Guide

UK's import and export processing system CHIEF

Introduction

The Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system records the declaration to Customs of goods by land, air and sea. It allows importers, exporters and freight forwarders to complete customs information electronically, and automatically checks for entry errors.

This guide provides an overview of what the CHIEF system is used for, how to use it, what to do if you have trouble gaining access to it and how to keep up to date with changes to the system.