DMS Lite

Customers can use the web-based DMS Lite system when making declarations to HMRC under Simplified Customs Declaration Processes (SCDP).

DMS Lite

What is DMS Lite?

DMS Lite is a simple solution which enables traders and agents to submit Import Supplementary Declarations and bonded warehouse removals to HMRC’s Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

What is DMS Lite?

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    Product Features

    When goods are imported under Simplified Declaration Procedures (SDP) or Entry in Declarants Records (EIDR), you are required to submit an Import Supplementary Declaration. This follows an initial Simplified Frontier Declaration (SFD) or import using EIDR used to declare goods at the frontier and allow forward movement. SFD’s are handled by customs agents/freight forwarders:

    The system will report a running total of any deferred customs duty and VAT payable by the user to HMRC at the end of the reporting period.


    An Import Supplementary Declaration is transmitted to HMRC, providing further information on goods initially imported under the Simplified Customs Declaration Process.

    A Final Supplementary Declaration (FSD) is transmitted to HMRC by the 4th working day of the following month as a summary of all Import Supplementary Declarations transmitted in the reporting period.

    Product Benefits

    • Repeat declarations

      One-time profile setup allows regular repeat declarations with one click.

    • Upload your declarations with ease

      Users can output data from their commercial system. Once uploaded, DMS Lite automatically populates the relevant fields.

    • Reduce your declaration costs

      Bypass costly custom agent fees.

    • Consultant support

      Our consultants can help you with the application process.

    How it works

    Data can be entered into DMS Lite via a simple CSV upload or direct manual input into the system screens. DMS Lite transmits submitted data as an XML file and reads in responses from HMRC, reporting back the status of acceptance of the declaration and/or any errors that need to be addressed.

    For 3rd & 4th party logistics operators looking to manage their clients’ customs reporting, DMS Lite multi-client functionality enables agents to make declarations on behalf of themselves and/or their clients.

    Import supplementary Declarations
    Final Supplementary Declaration
    (monthly summary)