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Thu, 22 Feb


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CDS for Exports

This course develops the competencies that professionals need to deal with all aspects of CDS for exports, including how to correctly lodge export customs declarations using CDS, including a walkthrough of all data elements and how they connect.

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CDS for Exports
CDS for Exports

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22 Feb 2024, 13:00 – 17:00 GMT

Virtual Event Using Zoom


About the event

Customs Declaration Service (CDS) For Exports

The transition from CHIEF to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) for exports in 2024 allows all customs declarations in the UK to be lodged in CDS. Rest assured, our training will guide you through every step, making switching to CDS a seamless experience for your business. Our hands-on training is designed with practicality, ensuring that you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to use the CDS proficiently for your export declarations. By the end of this course, you'll be navigating the system with ease and assurance. 

What this course is all about - in a nutshell

This four-hour course is designed to help you deal with all activities required to help you prepare and successfully lodge customs declarations in the UK for export. 

What we will cover in this course

  • What is CDS for export?
  • What is a Customs Declaration, and why does it matter?
  • Pre-departure Safety and Security Declarations
  • The particular case of GVMS and GMR for Exports
  • GB movements to Northern Ireland - an "export" to be lodged in CDS?
  • What documents do I need to lodge a customs declaration in CDS for successful export?
  • Prohibitions & restrictions Introduction to Y and X codes (Union) as well as (National) codes 
  • A walkthrough of all elements of a CDS customs declaration for exports
  • Case studies and examples of how to complete a customs declaration for exports
  • HANDS-ON: It's your turn to complete a customs CDS entry for exports - can you make it?

Who would benefit from this training?

Customs Managers, customs clerks, those with exporting or customs filing responsibilities, accounting/finance, customs, and shipping professionals at any level may benefit from this training. Please contact for more information.

Who is the trainer/instructor?

Customs & Global Trade Expert Arne Mielken or a customs & global trade professional partner with many years of practical experience in the course subject.

Expected Outcome and Results

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to

  • clarify for others the meanings of CDS for export and customs declaration and their significance.
  • acquire knowledge of the prerequisites for pre-departure safety and security declarations.
  • comprehend GVMS and GMR about export movements
  • understanding the complexities of commerce with Northern Ireland 
  • specify to partners and coworkers which documents are required to file an export customs declaration in CDS.
  • explain to your colleagues the practical application and understanding of prohibitions and restrictions and how to define them in CDS using the Tariff and Data Element 2/3.
  • facilitate your own exports by completing customs declarations more quickly by utilising case studies and examples of how to achieve a customs declaration for exports.
  • complete an export customs CDS entry 

Who would benefit from this training?

Participants are invited to complete a Quiz after the training. If they pass with a rate of 80%, they will receive a Certificate of Completion in "CDS for Exports" . This ascertains that you have received formal training and have met the above-mentioned outcomes and results.

Practical Aspects

Course Fee

Individual bookings are subject to payment of a course fee. Upon signing up, an Invoice will be sent to you. Your course booking will be confirmed once payment has been received in full. 

Course Fee

The course will take place online.

Technology Needed

You must be able/authorised to use Zoom and connect to it.

Event Policy

This course is covered by our terms & conditions. Please review them before signing up for this course.


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