Or are you a Customs agent and already completing declarations but want further knowledge?This course would benefit those who are currently completing import or export Customs declarations, or for those new to the process and looking to learn about the CDS platform.

As CHIEF has ceased to exist from March 2024 for export declarations, this course will provide a detailed overview of what has changed, and what you need to know.

Our training day will explain how to accurately complete a simple Customs declaration. You will learn about how Customs regimes operate & spend time on the completion of a declaration on CDS.

This course would suit many different roles within a company that trades internationally, from Shipping, exporting staff, importing staff, management of all levels, to logistics and freight forwarders.

Make sure you have all available knowledge and guidance by attending this detailed course.

Course content

Each attendee will take away vital knowledge on the following topics:

  • Introduction to Trade
  • Business Responsibilities
  • Export process
  • Import process
  • Classification – determining the use of commodity codes
  • Reliefs
  • Preferences
  • Origin
  • Customs procedures updates
  • Common difficulties when completing the customs declaration

There is no formal exam to be taken, however delegates will get to do exercises on simulated forms for a better understanding of required data.

Questions can be asked throughout.

Member’s fee:  £336 inc. VAT

Non-member’s fee: £408 inc. VAT

Interested in working with us to create quality course content for your bespoke business requirements?

Our team are experienced in crafting tailored training delivery programmes to meet your specific needs.  Contact us to discuss how we would approach this with you.

Introduction to Customs declarations in CDS


*Any cancellations must be confirmed via email to training@birmingham-chamber.com and must be given within 5 working days clear of the original event date. For any cancellations given less than 5 working days before the event, fees will not be refunded.

This also counts for non-attendance. If the course is due to run again in the future, delegates can opt to transfer to the next available date. A £50 fee will still be issued to cover the costs already incurred.

*Please note, the aim is always to finish at the time provided above, but please allow extra time depending on how many delegates are on the course, as there may be more questions for the trainer to answer.