The clock is ticking, on 1st October CHIEF switches off for import declarations and you’ll want to be confident that your company is ready for these changes to avoid potential delays with your movements. Yesterday (Thursday 22nd September), we were joined by the British Chambers of Commerce and ChamberCustoms to discuss the latest guidance, and covered topics such as how to access the Customs Declaration Service, the new data elements your customs agent may ask for, setting up payments on CDS, and how to ensure a seamless transition.
You can view the webinar at and should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact James Fudge ([email protected]).

As an MTA Member, don’t forget you have access to the Lloyds Bank International Trade Portal, where you continue to have free and unlimited access to a wide range of trade data and information to support your business at home and overseas.

This short video shows how you can use your existing International Trade Portal account to find suppliers for your business:
•    Search by country, product or service
•    Access to a list of targeted suppliers and buyers
•    View detailed trade profiles to understand supply chains

Please visit to find out more

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