ECDS Outage Today

This outage will take place on 31st October 2019 from 20:00 until 20:40 and will impact all EDCS email routes to CHIEF, NES and NCTS. (more…)

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CHIEF Day 1 No Deal

A Brexit deal has been agreed in principle with the EU. However, both the UK and the EU need to approve and sign the withdrawal agreement, meaning the UK could still leave with no deal if consensus is not reached. As such, to ensure a smooth and orderly transition, HMRC are continuing to pursue stringent no-deal planning. In collaboration with a group of established freight agents, HMRC comprehensively tested the end-to-end activity of inputting declaration data into the CHIEF test system, configured to a Day One No Deal format.  HMRC robustly tested: RoRo changes in CHIEF Instructions associated with using CHIEF for RoRo on Day One Assumptions on case working times The freight agent trial was successful – the CHIEF Day One configuration was correct, and associated guidance proved to be robust and accurate.

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FSD requirements for TSP

HMRS have clarified the Final Supplementary Declaration (FSD) requirements for Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP). (more…)

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CIP (19) 14 Steel Safeguards Quotas & Measures

The European Commission imposed definitive safeguard measures on imports of certain steel products within chapters 72 and 73 of the Tariff in February 2019, see Regulation 2019/159. (more…)

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Advance EMCS movements to EU after 31 October

HMRC were implementing a suspension of pre-lodged duty-suspended movements from the UK to EU Member States on the Excise Movement & Control System (EMCS) (more…)

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Greenlane Annual Conference: Brands, Borders, and Beyond

Join Steptoe’s EU trade team at the Annual Greenlane Conference on Thursday, November 14 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The conference will highlight (more…)

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CHIEF Outage

CHIEF Service will be unavailable on Wednesday 30 October 2019 from 23:00 to Thursday 31 October 2019, 01:00 (more…)

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CLECAT News

In the news this week: (more…)

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HMRC Planning for Day One No-Deal

Following the recent dial-ins in relation to the proposed Day 1 No Deal changes, HMRC have issued a list of Questions and Answers. (more…)

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CDS – Bulk Data File List Update

A Tariff initial extract file is expected to be available soom via the Tariff Download service.  The file is date/time stamped as follows: tariff_yearlyExtract_v1_20191023T164157.gzip. (more…)

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