) Export and Transit Workshop’, Simon Adams, Program Manager, told delegates at Multimodal that ASM is equipped and ready to help forwarders prepare for the upcoming changes.

“Ultimately, all traders, agents, and freight forwarders involved in exporting and importing to and from the UK need to migrate to CDS,” said Adams.

“We are aware that there are many complexities to navigate when businesses make the switch to CDS, but it’s essential that forwarders seek advice and support to avoid facing non-compliance issues, which will cause delays and be costly.

“We are already providing access to the CDS online training platform for more than 90 percent of our user base through our Sequoia Customs clearance software.”

Last December, HMRC announced an extension for exporters to make the transition to CDS, which will replace the UK’s legacy CHIEF system, to Thursday 30th November 2023.

This follows the implementation of CDS imports, which was substantially completed in September 2022, and coincides with significant changes being introduced for transit by NCTS Phase 5, which will be implemented from the Thursday 16th of November 2023.

ASM, which has been providing Customs software solutions for forwarders for nearly 30 years, is currently assisting more than 500 businesses that use Sequoia to be CDS-ready before the November deadline.

“To continue supporting forwarders through these changes, we are focusing our development of Sequoia against the challenging timetable set out by HMRC,” continued Adams.

“The latest version, Sequoia v5.34, is now available and supports live, non-inventory linked CDS export declarations for goods which would normally move via a Ro-Ro port using Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS).”

“Sequoia v5.34 can also automatically use both CDS and CHIEF data to complete NCTS declarations, allowing forwarders to migrate to CDS without disrupting their transit operations.”

Adams, joined by two representatives from HMRC, welcomed questions from forwarders on best practice and what the changes will mean for the industry.

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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FORWARDERS SHOULD EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY AHEAD OF UPCOMING CHANGES TO CDS AND NCTS, SAYS ASM

The customs software provider has already helped its users complete more than 2.5 million CDS import declarations and is preparing users to progress to CDS live exports

Birmingham, UK, Wednesday 14th June 2023: Agency Sector Management is advising forwarders to make the switch from Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) to the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) sooner rather than later, in preparation for the implementation of CDS exports and New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) Phase 5 later in the year.

Speaking on the ‘Customs Declaration Service (CDS) Export and Transit Workshop’, Simon Adams, Program Manager, told delegates at Multimodal that ASM is equipped and ready to help forwarders prepare for the upcoming changes.

“Ultimately, all traders, agents, and freight forwarders involved in exporting and importing to and from the UK need to migrate to CDS,” said Adams.

“We are aware that there are many complexities to navigate when businesses make the switch to CDS, but it’s essential that forwarders seek advice and support to avoid facing non-compliance issues, which will cause delays and be costly.

“We are already providing access to the CDS online training platform for more than 90 percent of our user base through our Sequoia Customs clearance software.”

Last December, HMRC announced an extension for exporters to make the transition to CDS, which will replace the UK’s legacy CHIEF system, to Thursday 30th November 2023.

This follows the implementation of CDS imports, which was substantially completed in September 2022, and coincides with significant changes being introduced for transit by NCTS Phase 5, which will be implemented from the Thursday 16th of November 2023.

ASM, which has been providing Customs software solutions for forwarders for nearly 30 years, is currently assisting more than 500 businesses that use Sequoia to be CDS-ready before the November deadline.

“To continue supporting forwarders through these changes, we are focusing our development of Sequoia against the challenging timetable set out by HMRC,” continued Adams.

“The latest version, Sequoia v5.34, is now available and supports live, non-inventory linked CDS export declarations for goods which would normally move via a Ro-Ro port using Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS).”

“Sequoia v5.34 can also automatically use both CDS and CHIEF data to complete NCTS declarations, allowing forwarders to migrate to CDS without disrupting their transit operations.”

Adams, joined by two representatives from HMRC, welcomed questions from forwarders on best practice and what the changes will mean for the industry.

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.

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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.