We are bespoke software developers with over 22 years experience of making things work, we have a wide range of Web Development tools that we can rapidly bring to bear on any problem and are confident of delivering on our promises In many cases we have worked with our clients for over 10 years covering East Sussex and surrounding areas
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    Web Development from The Dev Team The websites and web applications that we build are more akin to bespoke software applications than traditional websites. They incorporate complex business logic and processes from stock control and fulfilment to CRM functionality and data manipulation tools.

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    Project Management from The Dev Team Project Management is all about having good tools to collaborate and a team able to deliver

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    Dynamic Mapping from The Dev Team It's quick, easy and inexpensive (if you know how). One of the biggest advances over the last few years has been the ability for anybody to gather longitude and latitude information and then plot it onto maps. If you're not already doing it then contact us to find out how you can.

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    Search Engine Optimization from The Dev Team For most websites, being accessible to Google is probably the most important requirement. The only way that this can be done is to make it carefully thought out and integrated part of your website. If anybody phones up offering to get you to the top of the search engine rankings for a few hundred pounds, don't believe them.

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    Big Data & Data Visualisation from The Dev Team The amount of data that we, as humankind, are collecting is increasing exponentially. If you know what to do with the data, as we do, it can also be turned into a vital competitive advantage and business critical information that makes a real difference....

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    E-Commerce from The Dev Team Shopping carts, online shops and taking payments online is one of the more standard implementations in a website but the choice available to you is huge. We can help you implement your online shop whether it's a 3rd party plugin or built from scratch. We've done it all!

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    Collaboration Tools from The Dev Team The ability to work on the same documents, build specifications together, build projects together, share ideas and collaborate are essential for modern business. Effective collaboration is at the core of every project that we work on and we use a variety to tools and skill-sets to facilitate this.

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    Construction from The Dev Team Denaploy has been deeply involved in may aspects of the construction industry since its inception and has worked with Main Contractors, Sub-contractors, Architects, Surveyors and CDMCs. We understand the pressures of the industry and its sometime arcane vocabulary.

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    Publishing from The Dev Team We have been working with magazine distributors since the earliest days of the Internet to sell British magazines both locally in the UK and around the world. If you're after a fully integrated stock control and automatic ordering system or something as simple as data feed integration then look no further.

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    Joint Ventures

    Joint Ventures from The Dev Team One of the downfalls of working in IT is that everybody and his dog has an idea of how they're going to make a fortune with the Internet. They usually have no money to invest but they do know somebody in the industry who might listen. Sometimes they do listen....

The continuing evolution of the internet creates many business opportunities needing specialist IT skills.

That's where we fit in. We are a highly skilled collective who are more than a match for most blue chip companies internal IT departments.

We're here to make IT and the Internet work for you.

Written on 23 July 2019

Documentation for EU trade

19/10/2020 update

Customs declarations for the EU after 1st Jan 2021

Are you one of the 180,00 companies in the UK that export to the EU?  Then there is a new set of regulations that came in on the 1st Jan 2021.

The government expects the number of customs declaration forms that they have to deal with to go from about 55m pa to 310m pa 

Please take our survey   



TheDevTeam specialises in the creation of bespoke software and supply chain management for medium and large businesses.

We have been offering this service for over 30 years and have the experience to be able to deliver complicated bespoke software which is tailored to existing systems.

  • If you are exporting to the EU, you need to get all the documentation correct and even getting your head round the mass of acronyms which is the language of these documents, is daunting:
    • EORI number,
    • Staged or full declarations,
    • CFSP (Customs Freight Simplified Procedures),
    • GVMS (a notification of intent to proceed to port),
    • SAFE framework (World Customs Organisation pre-arrival declarations and risking),
    • HMRC CHIEF for export declarations via EDIFACT and XML

    • HMRC CHIEF for import declarations via EDIFACT and XML

    • HMRC CDS for exports via API-         

    • HMRC CDS for imports via API         

    • DHL ISF/10+2 filing for US Customs

    • HMRC ChRIS EMCS via API for movements of excise goods in duty suspension         

    • NCTS Transit – Movement of vehicles and goods in duty suspension through transit countries

    • And the much heralded SMART system that the governemnt hopes to launch 'soon' and has now been re-labelled as 'Check that HGV is ready to cross the border' which should provide confirmation that a lorry is customs ready.

The scale of the issue

  • If your goods and services are anything other than absolutely standard, you will need to ask an expert and they are going to be extremely busy. The Chamber of Commerce recons that there are 180,000 traders in the UK who only trade with the EU but not with the rest of the world and have never previously had to deal with this level of documentation (this is over 55% of all UK exporting companies).  

The tsunami of paperwork that is heading towards EU exporters is going to be overwhelming and the only way to handle it will be to update computer systems to manage it and we all know the problems of getting software updated in a rush.

There are a greadt deal of software APIs available from the government that will enable your softare to become compliant

Common Transit Convention Traders Roadmap


Safety and security import declarations service guide

Service Guide

Common Transit Convention Traders service guide

Service Guide

Goods Vehicle Movements service guide

Service Guide

Bulk Data File List


Common Transit Convention Traders


Common Transit Convention Traders Test Support


Customs Inventory Linking Exports


Goods Vehicle Movements


Pull Notifications


Safety and Security Import Declarations


Safety and Security Import Notifications


Safety and Security Import Outcomes


Create Test User

Test Support API

Alcohol and Tobacco Warehouse Declaration Online


Excise Movement Control System


Exchange rates from HMRC


Import Control System


National Export System


New Computerised Transit System


VAT and EC Sales List Online



Key data:

  • Commodity code (determines your tax liability confirmed through CHIEF)
  • Procedure Code - what Customs procedures they are likely to be subject to.
  • Box 44 product specific
  • Live response from CHIEF is linked to the GMVS vehicle declaration
  • SMART system is now renamed as 'Check that HGV is ready to cross the border' and this will be the confirmation that a lorry is customs ready.

Do not let any vehicle leave with your goods if they do not have the correct documentation because they will not be allowed into Kent to board the ferry, or worse still, might be rejected at French customs once they are on the other side!

Here are a few other documents that you might need 

  • Driving Permit
  • EORI number (Application forms
  • Customers Declaration (form C1800 to access Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) and give traders full contact details that need to be linked to their badge. 
  • List of 603 Customs Agents available on request.
  • Export Licence
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Certificate of Insurance for Goods
  • Transit Document
  • Safety and Security Declaration


If you are doing this at scale, it will be important that your Accounts and SAP systems are properly integrated to all the logistics services. 

Please call Stephen Milton on 01424 423827 if you would like to explore the IT integration requirements.



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