Wednesday, May 22, 2024
CCS-UK supports full migration to the Customs system

CCS-UK supports full migration to the Customs system

CCS-UK – the UK’s electronic air cargo community system – has successfully achieved migration to the UK’s new HMRC customs platform, CDS (Customs Declaration Service). This means the CCS-UK community can now submit CDS Customs Declarations for all air imports and exports through CCS-UK.

READ: CCS-UK trials e-collection note

CDS is already handling all import declarations, and CCS UK was the first community system provider to facilitate this on 1 January 2021. Following a significant and complex development programme, CCS-UK is now thoroughly tested and approved for exports and imports so that users can start to migrate their export declarations to CDS in a controlled manner during the HMRC migration window.

Says CCS-UK User Group Programme Director Guy Thompson: “The CCS-UK export migration is a major achievement and testament to the hard work and strong collaboration between BT and its delivery partners, the CCS-UK User Group, CCS-UK users, freight software providers, trade associations and HMRC.”

“In particular, the CCS-UK User Group has made the transition much smoother by initiating and supervising business-focussed testing by key CCS-UK users and their software providers. This is helping to ensure that the full migration to CDS will not adversely impact the critically important flow of goods to and from the UK.”

The UK’s maritime communities, which use other community service providers, will begin export migration soon.

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Anastasiya Simsek

Anastasiya Simsek started her journalism career in 2016 at Ukrainian TV-Channels: 24 Channel and 1+1 Media. Having worked across a number of different sectors, including news, medicine and lifestyle, she joined the Air Cargo Week editorial team in 2024. To share your news and exclusive insights, contact


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