The Chamber recently added a Customs Declarations service to its repertoire of International Services to help assist traders in Tayside and Fife comply with the new obligations required to get goods through the border. Part of HMRC’s plan for the future of Customs is to phase in a new system called “CDS” by 2022 so today, Vince spent the day in Training to look over the new system. CHIEF (the current system) has its quirks, its unique challenges but it generally works just fine. By the looks of it, CDS will have its own set of funky quirks for traders and customs brokers. On the plus side, there’s no box 44, on the downside, there are 437 document codes (nearly 200 more than CHIEF).