Customs software hitch throws Northern Ireland Brexit plan into more confusion


A customs software provider for freight forwarders has told the government there is “a totally unacceptable level of risk” in mandating its Customs Declaration Service (CDS) for shipments to and out of Northern Ireland. In a letter to HMRC, Agency Sector Management (ASM) explained that the original plan for CDS migration and the subsequent shut down of CHIEF [Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight] was scheduled for September 2020. But after extensive meetings with HMRC, ASM has now concluded […]