The decision was made after HMRC liaised with the industry about the deadline and the current use of CDS for import clearances. The two key reasons for the delay are:

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Migrating from CHIEF to CDS means that traders like you need to register on the new system, as well as processing the changes with your customs brokers. One essential piece of information that you need to complete your registration is your Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number. 

In this article, we’ll explore what an EORI is, and some of the frequently asked questions surrounding EORI numbers and CDS.