The detail needed to make a CDS declaration is far greater than needed for CHIEF, (the out-going digital method of making a declaration). If you are unable to provide the detail, your import is at risk.
CDS is “data hungry” and providing instructions to an agent needs to be clear and concise, with CDS there are many new data elements that an agent will not know the answer too that has to come from the importer.
An agent will become jointly responsible for any regulatory errors on the declaration made on behalf of your business. An agent is unlikely to take the risk of getting your declaration anything other than accurate, if it could cost them in the long run.
There’s no fudging or slurring with CDS. An agent will not be able to guess, and the importer is under regulatory obligation to both understand and implement the tariff requirements.
The rules for making a compliant import aren’t changing. It is the method of making that declaration that will change from October 2022.
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