To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to complete the roll-out of the Customs Declaration Service; and when the Customs Declaration Service will be available to all businesses.
The Customs Declaration Service is being delivered through three releases of functionality. The first two releases were implemented between August and December 2018, providing the majority of the functionality necessary for imports. The third release, planned for later this year, will provide the functionality necessary for exports. Some businesses are already using the new Customs Declaration Service, and HMRC expects all businesses to migrate to the new service after the third release has been implemented. In the meantime, the existing CHIEF system will remain available for businesses to use.