Inventory & non-inventory linked ports

The UK has three types of ports: inventory linked, non inventory linked, and those linked to the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS). They are operated by one of five Community System Providers, or CSPs, which connect to CHIEF and CDS for declarations filing.

Before shipping your goods, you will need to know the CSP and procedure affiliated with the port you intend to use for imports to the UK.

Watch our 3-minute video for the information you need to clear UK customs without delay:

  • Inventory linked ports

  • Non-inventory linked ports

  • GVMS ports