CHIEF Strategic Technical Enhancement (STE)


Within the term of the current contract with Capgemini to run the CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import & Export Freight) service from 2010 to 2015, is a requirement for CHIEF to be replatformed to replace the outdated COBOL and VME-based existing system, with a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) design, which will allow integration with other CSTP and other HMRC business processes. The solution will also take advantage of COTS packages, where appropriate.

Once delivered, CHIEF STE will provide a more agile solution, making future business changes easier to accommodate, whilst retaining existing response times and availability.

Technical specifications

CHIEF STE TIS Overview v0.3

CHIEF STE TIS: Data Element Definitions v0.1

CHIEF STE TIS: Messaging for Exports v0.2

CHIEF STE TIS: Messaging for Imports v0.2

CHIEF STE TIS: Messaging Interface v0.1

Meeting notes

CHIEF STE Working Party meeting notes November 2010 (PDF)

CHIEF STE Working Party meeting notes October 2010 (PDF)

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