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CHIEF Data Entry - IMPORT (Advanced) VL-CHIEFIMP

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Advanced guide to the completion of Import customs declarations

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This half-day interactive course takes an in-depth look at the preparation of UK import customs declarations on the HMRC CHIEF system. It provides key HMRC information for importers and freight forwarders on complex area of CHIEF Data Entry. At the end of the course, delegates will fully understand the processes involved in creating an import customs declaration and transmitting it to the CHIEF system.

Non-compliance in the world of customs declarations is a serious issue and can often lead to HMRC civil penalties being issued. Therefore, the accurate completion of customs declarations is a vitally important task if traders are to maintain a high level of customs compliance. It is essential that both the freight forwarder (the intermediary) and the importing business are aware of the information required to correctly complete a customs declaration.

The course has been developed to provide a detailed understanding of how the CHIEF system works and how it validates our information before actually processing the declaration. We look at what happens to a declaration at the port or airport once it has been completed and what to do if the declaration has been completed incorrectly.

Inventory control systems play an integral part in the import customs declaration process and we look at how the CHIEF system interacts with ports and airports to ensure that our customs declaration is released Out of Charge.

The course will provide delegates with a wealth of knowledge about the CHIEF system and how it interacts with the importer, freight forwarder and the port or airport.

This course may be eligible for funding from the government under its grant scheme. You can check and register here:


A certificate and CPD points are also available upon completion.

In order to enjoy the full benefits of this course, please ensure you have an Internet enabled computer and telephone (for log-in purposes). You don't need to be on Camera or Microphone - as long as you can see and hear our trainer, you're good to go!

Topics covered:


• RULES AND REGULATIONS: A look at the legal requirements

• CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS: Who can complete them?

• DIRECT/INDIRECT REPRESENTATION: Responsibility for a customs declaration

• PRESENTATION TO CUSTOMS: The importance of EORIs and UCNs

• CHIEF REPLACEMENT: A brief note about CDS

Customs Processes and Procedures

• UK IMPORT PROCESS: How the declaration is controlled at ports and airports

• RO-RO PORTS: Simplified procedures for EU27 movements from 2021

• PREPARAING AN IMPORT DECLARATION: Using an example invoice

• ORIGIN & PREFERENCE: Dispatch country and country of origin


Understanding commodity codes and their Tariff Measures

Finding the correct licence type and Box 44 Document Code

• CUSTOMS PROCEDURES CODES: Using the appropriate CPC

• VALUATION: Correctly completing “Value Build Up” on an import declaration

Completing an Import Customs Declaration

• GUIDED WALK-THROUGH: Taking you through an import entry from start to finish

• BOX BY BOX ENTRY COMPLETION RULES: Where to find the codes and what they mean


• PAYING DUTY AND VAT: How to use the Flexible Accounting System - FAS

• A SECOND ENTRY EXAMPLE: Another customs declaration to consider

• AMENDING IMPORT ENTRIES: The C285 and the C2001

The course has been fully updated to include all customs procedures changes

Delegates will have the opportunity to work through import examples

Each delegate will receive a full set of course notes

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Organiser Strong & Herd LLP

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Strong & Herd LLP (S&H LLP) was formed in 1995 and has become a key player in export and import training. Many companies, large and small, have sent delegates to S&H LLP courses and workshops, and training by S&H LLP has become an integral part of these companies’ training programmes. All training courses are on international trade topics and delivered by professional tutors who have current practical experience in these areas.

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