CDS planned downtime over 29-30 January

CDS planned downtime over 29-30 January

25 Jan 2022

As part of ongoing IT improvements the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will undergo essential maintenance for 7.5 hours from 9:30pm Saturday 29 January 2022 to 5:00am Sunday 30 January 2022. This will impact the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS).

(Please contact CDS Technical Support Team as usual if there are any queries via the following email address:

Haulier steps to take:

Please ensure you have completed all your GVMS related actions prior to 9:30pm on Saturday 29 January 2022.

It will not be possible to create Goods Movement References (GMRs) or make amendments or updates to GMRs which include any CDS declarations during this downtime (9:30pm Saturday 29 January to 5:00am Sunday 30 January). 

HMRC has informed carriers about the steps to take and has apologised for any inconvenience caused.

You can find out about downtime and technical issues with HMRC services via GOV.UK.