Inventory & non-inventory linked ports

The UK has two types of ports: inventory linked and non-inventory linked. Inventory-linked ports 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 procedure affiliated with the UK port you intend to use, and the CSP, if applicable.

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

  • Inventory linked ports

  • Non-inventory linked ports