24th January 2019
The CDS Programme is implementing a more iterative Trade Test release process where smaller batches of functionality are dropped into Trade Test when they are ready.
The new CDS Trade Test Roadmap highlights the functional areas that have been prioritised for upcoming delivery into Trade Test across Imports and Exports.
This aligns with the high-level delivery and migration strategy of the CDS Programme, which has prioritised Imports Supplementary declarations first, followed by Imports Frontier declarations, and Exports.
Due to the nature of agile delivery, the Trade Test milestones may change. Specifically, multiple functional areas may be delivered together or a single functional area may be broken into smaller releases. In addition, system upgrades may be released into the Trade Test environment between releases to resolve high priority defects.
Please note that this Trade Test roadmap calls out key externally-facing functionality that has been prioritised, but is not indicative of all releases into Production and is not a definitive list of all content within each Trade Test delivery. The precise scope of each upcoming Trade Test milestone will be confirmed 2 weeks prior to the functional release and updated documentation (KEL, XML samples, Test Data Cover Sheet) will continue to be provided with the release notes for each Trade Test milestone.