CDS and GVMS downtime – Saturday 15th October

HMRC has announced downtime of both Customs Declaration Service and Goods Vehicle Movement System on Saturday 15 October 2022 21:30 to 22:30. Due to scheduled maintenance, creating, updating, or embarking a goods movement reference during this time will be affected. Declarations submitted in this time will be processed at the end of the downtime.

If you need to complete a goods movement reference during the downtime, make sure any Movement Reference Numbers (MRNs) you add have been created and released before the downtime.

You will not be able to:

  • add import declaration
  • add export declarations
  • validate goods movement references

Further information on the CDS downtime can be found here:

Further information on the GVMS downtime can be found here: