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HMRC Training for CDS

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Training for CDS

Background - As you will no doubt be aware HMRC’s new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is live and HMRC require businesses to migrate away from CHIEF and to the new service as soon as possible. However, HMRC fully recognises that the move to the new service brings with new and a different set of declaration completion rules as dictated by the Union Customs Code (UCC) which came into effect in 2016. HMRC are also aware that businesses are finding this challenging.

The Training Offer - With that in mind HMRC have developed a comprehensive training package which they would like to offer businesses to help with their readiness to migrate. It consists of a number of modules designed to explain how the new Customs Tariff should be used to ensure you have access to the information you need to correctly complete your declaration.

Course detail - The modules will provide practical steps to allow you to determine the correct customs procedure codes to be used as well as the specific data elements, additional information codes and document codes required in specific scenarios. The course will also provide step by step declaration completion examples based on the guidance and is supported by manual workbooks and content to support the learning. All sessions will also be recorded for future reference.

Course length and attendee requirements - The duration of the full course will be 5 days, spread over the course of 5 weeks; attendees must commit to attending all 5 training sessions. The training is in a ‘train-the-trainer’ format, which will allow businesses to send their own trainers, compliance officers, or managers and subsequently cascade the learning within their businesses. As such, attendees require a base level of customs knowledge.

Course dates - Sessions run from 9-5, will begin on 12th October, and will take place every Tuesday for a further four weeks.  Spaces are limited to 250, HMRC have therefore asked that you limit the number of attendees requested, so they can accommodate as many businesses as possible. HMRC reserve the right to limit places should the sessions be oversubscribed.

How to apply  - To register your interest, please complete the below table and return to amttradepartnerreadiness@hmrc.gov.uk by 20th August so that HMRC can review uptake and reply to those that have registered interest with further details and joining instructions.

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Posted on Tuesday 17 August 2021