CDS: Deferring Duty Payments
CDS will replace CHIEF as the UK’s single customs platform. Preparations for the move from CHIEF to CDS is ongoing with the Import facility of CDS targeted to go live at the end of September 2022 and the Export facility at the end of March 2023. Find out more here.
If you currently import goods, you may already hold a deferment account which allows the payment of customs duties via the CHIEF system. However, for the implementation of CDS and continued use of a deferment account, you will require to set your business up with a new direct debit for the utilization of a deferment account via CDS.
To set up your direct debit on the CDS platform, you will need bank or building society details, including :
- account holder’s name (as it appears on your bank statement)
- sort code and account number
- bank or building society name and address
You can read more on the Gov.uk guidance on how to Set up a Direct Debit for a duty deferment account on the Customs Declaration Service here