Vixsoft has been working towards the HMRC changes required for January 2021, progress has been made, but with everything that is required (Chief, NCTS, CDS and GVMS), we have concluded that we cannot guarantee to have all products ready for the end of 2020.
With changes being required in nearly all our HMRC modules, and new ones having to be written, there is just not enough time to get this all completed, as well as sufficient time to install and train users on the new developments.
Chief Changes for Brexit
We have made changes to our systems in respect of the new legislation, the latest customs declaration requirements are published here. With the deal now done, we are awaiting any last-minute changes from HMRC, if any, for the 1st January, and the software will be updated as soon as possible. We recommend customers keep checking gov.uk.
CDS availability for import/export entries from Northern Ireland
We have been and still are working on our CDS product. We now understand all functionality for CDS will not be ready in time, and we are not prepared to issue the software to our customer base that potentially will not work. We are therefore recommending that all our customers who do Northern Ireland entries to sign up to the TSS (Trader Support Service).
Our GB GVMS is almost complete but is still awaiting approval from HMRC. We aim to have this ready in the upcoming months, although the first release will be a standalone system that is not connected to our other modules. For NI GVMS we recommend using the online web version from 1st Jan.
Changes to the updated GB and NI NCTS regulations are now complete and have been tested with the Trader Test Packs to verify the readiness of the NCTS system.
Safety and Security
We can now complete and submit an EXS, exit summary declaration, from our customs export module if required.