Dear Customer,


Please be aware that the software used to submit declarations to HMRC (CHIEF) is being replaced by CDS, and all importers, exporters, agents, and declarants need to be registered for CDS.


From the 1st of October 2022, all UK import custom declarations and from 1st April 2023 all export custom declarations will need to be submitted via CDS.


We ask you and the businesses you represent, to get registered now before the October deadline so we can fully service your customs clearance requirements.


Please register for CDS now at:


Before you register, you will need the following information:

  1. Government Gateway ID & Password.
  2. EORI Number.
  3. UTR Find a lost UTR number – GOV.UK (
  4. Address or your business address held on customs records.
  5. National Insurance (NI) if you’re an individual or sole trader.
  6. The date you started your business.


Once you have registered with CDS, if you have a CHIEF deferment account (DDA), you will now need to setup a new Direct Debit Mandate for a CDS deferment account.

Importers and Agents will need to authorise declarants they wish to use their deferment account by the CDS Dashboard. From your Dashboard, select view Your customs financial accounts – View your customs financial accounts – GOV.UK ( Set up a standing authority for your agent to use your new DDA. You can also authorise them to use your CDS Cash Account, which is a replacement of the CHIEF FAS system.

If you wish for De Girolami UK to be able to use your CDS Deferment account or Cash Account, please enter our EORI Number GB208984573000 into CDS to give us authorisation.

Importers and Agents will now be able to view all deferment/PVA statements from their CDS Dashboard and monitor who is using their deferment/cash accounts. All current C79 postal reports will now be downloadable from the Dashboard.


For further guidance, please visit HMRC at: .

Also available are these YouTube videos:

How to subscribe to the Customs Declaration Service – YouTube

How to set up a Direct Debit instruction on the Customs Declaration Service (one signature) – YouTube

How to set up a Direct Debit instruction on the Customer Declaration Service (multiple signatures) – YouTube

How to set up a standing authority on the Customs Declaration Service – YouTube


Kind Regards