Guide

Supplementary Declarations for import

Forms and online resources for Supplementary Declarations

Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP) are all carried out electronically.

You must be authorised by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to use CFSP.

When using Simplified Frontier Declarations (SFD) under CFSP, there are some fields which must be completed.

Using CFSP will mean using the Customs Handling for Import and Export Freight system (CHIEF) to file all the required declarations. If you're new to CHIEF, or want to find out about the system, there are a variety of resources available on the HMRC website.

As CFSP exclusively use electronic communication methods, you need to be sure that your systems can talk effectively with CHIEF. If you are, or are expecting to process a large number of declarations and wish to use your own software systems, you need to understand the detailed technical requirements of the data required. Find detailed information on using CHIEF to submit your SDs.